Symposium: Health Policy for the Heart and Circulation

London, 7 December 2017 – a joint policy symposium organised by the CVRT in partnership with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.

Submit an abstract (deadline: 8th November).

Register for the symposium

love_heart_cover_medDiseases of the heart and circulation are the commonest preventable cause of disability and death in the UK and elsewhere in the developed world. Heart and circulatory disorders are also rapidly overtaking communicable diseases as serious health problems in less developed countries.

Speakers at this symposium will considers gaps and challenges in limiting the occurrence and severity of disorders of the heart and circulation and the extent to which health policy is supporting health professionals in efforts to help the public to remain as heart healthy as possible.

The speaker panel includes

Ken Redekop, Erasmus, Netherlands: Personalising heart medicines

Bernard Cheung, Hong Kong: Controlling hypertension

Wade Dimitri, CVRT patron: Heart Surgery in developing countries

Alison Halliday, Oxford, UK: Carotid disease and stroke prevention

Donald Singer, CVRT trustee: How fit for purpose is UK Party policy on preventing heart and circulatory disease

Ramon Estruch, Barcelona: Mediterranean Diet to prevent heart disease

Papers from the symposium will be published after peer-review in the journals of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine (Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.

Copies of the latest publications supported by the CVRT will be available at the event:

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