Monday 26 July: Healthy Life Webinar: Updates on Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Updates on stroke from the Cardiovascular Research Trust and FPM
Monday 26th July – 4.00pm to 5.30pm UK time
2021: Conference Series on Advances in Clinical Medicine 

This session is organised by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust in partnership with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, with the Royal College of Physicians as online media partner.

Click here to register free for the webinar on EventBrite.

If you wish to make a donation to healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust you may do so on the EventBrite page.

This session is of interest to a wide range of professionals interested in health, including clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals. The session is also open to interested members of the public.

The healthy heart charity provides updates on heart health to a wide range of professionals interested in health, including clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals.

The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine provide updates for clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and serious clinical disorders – both for communicable and non-communicable diseases. Its official journals are the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.


Draft Programme

4pm – Welcome

Chair: Prof Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

Blood pressure control in the prevention of stroke
Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong and Editor of the Postgraduate Medical Journal

brief Q & A

4.25pm – Improving outcomes of acute stroke
Professor Anthony Rudd, former National Clinical Director for Stroke for NHS England and NHS Improvement

brief Q & A

4.50pm – The role of the pharmacist in preventing and managing stroke
Anisha Soni, Pharmacist and Clinical Fellow at NHS England & NHS Improvement

5.05pm – Q & A: Panel and audience

5.30pm – Close


Biographies

Professor Bernard Cheung is the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheung is an Honorary Consultant Physician of Queen Mary Hospital and the Medical Director of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre. He is also the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, and the President of the Hong Kong Pharmacology Society. He is Editor-in-Chief  of the Postgraduate Medical Journal and is a trustee of the Cardiovascular Research Trust.

Anthony Rudd is a Stroke Consultant at St Thomas’ Hospital and Professor of Stroke Medicine at Kings College London. From 2013-2000 he was National Clinical Director for Stroke with NHS England and the London Stroke Clinical Director. He chaired the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party which has been responsible for developing the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and running the National Sentinel Stroke Audit programme. His research interests are stroke rehabilitation, organisation of care and quality improvement and he has over 300 peer reviewed publications. He is a past president of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and is Hon Vice President of the Stroke Association. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013.

Donald Singer is President of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine and chair of healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust. He is a member of the Health Professionals Working Party of the European Medicines Agency and former Secretary of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has worked for the University of Yale and the St George’s  University Hospital London and has worked on medicine and patients safety as a pharmacologist within the 7 year Human Resources for Health programme in Rwanda, which aims to create a high quality national health system for the country. He was also foundation holder of the Chair of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Graduate Medical School at Warwick University where he founded the Clinical Sciences Division in 2003. He is an active clinician with clinical interests in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and safe use of medicines. His main  research interests are in causes of vascular disease, better management of blood pressure and improved patient safety through new systems aimed at improving safety in prescribing. In 2009, with international poet Michael Hulse, he launched the annual International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, which has attracted interest from over 70 countries.

Anisha Soni is a trustee of the Cardiovascular Research Trust. She is a pharmacist and current clinical fellow at NHS England & NHS Improvement where she works on system-wide pharmacy projects relating to population health and work-force development. Prior to this, Anisha worked on the NHS front-line for 10 years and taught at the University of Reading as a senior teaching fellow. Anisha specialised as a Cardiac & Critical Care Pharmacist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she worked as a certified prescriber supporting and optimising medical management of patients who had or were at risk of having a heart attack. Anisha is as advocate for healthcare leadership and education, and is passionate about public health and preventative medicine, having recently gained a Masters in Public Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. To keep active and feed her creativity she enjoys running and art.

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