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Matters of the Heart: A series of free public talks

Wednesday, August 09, 2017   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: seminar, Lectures, health, medical, research

Christchurch Heart Institute.You are invited to attend this series of FREE monthly talks - brought to you by the Heart Foundation and the Christchurch Heart Institute (a University of Otago Research Centre).

Come along and learn about heart health and the world-leading heart research being carried out here in Christchurch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Email Emma Griffin at the Heart Foundation to register your place at these public talks (emmag[at] or 366 2112).

August Talk: Professor Mark Richards and Dr Anna Pilbrow

Date and Time: Tuesday 15th August 2017, from 6.30 to 8pm.
Location: Christchurch Community House (301 Tuam Street).

  • Professor Mark Richards: Researchers as Human Guinea Pigs.
    Find out why and how CHI Professors have put themselves on the line in the name of scientific research.
  • Dr Anna Pilbrow: Discovering new risk markers for heart disease in ‘junk DNA’
    Are you interested in genetic links to heart disease? Discover how new genetic approaches may help identify individuals at risk of a future heart attack.

September Talk: Research Professor Chris Charles and Professor Vicky Cameron

Date and Time: Tuesday 12th September 2017, from 6.30 to 8pm.
Location: Christchurch South Library (Colombo Street, Beckenham).

  • Research Professor Chris Charles: Bridging the gap between basic science and the clinic
    Find out how the CHI’s pre-clinical physiology team work to discover better treatment for patients with heart disease through bridging the gap from laboratory bench to the patient clinic.
  • Professor Vicky Cameron: Cardiovascular risk prediction and The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
    Find out about predicting the heart health of New Zealanders' and its importance to the government’s National Science Challenge initiative.

September Talk: Professor Richard Troughton and Associate Professor Chris Pemberton

Date and Time: Tuesday 10th October 2017, from 6.30 to 8pm.
Location: Christchurch South Library (Colombo Street, Beckenham).

  • Professor Richard Troughton: Advances in treatment of heart failure and heart disease
    Learn more about the latest techniques and treatments in heart health.
  • Associate Professor Chris Pemberton: Measuring proteins and peptides in blood to assist cardiology decision-making
    Find out about what the scientists see in the blood that have led to world-leading research breakthroughs.

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