In June we welcome Professor Gregory Y H Lip from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He will also be joined by Dr Deirdre Lane, Reader in Cardiovascular Health.

They will be exploring the topic of 'The Silent and Deadly Stroke Tsunami: The most common irregular heart rhythm and blood clots’.

Professor Lip, MD, is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and is based in a busy city centre teaching hospital. He is also Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark; and Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Half of his time is spent as a clinical cardiologist, and he practises the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics (leading large atrial fibrillation and hypertension specialist services) and acute cardiology.

Professor Lip has had a major interest in the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia.

Dr Deirdre Lane is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Health and Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark. She is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate entry medical students, postgraduate courses, and in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Her research is primarily concerned with stroke and bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation and in patient’s perceptions and understanding of the disease and its’ treatment, subjects on which she has published extensively.

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique takes place at Purecraft Bar. Located downstairs, the room has seating for 50 and capacity for up to 70 people. Food and drink can be ordered from the dedicated bar. The room can only be accessed from the main bar stairs.

Café Scientifique is a programme of informal science talks with time for Q & A and built in debate. With no prior knowledge needed, the events are a chance to socialise, relax and enjoy learning about contemporary research.

Room opens at 6pm for 7pm start and the event finishes at 9pm.

This event is free.

The event is supported by Purecraft Bar.