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We would like to invite you to a one day symposium on acute vascular disease at the Richard Doll Building on Thursday 23rd November 2017. The day will consist of neuro and cardiac themed talks that span development / validation and applications in clinical research.

We are delighted to welcome Prof Michael Hill (University of Calgary, Canada) to present the second Sir Paul Nurse lecture as part of the symposium.

AVIC was formally opened on October 15th 2012 by Sir Paul Nurse. Following on from the success of the day which included an afternoon of lectures, a biennial symposium was established to reflect on the work carried out in AVIC and to look forward to future developments. The day to end with a guest speaker, the lecture being named after Sir Paul Nurse in recognition of the support he had given AVIC.

AVIC 2015 Symposium - Prof Valentin Fuster

The first symposium was held in October 2015 and Professor Valentin Fuster (Mount Sinai Hospital, USA) presented the inaugural Sir Paul Nurse lecture - 'From the vulnerable plaque to the burden of disease'.


The symposium is open to all, it is free of charge and includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee. Registration is required to ensure adequate catering and places are limited (a waiting list will be maintained). Please let me know if you subsequently are unable to attend after you have registered.    

      To register, please e-mail Carol Davey to confirm attendance and include the following details:    

  • Full name      
  • Title (Prof, Dr etc)      
  • Department & Institution      
  • Any dietary requirements



09:30 Registration opens
09:50 - 10:00 Welcome Prof Robin Choudhury, AVIC Clinical Director
10:00 - 11:00 Developments & challenges in acute imaging Chair: Prof Stefan Neubauer
10:00 - 10:30 Detection of micro haemorrhages in the hyper acute phase following traumatic brain injury Mr Tim Lawrence
10:30 - 11:00 CMR imaging predictors in acute myocardial infarction Prof Vanessa Ferreira
11:00  - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 13:00 Current & emerging approaches in acute imaging & diagnostics  Chair: Prof James Kennedy 
 11:20 - 11:50 Age-dependent association between white matter abnormality on brain imaging and cognition  Dr Giovanna Zamboni
 11:50 - 12:20 Extracellular vesicles control monocyte mobilisation in acute MI  Dr Naveed Akbar 
 12:20 - 12:30 Functional neuroimaging in subarachnoid haemorrhage  Dr Martyn Ezra
12:30 - 12:40 Atherosclerosis imaging with MRI - scope for clinical applications Dr Mohammad Alkhalil
12:40 - 12:50  CEST imaging in stroke: the acid test  Dr George Harston
12:50 - 13:00 Role of CMR in the hyper acute phase after MI  Dr Alessandra Borlotti
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
 14:00 - 15:30 Future developments & challenges for acute vascular syndromes  Chair: Prof Keith Channon
 14:00 - 14:30 Recent advances & future potential for MRI in cerebrovascular disease  Dr Tom Okell
 14:30 - 15:00 What is the role of IMR measurement in acute MI? Prospects for changing clinical practice?  Prof Raj Kharbanda
15:00 - 15:30 Prospects for personalising management in acute vascular syndromes  Prof Robin Choudhury
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 
 16:00 - 17:00  Sir Paul Nurse lecture  Chair: Prof Robin Choudhury
 16:00 - 16:45  Stroke Imaging, Measurement and Clinical Trials  Prof Michael Hill
16:45 - 17:00   Questions and summing up  
 17:00  Close