BHF Alumni events are open to all BHF-funded researchers, past and present, who have registered with the BHF Alumni Programme. If you have not yet registered, join free today to start taking advantage of the benefits. Our events programme aims to be truly international and will comprise talks, networking events and professional development opportunities throughout the UK and beyond. Please see below for a list of upcoming events.
The Future of International Collaboration
When: 5.30-8pm, Thursday 8 February 2018
Where: Institute of Child Health, UCL, 30 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH
The opportunities afforded by digital technology, the uncertainties of Brexit and the exciting potential of "Big Data" science have created a research environment in which international collaboration between researchers, funders, industry professionals, clinicians and governments has never been more important. To discuss the successes, opportunities and challenges of international collaboration, the BHF, in partnership with UCL's Cardiovascular Network, is delighted to host this evening of discussion, debate and networking. Join our expert speakers over refreshments and the chance to meet fellow BHF alumni at this, our very first BHF Alumni event.
Our speakers at this event so far include:
Professor Barbara Casadei
Barbara Casadei combines her role as a cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with pioneering research into atrial fibrillation. She is BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford, and President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology.
The Rt Hon. Professor Lord Kakkar
Lord Kakkar is the Chair of UCLPartners, Professor of Surgery at UCL, Consultant Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute. He was created a life peer in 2010 and is Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
Professor Graeme Reid
Graeme Reid has spent much of his career at the interface between science and government. He is Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL. He was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee for their work on science and the EU before and after the 2016 referendum on UK membership of the EU.
Professor Nishi Chaturvedi
Nishi Chaturvedi is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at UCL. Before this, she was appointed to a chair of clinical epidemiology in the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London. Her main areas of interest are the aetiology, mechanisms of disease and modes of prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
There is no charge to attend this event but registration in advance is required. Sign up today to be informed of when tickets for future events become available.