The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute hosted a meeting of leading cardiologists, nephrologists and diabetologists to discuss the developing potential of SGLT2 inhibitors. Chaired by Professor Derek Yellon and Professor John Cunningham, a well-rounded programme outlined the current perspectives from each specialty and generated much discussion on next steps to using SGLT2 inhibitors to realise patient benefit. Overall, attendees found the meeting beneficial and collegiate, highlighting new research pathways to develop. The organisers would like to thank the industry sponsors for supporting this important meeting.
Kaloyan Takov was recognised with an ‘Outstanding Poster Presentation’ award at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) meeting held recently in Kyoto, Japan. Chosen from 400 abstracts, he was awarded one of the nine distinguished prizes. Takov, who is completing his PhD under the supervision of Dr Sean Davidson and Prof Derek Yellon at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, presented his poster entitled “Cardioprotective and proangiogenic potential of small extracellular vesicles secreted from amniotic fluid stem cells” which highlighted his research over the past 3 years in this emerging field.
The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles is the premier international conference of extracellular vesicle research, covering the latest in exosomes, microvesicles and more. The conference drew 1,000 attendees and featured presentations from the top researchers in the field, while also providing opportunities for students and early career researchers to showcase their work.
Another successful Cardiology, Diabetes, Nephrology At the Limits meeting has just finished in London. Held at the Royal College of Physicians, this year saw delegates from over 30 countries attending to learn the latest in research and medicine from the world’s leading teams. The quality of the talks was tremendous, stimulating great discussion at the breaks and sowing the seeds for new ideas and collaborations. Professor Yellon would like to extend his gratitude to all those who attended and for continuing to support this important meeting.
The date for the 2020 meeting has just been announced and will be held 20-22 April, 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. Details will follow shortly.
Members of the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute attended the 6th International Symposium on New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research, held at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. This 2 day symposium attracts some of the world’s best clinical and basic scientists discussing a range of issues relating to cardiovascular disease. Senior members of the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute including Prof Yellon, Dr Davidson, Dr Bell and Dr Walker all presented state of the art talks. Importantly were the presentations from PhD students from Europe and South Africa. Indeed the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute sent 4 PhD students to attend and present at this meeting; these included, Alhanoof Almalki, Kaloyan Takov, Mo Shah and Ali Rauf, all of whom presented superbly and were a credit to the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute and UCL.