February 20th, 2020 – Lionel Opie 1933-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Lionel Opie, who together with Professor Derek Yellon, co-founded the Hatter Institute at the University of Cape Town. We have lost a great mentor and wonderful man, a highly respected clinician-scientist who dedicated his life to being at the heart of research.  We also worked very closely on our long standing educational programme “Cardiology, Diabetes & nephrology at the Limits” which is now in its 22nd year. To honour his many contributions to cardiovascular research we shall be having a named Lionel Opie lecture at this years’ meeting in April.