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Free Public Lecture: Heart Attacks and Stroke

Free Public Lecture: Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is delighted to partner with The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary with a series of free lectures every month through September. With the Heart Foundation, we invite you to join us at these free public events to showcase the FMHS golden anniversary and the numerous achievements in health and medical education, science and research since the opening of the Medical School in 1968.

This month will feature prestigious speakers addressing topics including:

• Heart attacks and strokes – what they are and why they matter with Professor Rob Doughty, Heart Foundation Chair of Heart Health
• Treatment of heart attacks by Associate Professor Gerry Devlin, Heart Foundation Medical Director
• Pulling out clots to treat strokes from Professor Alan Barber, Deputy Director of the Centre for Brain Research

Chairs: Sir Richard Faull, Director, Centre for Brain Research, and Emeritus Professor Norman Sharpe, Former Heart Foundation Medical Director
When: Tuesday, 15 May
Where: AMRF Lecture Theatre Level 0, Building 505, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences The University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Details and registration for the lecture series:

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is a major independent funding agency and Charitable Trust that provides contestable funding for medical research based in the greater Auckland region. Over the past 60+ years the Auckland Medical Research Foundation has distributed over $67 million in funding to a wide range of research activities - in the region of $3-5 million annually.

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