Here, There and Everywhere: Understanding the Impact of Cardiovascular Disease across the World

6:00pm - 7:30pm / Tuesday 11th June 2019
Type: Lecture / Category: Public
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Our world in 2040 will be radically different, but it is likely that cardiovascular disease still be impacting our lives.
Crucially, recent statistics have shown that progress in reducing cardiovascular disease has stalled. The battle we thought we have won, is in fact ongoing.
In his lecture, Professor Martin O’Flaherty will discuss why is important to understand the impact of cardiovascular disease in our population, particularly if we want to reduce the unequal burden of disease in our City and in the world. He will share the work done in more than 20 countries with amazing colleagues, how they discovered how cardiovascular disease spreads in a population, and what are the best strategies to tackle it.
Can we make cardiovascular disease a thing of the past? Can we learn anything from cardiovascular disease to prevent cancer or dementia?
About the Speaker:
Martin O’Flaherty is an internationally acclaimed epidemiologist who works to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases in populations by addressing its structural drivers, and modelling its future impact. His style and passion is seen in his provocative science-fiction article published in the Lancet in 2015, in which he
hypothesises on what diseases Britain would be experiencing in 2040.
Before coming to Liverpool in 2006, Martin trained as a physician in a large tertiary academic hospital in Argentina, where he realized that the same patients appeared through the same door over and over again, triggering his career move into public health and epidemiology. Martin particularly enjoys the role of translating
complex methodological and computational concepts focusing on preventing disease. This has proved to be fertile ground from which solid and productive UK and international research collaborations have developed and which contribute to local and national policies in CVD prevention.