Genetics of Heart Disease

25 July 2019 - Rutherford's Den

The 2019 Athol Mann Memorial Lecture – The New Frontier: Exploring Heart Disease Genomics in New Zealand – is a free public lecture by the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.

Each year the foundation is lucky to have a well-respected senior researcher give a talk about their work – and in 2019, Professor Vicky Cameron from the Christchurch Heart Institute at the University of Otago, Christchurch will be speaking.

She will provide background information about heart disease, and discuss how our inherited heart disease results from complex interactions between our genes and our environment.

You’ll be introduced to the new era of genomics, where “big data” is overturning established dogma and leading to new discoveries about heart disease risk. Finally, you’ll learn about how current research is exploring this new frontier of genomics to gain a better understanding of heart risk prediction in New Zealand.

Professor Cameron heads the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory of the Christchurch Heart Institute, researching the influence of genomics and epigenetics in heart disease development and progression, with a special interest in using genetics to understand heart disease risk factors in Māori and Pasifika communities, and in New Zealand heart disease patients. Professor Cameron is also Deputy Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture and you can meet Professor Cameron and chat to the team of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.

Please note: The event space is located on the first floor and unfortunately the venue does not possess lift access. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Date: Thursday 25 July 2019

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Venue: Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre, Clock Tower, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Free, but booking is essential

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.