Public lecture on heart disease, stroke

  • Deborah Condon

Members of the public who would like to learn more about heart disease and stroke are invited to attend a free public lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) later this month.

Every year, the RCSI hosts a range of informative lectures aimed at the public. Known as the MiniMed lectures, they aim to inform the public about a host of health issues and are free of charge.

The first MiniMed lecture of 2012, which takes place on January 25, will see Prof Alice Stanton of the RCSI discussing cardiovascular disease and specifically, 'how to improve your chances of celebrating your 75th and 85th birthdays'.

Dr Frances Horgan of the RCSI will also discuss 'life after stroke', which will include information on stroke treatments and the key role of rehabilitation.

While the lectures are free of charge, registration is essential. You can register online at

The lecture will take place in the O'Flanagan Lecture Theatre in the RCSI at 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

Meanwhile, future MiniMed lectures will cover topics such as chronic diseases and regenerative medicine.


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