Prof. Derek Yellon and Prof. Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute, visited the Institute.

16 May 2016 - 12:00

In May 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa welcomed Prof Derek Yellon and Prof Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute during their visit at the Institute.  They gave stimulating lectures on cardioprotection (Prof Yellon) and the burden of atrial fibrillation (Prof Gersh) to a broad audience, comprising staff and students from the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch.

We used this opportunity to have a Hatter Board Meeting, which took place at the Hatter Institute on Monday 9 May 2016 said Prof Sliwa.  She also welcomed the new Hatter board member, Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe (Head, Department of Cardiology) and Dr Liesl Zuhlke (Paediatric Cardiologist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital), who is a long term collaborator. We were joined via Skype by Prof Peter Schwartz (Italy) and Prof Simon Stewart (Melbourne, Australia).

Prof. Derek Yellon giving his talk Breakfast time with Emeritus Prof. Lionel Opie, 3rd from right