Annual conference prize and award winners 2023

Celebrate and congratulate the HEART UK 2023 annual conference prize and award winners for 2023

Thank you to the judging panels and to our excellent conference organising committee for helping to deliver a sell out conference this year.

Rianna Wingett award – Beyond the Call of Duty for FH

Prof Ian McDowell (Cardiff)

(Award presented by Dr Alan Rees, Medical Director of HEART UK to Dr McDowell at HEART UK’s 36th Annual Medical & Scientific conference held in Coventry)

Patient nomination:  “…Ian has successfully brought our cholesterol numbers to a healthy level. Ian has made us feel in control of our condition by explaining things clearly, involving us and finding the right treatment to achieve our results….” “…Ian was the driving force behind implementing the world-renowned cascade screening service for FH in Wales, without which, many FH patients would still be undiagnosed...”

 

Dr Alan Rees (Medical Director HEART UK) and Prof Ian McDowell (Cardiff)

Dr Pete Green (Chair, HEART UK) and Dr Scott Vafai (Verve Therapeutics, Boston, USA)

Bill Richmond award for the Best Medical & Scientific Oral Presentation

Rationale, preclinical data, and study design of the heart-1 clinical trial – a first-in-human Phase 1b study of an in vivo base editing therapy targeting the PCSK9 gene in the liver

Dr Scott Vafai (Boston, USA)

John Betteridge award for the Best Health Care Oral Presentation

Familial Chylomicronaemia Syndrome (FCS) Compared to Multifactorial Chylomicronaemia Syndrome (MCS) – Lessons learnt from United Kingdom FCS Registry

Dr Bilal Bashir (Manchester)

Dr Pete Green (Chair, HEART UK) and Dr Bilal Bashir (University of Manchester)

Dr Pete Green (Chair, HEART UK) and Dr Bilal Bashir (University of Manchester)

People’s Choice Poster prize

Familial Chylomicronaemia Syndrome (FCS) Score Validation in United Kingdom FCS Registry: Can Additional Variables Improve the FCS Score Performance?

Dr Bilal Bashir (Manchester)

Moderated Poster prize winner

Familial Chylomicronaemia Syndrome (FCS) Score Validation in United Kingdom FCS Registry: Can Additional Variables Improve the FCS Score Performance?

Dr Bilal Bashir (Manchester)

Dr Pete Green (Chair, HEART UK) and Dr Bilal Bashir (University of Manchester)

Moderated Poster prize runner up

A cross-sector, multidisciplinary approach to lipid optimisation

Dr Marcus Jones (Gloucestershire Hospitals)

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