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Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science fifth annual symposium 

Date: 21 September 2016 


The theme of the symposium was 'The Future of Cardiovascular Medicine'. Keynote speakers included Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, Professor John Pepper and Professor Dennis Kehoe.


Read the event programme.


Cafe Scientifique

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016

Dr Michael Loebinger, discussed the latest research into bronchiectasis and potential treatments for the disease.   



Research open day

Date: Friday 15 July 2016

The Trust opened its doors to visitors for its sixth annual heart and lung research open day. Over 100 people took part, including students from schools and colleges, family members, patients, Trust researchers and academic partners from Imperial College London.

Royal Brompton Hospital Rare Diseases Day 2016

Date: Monday 29 February 2016 

The hospital marked Rare Diseases Day by asking patients and the public to write or draw messages of support, inspiration and hope for rare diseases on our message canvas. Researchers were on hand to provide information and answer questions about the heart and lung rare diseases we research. 


Cafe scientifique: Pulmonary hypertension - tackling the challenges

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016

Dr John Wort led discussions around the main challenges facing pulmonary hypertension and how research is tackling these.





Cafe scientifique: Heart and lung transplant - today's challenges and tomorrow's care

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015

Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Friends of Harefield Cafe

Harefield Hospital,


A discussion around the main challenges in transplantation and how can research help.


Speakers: Simona Soresi, lung transplantation consultant, and Bart Zych, heart transplantation fellow.



Building research partnerships workshop

Date: Friday 6 November 2015 

Education centre

Respiratory clinical research facility

Fulham wing

Royal Brompton Hospital



A workshop developed by Macmillan looking at how the patients, carers and the public can get involved to help create the best research for patients. Patients/public and researchers looked at the different types of research methods and terms used in research and explored the issues related to becoming and being a member of the public involved in research.

Heart and Lung Convenience Store

Date: 19 October to 1 November 2015

Kings Mall


Trust researchers working in cardiovascular research took part in this year's NHLI pop-up science flagship public engagement project, The Heart and Lung Convenience Store, funded by the Wellcome Trust. On 26 October, visitors to the store found out how research has led to new ways in treating heart rhythm problems in people with complex hearts. 



Celebrating research at Harefield Hospital


Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015

Location: Marqee

Harefield Hospital

Hill End Road





As part of the centenary celebrations at Harefield Hospital, we held a research open day to look at how research is changing patient care. Pop-up surgery, making heart valves and an artificially breathing lung were just some of the many fun and informative activities that were on offer to visitors. 


Imperial Festival


Date: Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May 2015

Imperial College London

South Kensington


Imperial College Road



Our researchers took part in the schools day on Friday 8 May with a genetics stand "Your GENEration" . This was an opportunity for primary school pupils to find out about genes through hands-on activities including making DNA bracelets and looking at common traits they share.


Find out more about the festival.






Dates: 8 October to 2 November 2014

Venue: The International Quarter, Stratford City, London


Technopop is an exciting pop-up Science, Technology and Innovation Festival aimed at 6 to 19 year olds.

Cardiology and physics researchers from our cardiovascular biomedical research unit are taking part in talks and mentoring sessions in week four: sports and science and the human body

Find out more about this event and meet our researchers doctors, Sonya Babu-Narayan, Jennifer Keegan and Sanjay Prasad.


Health and research careers event


Date: 6 August 2014

Time: 11am-1pm

Respiratory Clinical Research Facility

Fulham Wing

Fulham Road

Royal Brompton Hospital

Audience: 15-19 year olds

The NIHR BRU hosted a careers in health and research event with presentations from doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. The event was aimed at students aged 15-19 years, interested in careers in research and/or health.

The Heart and Lung Repair Shop


Date: 7-20 July 2014

Time: 11am-5pm

Kings Mall



This summer an empty retail unit in Hammersmith’s Kings Mall will be temporarily transformed into the Heart & Lung Repair Shop. Creative and curious visitors to of all ages can discover how these vital organs are far more complex than any car engine, central heating boiler or air conditioning system, and learn about what it takes to repair them.


This event was organised by the National Heart and Lung Institute.


Find out more about the event



Café Scientifique: "Chest pain and the heart"


Date: Tuesday 10 June 2014

Time: 6.30pm-8pm

Sydney Street coffee shop
Royal Brompton Hospital
Sydney Street


Dr Ranil de Silva and Dr Alistair Lindsay took part in a public discussion held by the cardiovascular biomedical research unit on the latest research on coronary artery disease, which remains one of the largest healthcare challenges worldwide.


Heart and Lung research open day


Date: Friday 23 May 2014

Time: 11.30am-2pm

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney Street

SW3 6NP  


This was an opportunity to find out more about some of the research studies that take pllace in the Trust, view the facilities, witness hands on demonstrations and meet researchers. Activities included 3D cilia, heart genetics, mock clinical trials and much more. 


Imperial Festival 


Date: 9 and 10 May 2014

Time:  Friday 9 May 4pm-10pm, Saturday 10 May 12pm-6pm

Imperial College London

South Kensington


Imperial College Road


This free festival showcases the research exciting research that takes place across Imperial College and it's partners.

Café Scientifique - "Wheeze and breathlessness; but is it really asthma?"


Date: Thursday 3 April 2014

Time: 6.00pm

Education Centre

Respiratory Clinical Research Facility 


Dr James Hull discussed the latest research into asthma and exercise induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) at this evening event for the general public. Patients and the public were encouraged to attend this free discussion and have the opportunity to find out more about the research that takes place at the Royal Brompton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit.  

Building research partnerships workshop


Date: Friday 14 March 2014

Time: 10.30am-3pm

Education Centre

Respiratory Clinical Research Facility

Fulham Wing

Royal Brompton Hospital




This free workshop run by Macmillan will be looking at how the public can get involved to help create the best research for patients. We will be outlining the different types of research methods and terms used in research as well as exploring the issues related to becoming and being a member of the public involved in research.

Science for New Frontiers 


Date: Wednesday 19 March 2014

Royal College of Pathologists



As part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014, our cardiac physiologist team and respiratory researchers ran demonstrations at the 11th annual schools science conference held by the Royal College of Pathologists. School students from across London had the opportunity to participate in mixture of presentations, workshops, interactive hands-on demonstrations and displays, meeting with scientists eager to share their knowledge of particular areas of science.




Genetics and genomics laboratory opening ceremony


Date: Thursday 5 December 2013

Royal Brompton Hospital



Families living with inherited cardiac conditions joined us for the opening ceremony of our new genetics and genomics laboratory. They were given a lab tour and met with our researchers and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, who officially opened this brand new facility at Royal Brompton.


NHLI Bring your children to work


Date: Monday 28 October 2013

Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus


The day was designed as an opportunity for NHLI staff to show their children where they work, interact with other parents, network and take part in science-related activities.Our heart researchers took part  to demonstrate how we look at the beating heart.


Science Uncovered 


Date: Friday 27 September 2013

Time: 4pm to midnight

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road


An interactive 'science station' hosted by a team of Royal Brompton experts at the Natural History Museum, attracted hundreds of visitors keen to learn about how our cardiologists are able to study a person’s beating heart using advanced imaging and new electrophysiological techniques. 

Imperial Fringe event: What Makes Me Me?


Date: Thursday 12 September 2013 

Time: 17:30 - 20:30 

Wood Lane Studios

Researchers spent the evening demonstrating hands on DNA extraction for visitors, including people who live and work in the local area as well as alumni and school students from further afield.


Find out more about the event

UKCRF Open Day 


Date: Monday 20 May 2013, 11.30am to 2pm 


Visitors had the opportunity to find out more about some of the studies currently taking place in the unit, view our facilities, witness hands on demonstrations and meet research staff.


Café scientifique – "Heart genetics - Predicting the future?"


Date: Wednesday 8 May 2013

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm (refreshments from 6pm)

Sydney Street coffee shop

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney Street




Speakers: Stuart Cook - molecular cardiology professor and Tessa Homfray - medical genetics consultant.




Imperial Festival 

Date: 3 - 4 May 2013

Time:  Friday 3 May 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 4 May 12pm - 6pm

Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

Researchers set up two interactive stands at the Imperial Science Festival looking at DNA extraction and cystic fibrosis; and heARTworks, exploring the wonders of the heart as the body's  hardest working muscle.

Café Scientifique - CF gene therapy 

Date: Thursday 17 January 2013, 6pm

Location: Education Centre, Clinical Research Facility, Fulham Wing, Royal Brompton Hospital

Professor Eric Alton discussed the latest research into cystic fibrosis with patients and the public. 



Café scientifique – "Heart regeneration – new research in gene and stem cell therapy"

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2012

Time: 6.30pm-8pm (refreshments from 6pm)

Sydney Street coffee shop

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney Street




Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Day  

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2012

The interstitial lung disease team hosted an event for research active patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and their relatives. The event attracted over 70 participants’ travelling from as far away as Devon and Manchester and was organised by Anne-Marie Russell.