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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Let's Talk Hearts

These free talks provide a Biomedical Research Centre-led forum to learn about heart conditions, how (and why) you should keep your heart healthy, and the latest research on cardiovascular health.

The first cycle of talks was supported by a grant from Barts Charity and have continued with the support of the NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Let's Talk Hearts talks and related activities such as exhibition stands are run with the support of NIHR Barts BRC Public and Patient Advisory Group (PPAG). For more information about the work of PPAG, see patient and public engagement activities

  • 2020 marked the 10th year of Let's Talk Hearts.
  • June 2022 - a Let's Talk Hearts heart health themed exhibition stand formed part of the Queen Mary University of London's lively Festival of Communities.
  • October 2022 - an in-person Let's Talk Hearts talk was held for the first time at Barts Pathology Museum, a unique venue only open for special events.
  • February 2023  - attendees could enjoy two virtual Let's Talk Hearts talks. The first talk was by Community Smiles (dental student volunteers) on dental/health-related topics. Community Smiles also recently took part in this year's with a talk providing guidance for young people interested in a career in dentistry. The second talk on understanding more about blood pressure was by Doctor Naderi who is currently studying at Queen Mary. More about Doctor Naderi's work can be found on his YouTube channel.
  • November 2023 - The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry(FMD) Industry Day featured an exhibition stand which included Let's Talk Hearts activities. Attendees could write messages about what heart health issues mattered to them on paper hearts, a long standing feature of Let's Talk Hearts events. The stand was run with the help of PPAG members.

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