29 October 2018: Frank May Prize Lecture: 'Using MRI to better understand and manage heart disease'

Posted by dmrbp1 at Mar 02, 2017 02:50 PM |
Annual Frank May Prize Lecture

The 2018 Frank May Prize Lecture was given by Professor Gerry McCann. It took place on Monday 29 October 2018, from 5.30pm until 6.30pm, in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building.


Gerry McCann is Professor of Cardiac Imaging at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist based at Glenfield Hospital.  Gerry is a Glasgow graduate and did an Intercalated BSc in physiology and sports science. He also undertook early postgraduate training and doctoral research in Glasgow, assessing exercise limitation in patients with a narrowed heart valve (Aortic Stenosis).  Gerry lectured on the Sports Medicine programme in Glasgow before moving to Leicester in 2000 to complete specialist training in Cardiology. He was awarded a European Society of Cardiology clinical fellowship to train in Cardiac MRI in Amsterdam in 2004.  This year reinvigorated his passion for clinical research, seeing the huge potential MRI had to better understand cardiovascular disease in vivo and the to improve patient management.

Gerry has undertaken a broad-based programme of clinical research in Leicester, collaborating with numerous colleagues locally and establishing National and International collaborations with MRI colleagues.  Funding has been secured from the BHF, MRC and the NIHR, which also funded a dedicated research scanner and two personal research fellowships.


The Frank May lecture “Using MRI to better understand and manage heart disease” concentrated on his most important clinical research. This has been carried out in Aortic stenosis, management of patients with angina and heart attacks, heart failure and particularly the effect of diabetes and end-stage renal failure on the heart.

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