Our next webinar entitled ‘Cardiovascular and diabetes call for funding awardees’ mini showcase’ will take place on Wednesday 18th October, 1:00-1:45pm online.

Earlier this year, we launched a Call for Funding to support studies on cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes and COVID-19, in collaboration with Diabetes UK and the BHF. We are pleased to say that many of the projects awarded funding have started in earnest, with some forming the first major steps of our Diabetes Data Science Catalyst.

Join us at this webinar to hear more about the research we are supporting, with an overview from Sarah Lessels, and a dive into two of the projects, led by Dr Anvesha Singh, Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of Leicester, and Dr Stephen Kaptoge, Principal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Singh specialises in cardiac imaging. Her research interests include using imaging and blood biomarkers to improve risk stratification in aortic stenosis (AS), the commonest valve lesion requiring surgery in the western world. She is using novel imaging techniques and contrast agents to better understand the pathophysiology of symptom development and adverse cardiac remodelling in this condition.

In this HDR-UK (via BHF Data Science Centre) funded project, Dr Singh is working with the BHF Data Science Centre to understand the sociodemographic trends in treatment of AS, and the impact of COVID-19 on this.

Dr Kaptoge has strong interests in biostatistics, epidemiology, and pragmatic trials, and has provided biostatistical leadership in large-scale international collaborative studies in the fields of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and blood donation. His research principally involves meta-analysis of individual participant data (IPD) to assess the relevance of biomarker, genetic, and lifestyle/other risk factors to disease aetiology, risk prediction, and potential public health impact.

In this Diabetes Data Science Catalyst funded project, Dr Kaptoge and colleagues are collaborating through the BHF Data Science Centre to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the association between Type 2 diabetes and incidence of cardiovascular diseases, with a focus on associations by age at diagnosis of diabetes. The Diabetes Data Science Catalyst is a collaboration between BHF Data Science Centre, Diabetes UK and HDR-UK

Join us to find out more about both of these innovative projects and for our Q & A session.

These webinars are aimed at the research community, but all are welcome.