Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating

Professor Chris Whitty

The risk of stroke steadily increases with old age, but in relative terms both the risk of having a stroke and disability as a result of stroke are decreasing. It remains one of the most feared, and common, serious medical results of aging but incremental improvements in prevention and treatment of stroke including reduction in hypertension, use of blood thinning and clot-busting drugs whilst stroke units and rehabilitation have reduced its impact.

 

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Christopher Whitty CB FMedSci is Visiting Professor of Public Health at Gresham College. He is also Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health; leads the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); consultant physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). 

Professor Whitty worked as a clinician and in public health research in the UK, Africa and Asia. He undertook his postgraduate training in epidemiology, economics and medical law. He chairs UK Clinical Research Collaboration and was previously chair of the UK Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens and the National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections. 

As Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health, Professor Whitty is delivering an ongoing series of lectures on Bold Ideas in Medicine. 

Current Visiting Professor of Public Health

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24 February 2016

Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating
Professor Chris Whitty

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