Cardiology, Diabetes & Nephrology at the Limits 2020


Professor Derek Yellon Professor John Cunningham Professor Brian Rayner Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe
The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute
University College London, UK
UCL Medical School
& The Royal Free Hospital, UK
The University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
The University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Peter Libby Dr Marc Pfeffer Dr Richard Horton
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
London, UK

Monday 20th April
4:00 pm

Welcome to the event

The Chairs


The Lancet Lecture:
Prevention from an early age – a ‘no brainer’, but who will listen?

Professor John Deanfield

University College London, UK


What makes us fat - the science of obesity

Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly

University of Cambridge, UK

5:40 pm

Close and Buffet Dinner

Tuesday 21st April
9:30 am

GLP-1 analogues - have the limits been reached? - Their role in obesity

Professor John Wilding

University of Liverpool, UK


GLP-1 analogues - have the limits been reached? - Their role in cardiovascular medicine

Professor Mansoor Husain

University of Toronto, Canada




How can we help the damaged kidney to regenerate?

Professor Ben Humphreys

Division of Nephrology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA


The Hatter Award Lecture

HFpEF: Looking back - forging forward.

Professor Marc Pfeffer

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

12:40 pm Lunch
1:40 pm

Taking atrial fibrillation to new limits!

Professor Corinna Brunckhorst
University of Zurich, Switzerland


The rise & fall & possible resurrection of renal artery denervation for hypertension.

Professor Bernard Gersh

The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA



Diuretic resistance - new tricks for an old problem

Professor Christopher Wilcox

Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

What are the limits to the management of high BP in children & adolescents?

Professor Joseph Flynn

University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA

4:50 pm Close and Buffet Dinner
Wednesday 22nd April
9:00 am

Understanding aging – are there new limits?

Dr Susan Cheng

Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, USA


Kidney, heart and bone: does the crosstalk help or hinder?

Professor Sharon Moe

Division of Nephrology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA




Have we reached the limits of lipid lowering? – what next?

Dr Aruna Pradhan

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA


Industry Satellite Symposium (1hr 15 mins)

12:45 pm Lunch
1:40 pm

Clotting at the limits: the NOAC generation!

Professor Sonia Anand

McMaster University, Canada


The Lionel Opie Lecture:

HIV as a cardiovascular risk factor.

Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe

University of Cape Town, South Africa
3:00 pm Close and departures


The meeting costs are underwritten by Pharmaceutical Industry. Supporters are listed here.