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SPEAKER: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPEdin, FTCD, MRIA
Rose Anne holds the Chair of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and is founding Principal Investigator to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) one of the HRS family of studies (www.tilda.ie), where she leads a team of multidisciplinary researchers focusing on medicine, neuro-cardiovascular health, psychology, nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, economics, bioengineering, social sciences and health economics as aspects of the ageing process.
She is director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) – the first purpose-built clinical and research ageing institute on the Island of Ireland.
Rose Anne was previously Professor of Cardiovascular Research at Newcastle University, UK, and in 1992 established the first dedicated syncope service in the UK (in Newcastle) which has been replicated worldwide. She now directs a busy national clinical and research syncope facility at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, seeing in excess of 5,000 patients annually. This work has led to new approaches to falls and syncope assessment which have been adopted internationally and the head-up tilt test, which she first described, is now a gold standard for assessment of reflex syncope. Prof Kenny has published over 600 scientific publications to date.
This event is very kindly supported by AXIS Healthcare Consulting