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Special Guest Lecture with Professor Sanjay Sharma 

Speaker: Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Cardiology, St George’s University of London and Medical Director, Virgin London Marathon

Host: Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences

This special lecture marks the official opening of Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Laboratories. 

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Speaker biography: Sanjay Sharma is a Professor of Cardiology and Head of Research for the clinical academic group at the St George’s University of London and St George’s NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests include sudden cardiac death in the young, heart muscle disease and cardiovascular adaptation in athletes for which he has developed an international reputation culminating in over 240 PubMed citations and authorship of numerous textbooks.

Professor Sharma leads a large tertiary inherited cardiac diseases programme serving South East England to manage young patients with cardiomyopathy and ion channel diseases. He is the director fo the largest sports cardiology unit in the UK which is responsible for athletes with potentially serious cardiac diseases including amateurs but also professionals from a number of sporting organizations including the English Football Association, rugby league, Lawn Tennis Association, English Institute of Sport, Team GB Rowing and Team Sky cycling. He is the Medical Director of the London marathon and has been commended for providing one of the best medical services for endurance events in the world.

Working with the charitable organisation, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for the past 20 years, Professor Sharma leads the largest cardiac screening programme in the UK for individuals aged 14-35 years old. The charity screens over 20,000 individuals each year from which several data sets have been developed to provide an estimate of the number of young individuals dying suddenly from unsuspected heart disease and offer strategies to prevent such tragedies.

Sanjay Sharma
Sanjay Sharma

Event details

Lecture Theatre 1
New Hunt’s House
Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT