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Several members of the Heart Research Institute (HRI) presented at the 71st Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting.

The event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from August 3 to 6 and included an incredible line-up of international speakers and live hospital sessions.

Manisha Patil, a PhD student with the Vascular Complications Group at HRI, was a finalist for the highly coveted CSANZ Ralph Reader Prize in Basic and Translational Science.

The Ralph Reader Prize, named after the late Director and Chief Executive of the National Heart Foundation, was first presented in 1980 and remains the most prestigious award to young investigators by the CSANZ.

Manisha delivered an impressive presentation, and her ‘proud’ supervisor, Assoc Prof Mary Kavurma, was among those praising her achievement.

  • Manisha Patil, PhD Student, Vascular Complications Group (presenter) – Improving blood vessel function in peripheral artery disease: TRAIL stimulates endothelial cell-pericyte interactions to generate stable microvessels in ischaemia

HRI well-represented at conference

Several other HRI members also had posters or presented at the conference.

Congratulations to all HRI members who presented.

Header image: Prof Andrew Coats, HRI Scientific Director and CEO, with Manisha Patil

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