John Cleland

Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

Professor Cleland was appointed the Director of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics and Clinical Trials in 2016, an internationally accredited Clinical Trials Unit offering a complete service both to academic clinicians and industry. The special area of expertise is cardiovascular disease but includes all branches of medicine and social sciences.

Professor Cleland qualified from the University of Glasgow. He completed his training at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington and the Hammersmith Hospital, London in 1989. In 1994, he was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the British Heart Foundation. He was appointed Professor of Cardiology at the University of Hull in 1999 and subsequently at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Royal Brompton, Harefield and Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial College London, where he retains a part-time contract.

His main area of interest is in heart failure, extending from its epidemiology and prevention, through the development and implementation of guidelines for the application of current knowledge, to large randomized trials. Particular current interests include the influence of myocardial substrate on therapeutic response, novel methods of delivering care and theranostics.

He is a Past Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology’s Working Group on Heart Failure and of the British Society for Heart Failure, founded the European Journal of Heart Failure, is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator and chairs the Academic Committee of the National Heart Failure Audit and the National Clinical Specialties Research group on Heart Failure. He has published more than 800 papers in peer reviewed journals and is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.

 

The RT Hall Lecture 

RT Hall came to Sydney from England in 1853 on the vessel “Waterloo”. He was consumptive but managed to survive the long voyage, and made a complete recovery His affairs flourished and when he died in 1894, he established a trust initially for: “An invalid home for the reception, cure and treatment of culture for respectable, moral persons, residing in Sydney or its suburbs, and suffering from consumption of the lungs”. A sanitarium was established in the Blue Mountains in 1909 and was active till the early 1950s when the treatment of tuberculosis radically changed. The trust then looked for an alternative field to support and became involved in The National Heart Foundation. In 1959 and for a number of years, the bequest supported the RT Hall Lecturer. In more recent times, the bequest has supported the RT Hall Prize and the lectureship has been funded by a donation from The National Heart Foundation.

Previous RT Hall Lecturers

2017

Stefan Neubauer

UK

2016

John Webb

Canada

2015

Silvia Priori

Italy

2013

Ardeschir Ghofrani

Germany

2012

Renu Virmani

USA

2011

Jeroen J Bax

The Netherlands

2010

Kenneth Chien

USA

2009

Robert Bonow

USA

2008

Joseph Loscalzo

USA

2007

Steven Nissen

USA

2006

Eric Olson

USA

2005

Elizabeth Nabel

USA

2004

Jim Willerson    

USA

2003

Salem Yusuf

Canada

2002

Christine Seidman

USA

2001

Robert Califf

USA

2000

Victor Dzau

USA

1999

John Camm

UK

1998

Attilio Maseri

Italy

1997

Philip Poole-Wilson

UK

1996

Jos Roelandt

The Netherlands

1995

Robert Roberts

USA

1994

Valentin Foster

USA

1993

Myron Weisfeldt

USA

1992

Chuichi Kawai   

Japan

1991

Arnold Katz

USA

1990

Craig Miller

USA

1989

Frank Abboud

USA

1988

Douglas Zipes

USA

1987

W Grossman    

USA

1986

E Huber

USA

1985

B Buckley

USA

1984

B Sober           

USA

1983

P Hugenholtz

Holland

1982

KM Rosen (died just prior to visit)

USA

1981

A Pacifico

USA

1980

J Genest

Canada

1979

R Levy

USA

1978

LA Cobb           

USA

1977

H Feigenbaum

USA

1976

JIS Robertson

UK

1975

JJ Collins

USA

1974

M Sones

USA

1973

H Dodge

USA

1972

H Marriot & L Schamroth

USA & South Africa

1971

D McNamara    

USA

1970

J Titus

USA

1969

B Lown

USA

1968

R Gorlin

USA

1967

SP Peart          

UK

1966

V Schrire

South Africa

1965

E Newman

USA

1964

A Rudolf

USA

1963

A Leatham

UK

1962

M Arnott

UK

1961

E Braunwald     

USA

1960

W Brigden

UK

1959

R Gilchrist

UK

1958

PD White

USA

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