CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – [October 2, 2018] – The European Society of Cardiology Congress holds four specialized lectures each year and selects four renowned scientists who are seen by their peers as leading experts in their corresponding fields. The William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science is a noteworthy accolade and recognizes a member of the scientific community specializing in cardiology.
Silvia Priori, M.D., Ph.D. was selected to deliver the William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science this year. On August 26th, Dr. Priori spoke about her inherited arrhythmogenic diseases study and the significant developments it has made in understanding the genetic basis of these types of diseases. With these results, she hopes to provide a foundation for gene therapies to fix the consequences of the flawed genes and bring new treatments to the clinic.
“Receiving the Harvey Lecture Award is really a great feeling and arrived at a time in which the advancements in molecular medicine are reaching the clinics with the promise of a better future for our patients,” said Dr. Priori.
Dr. Priori is a professor of Cardiology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Pavia, scientific director and director of the Cardiology Division at the Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri and a director of the Molecular Cardiology Laboratories at the Centro National de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III. Dr. Priori has received numerous prestigious honors and awards from scientific societies around the world, including the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Outstanding Research in Pediatric Cardiology award of the American Heart Association. Dr. Priori joined the Cardurion Pharmaceuticals scientific advisory board in September 2018.