Feb 10 2020 Posted: 09:57 GMT

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway, is organising a public meeting on Monday February 17th at 11am at the SCUUL Enterprise Centre in Ballybane. The meeting is open to anyone interested in hearing more about heart disease, what preventative measures we should take and current research being done in this area by CÚRAM researchers.

Cardiovascular disease accounts for 33 per cent of all deaths in Ireland, and causes 13 per cent of premature deaths in people under the age of 65, according to Irish Heart Foundation statistics.

Speakers from CÚRAM and CROÍ will be joined by the artist Karen Conway. Karen, who has been working with CÚRAM researchers and the Ballybane community to create permanent artworks for the East side of the city, will showcase some of her work which has been inspired by research into cardiovascular disease at CÚRAM.

Karen was selected to develop an art-science project with the Eastside community as part of CÚRAM’s public engagement programme, called ‘Breaking Barriers’ which aims to forge collaborations between researchers and the community and raise awareness about the impact of this research for society.

All are welcome to attend and tea / coffee will be provided for all attendees.

For more information please contact andrea.fitpatrick@nuigalway.ie

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About CÚRAM:

CÚRAM is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices and is located in the National University of Ireland, Galway.  CÚRAM aims to create a sustainable future for the medtech sector in Ireland and train the next generation of world class medtech scientists and entrepreneurs.

About CROÍ:

CROÍ is a registered charity with the goal of leading the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland.  Their mission is to prevent heart disease and stroke, save lives, empower and support families, communities and future generations to take control of their health and well-being.

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