UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Congratulations PhD student Lamia Al Saikhan

10 June 2019

‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference 3 – 5 June 2019, Manchester Central, Manchester

ICS PhD student Dr Lamia Al Saikhan was awarded the ‘Best of the Best’ Clinical Abstract – Imaging Award during the Annual Conference of the British Cardiovascular Society in Manchester 3rd -5th June 2019 for her work at University College London.
The work presented at the BCS annual conference was amongst the top 3 highest ranking in the category Imaging. This described the associations between cardiac function and structure, assessed by 3D Echocardiography, and the long-term risk of mortality in a large tri-ethnic sample of the UK general population, and highlighted different patterns of associations in men compared with women. These interesting new findings were investigated in the Southall and Brent Revisited (SABRE) study, the UK largest tri-ethnic longitudinal cohort.
The main SABRE study is supported by a joint programme grant from the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation (BHF). The SABRE Cognitive function substudy is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and the SABRE 3-D Heart substudy is funded by the BHF.

Lamia Al Saikhan is a PhD student at UCL and a lecturer at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. She is supported by a scholarship grant from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University for her postgraduate studies in the UK.

Lamia Al Saikhan