The Stokes Lecture is the keynote address of the annual conference. Each year an individual who made an outstanding contribution to the profession of cardiology and who has Irish connections is invited to present to the membership body. The Stokes lecturer is presented with the Irish Cardiac Society Stokes Medal.
Stokes Lectures: 2019 – 2005
Note: In 2020 the delivery of the Stokes lecture was postponed for the first time since its introduction, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Tackling the global burden of CVD"
Prof. Salim Yusuf
Stokes, Adams, Ward and many others: arrhythmias and syncope
Dr. Janet McComb
The emerging epidemic of CVD in Developing Countries
Prof. KK Teo, MacMaster University Canada
The Role of Aspirin in Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 30-year Journey
Dr. Magnus Ohman, Duke University
Heart Failure, The Final Frontier
Prof. John Cleland, Imperial College London
A Modern Understanding of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Dr. Eric Isselbacher, MGH Boston
Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of Human History : The HORUS Study of 4 ancient populations
Dr. John Harold, ACC
Tomorrow you are Minister for Health – Now What?
Prof. Ian Graham, Trinity College Dublin
Protecting the Heart & Circulation
Prof. David Wood, Imperial College London
Endogenous Pathways that Protect against Atherosclerosis
Prof. Des Fitzgerald UCD
Vascular Progenitor cells in Cardiovascular Disease
Prof. Noel Caplice, UCC
Heart Failure, Past Present & Future
Prof. John McMurray, Glasgow
Why do the good die young?
Dr. Mary N. Sheppard, Royal Brompton London
Reducing the burden of coronary disease – the role of ACE Inhibitors
Prof. Kim Fox, Royal Brompton London
Mesenchymal stem cells – prospects for Cardiac Regeneration
Prof. Tim O’ Brien, Remedi Galway