Stokes Lecture

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 Medal - Irish Cardiac Society

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"

2019
Prof. Salim Yusuf

Stokes, Adams, Ward and many others: arrhythmias and syncope

2018
Dr. Janet McComb

The emerging epidemic of CVD in Developing Countries

2017
Prof. KK Teo, MacMaster University Canada

The Role of Aspirin in Acute Coronary Syndromes: A 30-year Journey

2016
Dr. Magnus Ohman, Duke University

Heart Failure, The Final Frontier

2015
Prof. John Cleland, Imperial College London

A Modern Understanding of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

2014
Dr. Eric Isselbacher, MGH Boston

Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of Human History : The HORUS Study of 4 ancient populations

2013
Dr. John Harold, ACC

Tomorrow you are Minister for Health – Now What?

2012
Prof. Ian Graham, Trinity College Dublin

Protecting the Heart & Circulation

2011
Prof. David Wood, Imperial College London

Endogenous Pathways that Protect against Atherosclerosis

2010
Prof. Des Fitzgerald UCD

Vascular Progenitor cells in Cardiovascular Disease

2009
Prof. Noel Caplice, UCC

Heart Failure, Past Present & Future

2008
Prof. John McMurray, Glasgow

Why do the good die young?

2007
Dr. Mary N. Sheppard, Royal Brompton London

Reducing the burden of coronary disease – the role of ACE Inhibitors

2006
Prof. Kim Fox, Royal Brompton London

Mesenchymal stem cells – prospects for Cardiac Regeneration

2005
Prof. Tim O’ Brien, Remedi Galway