On the 2nd of April 2009, a very successful Open Day was held by the Vascular Research Laboratory. The programme included the following lectures:
Ageing and vascular health: Dr Doina Gherghel, Aston University
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: an intimate relationship: Professor Clifford Bailey, Professor of Clinical Science, Aston University
Age related macular degeneration: is it a vascular disease: Professor Jonathan Gibson, Professor of Ophthalmology, Aston University
Preserving hearts and saving minds: Dr Peter Bentham Consultant in Working Age Dementia Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT)
Demonstrations of various vascular imaging techniques (e.g., flow mediated dilation, pulse-wave analysis, ocular blood flow measurements, retinal vascular reactivity and nailfold capillaroscopy) also took place.