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Posted: 21 March, 2012

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Dr. Harvey Fineberg, recipient of the Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture (R), with Dr. Gordon Francis, Chair of the Heart + Lung FEST 2012 program Committee

The Heart + Lung Health FEST 2012 ended on a high note, with researchers, trainees, clinicians and scientists having gleaned cutting edge approaches to discovery and innovation in the realm of health and lung health. If you missed out on the FESTivities, read on about some of the event’s highlights below.

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, the recipient of the Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture, captured the rapt attention of FEST attendees with his talk on how successful advisory studies can impact policy; a topic of interest amongst our local leading researchers who are working towards bettering health care practices and lowering health care costs through their work.Our young trainees impressed senior scientists and clinicians with their posters

Both Dr. Karin Humphries and Dr. Christopher Thompson kept the the audience on the edge of their seats as they debated for and against the possibility that the lack of research on cardiovascular disease in women poses a problem.

And our young trainees impressed senior scientists and clinicians with their thought-provoking projects during the poster session.

To learn more about the exciting events that took place at FEST 2012, visit

We will also be featuring video podcasts of FEST speakers talking about the importance and applicability of their work here soon, so please check back for more post-FEST updates!