Medical researchers will join forces with leaders of football and sports to discover ways to prevent deaths from undiagnosed sudden cardiac issues.

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calendar-icon 23 January 2017

The Football Association (FA) are hosting the Cardiology in British Sport symposium at Wembley Stadium.

Former Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba, who survived having a cardiac arrest while playing football, will be a guest speaker at the event.

This event, run by experts in sports cardiology, will bring together leading institutions in British sport to highlight key issues with the athlete’s heart that are currently being faced by medical practitioners.

The RFU (Rugby Football Union), the governing body for rugby union in England, and the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board), the governing body of cricket in England and Wales, will also be represented.

This symposium will take place on Friday 23 March 2018 at Wembley Stadium follows the highly successful ‘Cardiology in Football’ event in 2015.

Conference organisers are Dr Aneil Malhotra (NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at St George’s, University of London, Dr Charlotte Cowie, Head of Medicine at The FA, and Professor Sanjay Sharma, St George’s, University of London, and The FA Cardiology Consensus Panel.

Dr Aneil Malhotra said: “Given the amount of interest since then, along with contemporary scientific developments in the field of sports cardiology, this event will be bigger and better and encompass, for the first time, a variety of major organisations in British sport.”

For more information and to book a place see: cardiologyinbritishsport.org