At a grand banquet, on 20th September 2019, held in the Swan Underglobe, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) recognised Dr Anne Child’s contribution in raising awareness of Marfan syndrome, in the Heart Heroes Award category. In the programme the BHF went on to say
“Dr Child’s remarkable work has helped grow Global awareness of a deadly heart disease. There’s not much Dr Anne Child doesn’t know about Marfan syndrome and how it affects the heart. As Honorary Cardiovascular Genetics Consultant at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Hospitals Trust, she is a leading light of the Marfan Trust, which she helped to set up in order to improve research into this life-threatening condition. Dr Child has also campaigned and raised funds for a drug trial. This was the AIMS Clinical trial which reported significant improvement in the life expectancy of children and young adults with Marfan syndrome, when placed on the medication Irbesartan.”
Hearty congratulations to Dr. Child!