Welcome to SHARP!

Scottish Heart and Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) is a charity set up by clinicians in the 1980s to tackle the problem of premature death through arterial disease in Scotland.

Initially this was a small group of clinicians who undertook projects in health promotion, research and education. Over the years SHARP has grown in membership to reflect the clinical work going on across Scotland in the area of arterial disease management. Our activities continue and build on the work done by previous Trustees promoting evidence-based care and providing education to all clinicians across Scotland.



SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as  the specific problems of practicing in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After  the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie one of our founding members.

We hope you will be able to join us at Crieff this year. Registration will open in mid August but please register your interest in attending this important update meeting on vascular disease in Scotland.

Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk disease Prevention (SHARP) is a registered Scottish heart charity (Charity No. SC005379)