NHLI to open interactive heart and lung pop-up

The National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI) is transforming Londoners' perceptions of the humble corner shop, with its The Heart and Lung Convenience Store.

The pop-up will be situated in Hammersmith
The pop-up will be situated in Hammersmith
Situated within Hammersmith’s Kings Mall from 19 October until 1 November, the pop-up will feature a series of interactive exhibits and installations that shine the spotlight on developments in modern medicine.

The latest research conducted by Imperial College London’s National Heart & Lung Institute will come to life via talks, demonstrations and workshops, and there will be opportunities to discuss the future of heart and lung healthcare with specialists in the field.

The store will also feature a ‘Heart and Lung Lottery’, while visitors will be invited to interact with a ‘pick and mix’ of microbial species that live in the lungs, and create a 3D print of a section of a vein or artery.

The Heart and Lung Convenience Store will be open every day and entry, as well as one-off events, are free.  

Sara Rankin, professor at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, said: "Our first pop-up shop in 2014 was a fantastic opportunity to share our research with the Hammersmith community, appealing to everyone from budding young scientists to adults interested in sharing their ideas about science and medicine.

"We want to continue that relationship with The Heart and Lung Convenience Store and open up a fascinating conversation about the future of heart and lung healthcare."

NHLI opened the doors to its first pop-up, The Heart and Lung Repair Shop, in July 2014, where approximately 60 scientists and clinicians worked as ‘shop assistants’. 

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