Ben Freedman is Deputy Director Cardiovascular Strategy at Sydney’s Heart Research Institute, Honorary Professor of Cardiology at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, and former head of Department of Cardiology Concord Hospital. He is also Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor and Lui Che Woo Distinguished Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was Deputy Dean of Medicine at the University of Sydney between 2003-12. His major research interest is stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. In 2015 he formed the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration with 5 others. It now has 170 members from 36 countries. He is currently co-chair of the World Heart Federation’s AF-Roadmap update. In 2002 he was scientific chairman of the successful World Congress of Cardiology. In 2011 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to medicine as a clinician, educator and researcher.