2016 Events

2016 – The Royal Brompton Hospital, London – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Theme: Today is a Good Day

Host: Professor John Pepper
Sponsor: Heart Research UK

19th September 2016 marked a special beginning – the first-ever AD Awareness Day UK as part of the global AD Awareness Day initiative instigated by Swedish AD survivor Timo Söderlund.

With assistance from our sponsors Heart Research UK and our good friend Prof. John Pepper (the first clinician ever to speak at AD Awareness Day UK), 20 patients, relatives and healthcare professionals with an interest in Aortic Dissection met, talked about the challenges of diagnosis and treatment and developed a vision to raise awareness of Aortic Dissection across the UK.

Patient interviews: Today is a Good Day
Aortic Dissection UK Buddies: Dan Burgess, Gareth Owens, Nicola McMeekin, John Greenstreet, Brenda Grunwell, Anne Cotton, Catherine Fowler

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland is the national patient association for people affected by Aortic Dissection and their families.

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK is a national event to celebrate global Aortic Dissection Awareness Day (September 19th), when a worldwide movement joins forces to increase awareness of this life-threatening disease. Over 20 countries around the world host an event to mark this day.

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