2017 – Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK
Theme: THINK AORTA
Host: Mr Mark Field
Sponsor: Heart Research UK
On 19th September 2017 around 70 patients, relatives and healthcare professionals were welcomed to Liverpool by Jane Tomkinson, Chief Executive of Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital and her specialist Aortic team. At this meeting, Mr. Graham Cooper, now the NHS England lead for acute Aortic Dissection, committed the NHS to developing a Service Specification for Thoracic Aortic Dissection and Mrs Barbara Harpham, Director of Heart Research UK, came up with the idea that a poster should be displayed in every A&E department with the message ‘THINK AORTA’. As a result, AD Awareness UK & Ireland set about pursuing these two initiatives.
Die another day: How to survive an Aortic Dissection
Gareth Owens, AD Survivor & Advocate for Aortic Dissection Awareness
The Heartache and the Madness
Stefan Paudler, Survivor of Aortic Dissection shares his story
Engagement with First Responders: Challenges and Solutions for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of AD
Miss Deborah Harrington
The Importance of Genetic Testing After Aortic Dissection
Dr Victoria McKay
Surgery for Aortic Dissection and the Need for Specialist Teams
Mr Mark Field
How to drive change and improvement in recognition and treatment of AD
Mr Graham Cooper
Research on Aortic Disease and how to get recognition of Aortic Dissection into routine practice
Professor Toru Suzuki
Training, Fellowships, Support Groups and Awareness … Recipe for Success
Mr Omar Nawaytou
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aortic Dissection Specialist
Nurse Jan Naybor
Aortic Masterclasses, Fellowships and Research – Heart Research UK
Q & A session
Mr Mark Field, Mr Graham Cooper, Mr Manoj Kuduvalli
Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland is the national patient charity for Aortic Dissection in the UK & Ireland.
Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK is our flagship national event which happens every 19th September - see our Events page.
THINK AORTA is our life-saving global campaign to improve awareness, diagnosis and prevention of this lethal disease.
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