Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland – Events

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Each year, as the national patient association for AD, we award the honour of hosting AD Awareness Day UK to an institution that is recognised by patients as doing excellent work in the field of Aortic Dissection.  To date, we have recognised the organisations listed below. We thank them for their important contributions to the field and to the growth and success of Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK.

Click on an event to browse content and watch session videos from that year’s AD Awareness Day UK.  There you can also see the full programmes.

Other Events

Also listed below by year are other notable events to which we contributed.

#ADADUK21
#ADADUK21

2021 – The Bristol Aortic Service

6th Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day

Theme: Responding to the Challenge of Acute Aortic Dissection

Hosts: Dr Emma Redfern, Dr Mark Callaway, Mr Cha Rajakaruna and Mr Marcus Brooks
Sponsors: Terumo Aortic

Venue: M-Shed, Bristol Harbourfront

Full details on the #ADADUK21 page…

COVID-19
COVID-19

2020 – COVID-19 Special Online Edition

5th Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Steve Curry, AD survivor talking about his experience of surviving Aortic Dissection, live on South-East Radio, Wexford, Ireland

Steve Curry and Dr. John Cronin talk about the challenges of diagnosing a life-threatening Aortic Dissection, live on Ireland AM TV during AD Awareness Week in Sept. 2020

The Cardiac COVID Study by St Bartholomew’s Hospital – Prof. Julie Sanders, Ms Tootie Bueser, Cardiac Surgery patient Edward Hyde and Prof Aung Oo.   See update here.

What happened since ADADUK19 in Leicester? – An update on our collaborative AD Screening Research programme started at ADAD2019 with the University of Leicester, by Dr. Riccardo Abbasciano

The Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland 2020 annual In Memoriam of those we lost to Aortic Dissection, with Gareth Owens

Diagnosing Aortic Dissection in the Emergency Setting – Dr. Emma Redfern and Prof. Mark Callaway (from ADADUK18)

A short video from Matt Hancock MP, for Aortic Dissection Awareness Day, reiterating the need for awareness, early detection and treatment and including a pledge on government research funding

“Today is a Good Day” – A film on the birth and progress of Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland, which won the 2020 Rare Disease Film Festival UK People’s Choice Award

Your invitation to AD Awareness Day UK 2021 in Bristol by Dr. Emma Redfern and Prof. Mark Callaway of the Bristol Aortic Service

Leicester
Leicester

2019 – The University of Leicester, BHF Cardiovascular Sciences Research Centre

4th Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Theme: Imaging, Genetic Testing, Counselling & Research Design

Host: Prof. Gavin Murphy, British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Leicester
Sponsors: Terumo Aortic

Patient Story – Ms. Mandy Hawker, Aortic Dissection Survivor (video)

Family Story – Ms. Amy Yasbeck, Hollywood actress, widow of John Ritter and founder of the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health (video)

Keynote address: The Genetics of Aortic Dissection – Dr. Dianna Milewicz*

Imaging in Aortic Dissection – Prof. Mark Callaway (video)

Expert panels: Imaging, Genetic Testing, Counselling & Research Design

Workshops: Imaging, Genetic Testing, Counselling & Research Design

Update on current AD Awareness Projects & Initiatives – Catherine Fowler

Workshop Feedback & Summary

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dianna Milewicz, President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics and Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dianna is an international authority on the genetics of Aortic Dissection and is Director of the John Ritter Research Programme.

Barts Front
Barts Front

2018 – Barts Health NHS Trust

3rd Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Theme: Caring for the Whole Aorta

Hosts: Mr Harpaul Flora, Mr Sandip Sarkar & Professor Aung Oo
Sponsors: Terumo Aortic & LeMaitre Vascular

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK 2018 – Showreel – A short 4 minute film summarising the day

Genetic Factors in Aortic Dissection: Treating the whole family – Dr. Bejal Pandya

Managing Risk Factors for Aortic Dissection: Difficult Blood Pressure – Dr. Mel Lobo

The Surveillance of Aortic Dissection patients – Dr. Kate von Klemperer

My Aortic Dissection Journey – Gareth Owens

Diagnosing Aortic Dissection in the Emergency Setting – Dr. Emma Redfern and Prof. Mark Callaway

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery

2018 – SCTS Glasgow

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Plenary Session

A Patient Perspective on Aortic MDTs – Gareth Owens

Enabling Teams to Work Effectively – Dave Thornton

Address as outgoing President of the SCTS – Graham Cooper

LHCH
LHCH

2017 – Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

2nd Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Theme: THINK AORTA

Host: Mr Mark Field
Sponsors: Heart Research UK

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 – Helen Wilson

Q & A session – Mr Mark Field, Mr Graham Cooper, Mr Manoj Kuduvalli

RBH
RBH

2016 – The Royal Brompton Hospital London

1st Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Theme: Today is a Good Day

Hosts: Professor John Pepper
Sponsors: Heart Research 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 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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