Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland Events

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Each year, we award the honour of hosting AD Awareness Day to an institution that is recognised by patients as doing great work of national significance in the field of Aortic Dissection. To date, we have recognised the following organisations and individuals on the respective AD Awareness Days. We thank them for their important contributions to the growth and success of Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK&I.

We also have plans afoot for specific future AD Awareness Days to be held in Ireland.

2021 – 6th Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day


To be announced!

2020 – 5th Annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day – Virtual COVID edition

In 2020 the annual AD Awareness Day moved online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We hosted a great selection of presentations and podcasts which you can find here:

2019 – The University of Leicester, BHF Cardiovascular Sciences Research Centre – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Host: Professor Gavin Murphy
Sponsors: Terumo Aortic

2018 – Barts Health NHS Trust – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

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

Diagnosing Aortic Dissection in the Emergency Setting

Dr. Emma Redfern and Prof. Mark Callaway

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

2017 – Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK

Host: Mr Mark Field
Sponsor: 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

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

Host: Professor John Pepper
Sponsor: 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 Day UK

Other events

SCTS Glasgow 2018

Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plenary Session, Glasgow 2018
Addresses by Gareth Owens – A Patient Perspective on Aortic MDTs; Dave Thornton – Enabling Teams to Work Effectively; Graham Cooper, address as outgoing President of the SCTS

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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