Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK 2017 - Liverpool
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 - Helen Wilson.
Q & A session - Mr Mark Field, Mr Graham Cooper, Mr Manoj Kuduvalli.