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Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK 2017 - Liverpool

  • Date: 19th September 2017
  • Venue: Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

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.

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK 2017 - Liverpool

Event Details

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.

Event Information

  • Date: 19th September 2017
  • Venue: Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
  • Host: Mr Mark Field
  • Theme: THINK AORTA
  • 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.