Irish Aortic Diessection Symposium

  • Date: Friday, Sep 2, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
FREE 1 Day View presentations
Featured Image

Aortic Dissection: The Detectable Killer

Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust is the UK and Ireland charity uniting patients, families and the medical community in a shared goal of improving diagnosis, increasing survival and reducing disability due to aortic dissection.

In the UK & Ireland, over 2,000 people per year lose their lives from aortic dissection.

Our ambition is to bring consistency of treatment across the whole patient pathway through:

  • Increased access to education for medical professionals and patients in the UK & Ireland
  • Working with those responsible for healthcare policy in the UK & Ireland to ensure that there is consistency in the provision of diagnosis for acute aortic dissection, specialised follow-up for survivors and access to clinical genetics for relatives
  • Promoting funding for medical research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure for aortic dissection

On the 2nd September 2022, RCSI hosted the “Irish Aortic Dissection Symposium” which featured guest speakers such Professor Lars Nolke, Mrs Catherine Fowler, Professor Aung Oo amongst many others. In the afternoon a breakout sessions in POCUS and CT Workshops in RCSI’s No.26 Wet lab.

Topics to be discussed

  • A Vision for national aortic dissection pathways
  • The personal impact of aortic dissection
  • Pathophysiology of acute dissection and how this affects presentation
  • Comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging of aortic dissection
  • Acute type A in the era of hybrid grafts
  • Current status of endovascular management of aortic dissection
  • Training in dissection and aortic surgery in Ireland
  • High Fidelity Simulation in acute aortic dissection


Speaker image

Professor Lars Nolke

Clinical Director CVRRE Directorate
Speaker image

Mrs Catherine Fowler

Trustee The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Speaker image

Mr Graham Cooper

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Speaker image

Professor James Meaney

Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Professor
Speaker image

Professor Aung Oo

Consultant Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon
Speaker image

Mr Prakash Madhavan

Consultant Vascualr Surgeon
Speaker image

Mr Vincent Young

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Speaker image

Dr Victoria Meighan

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Speaker image

Dr John Cronin

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Speaker image

Dr Cathal de Buitleir

Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Related Events: