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