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Irish Aortic Dissection Symposium – 2nd Sep 2022

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust and Artivion have the pleasure of inviting you to this aortic dissection education meeting.

Date: Friday 2nd September 2022

Location: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

A free, CPD accredited event.

It is aimed at Emergency Physicians, Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiologists exploring aortic dissection diagnosis and subsequent surgical treatment options.

This is through a mixture of lectures, simulation, the patient perspective, wetlands and expert panel discussion.

The symposium is a full-day event.


8:45-9:00 – Welcome

Mr Saleem Jahangeer – Consultant Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon – St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Mr Adam Daly – Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Fellow – Cleveland Clinic

Session 1:

9:00-9:20 – A Vision for National Aortic Dissection Pathways

Prof Lars Nolke – Clinical Director CVRRE Directorate, Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon – Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

9:20-9:40 – The personal Impact of Aortic Dissection

Mrs Catherine Fowler – BCAh – Trustee The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

9:40-10:00 – Pathophysiology of Acute Dissection and How this affects presentation

Mr Graham Cooper – Consultant Cardiac Surgeon – Trustee The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

10:00-10:20 – Comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging of Aortic Dissection

Prof James Meaney – Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Professor – St James’s Hospital, Dublin

10:20-10:30 – Session Discussion Followed by Coffee

Session 2:

10:45-11:05 – Keynote Lecture: ‘Acute type A in the era of hybrid grafts’

Prof Aung Oo – Consultant Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Aortovascular Surgery – St Bartholomew’s Hospital London

11:05-11:23 – Current Status of Endovascular Management of Aortic Dissection

Mr Prakash Madhavan – Consultant Vascular Surgeon – St James’s Hospital, Dublin

11:25-11:45 – Training in dissection and aortic surgery in Ireland

Mr Vincent Young – Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Clinical Direct SACC Directorate – St James’s Hospital Dublin

11:45-12:30 – High Fidelity Simulation in Acute Aortic Dissection

Dr Victoria Meighan – Consultant in Emergency Medicine – Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin

Dr John Cronin – Consultant in Emergency Medicine – St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin

Dr Cathal de Buitleir – Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine

12:30-12:45 – Session Discussion Followed by Lunch

Afternoon Session – 13:30 – Aortic Surgery Wetlab

(28 participants 7 per group and rotate)

Introduction, AorticRoot, FET, Ascending/Hemiarch and AMDS

POCUS and CT Workshop

Dr Victoria Meighan (organisers) – Consultant in EM – Tallaght University Hospital

Dr Cian McDermott – Consultant in EM – Mater Hospital

Dr Rachel Gilmore – Consultant in EM – Connolly Hospital

Dr Emer Kidney – Consultant in EM – Tallaght University Hospital

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