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Patients Day

Our HRC2015 Patients Day took place on Sunday 4 October at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham UK.

Patients Day provides an opportunity for patients and carers to meet and liaise directly with medical professionals, to pose relevant questions and gain a greater insight into developing technologies and techniques regarding their condition.

AF Association Patients Day

Chair:  M Lovell (Exeter UK)
10:00 Welcome and introduction      
10:05 Active with AF - finding the right balance   M Fay
Bradford UK
10:25 Warfarin, NOACs & LAAO - an overview and comparison   J de Bono Birmingham UK
10:55 New technologies in AF treatment   P B Lim London UK
11:15 Break      
11:30 Rate vs. rhythm   M Earley London UK
11:50 Ablation - when and which type is appropriate   M Lovell  Exeter UK
12:10 Management of medications pre and post procedure   D Gupta Liverpool UK 
12:30 Question Time      
12:45 Lunch      
Chair: W Hussain (London UK)
13:45 Meet & greet - an opportunity for patients to meet & form a support network

Discussion Tables

Patients will be split into 2 groups with the faculty members rotating for each topic as per the session times below:
> Session 1: 14:05 - 14:30
> Session 2: 14:30 - 14:55
> Session 3: 14:55 - 15:20
> Session 4: 15:20 - 15:45
Dental treatments & minor surgery on anticoagulants   D Gupta
Liverpool UK
Lifestyle improvements   M Fay
Bradford UK
Antidotes for NOACs   S Page
Leeds UK
Related conditions & treating the whole patient   M Lovell
Exeter UK
15:45 Summary/call to action and thanks      
16:00 Close      

STARS Patients Day

Chair: R Sutton (Monte Carlo MCO)
10:00 Welcome and introduction   T Lobban
Stratford-upon-Avon UK
10:05 Getting better on our own:  latest data on vasovagal syncope   R Sheldon
Calgary CAN
10:30 A doctor's perspective on working with syncope and syncope patients   T Salukhe London UK
10:55 What do we know about CBT and physiologic disorders?   M Opie-Moran London UK
11:15 Break    
11:30 A molecular cause for PoTS and vasovagal syncope - a special lecture   S Raj Calgary CAN
11:55 A doctor's perspective on working with PoTS and PoTS patients   N Gall London UK
12:15 Specific advice sessions
> Exercise
Sleep, POTS, VVS
S Raj

N Gall
M Opie-Moran

Calgary CAN
London UK
London UK
12:45 Lunch      
Chair: N Gall (London UK)
13:45 Working Groups:  World Café method
> Accessing the right kind of help;  managing fatigue and brain fog;  coping with dizzy spells and other symptoms; healthy relationships at home and in the community
  A Brandes
N Gall
B Grubb
L Kavi
P B Lim
L Nicholson
M Opie-Moran
S Raj
R Sheldon
R Sutton
Odense DK
London UK
Toledo USA
Birmingham UK
London UK
Sheffield UK
London UK
Calgary CAN
Calgary CAN

Monte Carlo MCO
14:45 Group reports      
15:00 A special session with Blair Grubb   B Grubb Toledo USA
16:10 Summary and thanks      
16:15 Close      


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