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Fax: +44 1789 450682

Heart Rhythm Congress
PO Box 3697
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 8YL

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Patients Day

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:  K Rajappan
  Oxford UK
10:00 Session 1 - Prevent how dangerous is AF -Welcome and introduction    
10:05 AF-related stroke risk and the impact of treatments    
10:25 Questions and answers regarding AF-related stroke and prevention    
10:35 The risk of AF itself  V Ezzat
London UK
11:15 Break    
11:30 What are the treatment options?    
11:50 Catheter Ablation - how does it work, risks, outcomes, does it last?    
12:30 Question time    
12:45 Break    
13:45 The patient voice in a modern NHS  T Lobban Stratford Upon Avon UK
14:05 Getting involved in health care changes (15 mins of presentation & 10 mins of questions)    
14:30 Anticoagulation, suitability and patient choice (15 mins of presentation & 10 mins of questions) K Rajappan
Oxford UK
14:55 When to seek medical attention or intervention (15 mins of presentation & 10 mins of questions)    
15:20 Managing my condition: should I receive regular check ups? (15 mins of presentation & 10 mins of questions) J Pitts-Crick
Bristol UK
15:45 Summary/call to action and thanks    
16:00 Close    


STARS Patients Day

Chair:  R Sutton
Monte Carlo FR
10:00 Welcome Trudie Lobban
Stratford Upon Avon UK
10:10 What the world thinks: expert statements R Sheldon
Calgary CAN
10:30 Fatigue: causes and management    
10:50 Rehabilitation in autonomic disorders    
11:10 Break    
11:20 Plenary Talk: PoTS under the microscope    
11:50 You are what you eat    
12:20 A Myth is a good as a Smile N Gall
London UK
12:45 Lunch    
13:45 Working with your health team L Kavi
Claverdon UK
14:10 Working with researchers    
14:35 Getting started with exercise prescriptions A Kiernan
Manchester UK
15:00 Interactive sessions    
15:00 Engagement and priority-setting in research    
  A focus on vasovagal syncope R Sheldon
Calgary CAN
  My child/BF/GF doesn't seem to fit a pattern    
  Tilt table testing - is it necessary? R Sutton
Monte Carlo FR
  Travelling with PoTS & Syncope
L Kavi
Claverdon UK
  PoTS in general
N Gall
London UK
16:00 Close


Arrhythmia Alliance Patients Day


10:00 Welcome    
10:05 Living with an ICD    
10:30 Relationships & ICD's     
10:50 Psychological impacts of having an ICD    
11:15 Break    
11:30 How to fundraise in your community    
11:55 SICD's    
12:20 What makes a sucessful patient support group     
12:45 Lunch    
13:45 Meet the ICD experts    
15:00 What does it mean to be affiliated to the Arrhythmia Alliance    
15:15 Defibs Save Lives
15:30 CPR & AED training and familiarisation     
15:45 Questions     
16:00 Close    
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