Not Alone Seminar

It’s easy to feel alone and abandoned post-cardiac arrest and with this event we hope to banish that feeling!

As a cardiac arrest survivor you might not realise you are quite unique, survival rates are only 8% in the UK. There is a good chance that you’ve never met another survivor face to face, and this follows for partners, lifesavers and family of survivors.

Our events are one of the rare opportunities where you get to chat and interact with others who’ve been through a similar experience and “GET IT“.

The educational talks have been scheduled in hour-long sessions, with 2 talks per session. There is a break of at least 30 mins between each session for refreshments and mingling time.

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Saturday 28th September, 2019


The Edith Weston Conference suite, Barnsdale Hall Hotel, Oakham

The majority of the daytime event will be held in the conference suite, just a few minutes walk from the hotel. There is a small incline between the two buildings and should anyone need it there is a golf buggy available for transport.

Heartwize and colleagues will be undertaking CPR+AED training sessions in the Empingham room, which is in a separate building near the main conference suite.



09:30 – Tea, coffee, pastries, mingle, exhibition

When you register you will be given a coloured name tag:

White – Survivor
Blue – Family
Yellow – Allied Health Professional

There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other delegates during the day and we encourage you to engage with others.

Session 1

StartEndRoom 1
10:3011:00CARE – The Cardiac Arrest REcovery Team
with Dr Tom Keeble & Paul Swindell
11:0011:30The psychological aspect of survivorship
with Dr Marco Mion


11:30 – 12:00 – Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition

Session 2

StartEndRoom 1
12:0012:30Ask the Cardiologist Q&A
with Dr John Davies

12:3013:00Putting AEDs in your community
with SADS UK & Charlotte Pickwick


13:00 – 13:45 Finger buffet, mingle, exhibition


13:45 – 14:00 Raffle

Session 3

StartEndRoom 1
14:0014:30Coping with memory issues
with Barbara Wilson
14:3015:00Coping with fatigue
with Donna Malley
StartEndRoom 2
14:0014:30Finding your mojo using Mindfulness
with James Whitfield
14:3015:00Practical tips for life after cardiac arrest
with Paul Swindell


15:00 – 15:30 Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition

Session 4

StartEndRoom 1
15:3016:00Living an active life post SCA
with Angela Hartley
16:0016:30Ask the Electrophysiologist
with Dr Andrew Grace
16:3016:45Wrap up
StartEndRoom 2
15:3016:00Dissecting the ICD
with TBC
16:0016:30Living with an ICD
with TBC

Please note we are still in the process of organising the speakers and sessions and so the above programme is subject to change.


There will be a small exhibition of related organisations and sponsors.  They will be open from the start of the event.

SADS UK – Sudden Arrhythmic Death charity

Pharmacist – TBC

Wel Medical – Resuscitation equipment

Heartwize – Project to bring CPR/AED skills to schools

Medtronic – Implant and other cardiac devices

Boston Scientific – Implant and other cardiac devices

Cardiac Science Corporation – AED’s and other cardiac devices

Abiomed – Cardiac products

Cardionovum – Cardiac products such as coronary balloons and stents

Laerdal – Cardiac products

Livanova/Microport – Cardiac products

Zoll – Defibrillators

Abbot Vascular (formerly St Judes) – Cardiac implants