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.
Saturday 28th September, 2019
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.
09:00 – Tea, coffee, pastries, mingle, exhibition
When you register you will be given a name tag with a coloured lanyard: Purple – Survivor, Blue – Family and Black for all others
Volunteer helpers from the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre will be around during the day to help you with any enquiries. They will be identifiable by their yellow t-shirts.
If wish to show your support for the event you can purchase t-shirts, hoodies and other goodies from the online shop.
There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other delegates during the day and we encourage you to engage with others.
|Whitwell||Finding your mojo using Mindfulness|
with James Whitfield
|Varies||Whitwell||Counselling sessions |
with Neil Magee
of the Cardiac Arrest Recovery team
|Empingham||Learn CPR/AED skills|
Main presentations will take place in the Langham room.
|10:00||10:15||Welcome with Paul Swindell|
|10:15||10:30||CARE – The Cardiac Arrest REcovery Team|
with Dr Tom Keeble
|10:30||11:00||The psychological aspect of survivorship |
with Dr Marco Mion
11:00 – 11:30 – Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition
|11:30||12:00||Memory issues and other sequelae|
with Barbara Wilson
|12:00||12:30||Coping with fatigue|
with Donna Malley
12:30 – 13:45 Finger buffet, mingle, exhibition
|13:45||14:15||Putting AEDs into your community|
with SADS UK & Charlotte Pickwick
|14:15||14:45||Living an active life post SCA |
with Angela Hartley
14:45 – 15:15 Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition including raffle @ 15:00
|15:15||15:30||Global view of Cardiac Arrest recovery care |
with Professor Karen Smith
|15:30||16:00||Interventions e.g. stents, medications|
with Dr John Davies
|16:00||16:30||Electrophysiology e.g. arrhythmias, ICD’s|
with Dr Andrew Grace
|16:30||18:00||Afternoon tea and cake|
We’ll split into separate moderated rooms for some
cake and informal chat amongst like minded
– Health professionals/others
Please note we are still in the process of organising the speakers and sessions and so the above programme is subject to change.
Please see here for more information on the speakers
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
Essex Cardiothoracic Centre – Cardiac physiologist Michelle Webster will be on hand to answer your questions about your ICD
Heartwize – Project to bring CPR/AED skills to schools
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Registry – Dr Terry Brown from Warwick University
Oakham CFR’s – The local Community First Responders
Abbot Vascular (formerly St Judes) – Cardiac implants
Boston Scientific – Implant and other cardiac devices
Medtronic – Implant and other cardiac devices
Laerdal – Cardiac products
Stryker – Medical Technology
Becton Dickinson – Medical Technology