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“.
Saturday 18th November, 2023
The majority of the event will be held in the main conference room – the County Suite – with other sessions taking place in rooms nearby.
|09:00 – 09:55||County Reception||Registration|
|10:00 – 16:15||County Suite||Main sessions/Survivors Open Discussion|
|10:00 – 16:15||Oxford Room||Liz Sharpe/Co-Survivors+Supporters Open Discussion|
|11:10 – 15:20||Shrewsbury||Learn CPR/AED skills with Heartwize. These are by appointment, please book at registration.|
|10:00 – 16:15||Room 29||Quiet Room|
Registration – County Suite Reception
From 09:00 – Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition
When you register you will be given a name tag with a coloured lanyard:
- Purple – Survivor
- Blue – Co-survivors
- Black – Everyone else
To make it a smooth registration for all, it would be appreciated if the lead person in each party can complete the attendee details form in advance (preferably by the 16th November).
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 what we do there will be limited supplies of SCA UK merchandise available for purchase on the day.
Make sure you bring some CASH as we will be having a raffle which has a rather superb main prize of a CellAED, kindly donated by our sponsors Rapid Response Revival.
Schedule – County Suite
Session 1 – Moderators : Professor William Toff / Dr Thomas Keeble
|10:00||10:15||Welcome – Professor William Toff|
|10:15||10:35||SCA UK with Paul Swindell|
|10:35||11:00||CARE – The Cardiac Arrest REcovery Team|
with Dr Tom Keeble
|11:00||11:20||RCUK, SCAUK and “My right to recovery” campaign.|
with Adam Benson-Clarke
|11:20||11:45||Interventions e.g. stents, medications|
with Dr John Davies
|11:45||12:10||Electrophysiology : Arrhythmias, ICD’s etc|
with Dr Neil Srinivasan
12:10 – 13:20 Lunch, mingle, exhibition
Session 2 – Moderators : Professor William Toff / Professor Kirstie Haywood
|13:20||13:40||Warwick University Cardiac Arrest Research|
with Professor Kirstie Haywood
|13:40||14:00||East Midlands Ambulance Service : The other side of the coin|
with Conor McClelland
|14:00||14:20||Speech and Language difficulties post SCA. Recognising and developing coping strategies with Jeanne Reilly|
|14:20||14:40||Coping with Fatigue / The psychological aspect of survivorship|
with Dr Marco Mion
|14:40||15:00||What’s the Worst That Can Happen?|
with Karl Perry
15:00 – 15:20 Tea, coffee, mingle, exhibition
Session 3 – Moderators : Professor William Toff / Charlotte Pickwick / Ellie Gudde / Marco Mion
|We’ll split into separate moderated rooms for informal chat amongst like minded individuals|
– Survivors (County Suite)
– Co-Survivors and supporters (Oxford Room)
Schedule – Oxford Room
Essex Cardiothoracic Centre counsellor Liz Sharpe will be delivering two sessions targeted at making life after cardiac arrest easier. Places will be limited so please book your spot at the registration desk.
|12:10||13:20||Speakers and Sponsors Lunch|
|13:20||14:15||Living life as a family carer / coping with uncertainty|
with Liz Sharpe
|14:15||15:00||Self help tips for beating stress, anxiety and low mood|
with Liz Sharpe
|15:00||15:15||Break : Coffee, mingle, exhibition|
|15:15||16:15||Open Discussions – Partners and Life Savers|
Moderated by Stuart Menzies / Uzma Sajjad / Tom Keeble / Liz Sharpe
Schedule – Shrewsbury Room
We have CPR/AED training sessions delivered by the excellent HeartWize team. Places will be limited so please book your spot at the registration desk.
|10:50||12:10||CPR and AED training|
|14:00||15:20||CPR and AED training|
Schedule – Room 29
We have set aside a room as a quiet space should any one feel the need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day.
Please see here for more information on the speakers
Evening – County Suite
|19:00||19:30||Gather for pre-dinner drinks|
|19:00||Close up magic from Trevor Cline|
|20:30||A word from our sponsor|
with survivor Ben Culff
|Light music from Maddox Jones|