About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic, Cardiology

This is the first episode in the series by RSM Cardiothoracic section: Dilemmas in the acute aortic dissection.

This first webinar will join experts to explore the diagnostic challenges and treatment of acute aortic syndromes. Symptoms for acute aortic dissection may be extremely similar to those of heart attacks, but if incorrectly diagnosed, this can have life-threatening consequences. UK specialists in acute aortic syndromes will aim to provide vital knowledge to help diagnose correctly and treat efficiently.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the impact of acute aortic dissection from a family perspective
  • Appreciate the challenges in the treatment pathway of acute aortic syndromes
  • Understand the dilemma of cardiologists treating chest pain due to aortic dissection when expecting to undertake PCI

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The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic. However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times. Now more than everas a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider making a donation  for joining this webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 


Standard pricing available until 15 October 2020.


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View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Mr Mark Jones, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

A patients' view
Challenges in the acute aortic dissection pathway including diagnosis

Mr Graham Cooper, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Acute coronary syndromes and aortic dissection

Professor Simon Ray, President, British Cardiovascular Society

Classification of acute aortic syndromes

Mr Geoff Tsang, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Spire Southampton Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



More from this series:

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Extent of operation in acute type A aortic dissection

In this second webinar, two prominent speakers in the field will address two different ways of dealing with an involved aortic arch in acute type A aortic dissection. Karen Booth will suggest ascending aorta replacement with or without hemiarch replacement. Ben Adams will then propose his way of treatment which would be to replace the ascending aorta and arch using a Frozen Elephant Trunk.

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Malperfusion syndromes in acute aortic dissection

In this third webinar, a debate will address what the optimal management strategy is for a patient presenting with acute type A aortic dissection that is complicated by malperfusion syndrome. Two views will be addressed by expert speakers. One will propose endovascular fenestration followed by later stage conventional repair while the other speaker will propose conventional repair +/- Frozen Elephant Trunk as soon as possible. 

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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