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Patients Day 2016

Patients Day 2016 was held on Sunday 9 October 2016 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham UK.


AF Association Patients Day 2016 was a huge success. We heard from some of the UK’s leading doctors who gave fantastic advice. We learnt how an ablation works and why we would have this procedure. We also spent some time discussing anticoagulation and the various options. Trudie gave us all motivation on how we can use our voice in the modern NHS. We have received some wonderful feedback and are already looking forward to next year.

Please check back regularly for updates and presentations.


Chair     Dr Kim Rajappan  
10:00 Welcome and introduction  
Session 1 Prevent - How dangerous is AF?  
10:05 AF-related stroke risk and the impact of treatments Dr Chris Arden
10:25 Questions and answers regarding AF-related stroke risk and prevention  
10:35 The risks of AF itself Dr Vivienne Ezzat
11:15 Break  
Session 2 Treat - Can AF be cured?  
11:30 What are the treatment options? Dr Geraldine Lee
11:50 Catheter ablation - how does it work, risks, outcomes, does it last? Prof. Richard Schilling
12:30 Question time  
12:45 Lunch  
Chair Dr Matthew Fay  
13:45 The patient voice in a modern NHS Trudie Lobban
14:05 Getting involved in health care changes Dr Matthew Fay
14:30 Anticoagulation, suitability and patient choice Dr Kim Rajappan
14:55 When to seek medical attention or intervention Prof. Richard Schilling
15:20 Managing my condition: should I receive regular check-ups? Dr Jonathan Pitts Crick 
15:45 Summary/call to action and thanks  
16:00 Close  

 For more information please contact Rachel r.harris@heartrhythmalliance.org / 01789 867 517

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01789 867 502info@afa.org.uk


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