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Aortic Disease Awareness Day -- September 19th, 1:00 - 4:00PM Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Aortic Disease Awareness Day

Aortic dissection is a serious condition in which the inner and middle layers of the aorta separate. Because not enough patients and health care practitioners have sufficient awareness of the condition, however, it is often misdiagnosed.

Wednesday September 19 is Aortic Disease Awareness Day, an international action that aims to educate patients, survivors, and health care practitioners about the condition and how it is treated.

This year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen's will be hosting Canada’s first official Aortic Disease Awareness Day event. All are welcome to come to KHSC to learn more about the condition and how to treat it or recover from it.

Location: Henderson Centre - Connell 4, Kingston Health Sciences Centre 76 Stuart St, Kingston, ON

Program

13:00 - 13:15    Opening Remarks

13:15 - 13:30    Why do we need an Aortic Awareness Day? – Mr. Steve Harrington

13:30 - 14:00    A patient’s journey into an aortic emergency – Patients’ representative 

14:00 - 14:30    The diagnosis and monitoring of Aortic Disease -- Dr. A. Jhori, KHSC-Queen's University

14:30 - 14:45    Break

14:45 - 15:15   Novel surgical strategies for complex aortic disease – Dr. G. Bisleri/Dr. D. Payne, KHSC-Queen’s University

15:15 - 15:45   Engineers and physicians: a strategic partnership to help patients’ care – Dr. D. Rival, Queen’s University

15:45 - 16:00   Closing remarks