Beat SCAD Conference 2015 delegates

Beat SCAD is pleased to announce the launch of our second annual conference on Saturday 12 November.

The conference is aimed at anybody affected by SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection), including patients, families and friends.

We have a great agenda planned for the day, with some knowledgable speakers and, by popular demand, lots of networking opportunities.

Dr David Adlam and Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini (Dr Abi), lead researchers at the UK SCAD research project, will be updating delegates on the research, as well as answering their questions. Other speakers will discuss how to address issues that can arise after a SCAD event, and Beat SCAD will be celebrating its first anniversary.

For many rare disease patients meeting someone else with the same diagnosis is an invaluable part of their recovery. The relief many feel when they realise they are not alone is tangible. Last year’s conference achieved a UK first, by bringing 49 SCAD patients together (not bad when most of us were told we’d never meet another SCAD patient!) We’re hoping to welcome even more this year.

Families and friends of those diagnosed with a rare condition also need support, whether that be in understanding the condition better or in dealing with emotional or practical challenges. Beat SCAD’s mission is to not only support patients, but their families as well, so the conference will be an ideal opportunity to meet other families and friends.

It’s easy to focus on the diagnosis and what we can’t do, but we know many SCAD patients have gone on to achieve many things they thought would be impossible in the early days following diagnosis. So to celebrate what we can do, last year’s ‘Inspiration Board’ will be making a return. Have a look at the gallery below to see the inspirational messages some of last year’s delegates posted.

Conference details

Date: Saturday 12 November, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Drinks reception from 5.30pm

Venue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Cost: £25 per delegate

Further information: Click here for all the details and information about how to book

How to book: Click here for the online registration form.

If you have any questions about the conference you can email us on please put ‘Conference 2016’ in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you in November.