The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow is hosting the Scottish Aortic Dissection Education Event 2023, a pivotal annual educational summit aimed at paramedics, emergency medicine providers and surgical trainees. This event presents a crucial opportunity for healthcare professionals to gain updated aortic dissection knowledge and practical skills. Awarded 5 CPD hours by RCSEd.
Morning Lectures: Focused Medical Content
The morning session will consist of lectures on the pathophysiology of aortic dissection, designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of the underlying causes and progression of this condition. Pre-hospital management discussions will outline the best practices and protocols for treating patients with suspected aortic dissection before they reach the hospital. The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service from NHS Scotland will be presenting interesting cases, offering invaluable insights into complex scenarios encountered in real-world emergency settings.
Discussing High-Stakes Sporting Events and Recent Research Data
A new topic this year, Management of Pre-Hospital Sporting Emergencies will address the risks and emergency medical strategies related to athletic events. To cap the morning, findings from the DAShED study on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Aortic Syndromes (AAS) in the Emergency Department will be presented, offering new evidence-based guidance for clinical practices.
Afternoon Sessions: Hands-On Learning
The afternoon will break into three distinct tracks, each aimed at enhancing practical skills through real-world case studies and technical exercises.
- Emergency Case Studies
This segment will review assorted emergency medicine case studies, allowing delegates to engage with real-world scenarios and outcomes, honing their diagnostic and treatment skills in the process.
- Ascending Aortic Wetlab
Surgical trainees will find this track of particular interest. Basic and advanced sessions will offer an experiential learning environment, enabling attendees to simulate surgical interventions on aortic samples.
- Aortic POCUS
Focused on emergency medicine trainees, these sessions offer training in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) techniques – both basic and advanced – for diagnosing aortic conditions.
Booking and Session Selection: Act Promptly as Space is Limited
As you’re planning your attendance, remember that the event offers both morning lectures and afternoon hands-on sessions. When heading to the booking page, you’ll be prompted to select your preferred afternoon session. The morning session is automatically included in your booking.
For those especially keen on the Ascending Aortic Wetlab or the Aortic POCUS sessions: these tracks have limited availability due to the specialised equipment and individualised training involved. If these sessions are high on your agenda, we strongly advise signing up as soon as possible to secure your spot.
A Comprehensive Educational Opportunity
This CPD accredited Scottish Aortic Dissection Education Event represents a multi-faceted approach to aortic dissection education, combining theoretical lectures with practical skills sessions. Healthcare professionals attending this event will not only enrich their understanding of aortic dissection but also acquire hands-on experience crucial for effective patient management.