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Beat SCAD Conference 2020

June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Beat SCAD conference 2020
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Beat SCAD Conference 2020

Learn more about Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), an underdiagnosed heart condition that affects otherwise fit, healthy people without warning.
SCAD experts will provide updates on the UK research, links with associated conditions such as Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and more.
Network with SCAD patients, families, friends and healthcare professionals.

For more information 

Topics we are considering for the 2020 event, in addition to the latest research developments, include:

  • Latest information about the connection between SCAD and FMD
  • The impact of SCAD on mental wellbeing – options for self-help and more
  • Improving the quality of Cardiac Rehab and looking beyond rehab towards exercising with confidence in the long term
  • The real costs of SCAD research
  • Separate sessions for those interested in:
    • P-SCAD (Pregnancy SCAD) outcomes and the options for women wanting to get pregnant post SCAD
    • How male SCAD is different

Date: Saturday 6 June 2020

Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm – Registration 9.00-10.00am.

Venue: The Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham

Price per delegate: £35 (includes lunch)

Why attend BEAT SCAD 2020?

Anybody affected by SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is welcome to attend.

In 2018 we had almost 120 delegates, 68 of whom were SCAD survivors. We hope to make our 2020 event the biggest ever gathering of SCAD survivors in the UK and very much hope that you will want to come along. Partners, family members and friends are also very welcome to attend.

Learn about SCAD

Our aim is to answer your questions, educate, inform and inspire you with all that life after SCAD has to offer.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr David Adlam, who is leading the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre’s SCAD research programme 

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini (Dr Abi) who worked on the research project and now runs a SCAD Clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Dr Alice Wood, Clinical Research Fellow on the SCAD research programme.

The UK SCAD experts have seen more SCAD patients than anyone else in the UK. They will be giving an update on the research so far and answering your questions about SCAD, medication, FMD, pregnancy and more.

Meet patients, families and friends

Meeting other people who have ‘been there’ and ‘get it’ is invaluable for most rare disease patients, no matter how long ago they had their event. Family and friends also need support and the conference is an ideal opportunity to meet people who understand something about what those affected by SCAD are living with.

There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other SCAD patients, families and friends during the coffee and lunch breaks and this year we will look to introduce different networking activities to make it as easy as possible for you to talk with others.

Get involved on the day

  • Our ‘Inspiration Board’ returns – why not bring photos of you doing something amazing after SCAD to share with the conference?
  • Submit your burning questions in advance for Dr Adlam, Dr Al-Hussaini and Dr Wood to answer on the day – look out for an email from us requesting your input
  • Take part in Q&A sessions during the day
  • Tell Beat SCAD how we can help YOU


More details to follow, but in the meantime, please click here to complete the booking form. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Parking FREE during the conference.

Free car parking is available at the North East Car Park. The postcode for this car park is: B15 2SA

Alan Walters Building is R29 on the attached campus map and North East Car park is between G9 and G10 building.

Map of University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus

Sponsorship and exhibiting

We are offering sponsorship opportunities and exhibition space to both commercial and not-for-profit organisations wishing to take advantage of the Beat SCAD Conference as a way to support the charity and engage with participants and healthcare professionals. Details of the opportunities can be found here.  

If you or your friends/family are interested in supporting Beat SCAD on 6 June, please email sarah@beatscad.org.uk.


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The Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2SB United Kingdom
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