Implementing Best Practice in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Prevention: Improving Outcomes, Accelerating Progress

16 September 2016 Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH

This panel-led policy meeting has been initiated, organised and funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and is supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network. It will provide an opportunity to examine what more could be done to ensure best practice in the management of AF-related stroke prevention is implemented across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

The meeting will be chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, Opposition Spokesperson for Health and former Chairman of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Panellists will include:

  • Professor David Fitzmaurice, Clinical Lead for Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Yassir Javaid, CVD Lead and Clinical Champion, East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network
  • Dawn Jevons, Relationship Manager, and Laura Harris, Senior Prevention Marketing Officer at the Stroke Association
  • Dr Christopher Parker CBE, Managing Director, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

The outcomes of the meeting will feed into a report of the meeting, which will capture the main discussion points on what actions can be taken to help embed best practice in the prevention of AF-related stroke in Birmingham and the West Midlands. All comments will be anonymised for the report and it will be circulated to key policy-makers and stakeholders both locally and nationally. All attendees will be asked to declare any interests in writing for inclusion in the post-meeting report


This meeting on 16 September is for the following audiences only to attend:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Healthcare commissioners
  • Public health representatives
  • Patient group representatives.

Delegates must apply to attend by contacting Rebecca Godfrey at or on 0207 824 1862 by Friday 11 September 2016. Please do not arrive without applying, as you will be turned away on the day if you have not formally registered.                

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