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The SADS facts of life: sudden cardiac death in sport

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust is holding an open lecture at Loughborough University this October to raise awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

What is SADS and what has it got to do with sport?
Dr Ffion Davies, medical advisor to The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and consultant in A&E at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), will introduce the session on underlying heart conditions that can affect seemingly fit and healthy young people playing sport, including recognising warning signs and being better prepared should someone suffer a cardiac arrest.

Ask the specialist
Dr Aiden Bolger, Consultant Cardiologist, UHL will take questions on what this means in practice to people who enjoy or teach sport, including why screening for these conditions is still so controversial. The session also offers the opportunity to learn how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

The event is aimed at sports coaches, PE teachers, anyone responsible for the welfare of young people in sports clubs and members of the public.

Event details

Thursday 6 October
Brockington Extension – Room 0.20

Event timings


What is SADS and what has it got to do with sport?

Ask the specialist – Q&A

CPR training – optional
Learn how to do CPR in less than five minutes by the JHMT CPR training team

Ticket information

Free admission

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