Register today! SCAD Patient Symposium in Charlotte, NC, on April 22, 2023

The Sanger SCAD Patient Symposium is taking place Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. Meet other spontaneous coronary artery dissection survivors and learn from experts about the latest in SCAD research and related issues. 


A Day Especially for SCAD Survivors…

Leading the symposium is Dr. Esther Kim, Director of Sanger’s Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and National Principal Investigator of the iSCAD Registry. Session moderators include SCAD Alliance advisers and iSCAD Registry site principal investigators Dr. Malissa Wood, Co-Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program and Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity/Health Equity; and Dr. Sahar Naderi, Cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. This core group of experts will be joined by cardiologists and speciality clinicians from a range of disciplines to thoroughly cover associated conditions to SCAD and other issues of concern.

Family members and friends of SCAD patients welcome!

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection affects the patient’s entire circle, and the Sanger SCAD Patient Symposium offers a program that meets each person’s unique needs — survivor, family, friend, or even clinician.  SCAD Alliance  Board Members Ann Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Freeman, Maureen Garvey, Naesha Parks, and Board Chair Katherine Leon will host break-out sessions during the program:

– I’m new here. Coping as a recently diagnosed survivor.

– Is this really happening? Defining caregiver needs and strategies.

– Let’s go! Next steps for those ready to advocate or support others.

Throughout the day there will time to ask our speakers the questions you want answered and get to know other SCAD survivors at the Symposium.

How to join us at the Sanger SCAD Patient Symposium

The QR code on the flyer, or these links have the information you need to register for $25 and book your hotel at a reduced rate:

For Marriott customers: discounted accommodations are available at the Fairfield Inns & Suites Uptown Charlotte for the discounted rate of $129 through this link. You may also get the rate by phone or via Use one of the following codes in the “Special Rates” –> “Group Code” field:
AHCAHCA (2 queen beds) or
AHCAHCB (1 king bed)
For Hilton customers, use this link to receive the $129 rate at the Hampton Inn Uptown

Want a more in-depth understanding of SCAD?

For those interested, Dr. Kim is holding a CME conference on Friday, the 21st, and patients are also welcome to attend it. Look for the heading “You might also be interested in…” during registration and select “Sanger SCAD Conference.” Add to your cart at checkout and the additional $25 fee will automatically be shown. If you need additional information, go to

We hope to see you in Charlotte on Saturday, April 22!