Free professional development webinar to be hosted by ACRA-Qld

ACRA-Qld is proud to announce our first professional development opportunity for 2019. We will be holding a one-hour webinar online at 1:30pm on Thursday the 28th March. In this first part of a two-part series we will guide you through the initial steps of bringing a more evidence-based approach to your practice.

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Call for abstracts for the ACRA 2019 Sydney Conference

The 29th ACRA 2019 ASM will be held from Monday, 5th July to Wednesday, 7th August at the Kirribilli Club, Sydney, NSW. The Scientific Committee would like to encourage you to present at the Annual Scientific Meeting by submitting an abstract for review and consideration. Abstracts are invited for clinical, research or clinical excellence showcase categories.

Upcoming Events

ACRA-Victoria Clinical Practice Day: video-conference available ACRA-Victoria will hold their Clinical Practice Day, "Matters of the Heart and Mind" on Monday 4th March, 2019. It will include such topics as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, novel oral anti coagulation and antiplatelet agents, and barriers to CR referral. A live video conference option will be available for interstate attendance … Continue reading Upcoming Events

Journal Watch: This months’s links to relevant research articles

Below you will find a selection of research papers which you might find useful to your clinical practice: Heart failure and thermoregulatory control: can patients with heart failure handle the heat? This is one you might find particular useful at this time of year. Extract: Individuals should be made aware of their potential susceptibility to … Continue reading Journal Watch: This months’s links to relevant research articles

Membership Update & Welcome

ACRA-Qld currently has 72 members, representing a wide variety of health professionals and regions. In particular, the ACRA-Qld committee would like to welcome Amanda McGuire and Jeremy dela Vega who joined us at the end of last year. Shortly, ACRA national will be introducing some updates to membership fees and structures. This will include new membership … Continue reading Membership Update & Welcome

Save the date! 2019 ACRA-Qld Secondary Prevention in Cardiology Symposium, “Not the Everyday Bread and Butter”

ACRA-Qld will once again hold our annual symposium in 2019. This is scheduled for Friday the 25th of October at the Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane. We plan to tailor the program to cover a range of topics about some of the less common conditions being seen in cardiac rehabilitation such as SCAD, pulmonary hypertension and post-transplant patients...

Clinical Guidelines webcasts available online

The Heart Foundation recently hosted two webcasts, offering health professionals a rare opportunity to engage with the expert authors of new guidelines.  These webcasts, focusing on the new guidelines for atrial fibrillation and Heart Failure are now available to view free of charge online. Atrial Fibrillation Heart Failure

Are you interested in joining a Cardiac Rehabilitation professional development/peer support group?

ACRA-Qld is seeking expressing of interest from cardiac rehabilitation professionals who might be interested in joining a professional development/peer support group which meets via teleconference quarterly.  It is proposed that meetings would last for one-hour with time for case studies, a specific presentation and general discussion. The idea of the group would be to: provide … Continue reading Are you interested in joining a Cardiac Rehabilitation professional development/peer support group?

Heart Foundation Health Professional Ambassador Program 2019

The Heart Foundation is seeking doctors, nursing, pharmacy, Aboriginal Health Workers and allied health professionals who are passionate about improving cardiovascular outcomes in primary and secondary care to join their Health Professional Ambassador Program in 2019. Now is your chance to join this exciting program! Together we can support prevention, early detection and better management … Continue reading Heart Foundation Health Professional Ambassador Program 2019

Heart Foundation Heart Failure Survey

What do you use to support your patients’ living with heart failure? The Heart Foundation is seeking the input of clinicians who educate and support the self management of Australian’s living with heart failure and their carers. This brief survey aims to explore which resources and delivery modes clinicians currently use, and where gaps and … Continue reading Heart Foundation Heart Failure Survey