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4th Heart Foundation conference



The theme of this conference is Prevention of cardiovascular disease: translating evidence into practice. This conference will appeal to cardiologists; cardiac surgeons, general practitioners from metropolitan, rural and remote sectors; hospital, community and general practice nurses and allied health workers, cardiac technicians, public health professionals; policy makers, researchers and teaching and training professionals; dietitians and nutritionists.

Delegates with an interest in Indigenous cardiovascular health may wish to register for a pre-conference workshop hosted by the Heart Foundation and Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA), titled Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Thursday and Saturday's conference programs include dedicated streams for Indigenous cardiovascular health. Presentations include:

Nutrition and Indigenous Health: Striking Contrasts between the Past and the Present
Prof Kerin O'Dea
University of South Australia

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition
Prof Amanda Lee
Queensland University of Technology

Improving the Patient Journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with ACS: Success Stories, Key Enablers and Common Barriers
Kelley O'Donohue
National Heart Foundation

Report on Indigenous Cardiac Outreach Program Database Analysis
Ray Mahoney
Queensland University of Technology

Theoretical Contributions to Developing and Supporting Indigenous-Mainstream Partnerships to Improve Indigenous Health
Emma Haynes
Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, The University of Western Australia

Optimizing Indigenous Heart Health: The Argument for a Life Course Approach
Prof Jeff Reading
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

AB Heart Health Study: Incidence of First Heart Failure Hospitalization and its Risk Factors in Aboriginal Versus Non-Aboriginal Patients in Western Australia, 2000-2009
Dr Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng
The University of Western Australia

Heart, Body and Brain: Co-Existence of Heart Disease and Risk Factors in Prevalent Stroke Cases in Western Australia, a Comparison by Aboriginality
A/Prof Judith Katzenellenbogen
The University of Western Australia

'The Alice Exception': Challenges Met and Lessons Learned Implementing an RCT in Central Australian Indigenous Communities
Barbara Molanus
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Abstract submissions closed Friday 16 November 2012.

Early bird registration closed Friday 8 March 2013.


Last updated: 23 April 2013
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