Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.
Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.

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Conference Program at a glance

Please note that the conference program is subject to change at any time. Keep referring back to this page for the latest news and updates!

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Monday 30 July 2018: Pre-Conference Workshop

9:00am - 6:00pm Registration Desk Open Pre-Function Area
11:00am – 4:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop: What’s New in Heart Failure Management?
Chairs: Julie Adsett and Steve Woodruffe
Grand Ballroom
First Floor
11:00am – 11:30am Emerging Treatments in Heart Failure

A/Prof John Atherton

11:30am – 12:15pm Management of Renal Impairment in the Heart Failure Patient

i)    The Nephrologist perspective – Prof Keshwar Baboolal

ii)   The Cardiologist perspective – A/Prof John Atherton

iii)   Discussion and questions

12:15pm – 1:00pm Remote Monitoring and Management of the Heart Failure Patient

i)   Telemonitoring of the HF patient – Dr Scott McKenzie

ii) Remote monitoring of body weight – Andrew Maiorana

iii) HF management via Telehealth – Chris Horton

iv) Discussion and questions

1:00pm – 1:45pm Lunch and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
1:45pm – 2:30pm The Future of Valvuar Disease Interventions to Manage Heart Failure

A/Prof Greg Scalia

2:30pm – 3:15pm Emerging Treatments for the Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device

i)   Care of the VAD Patient – Jayne Bancroft

ii)  Exercise-based CR for VAD Patients – Andrew Maiorana

iii) Discussion and questions

3:15pm – 3:30pm The future of Cardiac Transplant – “Heart-in-a-box”

Jo Maddicks-Law

3:30pm – 3:45pm New Models of Care in Heart Failure Management – Where to from here?

Annabel Hickey

3:45pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
4:00pm – 5:00pm ACRA Members' Forum (all welcome)

Chair: Robyn Gallagher, ACRA National President

6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception (including Networking Speed Dating Event & Launch of ACRA Mentoring Program) Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor

 

Tuesday 31 July 2018: Conference Program - Day One

 

7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Pre-Function Area
7:15am -8:00am

 

 

 

Panellists:

Breakfast Panel: Sponsored by the Heart Foundation

Create, Collaborate and Grow: How can we engage with patients to optimise medication and lifestyle adherence?

 

MC (Professor Robyn Clark)
Dr Geoff Holt (Interventional Cardiologist)
Chastina Heck (Pharmacist and Aboriginal Woman)
Dr Anita Green (General Practitioner)
Dr Gina Cleo(Dietitian)
Lexy Hamilton-Smith (Consumer Rep/Patient Experience)

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
8:30am - 10:25am Plenary Session 1: “Collaborate”

Chair: Robyn Clark & Robyn Gallagher

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome to Country
8:40am - 8:45am Convener Welcome

Paul Camp– welcome delegates, housekeeping and updates

8:45am - 9:00am Official Opening via Patient Story
9:00am - 9:40am Alan Goble Oration- The challenge of reaching out to Cardiologists: How can we get them involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Associate Professor David Colquhoun, Wesley Medical Centre and Greenslopes Private Hospital. With facilitated discussion.

9:40am - 9:45am Get Up and Move! (physical activity session)
9:45am - 10:25am International Keynote: The evolving epidemiology of Heart Failure and its prevention

Professor John Cleland, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

10:25am - 10:45am Morning Tea, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
10:45am - 12:30pm Plenary Session 2

Chair: Bridget Abell & Alun Jackson

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
10:45am - 11:45am Research Prize Session
10:45am - 11:00am A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of exercise parameters on quality of life and physical function in community dwelling people with Chronic Heart Failure
Katie Palmer
11:00am - 11:15am Are people with stroke and TIA attending cardiac rehab? A nationwide survey
Thomas Howes
11:15am - 11:30am Feasibility, safety, adherence and efficacy of high intensity interval training in cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease. Findings from The FITR Heart Study
Jenna Taylor
11:30am - 11:45am Breaking accessibility barriers: Can tele-rehabilitation deliver real-time specialist support to every patient, in every location?
Jonathan Rawstorn
11:45am - 11:50am Get Up and Move! (physical activity session)
11:50am - 12:30pm  

Clinical Excellence Showcase (5 x 5 minute presentations)

  1. Chest pain assessment service trial at Caboolture Hospital - improving patient safety and patient flow. Kathleen Powter and Julie Taylor
  2. Overcoming hyperventilation: functional breathing training in clinical cardiac rehabilitation. Ehsan Hamdy
  3. A Cardiac Rehabilitation coalition: measuring and improving practice. Carolyn Astley
  4. “Track and Trigger” Heart Failure weight monitoring tool. Eugene Lugg
  5. Living well with SCAD - A Novel cardiac rehabilitation program. Wendy Maginness

Followed by questions from the floor and session chairs

12:30pm - 1:30pm

 

12:50pm

Lunch, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition

 

ACRA Annual General Meeting

Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
CONCURRENT ABSTRACT SESSIONS
 1:30pm - 2:15pm Theme: "CREATE" Strengthening the chain of survival for AMI and Cardiac Arrest

Chair: Susie Cartledge

Roma Room
(First Floor)

Theme: "CREATE"
Lifestyle Change: Exercise and Diet
Chair: Tracy SwansonTerrace Room
(First Floor)
Theme: "COLLABORATE"
Patient engagement and support
Chair: Jo WuWickham Room
(First Floor)
Theme: "CREATE, COLLOBORATE, GROW" Heart Failure

Chair: Alun Jackson

Leichhardt Room
(First Floor)

1:30pm - 1:45pm A novel approach to promote timely care-seeking in patients with acute myocardial infarction: creating a virtual heart attack experience
Polly Li
Dietary Patterns for Heart Health – An evidence informed approach Beth Meertens Patient readiness for risk-reduction education and lifestyle change following transient ischemic attack
Heidi Janssen
Identifying barriers to engagement in rehabilitation for people with Chronic Heart Failure: An Australian Survey
Katie Palmer
1:45pm - 2:00pm Australian’s awareness of cardiac arrest and rates of CPR training: results from the Heart Foundation’s Heart Watch Survey
Janet Bray
Are cardiac rehabilitation patients meeting the physical activity guidelines 12 months after their event? A longitudinal study
Nicole Freene
Clinical and health promotion partnerships support cardiothoracic surgical patient recovery
Brittany Marsh
Mortality rates post Heart Failure exercise rehabilitation program
Steve Woodruffe
2:00pm - 2:15pm Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation on patients who have experienced an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) – a retrospective cohort study
Robert Zecchin
Exercise prescription following median sternotomy: What’s best for physical and cognitive recovery? A systematic review Jacqueline Pengelly The Queensland My Heart, My Life Support Program
Karen Uhlmann
An empowerment-based program on self-care and health-related quality of life of patients with Chronic Heart Failure: A preliminary cost-effective analysis on the program effects
Doris Yu
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 2:15pm - 3:30pm Roma Room
(First Floor)
Terrace Room
(First Floor)
 

Wickham Room
(First Floor)

Chair: Lis Neubeck

Leichhardt Room
(First Floor)
Networking roundtables and clinical practice sharing

A chance to meet others working in the CR field in an informal environment.

Topics to discuss could include: What lessons have you learned from your own practice/research?; How do you do things in your practice?; How can we better look after our own health as CR professionals? How can we better collaborate and advocate for patients and improvements in CR services?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Themed (Title TBC)

 

Content to be confirmed:

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Register and Control Program
  • Lighthouse 3 project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atrial Fibrillation Symposium: Perspectives on managing competing priorities, cardiac rehabilitation and the patient journey

 

A set of presentations with extended audience Q & A and panel discussion facilitated by Lis Neubeck. Topics to be discussed include AF definitions; the latest technologies, risk factors and treatments; community and integrated care.

  • Atrial Fibrillation- Getting to the heart of the problem (Luke Shanahan)
  • Integrated AF management and its role in the coordination of care (Dr Jeroen Hendricks)
  • International initiatives and perspectives (Lis Neubeck)

 

 

 

 

Walking Workshop: Active Cities- Why it matters and what to look for

Learn how to become an advocate for active neighborhoods.

This Walkshop will move quickly from evidence to application. It will begin with an overview of evidence linking the design of cities and streetscapes with physical activity, sedentary behavior, and physiological risk factors for CVD. Because patients live in the same communities as everyone else, there is reason to believe that creating more activity-supportive cities and neighborhoods can contribute to improved prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Attendees will learn how to use a brief streetscape observation measure looking at elements of an activity-supportive neighborhood. They will then go out into the streets, and apply the measure. Evidence from this activity will be used to recommend improvements.

(Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for walking if you plan on attending this session) 

3:30pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Tea, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
4:00pm - 4:50pm Plenary Session 3: “Create”

Chair: TBC

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
4:00pm - 4:40pm The effect of lifestyle and obesity in childhood and early adulthood on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life

Professor Alison Venn, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

4:40pm - 4:50pm The Patient's Perspective

Peter Bond

4:50pm Close of Day 1  
6:15pm – 6:30pm Coach transport departing Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane
All attendees are to meet in the Lobby of the Hotel Grand Chancellor
6:30pm – 11:00pm ACRA 2018 ASM Gala Dinner Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) River Room
11:00pm  Return coach transport back to Hotel Grand Chancellor

 

Wednesday 1 August 2018: Conference Program - Day Two

7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Pre-Function Area
7:30am - 8:15am Heart Foundation Guided Walk Through the Parklands
Meet in the Lobby of the Hotel Grand Chancellor 
Blended models of conventional and technology based cardiac rehabilitation
 Dr John Rivers, Queensland Cardiovascular group FCANZ
Breakfast Symposium sponsored by CardiHab
 

Grand Ballroom
First Floor

 

8:55am - 10:45am Plenary Session: “Grow”

Chair: Robyn Gallagher & TBC

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
8:55am - 9:00am Chair to welcome delegates, housekeeping, updates
9:00am - 9:40am Brain fitness and resilience: How to manage stress to grow mindset, embrace change and improve health 

Professor Selena Bartlett, IHBI, Queensland University of Technology

9:40am - 9:45am Get Up and Move! (physical activity session)
9:45am - 10:45am Clinical Prize Session

Sponsored by the Australian Centre for Heart Health

9:45am - 10:00am After hours Cardiac Rehabilitation, meeting the needs of our younger patients
Emma McGlynn
10:00am - 10:15am Scottish National Inquiry on Atrial Fibrillation
Lis Neubeck
10:15am - 10:30am Clinical considerations for high intensity interval training in cardiac rehabilitation
Jenna Taylor
10:30am - 10:45am Screening for sleep apnoea in Cardiac Rehabilitation: prevalence and outcomes
Mary-Anne Beer
10:45am - 11:15am Morning Tea, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 11:15am - 12:30pm Roma Room
(First Floor)
Chair: TBC 
Terrace Room
(First Floor)
Chair: TBC 
 

Wickham Room
(First Floor)

Chair: Bridget Abell 

 

Leichhardt Room
(First Floor)
Chair: Paul Camp
Networking roundtables and clinical practice sharing

A chance to meet others working in the CR field in an informal environment.

Topics to discuss could include: What lessons have you learned from your own practice/research?; How do you do things in your practice?; How can we better look after our own health as CR professionals? How can we better collaborate and advocate for patients and improvements in CR services?

Workshop: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theme (Title TBC)

 Content to be confirmed:

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Register and Control Program
  • Lighthouse 3 project

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: How to become an evidence-based cardiac rehabilitation practitioner

This workshop provides fundamental skills in evidence based practice. Learn how to find the answers to your clinical questions in the research evidence, critically read and appraise a journal article, understand basic medical statistics (e.g. p-value), and apply the findings to every-day practice. No previous research experience is required

 

 

Symposium: Addiction, Habits and the Brain: How recent advances in science can inform clinical practice 

A set of 3 presentations with extended audience Q & A and panel discussion around the theme of addiction

  • How to use neuroplasticity to reduce stress-induced addictions
    Selena Bartlett
  • Smoking cessation
    Colin Mendelsohn
  • Are habits the key to sustained weight loss? Gina Cleo
 

12:30pm - 1:15pm

 


12:50pm

 

Lunch, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition

 

ACRA- QLD AGM

Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 1:15pm - 2:25pm Theme: "CREATE"
Screening in CVD -  Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Alun Jackson

Roma Room
(First Floor) 

Theme: "COLLABORATE"
Addressing referral, access and resourcing issues for cardiac rehabilitation improvement
Chair: Cate Ferry

Terrace Room
(First Floor)

Theme: "GROW"
Is it time to rethink cardiac rehabilitation program design,  content and eligibility?
Chair: TBC

Wickham Room
(First Floor)

1:15pm - 1:35pm Invited Speaker
Pre-exercise screening for cardiac rehabilitation

Andrew Maiorana

Invited Speaker
The Queensland Cardiac Outcomes Registry- CR module
Samara Phillips
Invited Speaker

The management of patients with peripheral vascular diseases in the cardiac rehabilitation setting

A/Prof Chris Askew

1:35pm - 1:50pm Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Cardiac Rehabilitation – a single site experience
Robert Zecchin
The Global Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Survey: Cardiac Rehabilitation program resources and impact in Australia
Robyn Gallagher
Evaluation of a new health service designed to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events after transient ischemic attack or non-disabling stroke
Heidi Janssen
1:50pm - 2:05pm Total cardiovascular disease risk scoring assessments: a survey on screening in general practice
Anita Smith
Cardiac Rehabilitation Secondary Prevention referral numbers: a retrospective audit and process review
Hazel Mountford
Resistance training following median sternotomy: should we continue to fear it?
Jacqueline Pengelly
2:05pm - 2:20pm Identification of secondary atrial fibrillation during hospital admission and patient self-monitoring for atrial fibrillation recurrence post discharge: a feasibility study
Nicole Lowres
Cardiac rehabilitation for all adults in rural and remote areas of northern Queensland: Barriers, enablers and pathways
Patricia Field
Developing a cardiac rehabilitation curriculum in Victoria – methods and preliminary results
Susie Cartledge
2:20pm - 2:25pm Get Up and Move!
INVITED SPEAKER SYMPOSIUMS
 2:25pm - 3:35pm “Create”
Acute care and the patient journey
Chair: TBC (2)

Roma Room
(First Floor)

“Collaborate”
Closing the heart-health gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Chair: Karen Uhlmann & TBC

Terrace Room
(First Floor)

“Grow”
Managing heart disease in an aging population: challenges and opportunities
Chair: TBC (2) 

Wickham Room
(First Floor)

2:25pm - 2:45pm Out of hospital cardiac arrest and considerations for cardiac rehabilitation

Prof Judith Finn

An improved model of cardiac care for ATSI patients at the PA Hospital

Dr William Wang

Mobility, Frailty and other considerations for exercise in the older patient
Dr Alison Mudge
2:45pm - 3:05pm Faster and safer ways of investigating patients with chest pain in the ED

Prof Will Parsonage

Community-controlled care: Work it Out from prevention to rehabilitation

Alison Nelson

Advanced heart disease and advanced-care planning
Prof Liz Reymond
3:05pm - 3:25pm Multidisciplinary care of families with inherited heart diseases
Jodie Ingles
TBC Too much medicine? Deprescribing in patients with cardiovascular disease

A/Prof Ian Scott

3:25pm - 3:35pm Panel Discussion Panel Discussion Panel Discussion 
3:35pm - 3:55pm Afternoon Tea, Poster Display and Trade Exhibition Chancellor Ballroom
Ground Floor
 3:55pm - 5:00pm Plenary Session 5: “Grow”

Chair: Paul Camp & Robyn Gallagher

Grand Ballroom
First Floor
3:55pm - 4:35pm
The Great Vape Debate
Experts in smoking cessation and tobacco treatment debate the pros and cons of e-cigarettes including the latest evidence, safety and risks, impact on smoking rates, and potential clinical implications. Opportunity for audience questions and debate provided.
Speakers: Colin Mendelsohn and Renee Bittoun
Moderator: Brett Windeatt
4:35pm - 4:45pm The Final Word (a patient story)
4:45pm - 4:55pm Prizes and Awards

Clinical Paper, Research Paper, Poster Prizes, People’s Choice, Committee, Exhibitor Passport Prize, Poster Passport Prize

4:55pm - 5:00pm ACRA 2019 ASM Promo
5:00pm Conclusion of Conference