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On behalf of the Organising Committee for the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA), it gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us on the Gold Coast for an exciting educational conference. We are looking forward to finally hosting you again in person at our face-to-face event at Sea World Conference Centre, on Queensland's Gold Coast from Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th August 2022.

The ACRA 2022 ASM is a premier Australian conference for all health professionals interested in cardiovascular health, secondary prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, and chronic disease management.

Through a combination of keynotes, plenaries, workshops, abstracts and poster sessions, the conference supports the exchange of ideas and challenges around clinical and research issues, including the latest developments in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. The 2022 ASM will also host several internationally and nationally renowned guest speakers. We strongly believe the ACRA ASM is more than just an occasion for the presentation of research findings. It is an opportunity to build networks and connections, share experiences, support each other and reconnect as a community

During the conference we will reflect on our collective sense of purpose, what drives us to make the world a better place; learn from the innovative, resilient, and adaptable people who work in this space; build and strengthen our relationships with each other; and consider the opportunities and challenges the last two years has brought to health care delivery. This is reflected in our 2022 conference theme: "People, Purpose, Opportunity"

Please check back in here regularly for updates on registration, abstracts and the final program, and any changes in event details as required. You can follow us on twitter too @ACRAASM.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts
Outcomes now announced

Earlybird Registration
Extended until July 11th!

Anna Storen Regional Travel Scholarship
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SOLVE-CHD Scholarships
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Everyone at ACRA has been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on healthcare professionals and the community. ACRA is committed to delivering a face-to-face conference where possible, while also prioritising the safety and well-being of our members. The Sea World Conference Centre is a large open venue with resort style accommodation making it more COVID friendly than a hotel. As the pandemic rapidly evolves we may need to make changes to the event format or speakers. COVID-19 regulations must also be adhered to by all delegates as per the Queensland Department of Health. All delegates must have a current COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Read about our COVID arrangements here.

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Event Information

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The program

Through a combination of keynotes, workshops, abstracts and poster sessions, the conference supports the exchange of ideas and challenges around clinical and research issues, including the latest developments in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.

The location

A sun-kissed city by the sea, the Gold Coast is a place defined by an unmistakable energy. With 57 kilometres of sand and surf, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage listed rainforests, awards winning dining, active adventure and an evolving events calendar, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination for ACRA 2022 and a pre or post conference break.

 

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The venue

ACRA 2022 will be held entirely at the Sea World Resort and Conference Centre. It is set on an idyllic waterfront location between the Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to the Sea World theme park. The venue offers on-site resort style accommodation, theme park discounts and complimentary Shark Bay tour (conditions apply).

A special conference rate has been secured for all delegates attending the ACRA 2022 ASM and these rates are Accommodation rates are valid up to 3 days before and 3 days after the conference subject to availability at the time of booking.