Please find below a position statement from the Heart Foundation and the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association about the ongoing place of telehealth in cardiac rehabilitation service delivery. You can also download a pdf version of the statement here Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program is a critical step in a person’s recovery from…

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ACRA has recently endorsed “The use of ambient and individual music listening during cardiac rehabilitation in Australia” This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. They are interested in whether ambient (background) music is used during cardiac rehabilitation or whether individual participants listen…

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This webinar was held on Friday 6th November and titled ‘Adapted models of care for cardiac rehab & future directions’, presented by a range of ACRA CR researchers and clinicians from both private and public cardiac rehab practice. You will be able to learn from CR providers about adaptations made to CR models of care…

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This webinar was held on Monday 26 October 1.30-2pm and titled ‘The use of stem cells to create myocardium’, presented by Dr Zoe Clayton, a postdoctoral scientist in the Centre for Heart Research at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2017. Her research interests lie in…

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Research Impact and Translation Survey Hunter Medical Research Institute is inviting cardiovascular (CV) stakeholders to take part in a survey about translation and impact of cardiovascular (CV) research in Australia. The survey is part of a larger engagement and consultation process to inform the establishment of a National Centre for Impact from Cardiovascular Research and…

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Please check the ACRA events calendar for upcoming online events hosted by ACRA state chapters. ACRA NSW/ACT are hosting a webinar series across the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 while ACRA-Qld is hosting an online community of practice event in November 2020. These events are free for ACRA members.

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ACRA national presented an online webinar on September 23rd after the 2020 virtual AGM to support members with self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was hosted by Helen Mclean and Jessica Sharp, Development Facilitators, Training Centre in Subacute Care (TRACS WA). The theme was Emotional well-being: everyone benefits when we take a compassionate approach to our…

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