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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The Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc. (ACRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held during the ACRA webinar on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 5.00pm AEST.  Please find below the papers for the meeting AGM Agenda 2020 AGM Minutes 2019 Proxy Nomination Form Financial reports 2019-20: Balance Sheet | Profit & Loss Audited Reports 2018-19 Proxy Nomination…

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Qld Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Group is pleased to present an online webinar to support clinicians during the COVID 19 pandemic. Learn about the current evidence on telerehabilitation in patients with cardiopulmonary conditions, different models of telerehabilitation, set up of a telerehabilitation program and the future of telerehabilitation beyond the pandemic. There will also be time for…

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A number of new videos have been added for our members. These include many from ACRA-WA including the Practitioner Online Referral Treatment Service (PORTs). PORTs is “a referral system that helps people better understand their emotional wellbeing and learn skills to help them get back to leading full and satisfying lives”. There are also a…

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This paper from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology may be of interest. It provides an update on the core components of cardiac rehab as outlined in the European Association of Preventive Cardiology 2010 statement. Read it here: Ambrosetti M, Abreu A, Corrà U, Davos CH, Hansen D, Frederix I, Iliou MC, Pedretti RF, Schmid…

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ACRA is working towards providing guidance about operating in a COVID-19 safe environment over the coming months. At the moment we are asking centres to follow the recommendations of the government with COVID 19 safe plan & checks and observation to the public health rules. You might also find information from the American Association of…

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