Free seminar for health professionals, students and people who work in Indigenous communities.
Australia has among the highest recorded rates of rheumatic heart disease, despite the disease being almost eradicated in developed countries. Acute rheumatic fever is a significant cause of disease among Indigenous children, often leading to rheumatic heart disease, a chronic heart condition in which the heart valves are damaged and can lead to heart failure, stroke and premature death.
You are invited to attend a free evening symposium which will highlight the importance of early detection and management of ARF and RHD among Indigenous populations and to raise awareness in NT healthcare workers of this preventable disease.
Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Menzies Auditorium, John Mathews Building (Building 58), Royal Darwin Hospital campus, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT. View map here.
The Australian Rheumatic Fever strategy and the role of RHDAustralia
Claire Boardman | Deputy Director, RHDAustralia
Unresolved issues in ARF/RHD – what we know we don’t know
Professor Bart Currie | Director, RHDAustralia
Group A Strep and the damage done
A/Prof. Steven Tong | Menzies School of Health Research
'gECHO and beyond' (getting Every Child's Heart Okay) - outcomes of the top end screening study
Dr Kathryn Roberts, Paediatrician | Menzies School of Health Research and Royal Darwin Hospital
Cardiac surgery: the patients’ journey
Dr Bo Remenyi, Paediatric Cardiologist | Menzies School of Health Research and Royal Darwin Hospital