CSANZ and ACRA 2022 Annual Scientific Meetings
By Professor Will Parsonage and Dr Bridget Abell
The 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) took place from 11-14 August and was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 2022 program theme Heart Health For All highlighted the need to achieve heart health equity in areas such as ethnicity, gender, socioeconomics and geographic accessibility. The program encouraged learning and fellowship for all who attended, including a unique opportunity to meet, in person, with several of the partners in our CHD LIFE+ collaboration.
Friday’s program featured cardiac research abstract poster viewings and mini-oral presentations, with the strongest showing yet at this meeting from the AusHSI Cardiac Health Services Group. Scroll down to see a selection of AusHSI research papers presented.
Prior to the CSANZ meeting, AusHSI research fellow Dr Bridget Abell also attended and co-chaired the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA), which ran from 8-10 August at Sea World Resort and Conference Centre, also on the Gold Coast. The ACRA ASM is the premier Australian conference for all health professionals interested in secondary prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, and chronic disease management. By all accounts the conference was a resounding success, with national examples of clinical excellence and implementation science in cardiac rehabilitation presented. Among these was work by Dr Abell and the AusHSI ENGAGE-CR project team, who had a poster highlighting the current barriers, enablers and engagement strategies being used in the Australian cardiac rehabilitation setting.