NACCHO Health workshop alert :Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

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QLD Health Care Professionals FREE TWO Day Workshop

22nd March 2016, 0830hrs to 1630hrs & 23rd March 2016, 0900hrs to 1600hrs

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane

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TARGET AUDIENCE – Medical Officers, Nurses, Epidemiologists, Midwives, Aboriginal Health Workers, Researchers and Students.

COURSE OVERVIEW – The rheumatic heart disease workshop is designed for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Queensland. This workshop will engage participants with a combination of objective driven information sessions, and consolidate that knowledge with a series of targeted clinical and practical case studies.


Day ONEARF/RHD Core Concepts

  • Define ARF and RHD
  • Understand differences in models of care for ARF and RHD
  • Understanding the importance of a secondary prophylaxis program to prevent RHD
  • Best practice for patient education
  • Day TWOARF/RHD Progression of Disease & Preventative Aspects
  • Primordial prevention
  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention

Tertiary prevention

Public health guidelines and implications for practice

Where to from here in QLD?


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENTBy the end of the two days, all participants will have sufficient clinical knowledge to identify signs and symptoms of ARF, understand the importance of secondary prophylaxis and management of recall systems within their clinical location, and are able to locate and use ARF/RHD specific resources. 


(08) 8946 8654

Travel Assistance

You may be eligible for Travel Assistance – click here for more info

Travel assistance will be available, by application, to rural and remote health care professionals to cover travel and accommodation only. Numbers are limited and priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care professionals.

At the end of the workshop all participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance and 16 CME/CPD points

This event is fully catered

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