Monthly Updates - April 2023

Dear SOLVE Network Family, 

Welcome to the April edition of the SOLVE-CHD monthly updates 2023. This monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date with the key progress of the SOLVE-CHD projects and provide updates on our events and initiatives. Simply 
email if you wish to share/add anything from your area that is directly/indirectly related to the SOLVE-CHD program. We would also strongly encourage you to share your research highlights and successes that is relevant to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention with us so that we can celebrate your achievements with our network.

Key Updates and Research Highlights

  • SOLVE-CHD Annual Report 2022 is now released

  • Last chance to vote for our Cadiac Rehabilitation Video Competition People's Choice Award. Click here to view the entries and click here to vote by 30th April 2023

  • SOLVE-CHD Retreat 2023 was held in March and it was a great success!

  • SOLVE-CHD ACRA ASM Scholarship appplications are now open. The Scholarships are valued at $300 (Student) and $600 (ACRA Member) for the 2023 ACRA ASM  registration fee. Apply here before 5pm 15th May 2023

  • SOLVE-CHD ICCPR CRFC Scholarship is open! The aim of this scholarship is to support healthcare providers and trainees from multiple disciplines in their development. The scholarship would cover the entire application fee. Find out more or apply now, close 26th May 2023 

  • Update your diary for 2023 NHMRC & MRFF grant opportunity dates - calendar is  available here

SOLVE-CHD Annual Report 2022

It is with great pleasure that we share with you our Annual Report 2022.

This report summarises our activities and achievements to date, as well our upcoming plans for 2023. Read about our projects, research excellence, impact & outcomes, our initiatives, events, consumer involvement and much more!

A big thank you to the SOLVE-CHD Investigators, EMCRs, HDR students and affiliates for their input to this report, and all our SOLVE-CHD Network members. 

We look forward to continuing the exciting collaborations with you.

View now
SOLVE-CHD Project Spotlight 
Identifying and addressing barriers and enablers to implementing best-practice cardiac rehabilitation: Quality Improvement in Cardiac Rehabilitation (QUICR) Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial

Led by Prof Robyn Gallagher, SOLVE-CHD CI
Professor of Nursing, The University of Sydney

Cardiac rehabilitation prevents further heart attacks and hospital admissions, but participation is low and quality is highly variable. We have shown that collaborative quality improvement programs can address barriers and enable improvement in care quality and delivery in primary care.
In this type-2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster randomised clinical trial, we will harness the collective drive and expertise of cardiac rehabilitation clinicians in finding solutions to shared problems through a collaborative quality improvement program supported by an electronic data platform.
This 24-month project will improve uptake and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation, patient outcomes, service delivery and ensure value for money for Australians with heart disease. QUICR processes will provide a readily scalable approach to quality improvement that identifies and addresses enablers and barriers, to be implemented nationally and beyond cardiac rehabilitation. 
 Follow Prof Robyn Gallagher on Twitter 

SOLVE-CHD Retreat 2023

The SOLVE-CHD Retreat was held on 30th &31st March at Terrigal NSW. Over 30 members from SOLVE-CHD joined us from NSW, VIC, TAS and WA in person for this unique and special occasion. 
The retreat was a highly engaging and informative event that covered a diverse range of topics related to research careers. Participants were exposed to personal career stories, common challenges in research, tips and insights to overcome these challenges, as well as creative workshops in painting and accessory making.
Participants left the retreat with new insights and perspectives on research careers. The event provided an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn, network, and collaborate in a supportive and inspiring environment! We cannot wait for the next in-person event and reconnect with you all soon!

Other Events and Opportunities 

Apply Now
The 8th edition of the World Heart Summit will take place in Geneva, Switzerland — the heart of global health diplomacy — on 19-21 May 2023, ahead of the 76th World Health Assembly
Find out more
Participate in a survey investigating the behaviours, knowledge, and attitudes of health professionals towards activity trackers
Participate now
Participate in a research study on gendered experiences of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) healthcare
ACNAP Congress 2023 23rd- 24th June - REGISTER NOW
Find out more
31st July - 2nd August 2023 Perth
Register now
The 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research (Australasian Section), will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 3-6 August 2023
Find out more

Applications to Wolrd Heart Federation Emerging Leader Programme 2023 have now closed. The program is scheduled to take place in Sydney, Australia in October of this year, and we at SOLVE-CHD are honored to be partnering with them. Stay tuned for an exciting agenda that will be announced in the near future. Keep an eye on this space for updates! #WHFEL

Connect with SOLVE-CHD on Social Media

Twitter LinkedIn

                                  Not a member yet? Scan me☝️to join now!