Monthly Updates - August 2022

Dear Colleague, 

Welcome to the August edition of the SOLVE-CHD monthly updates 2022. 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. 
As we are wrapping up and reflecting the 2022 31st ACRA ASM and 70th CSANZ ASM, we are extremely proud of SOLVE-CHD family's presence, achievements, and contributions to the diversity and high quality of research. 

A special Congratulations goes out to the following 'SOLVERS'

at the 31st ACRA ASM 

  • Prof Julie Redfern for delivering the Alan Goble Oration 

  • Prof Robyn Gallagher for being awarded the Alan Goble Distinguished Service Merit Award

  • Dr Susie Cartledge for being awarded the Alan Goble Distinguished Service Award

  • Dr Emma Thomas for being awarded the SOLVE-CHD Early Career Researcher Prize in recognition of her outstanding presentation 

  • Dr Susie Cartledge and Dr Ling Zhang for being the finalists in the Research Prize Session

  • Dr Susie Cartledge for being awarded the Research Prize 

A special Congratulations goes out to the following 'SOLVERS'

at the 70th CSANZ ASM
  • Prof Julie Redfern for delivering the inaugural Allied Health and Technology Lecture 

  • Robert Zecchin for delivering the Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture 

  • Prof Clara Chow for successfully completing her term as President 

  • Dr Matthew Hollings for being the finalist for Allied Health and Technology Prize Session

  • Dr Ling Zhang for being the finalist for Cardiovascular Nursing Research Prize Session

  • Dion Candelaria for being awarded the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council 2022 Rising Star Award

  • Dr Karice Hyun for being awarded the Heart, Lung and Circulation 2022 High Impact Award for Original Research. Click here to read the publication titled 'Gender Difference in Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Outcomes Following the Survival of Acute Coronary Syndrome'.

  • Dr Clara Zwack for being awarded the 2022 Allied Health Science and Technology New Investigator Best Poster Prize. Research study was titled 'Stress and social isolation and its relationship to cardiovascular risk in young adults with intellectual disability'.

  • Dr Karice Hyun, Dr Matthew Hollings, Dr Ling Zhang and Rebecca Raeside for being invited to the CSANZ EMCR Mentoring Dinner 

SOLVE-CHD CSANZ Networking Dinner 

The SOLVE-CHD CSANZ Networking Dinner was held on Friday 12th August at KOI Broadbeach, Gold Coast. We've had 42 delegates joined us from across Australia, including the senior leadership team, policy makers, clinicians, allied health, emerging leaders, early and mid-career researchers and PhDs, which showcased the diversity and inclusion of the SOLVE-CHD Community. It was a wonderful evening full of fun & laughers, great food & drinks, more importantly, we have seen new friendships and connections being developed from this successful event. We look forward to continuing the work with our amazing colleagues and community members and make a difference in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention space for all Australian! 
SOLVE-CHD Researcher Spotlight August
Prof David Brieger FRACP PhD MMed (Clin Epi) MBBS  
 SOLVE-CHD Investigator, ANZAC Research Institute & University of Sydney
Professor David Brieger is an Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Cardiology at Concord Hospital and Professor of Cardiology at the University of Sydney. His particular clinical interests include Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and atrial fibrillation, and he practices across the full spectrum of cardiac diseases. He maintains an active research interest in these conditions and in the promotion of high-quality care for patients during and following their cardiac-related hospitalisation.

Professor Brieger has a track record of collaborative clinical research with national and international leadership. He has over 300 publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and Circulation. His leadership in improving cardiac care in Australia has been recognised by being selected to lead the atrial fibrillation (2018) guidelines.  In the field of ACS he served as chairman of the National Heart Foundation ACS guideline implementation committee 2006-2016 and Co-Chair of the ACS Clinical Care Standard Topic Working group for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) which advised the ACSQHC on the development of clinical care standards and quality indicators for patients presenting to Australian hospitals with an ACS.  He currently serves as co-chair of the latest Australian Acute Coronary Syndrome guideline which is expected to be completed during 2023.

He has extensive experience and expertise in cohort registries and Big Data. He has designed and led national landmark clinical quality registries, including GRACE, SNAPSHOT ACS and CONCORDANCE. He was a founding member and a clinical lead of the SPEED EXTRACT project which has pioneered the identification and phenotyping of ACS patients from an eMR extract from Northern and Central Coast Local Health districts.  He has vast experience working with linked data, serving as NSW clinical advisory member of the research committee of the National Data Linkage Demonstration project. This project showed that inter-jurisdictional pooling of big data sets was feasible and valuable.  
Other Research Opportunities and Events 
SOLVE-CHD Postgraduate Scholarships
are now open at the University of Sydney. $32,000 per annum for a Masters by Research or PhD student to undertake research to investigate the health impacts of extreme heat and hot weather for people with cardiovascular disease. forward the links to your network and help spread the word. Click to find out more, close 16th Sept 2022
A call out for a part-time or full-time Project Manager (Clinical Trials) working under the supervision of Prof Tom Briffa at the School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia (UWA) for 2-years fixed term basis.Flexible work arrangements including remote appointment will be considered for a compelling candidate.
                                                                      Click here to find out more and apply
Apply for the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Game Changer Award for outstanding innovative work in the field of cardiovascular disease, Mentor Award for outstanding mentoring or Translation Award for outstanding work transforming a research idea from the lab bench to interventions.
Click here to find out more. Application closes Monday 5 September at 5pm (AEST). 
Hear presentations by Dr Qiang Tu (University of Sydney) on the topic: Age-related variation in the provision of primary care services and medication prescriptions for patietns with cardiovascular disease, and Dr Nicola Giannotti (University of Sydney) on the topic: Non-invasive imaging techniques for atherosclerosis disease.
Register here for the CVRN September Rising Starts Seminar Series

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