Monthly Updates - September 2022

Dear Colleague, 

Welcome to the September 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. 

Key Updates and Highlights

SOLVE-CHD Researcher Spotlight September
Dr Georgia Chaseling PhD BESS (Honours) 
SOLVE-CHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
Dr Georgia Chaseling is a cardiovascular and thermal physiologist. She has over seven years of experience investigating the influence of heat and exercise on thermal, cardiovascular, and perceptual outcomes amongst clinical populations, such as people with cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and pregnant women and spinal cord injuries. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2018 and has recently returned to Australia after completing her postdoctoral studies at the Montreal Heart Institute, Canada, working with coronary artery disease patients. Dr Chaseling has an interest in researching the negative impacts of environmental extremes on adverse cardiovascular outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease and developing sustainable and effective measures to mitigate health issues that are aggravated by climate change. Her research also focuses on building community resilience to nvironmental extremes by integrating scientific, environmental, and clinical data that determine a person’s heat health risk and working to improve and individualise public health guidelines for vulnerable populations.
Dr Chaseling has over 20 publications in high impact journals and her research is supported by funding received from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, NSW Disaster Risk Reduction Fund, and the Heat and Health Research Incubator. As a highly collaborative researcher, she is looking to grow the SOLVE-CHD team with new master’s by research, or PhD students who are interested in working in the field of heat and health.
Follow Dr Chaseling on Twitter @georgia_katec
SOLVE-CHD at European Society of Cardiology Congress
SOLVE-CHD team had wonderful time at the recent ESC Congress in Barcelona. Our key members: Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Robyn Gallagher, Dr Ling Zhang and Mr Robert Zecchin were the invited speakers. It was a great opportunity to meet experts & new collabrators, reunite with our lovely colleagues & friends, and present our research in person! 
Look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam at ESC Congress 2023!
 World Heart Federation (WHF)
Roadmap for Digital Health in Cardiology
SOLVE-CHD PI Prof Julie Redern was on a panel of experts who developed the new WHF Roadmap for Digital Health in Cardiology. The Roadmap acts as a key reference document for policymakers, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates who are working to implement digital health strategies to drive meaningful change and reduce the burden of CVD in their communities. Read more here. 
Nicola Surbveski, a member of the Heart Foundation 'Supporting Young Hearts' and also one of the first SOLVE-CHD Consumer Advisors shared her personal 'HeartStory' at The Morning Show
Mother of two, Nicola Subverski, suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 38. Nicola underwent emergency surgery after doctors confirmed her heart attack. Alarmingly, 80% of her right coronary artery was blocked. Nicola had a second heart attack the night before her 40th birthday. While Nicola is thankful she survived, she also experienced 'cardiac blues' following the major heart events. Until she joined the HF Supporting Young Hearts group, she was able to build rapid connections with her peers, buoyed by the easy rapport and share her story. Now she is continuing to give back to the community by participating SOLVE-CHD Consumer engagement events and making valuable contributions to our research projects. 
Thank you Nicola and our lovely SOLVE-CHD Consumer Advisors: Darren, Sarah and Keith for your generousity and committment,  we look forward to continuing our partnership with you to make a difference for people with heart disease in Australia! 
Read more of Nicola's heart story here and check out The Morning Show video here 
SOLVE-CHD Research Opportunities
Hiring a Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Exciting opportunity for a talented post-doctoral research fellow to conduct research on data-driven quality improvement in cardiac rehabillitation.
SOLVE-CHD Postgraduate Scholarships are now open
$32,000 per annum (up to 3 years) for Postgraduate/HDR students to undertake research in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention field.
World Heart Day (29 September) is an opportunity for everyone to stop and consider how best to use ❤️ for humanity, for nature, and for you. Beating cardiovascular disease is something that matters to every beating heart.
Get involved on the 29 September and make a difference;
for society, your loved ones and you.
Access resources, complete the World Heart Day challenge, share your story or help turn a monument in red! Learn more on World Heart Federation Website. 

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