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Conference Presentations (RHD Australia Conference 2013)

In November 2013, the RHD Australia Conference 2013: Practice and Culture was held in Darwin to bring together experienced people working with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. The event was an opportunity to share innovation, information, knowledge and expertise. There were many topics covered during the conference and most of the presentations are available below. 

Photos from the conference can be viewed here.

Day 1 - Presentations

Day 2 Presentations

Opening session

  Welcome - Claire Boardman

  The National Agenda - Vicki Krause

  Recent and future advances in RHD control - Jonathan Carapetis

 Impact on the patient

  Skin sores and ARF, the pathology of strep - Steven Tong

  What happens after diagnosis - Bo Remenyi

  Challenges and success from Nganampa Health Council - Phil Humphris

  RHD in pregnancy - Kylie Tune and Geri Vaughan (coming soon)

Stepping outside the Health framework

  Is there a medical anthropology for RHD? - Suzanne Belton (coming soon)

  Communicating for better health - Dot Morrison (coming soon)

  Health Literacy - Alice Mitchell (not available)

  The landscape of ARF/RHD in Australia (part 1 Qld) - Mellise Anderson

Smol Tok - the value of yarning

  Indigenous Health Workers Perspectives and Discussion

  Flora Majid

  Miranda Koskela

  Leslee Warrior

  Loyla Leysley

  Secondary prophylaxis study - Jess Singleton

 Recipes for Success

  Hospital in the home program - Julie Vine

  The landscape of ARF/RHD in Australia (part 2 SA) - Jennifer Cottrell

  A big commitment - Ann Sanotti

  Days at Risk - Keith Edwards


The view from the top: policy directions

  The Pacific solution - Samanthan Colquhoun and Elizabeth Kennedy (currently not available)

  The Journey from practice to research - Heather D'Antoine

  CQI and audit data - Christine Connors



Best practice in penicillin administration

  Bicillin:Supply chain management - Ashok Dixit (not available)

  The NT penicillin story - Bhavini Patel

  X marks the spot - Laurette Lubbers

Closing session

  The landscape of ARF/RHD in Australia (part 3 WA) - Janice Forrester

  The landscape of ARF/RHD in Australia (part 4 NT) - Marea Fittock

  Closing: priorities for RHD - Claire Boardman 



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