Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia (RHDA) and RHD Queensland are holding a 2 day workshop on the prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
which will highlight the importance of early detection among Indigenous populations.
THINK ARF. STOP RHD
Australia has among the highest recorded rates of rheumatic heart disease, despite the disease being almost eradicated in developed countries.
Acute rheumatic fever is a significant cause of disease among Indigenous children, often leading to rheumatic heart disease, a chronic heart condition in which the heart valves are damaged, which can lead to heart failure, stroke and premature death.
We invite all health professionals to attend this event at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 22 – 23 March 2016.
Travel assistance is available for rural and remote health care professionals. EOI close Friday 4 March 2016.
Please refer to the attached flyer for more information and details of how to register.