Nov 07
Beats around the bush cardiovascular conference

Heart health will head the list of hot topics at this year’s Beats around the Bush Cardiovascular Conference to be held in Orange on Wednesday, 9 November 2011.

The Cardiovascular Conference brings together health professionals working in the highly specialised area, which involves the heart and blood vessels.

Coronary Care Clinical Nurse Educator and Conference Organiser Estelle Ryan said now in its third year, the conference is attracting leading specialists and more than a hundred delegates.

“We’re very proud to host the Beats around the Bush conference again this year. We are looking forward to hearing from Dr Andrew French and who will be discussing Stress Test and Stress Echo.

“It is certainly growing in popularity and we are expecting about 80 people to attend. The feedback from previous years has been very positive.” Ms Ryan said.

A number of topics will be discussed including Nutritional Management for Cardiac patients; When Acute becomes Chronic, Stroke Management and the benefits of stroke unit care and also Dabigatran (a new blood thinning drug).

The conference is open to Western NSW Local Health District staff and other health professionals.

“The material that will be addressed is specific to the area we work in, and the conference is designed to showcase some of the innovations in Cardiovascular Care and technology.

“It’s important that health professionals have access to this education and networking opportunity,” she said.