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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

World Congress of Cardiology, Mexico June 2016 highlights

Claire Boardman attended the WCC of Cardiology to present two poster abstracts and to participate in the development of the global RHD roadmap panel discussion. Lead by Dr. Leisl Zhulke from South Africa, the RHD content during the 4 days provided an excellent insight into global activities to eradicate RHD. Highlights from the sessions included:

Other themes included: RHD in genetics, RHD program delivery in resource-poor countries, developing patient-centred care and, a strong focus on global ECHO screening policy challenges

Congratulations to Leisl, the WHF RHD team and, the organisers of the RHD themed sessions that ran throughout the 4-day conference. There was much on the agenda to inspire and direct thinking in innovation and future directions for RHD locally and internationally.