Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Webinar

Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Webinar

Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Webinar

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease, is an umbrella term that describes diseases that affect the cardiovascular system – it includes heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease. Heart Disease relates to conditions specifically related to the heart, and can include rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular disease and other diseases that affect the heart. 

Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular disease is critical to prevent further progression of the disease, disability and mortality. Management of CVD is achievable via lifestyle and pharmacological management. Exercise is one component of lifestyle management and has been proven to have a positive effect on CVD and all cause mortality. Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of CVD by 35% and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, breast and bowel cancer, and can have a significant impact on physical and mental health.

This webinar will cover key aspects relating to the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease via lifestyle management and patient care resources, health professional information to support patients with cardiovascular disease and Heart Foundation resources and programs to support patients through their care. 
Presented by Elizabeth Calleja and Chloe Truesdale (National Heart Foundation of Australia)

Elizabeth Calleja, MSci (ExRehab), BAppSci(SptExSci)Hons, AES, AEP
Elizabeth is an experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has over 15 years' experience working as a clinician with cardiovascular disease in cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure settings. Elizabeth has a variety of experience as a clinician and a public health advocate, working within NSW Health in both a clinical capacity, and the scale up of state-wide public health initiatives on healthy behaviour change. As the Senior Advisor, Physical Activity at the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Elizabeth oversees the advocacy and key messages for exercise and physical activity for Australians at risk of and with cardiovascular disease.
Chloe Truesdale, BClinExPhys, PostGradDipPH, AES, AEP
Chloe Truesdale is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist, and Health Promotion Project Officer with over 7 years’ experience in cardiac rehabilitation and the management of secondary prevention services. Chloe started her clinical career working in cardiac rehabilitation programs across regional Queensland whilst managing a private health clinic. Here, Chloe aided in expanding the service by establishing two new cardiac rehab programs in nearby rural areas. While completing her Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Health Promotion) with distinction, Chloe briefly volunteered for the Heart Foundation before commencing work in 2019. At the Heart Foundation, she has worked nationally in management and advisory positions for secondary prevention and patient support. Chloe is passionate about improving patient education through the transition from hospital to community.


Thursday, 23 February 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NSW:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:   10:30am - 12:00pm
 QLD:   11:00am - 12:30pm
 SA:   11:30am - 1:00pm
 TAS:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:   9:00am - 10:30am 
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as a podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          $30.00
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    $15.00
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
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Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist



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