News Archive: Aug 2017

Raising the bar for local doctor education

Posted on 28th August 2017

Cardiologist Dr Roly Hilling-Smith, whose main interest is in clinical cardiology with a focus on coronary and structural intervention, brought his first educational briefing to Dalby this month, discussing on the theme of Cardiac CT with a crowd of GPs and allied health professionals at Mary’s Commercial Hotel.

And in Stanthorpe …Heart of Australia Endocrinologist, Dr Merryn Thomae, discussed New Diabetes Management Options at dinner with local practitioners –  and enjoyed an introduction to a very special, Aussie chocolate hand made by one of her patients. Thank you, Kerrie! Thanks to the Darling Downs West Moreton PHN for supporting this educational event.

Meanwhile, Heart of Australia Cardiologist Dr Damian Roper is continuing our education series in Emerald discussing “Syncope”, including its causes, risks and implications. Dr Roper, one of our longest-serving specialists, is a non-invasive Cardiologist, specialising in Echocardiography.

His main interests include the primary prevention of heart disease in addition to the work-up and management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathies.

Our thanks to Bayer Australia for supporting our regional education programs with a cardiology focus.

And for all the women out there

Posted on 28th August 2017

The organisation Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is partnering with Heart of Australia to help increase awareness of the importance of women’s health, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Jean Hailes representatives Danielle Rosetti and Jo Roberts joined our specialist medicos in Dalby, Goondiwindi and St George, one highlight a special afternoon tea and talk at Goondir Health Services in Dalby.

It’s all leading up to a general community invitation to “the girls out there” to make their own health a priority during the Women’s Health Week 2017 (September 4-8).

This year a major theme is heart health and risk factors and symptoms for women.

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