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A Pathway to Cardiac Recovery: Standardised Program content for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation


When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM AEDT - 8:00 PM AEDT

Where: Online - join via your computer!

Your Hosts: Susie Cartledge, Nicholas Cox, Kim Gray and Eugene Lugg

Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar:

In this webinar we will explore the issues with variation in delivery of cardiac rehabilitation and introduce the ‘standardised program content for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation’ resource. 

The webinar will be of great benefit to health care staff working in cardiac secondary prevention programs, particularly those who design and deliver cardiac rehabilitation services to those recovering from a coronary heart disease event or surgery.

The Pathway to Phase II Cardiac Recovery is a National Heart Foundation and Deakin University Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) collaboration, with funding from Safer Care Victoria’s Cardiac Clinical Network.


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About your presenters:

Susie Cartledge

Dr Susie Cartledge is a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences and co-author of the new cardiac rehabilitation curriculum.

From 2017 – 2019, Susie was a Research Fellow focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention at Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). She has recent clinical experience as a registered nurse working in cardiology and cardiothoracics at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Her current program of research focuses on improving referral, access and delivery of cardiac rehabilitation in rural and remote South Australia.

She is the president of the Victorian Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA Vic), the co-chair of Research and Education for ACRA nationally and is co-convening the ACRA Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020.

Nicholas Cox

Associate Professor Nicholas Cox is an interventional cardiologist with an interest in infarct angioplasty, and cardiogenic shock.

Nicholas was an early advocate for the use of radial access for coronary intervention and has published in this field. He has performed a very high number of coronary interventions in over 15 years of practice as an interventional cardiologist.

A/Prof Cox consults in all aspects of General Cardiology at Epworth Richmond, Glen Waverley and Sunshine. He is a Director of the Heart Foundation Advisory Board and sits on the Epworth Hospital Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute Committee. He is the Director of Cardiology for Western Health (Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals) where he manages the largest acute infarct angioplasty service in the state of Victoria.

Nicholas trained at Melbourne University, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, and The Brigham and Women’s' Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Kim Gray

Kim is a physiotherapist graduating from University of Melbourne in 1997. She has a a Masters in Rural and Remote Health Practice focussing on Primary Health Care and Cardiovascular Disease.

She had worked in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention at Austin Health since 2001.

Kim is a former Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) Victoria President, a long-standing member of the ACRA National Executive and current National President.

She is an co-author on the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) Core Components of Cardiovascular Disease Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation 2014 paper.

Eugene Lugg

Eugene Lugg is a registered nurse with extensive cardiac nursing, education and research experience. More recently, Eugene has been working in public health with the National Heart Foundation of Australia and currently holds a senior coordinator role in patient support.