Australian Financial Review reports on increased life expectancy statistics for Australians. Bob Graham from Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is quoted throughout the article: “He said the ageing population, rising rates of obesity and diabetes, and lack of research funding would put the country into crisis areas at a time when it already spends billions… Read more »
Paul Davis has never smoked or had high blood pressure and has tried to stay healthy, with his fitness peaking in the ’90s while playing five-eighth for the Balmain Tigers. But the 47-year-old now suffers from coronary heart disease as well as kidney disease – a stark reminder that even if all the traditional risk… Read more »
The Medical Research Future Fund Advisory Board has announced MRFF priorities the next financial year through to 2021-22. The board estimates $700m will be available to fund them. Click here to read the whole article published in Campus Morning Mail
Finally some great news for CVD Research – click HERE to read more
The NSW Government is to give $150 million AUD to cardiovascular research over the next 10 years to help tackle Australia’s biggest killer ! Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the record amount in the next NSW budget would start with a $60 million rollout to researchers over the next four years. “Heart disease remains Australia’s No.1… Read more »
We draw your attention to the letter “The cardiovascular research crisis and what to do about it” published recently in the Medical Journal of Australia Please click HERE to access the article and find out more. If you have yet to renew your support and membership of the ACvA, please consider doing so now, so… Read more »
The CSANZ Clinical Trials Council is holding a workshop to discuss the establishment of clinical trials network to support clinical trial collaboration across Australia and New Zealand. Date: 9th February 2017 Time: 9.00am – 5PM Venue: AMREP Centre, 75 Commercial Rd Melbourne 3004 If you are actively involved in clinical trials OR interested in becoming… Read more »
Click here to view Tom’s article that was published in The Australian today. Tom Marwick is a cardiologist, cardiovascular disease researcher and director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute as well as co-author of the report Change of Heart – Time to End Cardiovascular Complacency.
Australia’s cardiovascular specialists have welcomed a new report that shows Australia has become complacent about the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The report calls for a fresh approach to treating our biggest killer, which includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease. The report by the Baker IDI, Change of Heart:… Read more »
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