Join the WHF in Mexico for the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health (WCC) 2016

WCC 2016 will take place in Mexico City from 4 to 7 June 2016. The World Heart Federation and co-hosts Mexican Society of Cardiology, InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Interamerican Society of Cardiology and National Association of Mexican Cardiologists (ANCAM) welcome you to WCC:

  • A global interactive event to promote cardiovascular health Uniting cardiovascular disease specialists with other disciplines to network, share knowledge and build innovative solutions for patients and populations
  • An outstanding line up of world leaders in heart health 120 sessions on cardiovascular health and cardiology practice – including acute coronary syndromes, heart rhythm disorders, heart failure – for all health and public health professionals
  • Best practice sharing An interactive programme designed to respond to the needs of professionals – representing disciplines including cardiology, internal medicine, general practice, nursing and public health – in their everyday practice across different resource settings
  • Ground breaking research into cardiovascular health: 1,000 new abstracts on prevention, diagnosis and treatment alongside public health and health systems approaches for cardiovascular and related diseases
  • Spotlight on Latin America and sessions in Spanish Exploring the spectrum of CVD in Latin America: epidemic of atherosclerosis, Chagas and rheumatic heart disease, obesity, tobacco as well as health systems
  • A platform towards the 25×25 goal: A 25% reduction in premature CVD morbidity and mortality by 2025

Find out more by watching the new WCC 2016 video clip: The World Congress of Cardiology has become the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health to underline the importance of a holistic approach in tackling CVD. The WCC‘s scope extends well beyond cardiology and this is mirrored in the congress programme, which is designed for cardiologists and also many other specialties including nursing and public health.

Special Edition of Heart, Lung and Circulation OUT NOW!

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The latest edition of HLC is out now, co-edited by Julie Redfern and Clara Chow. It includes papers from ARCA and the Heart Foundation and includes papers focussing on Indigenous health, epidemiology, exercise, diet, medications, health service redesign and other interesting topics.

Please take a look at and feel free to circulate amongst your colleagues who may be interested.

To coincide with this there will be a Prevention Symposium in Melbourne in August 2015. It will be free for all ACRA and CSANZ Conference delegates.


Call to reduce repeat heart attacks

Heart monitor printout with stethoscope and pen

Leading up to the World Congress of Cardiology in Melbourne (May 2014), heart attack simulator pods were set up in Federation Square for the public to gain insight into what it is like to have a heart attack. Heart disease is a lifelong condition and needs to managed accordingly. Too many Australians are subject to repeat heart attacks largely because they are not receiving adequate secondary preventive care.

Heart disease – Australia’s biggest killer

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Heart disease continues to be Australia’s biggest killer, with over 55, 000 people suffering a heart attack each year. Alarmingly, over a quarter of these people will have a second heart attack within the following 12 months. A second heart attack increases the risk of dying. Experts are calling for a national registry to be established that will support better follow up of the patient after a heart attack, including collection of important data and connection with primary care.


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Salim Yusuf, Sydney Smith, Vanessa Selak and Ruth Webster join to discuss the latest evidence around the use of polypill in the treatment and management of CVD.