Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Education Webinar – Wednesday 6 September
The Department of Health, the Western Public Health Unit (WPHU) and South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) invite you to an educational webinar and Q&A session focusing on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) covering:
- clinical aspects;
- care pathways and resources available to clinicians; and
- an overview of the Victorian public health response.
The webinar is intended for primary care providers (including GPs, nurse practitioners and Aboriginal health workers), cardiologists, paediatricians, urgent and emergency care providers, community workers and any others who may provide care or services to people affected by ARF or RHD.
ARF and RHD have been made notifiable conditions in Victoria as of 31 July 2023 in an effort to improve outcomes of these preventable conditions which disproportionately affect certain populations in Victoria, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander people.