Friday, 18 August 2017

Celine Gallagher wins ACRA Research Prize AND People’s Choice Award at ACRA 2017 Conference

Celine Gallagher (RN, PhD candidate) won the Best Research Paper Presented Award in the Research Prize Session at the 2017 annual conference of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) in Perth.

Celine presented her work on trends in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related hospitalisations in Australia in a 20-year period of time. She demonstrated the tremendous increase in AF-related hospitalisations and that AF has surpassed other cardiovascular conditions like heart failure and myocardial infarction as a primary diagnosis for hospitalisation in Australia.

On top of this fantastic prize, Celine was awarded the honourable People's Choice Best Presentation Award for the best presentation at the ACRA 2017 Conference.

Congratulations Celine for these well-deserved awards and well done!

Celine is a PhD candidate with the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders and her research focuses on specialised integrated AF care to improve patient outcomes and reduce the health care burden.

  • Professor Sanders says...

     
    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.