Take Heart: Deadly Heart film screening and panel discussion

Explore the causes of rheumatic heart disease and the impact on people, families and communities – join us for a film documentary and panel discussion on the eve of World Heart Day.

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Wed, Sep 28 2022, 5 - 7:30pm
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A boy sitting on the ground with text reading Take Heart Deadly Heart

Presented by the ANU College of Health and Medicine: a must-see documentary which explores the causes of RHD and the impact on people, families and communities.

About this event

Rheumatic heart disease continues to have a devastating impact on First Nations people in Australia, with young people in the Northern Territory being 122 times more likely to have rheumatic heart disease than other young Australians.

Take Heart Deadly Heart is a must see documentary which explores the causes of RHD and the impact on people, families and communities.

On the eve of World Heart Day we explore the persisting and unjust burden of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

Join ANU, and supporters of the film, as we raise awareness of this preventable childhood disease.

Following the film will be a panel discussion, with insights from:

  • Vicki Wade, Noongar woman and Director of RHD Australia, and Co-Producer of the film,
  • Dr Rosemary Wyber, Lead author of the RHD Endgame Strategy, General Practitioner and ANU Research Fellow for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health,
  • Dr Jason Agostino, General Practitioner and Epidemiologist, and
  • more to come.

Panel Moderator: Dr Arnagretta Hunter, General Cardiologist and ANU Human Futures Fellow

Location

Manning Clark Centre, ANU, Ground Floor, Cultural Centre University Avenue, Acton, ACT 2601

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