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Cardiac Community Network: The education interface program – event 7

Atrial Fibrillation Management
Dr Jonathan Lipton - Director Arrhythmia Service and Cardiologist Electrophysiologist at Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Liz Webber - General Practice Liaison Officer, Tasmanian Health Service
Date & Time:
Tuesday 3 August 2021 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Online (Zoom)
GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, general practice liaison officers


The Cardiac Community Network has been set up with the aim to improve communication and collaboration between primary and secondary care services, focusing on the management of cardiac related conditions. The Education Interface Program will be delivered state-wide through a video conferencing forum.

The Education Interface Program will aim to achieve the following:

  • Improve interface between primary health and secondary acute care facilities
  • Enable primary health services to support and manage cardiac clients in the community setting, seeking timely secondary opinions through a quality referral process
  • Enhance knowledge base of evidence-based models of care relating to specific cardiac conditions
  • Increase awareness of primary and secondary prevention
  • Improved identification of at-risk clients (Australian Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator)


This webinar will focus on the contemporary management of atrial fibrillation, discussion will be based on the Cardiac Society Australia and New Zealand guidelines.

Topics covered include etiology, risk factors and triggers, diagnosis and treatment. Treatment will address lifestyle measures, risk factor management, thromboembolic risk reduction. Rate and rhythm control strategies including medical management and catheter ablation will be discussed in an interactive case-based discussion.

The program is aimed to provide a practical, guideline based approach to challenging patients with atrial fibrillation.

This is forum four of a nine forum series held from November 2020 to September 2021 covering the following topics:

  • Top 4 Quality Improvement Initiatives in Cardiology
  • ECG Workshop
  • Imaging Made Easy – ECHO Workshop
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Hypertension Management
  • Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Management
  • High Risk Primary Prevention
  • Secondary prevention

For further information contact Dr Paul MacIntyre via Amanda Conroy (Personal Assistant) – Amanda.conroy@ths.tas.gov.au