Dr Bo Remenyi is paediatric cardiologist, PhD scholar and a former scientific advisor for the World Heart Federation on rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. She is the 2018 Australian of the year for the Northern Territory. Dr Remenyi received her medical degree from the University of Queensland and currently works as a paediatric cardiologist at the Royal Darwin Hospital and services many remote indigenous communities. Bo also undertakes humanitarian work with Rotary in resource-poor countries in our region. Both as a clinician and as a researcher, Dr Remenyi’s interests lie in prevention and early detection of rheumatic heart disease.
We need to shout to stop the murmurs: Congenital and rheumatic heart disease
Sunday 2 September | View program for more details
Rheumatic heart disease is a preventable disease of poverty and social disadvantage. This lecture will outline what needs to be done to put this disease in the history books. On the other hand congenital heart disease that affects 1-2% of all newborn babies with no cause identified and hence focus must be on early detection and expedite referral to cardiac surgical services.