RT for People with Heart Failure Virtual Workshop

This virtual workshop will discuss the existing literature on resistance training for people with chronic heart failure and will provide recommendations for exercise prescription.

Resistance Training for People with Heart Failure Virtual Workshop

This virtual workshop will summarize the existing literature on resistance training (RT) for people with chronic heart failure (CHF). The benefits of RT in people with CHF will be described and common methods to establish an individual with CHF’s RT capacity will be provided. Recommendations for RT exercise prescription in people with CHF will be made. A discussion of the safety considerations for RT in people with CHF will be discussed. 

The American Heart Association (AHA) has just published a new guideline on resistance training (RT) and Neil Smart was invited to present a specific session on RT for people with chronic heart failure (CHF) at the recent AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, USA, Nov 2023. Both the updated AHA guideline and Professor Smart's presentation were part of a 4-part symposium entitled "Resistance is not Futile' and subsequent panel discussion. These recent works provide the ideal, timely opportunity to provide an update to ESSA professionals.

Presented by Professor Neil Smart, AES, AEP

Neil is a Professor and Accredited Exercise Physiologist. His main research interest is the management of cardiovascular disease through exercise therapy, delivered using different exercise training approaches, such as isometric- and high-intensity interval-exercise training. Neil has published more than 140 refereed journal articles. 

Orcid ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8290-6409
Researcher ID E-6822-2011


Monday, 22 April 2024
4:00pm - 6:00pm AEST

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          4:00pm - 6:00pm 
 NSW:    4:00pm - 6:00pm
 NT:    3:30pm - 5:30pm
 QLD:    4:00pm - 6:00pm
 SA:    3:30pm - 5:30pm
 TAS:    4:00pm - 6:00pm
 VIC:    4:00pm - 6:00pm
 WA:    2:00pm - 4:00pm
Please note: This is a live virtual workshop and needs to be watched at the specified time above.

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $66.00 
Non-Member       $110.00
ESSA Student Member            $33.00
Student Non-Member    $55.00 
ESSA Member PD+   $59.40
Non-Member PD+   $99.00
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Access to Virtual Workshop

You will be emailed a link to access the virtual workshop approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologist



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Registration for this professional development will close at 2:00pm AEST, Monday, 22 April 2024.

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    22/04/2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    E. Australia Standard Time
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