The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts to continue its lifesaving research and health education work. Visit their website.
Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
Established in 2015, the ACvA aims to increase the visibility of cardiovascular disease as a National Health Priority Area in the Australian community and in government.
Specifically, the Alliance
- Acts as advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research.
- Represents cardiovascular researchers calling for more research into heart, stroke and vascular disease.
- Promotes the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers Australia-wide.
The ACvA brings together the nation’s leading researchers, industries and healthcare providers. Visit their website
International Society for Heart Research
Formed in 1968, ISHR was initially known as the ‘International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism, until 1976 when the current name was adopted. Over the years, membership has grown to include around 3,000 members from the Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, Latin American and North American sections. Today cardiovascular research invokes expertise from multiple disciplines and specialties.
The next world congress of the ISHR is to be held in Berlin, 12-15 June, 2022.
ISHR Australasian Section offers CSANZ members international links to academic research and research training. Learn more here.
European Society of Cardiology
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology. Individual members of an Affiliated National Societies are entitled to the same Membership advantages as members of the ESC National Societies under the condition that they can provide written confirmation of membership.
Members are invited to discover the ESC Fellowship programme, make use of the ESC Guidelines and discover the ESC Journals and Educational Products and Activities. Find out details about the Congresses and Meetings and subscribe to the My ESC News in order to receive regular newsletters on the ESC activities.
Read more about the ESC affiliation program.
American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) was established in 1949 and is based in Washington, D.C. USA. It positions itself and its members to succeed in achieving the transformation of cardiovascular care and improve heart health worldwide.
It prides itself as a global hub for cardiovascular professionals to learn, grow and share knowledge by providing the latest cardiology and clinical topics, cutting edge education, accreditation, guidelines and tools for practice support in the US.
The ACC Scientific Session is held annually with the ACC.21 being a virtual program.
The Australia and New Zealand International Chapter.
CSANZ has been an International Chapter of the ACC since 2012. As an International Chapter CSANZ works collaboratively with the ACC on a number of initiatives and recommends members for ACC workgroups, councils and committees; hosts the ACC in-training exam and holds joint sessions at ACC scientific sessions.
Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology
The APSC represents 22 cardiology societies in the Asia-Pacific region.
The APSC hosts its main Congress every year, the next APSC 21 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 1 – 3 October 2021 hosted by the Heart Association of Thailand.
Scientific and Education Activities include APSC Scholarship, Emerging Leadership Course Programs, Joint Symposia and Series of Webinars/online sessions held with other major international societies and with APSC Member Societies at their annual meetings. Visit their website