Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry

ACOR is an initiative of CSANZ which recognises the critical value of a national clinical cardiovascular quality registry incorporating quality, safety and appropriateness outcomes. The CSANZ formed ACOR with the purpose to supervise the development of national clinical quality cardiovascular registries. Although ACOR runs as a separate entity from the Society, ACOR acts in collaboration with CSANZ to draw on expert advice from the CSANZ to optimise clinician support and engagement.  ACOR has a Board of Directors responsible for legal compliance, financial responsibilities and the strategic direction of the registries. Each Registry has a Steering Committee comprised of senior clinicians in a leadership role with the relevant specialty group.  Read more about the Registries here

Heart Foundation

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.

Follow this link for the next world congress of the ISHR  

ISHR Australasian Section offers CSANZ members international links to academic research and research training.  Read more.

Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology

The APSC represents 22 cardiology societies in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

The APSC hosts an annual Congress every year for more information  Visit their website

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.

ACC 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   Read more here 

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.

Read more about our partnership and the International Chapter

ACC- ANZ Chapter Information (download pdf)

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.

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