Submitting for NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies funding? ANZACT can help

Call for Expressions of Interest to attend the ANZACT Peer Review Workshop on Wednesday 4 August 2021.

Closing Date:  COB Monday 5th July, 2021

If you are planning on submitting for NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies funding?  Need help to review before 

Visit the ANZACT website  for more information on their Peer Review Workshops is and other upcoming webinars and events available through our partners at ANZACT.

Selected applicants will:

  • Be an ANZACT member and able to attend the workshop (it’s free to join – Click Here)
  • Work with a Principal Reviewer before the workshop
  • Receive support from senior multidisciplinary ANZACT Committee members at the workshop

See all the latest news from ANZACT including:  reports and resources, other events and webinars, consumers in research and other news

Learn about the Australia and New Zealand Chapter or the ACC

Did you know CSANZ is an official International Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)?

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.

Some of the current ACC initiatives are: 

In addition, CSANZ is able to pass on a number of ACC benefits to our members including: 

  • Discounted membership of ACC 
  • Networking opportunities amongst FACC and other cardiologists affiliated with the ACC 
  • Participation in Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy competitions 

Become an ACC Fellow or Member 

As an international member of the American College of Cardiology, you can access resources designed to help you advance cardiovascular care, including: 

For more information about becoming an ACC member go to the ACC website 

*FREE ACC MEMBERSHIP*  for early career, advanced trainees and students 

The ACC is pleased to offer complimentary membership to advanced trainees, BPTs, medical students and Cardiovascular Team students (nurses, pharmacists, PAs, and cardiovascular technologists). For further information and to take up this free offer go to: 

See upcoming ACC Events here 

Latest in Cardiovascular Nursing E-News

MAY 2021


This is the first newsletter in a long time, and a sign of more to come! – A dedicated Cardiovascular Nurse e-News. 

As Chair of the Cardiovascular Nursing Council I am pleased to write this introduction to our first E-News and to share with you some very exciting achievements by our fellow nurses and to update you on plans for the upcoming CSANZ and ANZET Annual Scientific Meeting in August.

As we draw close to International Nurses Day on May 12 and reflect on how our professional and personal lives have been impacted and changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic I feel immensely proud of the incredibly important leadership, clinical care and education that nurses have provided throughout this challenging time. We reflect and acknowledge all of the nurses and other healthcare workers who have lost their lives this past year and our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues.  

Thank-you to each and everyone one of you for the important role and contribution you have made to keeping our communities healthy, safe, strong, supported and cared for. 

The first week of May 2021 has been marked by several important dates:

The first week in May is always an important time for cardiovascular health – Heart Week! Heart week was a timely reminder for all of us to re-engage with patients about their heart health. Please see the Heart Foundation for more information on health tools and topics:

Last week also marked International Day of the Midwife. To all of our members who are midwives and to our midwife colleagues and friends, it is so heartening to hear that the theme this year is Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives. We all acknowledge the value of data informing our practice, healthcare policy and planning.

And to top of an incredible start to May 2021 – last week saw Professor Patricia Davidson, former Chair of the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council and a longstanding mentor, collaborator and friend to many CSANZ members, begin her new role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong. There is such great excitement having Prof Davidson back on Australian soil after her outstanding role as Dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. Welcome home Trish!

Following the theme of Heart Week, May also marks International Hypertension Day (17 May) and World ‘No Tobacco’ Day (31 May).

Take care, stay safe and enjoy celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May.

Sally Inglis

Chair, CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council
A/Prof IMPACCT – Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation, Faculty of Health, UTS 
Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow

Link to read the e-News here 

The Trials of Grant Writing by Prof Julie Redfern

Julie Redfern is a Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. A practicing physiotherapist, Julie holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, is Co-Chair of the CSANZ Clinical and Preventative Cardiology Council, a Member of Education Trust and ACOR Board. From 2009-2016 she was the Chair of the Allied Health Council and represented that group on the Board for those 6 years. She has been awarded over $30 million in peer reviewed grants and published over 180 peer reviewed manuscripts in high-ranking journals. 

In 2020 Julie was Chief Investigator of the team who was awarded an inaugural $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant for a project that will reform cardiac rehabilitation and care for people with heart disease. 

The project: Solving the long-standing evidence-practice gap associated with cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (SOLVE-CHD). The goal of the project is to modernise after-hospital care, provide the best quality support to more patients and reduce the number of people who die or have to be readmitted to hospital. 

Grant Writing – A Personal Reflection by Prof Julie Redfern  

Prof Peter Kistler – 2020 RT Hall Winner

Learn more about Prof Peter Kistler’s career journey, his work at The Alfred and Baker Research Institute, and his thoughts about being a RT Hall Prize Winner…

Prof Peter Kistler leads the Electrophysiology Program at The Alfred Hospital and The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Over the past decade Peter has developed the clinical program into one of the highest profile groups nationally and internationally. 

He is now recognized as one of the leading international figures in the management of atrial arrhythmias. In parallel with his success as a leading EP clinician, Prof Kistler has assembled outstanding track record of research output. He has published a substantial portfolio of research papers including many at the highest levels in Circulation, JACC and European Heart Journal. 

As a component of his clinical and research work, Peter has been a consistent supervisor of PhD candidates undertaking advanced EP training and research. Many of these graduates have already gone on to substantial appointments in major academic centres.

“It is a great honour to receive the RT Hall Prize from the CSANZ and humbling to join the ranks of previous winners who have made outstanding contributions to cardiology.”

Read more about Prof Peter Kistler’s career journey, his work at The Alfred and Baker Research Institute, and his thoughts about being a RT Hall Prize Winner.  

Prostheses Reform Consultation

The Australian Department of Health is seeking feedback from clinicians and other interested parties on proposed options for reforms and improvements to the Prostheses List.  The Department released two reports which provide context to the Consultation Paper (1.1MB) and facilitate more complete consultation on potential reform options:

Submissions closed on 15 February, 2021.  For updated information please go to the consultation website.

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