LIVE PANEL | Managing CVD with Obesity | Outcomes from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2023

ADS will host an exciting virtual event.
Join the experts, including Prof John Atherton, A/Prof Sarah Glastras, A/Prof Samantha Hocking, Prof Stephen Nicholls and Prof Sophia Zoungas for a Live Panel Discussion on Monday 13 November 2023 from 7.00pm – 8.00pm (AEDT). 

Discussion will cover the outcomes of the 2023 AHA Scientific Sessions in relation to managing cardiovascular disease in people living with obesity, plus a review of the trial results presented at the AHA Meeting.   Download the flyer for full details.  Register here for the Live Discussion 

LIVE PANEL | Managing CVD with Obesity | Outcomes from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2023

ADS will host an exciting virtual event. Join the experts, including Prof John Atherton, A/Prof Sarah Glastras, A/Prof Samantha Hocking, Prof Stephen Nicholls and Prof Sophia Zoungas for a Live Panel Discussion on Monday 13 November 2023 from 7.00pm – 8.00pm (AEDT). 

Discussion will cover the outcomes of the 2023 AHA Scientific Sessions in relation to managing cardiovascular disease in people living with obesity, plus a review of the trial results presented at the AHA Meeting.   Download the flyer for full details here 

CSANZ Members – Sports Cardiology Working Group

Welcome to the CSANZ Sports Cardiology Working Group

In 2021 CSANZ formed a working group for Sports Cardiology due to the increased demand for training and a dedicated service provision for this niche field, whilst also providing a forum for discussing interesting cases and progress within Sports Cardiology.  

Read more about the emerging subspecialty Sports Cardiology here

BENEFITS OF BEING PART OF THE CARDIOLOGY WORKING GROUP:
  • Invitation to the Sports Cardiology Working Group Meeting at the CSANZ ASM.
  • Access to collaborative research opportunities.
  • Access to educational and networking events.
  • Be part of the grass roots of a new subsection of cardiology in Australasia.
CSANZ ASM 2023
HOW TO JOIN THE WORKING GROUP

 (current CSANZ membership is essential)

As we build our profile of experts, we invite you to contact us on [email protected] if you have an interest in research opportunities, collaborations, education or training in the field, attending events and  building a valuable resource for those working in sports cardiology.

It’s very easy to join the Sports Cardiology Working Group, contact us by email with your name and contact details and subject: Join the Sports Cardiology Working Group and send it to [email protected].

UPCOMING EVENTS
1 – 3 March 2024
International Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Sports Symposium, Lorne, VIC

Details to follow soon.

8 -10 May 2024
International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference 2024, Brisbane, QLD (ICCG 2024)

Calling for Abstracts           Read more

The closing date for abstract submission is 28 February 2024.

SPECIALISED CLINICS

We have developed dedicated specialised sports cardiology services in Melbourne (St Vincent’s Hospital) and Sydney (RPAH) and are aware of several specialists around Australia and New Zealand who have a dedicated interest and expertise. If you wish to refer a patient to our dedicated subspecialized sports cardiology clinics the contact details are below:

SPORTS CARDIOLOGY FOCUS OF THE MONTH
We would love to see you sharing an ECG, image or interesting case in this section, please email your images to: [email protected] with Sports Cardiology Focus of the Month in the subject line.
LATEST JOURNAL ARTICLES

Clinical outcomes of 10 years of cardiac screening in elite New Zealand athletes
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 

Author:  Jessica J. Orchard et al
 
CURRENT GUIDELINES OF SPORTS CARDIOLOGY
PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND OTHERS
POSITION STATEMENTS AND CONSENSUS DOCUMENTS
OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Link to other Articles in European Heart Journal (EHJ)                Link to other articles in the JACC Journal  

OTHER RESOURCES

Links to International Sports Cardiology website resources:

UPDATE: Advanced Training Curriculum Implementation Plans

The finalised curricula for cardiology have been approved and published on the RACP website.

2024 Transition Year
The RACP has advised that trainees who commence in the Cardiology Advanced Training program in 2024 will be enrolled under the new curricula. Existing trainees, who commenced training prior to or in 2023, will continue to follow PREP program requirements.

2024 will be a transition year introducing some new curricula components and retaining some existing work-based assessment tools from the current PREP training programs. Please see an overview of the 2024 program requirements (adult and paediatric) for the new curricula.

Information on further changes to program requirements for trainees enrolled under the new curricula, including the introduction of new work-based assessment methods, will be shared throughout next year, in preparation for 2025.

Interviews with 2023 CSANZ ASM Prize Winners

The Education Committee invited the following prize winners to be interviewed after the 2023 CSANZ ASM to talk about their winning work that was presented, and what the future looks like for this project and their work. 

2023 CSANZ Ralph Reader Basic and Translational Science Prize Winner
2023 CSANZ Ralph Reader Clinical Science Prize Winner
Dr Victoria Nankivell, Post-doctoral Scientist, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Abstract: Multifunctional Porphyrin-lipid Nanoparticles—Novel Nanoscale Theranostics for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

Read abstract in full here as published in the HLC Journal.

Dr Stacey Peters, Cardiologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Abstract: Environmental Factors Influence the Natural History of Genetic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 Read abstract in full here as published in the HLC Journal.

2023 CSANZ Allied Health, Science and Technology Prize Winner
2023 CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Prize Winner
Mr Samual Turnbull, Cardiac Physiologist, Westmead Hospital/ Westmead Applied Research Centre

Abstract: Accuracy of single-lead ECG for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias compared to the gold standard of cardiac electrophysiology study

Read abstract in full here as published in the HLC Journal

Ms Wendan Shi, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney

Abstract: Improving secondary prevention knowledge in immigrants after a heart attack: adapting and evaluating a virtual patient education resource to promote behaviour change.

Read abstract in full here as published in the HLC Journal

Incoming CSANZ President Elect




Congratulations to Dr Mayanna Lund, President elect of the CSANZ Board, as announced at the AGM on Saturday 5 August 2023. Mayanna will succeed Prof Stephen Nicholls at the next CSANZ AGM in August 2024 in Perth.

Mayanna Lund is the Clinical Head of Cardiology for the Counties Manukau district in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Clinical Lead for the Northern Cardiac Network, covering 40% of the NZ population. Dr Lund completed cardiology training at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland, and fellowships at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston before returning to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, to be part of a rapidly growing department serving a diverse population with excellence.

Dr Lund is an Hon Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. Her research interests are implementation of evidence based care and quality improvement, particularly in the community management of heart failure. Since 2016 Dr Lund has been on the Governance Group of ANZACS-QI, Aotearoa’s cardiac quality improvement registry. She has served the NZ CSANZ Committee in various roles, including as Chair from 2018-20, and on the board in that role and currently as the Honorary Secretary.

After the announcement, Mayanna said “Since I first attended a local CSANZ meeting as a non-trainee, the Society has been my professional family. Like many families, it has grown in its role, size and diversity. This is an incredibly exciting honour”.

On the Pulse September 2023

THAT’S A WRAP | 2023 CSANZ ASM and ANZET23

Thank you to all those who attended the 2023 CSANZ ASM and ANZET Meeting.

There was a fabulous energy across the four days, from the first Symposium to the final What’s Hot Plenary, with a bumper crowd, presenters and exhibitors taking part.

Thank you to Derek Chew, ASM Convenor; Christina Bursill and Anand Ganesan (Chairs, Scientific Program Committee), Sidney Lo, ANZET Convenor and the members of the organising committees for putting together the wonderful programs.

Congratulations to all the Young Investigator Prize Winners awarded at the 2023 CSANZ ASM and ANZET Meeting held in Adelaide at the beginning of August 2023.

Link to the highlights of the 2023 CSANZ ASM and ANZET Meeting as published in the latest On the Pulse below:

If you would like a copy of an official photo please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will send a copy to you.

Applications Open for the 2023 ACC In-training Exam

CSANZ will be hosting the American College of Cardiology In-Training Exam to be held on 17 and 18 October, 2023.  The online exam is open to Cardiology Advanced Trainees in Australia and New Zealand.  The exam comprises 150 MCQs and will be proctored via Zoom.

Click here for further details and to register. Click here to take the practice test.

Closing date for registrations is Friday 15 September, 2023.

CSANZ WA Meeting – July 2023

The CSANZ WA was pleased to host a pre-ASM meeting on Tuesday July 25 at the UWA club.  The event was organised by Abdul Ihdayhid, Girish Dwivedi and Jamie Rankin to provide an opportunity for our junior colleagues to practice their presentations, including questions from senior colleagues, before the big event.  This year we are pleased to report a record number of prize contenders from WA.  The evening was generously sponsored by Astra Zeneca, Amgen and Biotronik.   

Congratulations to the CSANZ WA 2023 Best Poster Prize winners pictured here:

First prize – Ms Annora Kumar (top row)

Second prize – Ms Adilah Ahmad (2nd row left) 
Third prize – Mr Remy Spring (2nd row right) 

The awards were presented by Mr Vijay Gupta, State Manager, Biotronik WA/SA (left) and Emeritus Professor Lawrie Beilin (right).

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