CSANZ Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The CSANZ Postgraduate Research Scholarships are intended to provide support for CSANZ Members who wish to pursue a career in cardiovascular research.

Awarded only to those whose research is to be conducted in Australia or New Zealand.  The value of the Scholarship will be equivalent to that of the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (depending on the successful candidate’s academic qualifications).

See further details and application instructions here.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 9 October, 2023.

Australian Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines

The Australian Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines were launched in Canberra on Thursday, 20 July.  Health stakeholders gathered as the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care, (centre) launched the country’s new Guideline and calculator for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk.  Also pictured (left) is Prof Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Access the CVD Risk Guidelines here: www.cvdcheck.org.au

Call for Expressions of Interest – Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is collaborating with CSANZ to develop a Joint Position Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).

The purpose of the Position Statement is to provide concise, practical and evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of PAH. The Position Statement will provide a framework to ensure a consistent standard of care for patients with PAH.

CSANZ is inviting expressions of interest from members to join the Writing Group.  The group will comprise a  diverse representation including geographical spread, gender, discipline, and experience.

Click here for further details.

CSANZ Council symposia and AGM programs

CSANZ Council symposia and AGMs will be held on Thursday, 3 August 2023.

Click here for the full list of symposia or on the links below to view the detailed programs.
·       Cardiac Imaging
·       Cardiovascular Genetic Diseases
·       Cardiovascular Nursing
·       Clinical Trials
·       Heart Rhythm/EP

CSANZ Program       Register here

ANZET Program     Register here

Launch of the Australian Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines

The Australian Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines were launched in Canberra on Thursday, 20 July.  Health stakeholders gathered as the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care, (centre) launched the country’s new Guideline and calculator for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk.  Also pictured (left) is Prof Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Access the CVD Risk Guidelines here: www.cvdcheck.org.au

CSANZ Indigenous Travel Scholarship to the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting 

Apply now for a CSANZ Indigenous Travel Scholarship to the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

The purpose of the Indigenous Travel Scholarships is to assist Indigenous Members of CSANZ attend the 2023 CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from 3-6 August.

The awards will enable talented individuals’ attendance at the ASM to further develop research and clinical knowledge and expertise and to build professional networks.

The value of each award will differ depending on the budget requested, place of residence and number of applications received.

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island, Māori or Pacific People who are Members of CSANZ registered to attend the 2023 CSANZ ASM in Adelaide.
  • Working or studying in a clinical area of cardiology or cardiothoracic surgery, working in an area where there is a large caseload of patients with cardiac conditions, or a researcher in the area of cardiology.
  • Applicants must reside outside of the State in which the ASM is being held.

See here for further details and how to apply.Indigneous travel awards

Applications close on Friday 21 July, 2023.

 

Revised Advanced Training Curriculum now available

The revised curriculum for Cardiology has been finalised and is now available on the RACP website.

Click the links below to access the documents.

Adult Internal Medicine Cardiology Curriculum Standards

Paediatrics & Child Health Cardiology Curriculum Standards

The College’s next steps are planning implementation, taking into account the effect of any changes on supervisors, trainees, training settings and other key stakeholders.  Visit the RACP website for further details about the curriculum renewal project

IN THE NEWS | INTRODUCING HEART RHYTHM VR

 

Prof Prash Sanders, as part of his work with the Heart Rhythm Society’s Digital Education Committee, talks about the new Heart Rhythm VR on Heart Rhythm TV.

This exciting new product line launched recently has the first virtual reality simulation: S-ICD Implantation. The simulation has both a training and an examination mode and provides an excellent, safe, repeatable opportunity for fellowship training as well as veteran electrophysiologists.

See more Heart Rhythm VR on this link 

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