2022 CSANZ ASM Prize winners

Congratulations to all the 2022 ASM Prize Winners

Allied Health, Science and Technology Prize
Winner:  Adam Livori, Ballarat Health Services

Assessment of Telehealth Cardiology Pharmacist Clinic in Improving Therapy Adherence following Acute Coronary Syndrome and PCI.
 
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Judith Katzenellenbogen, Andrew Maiorana, Katrina Poppe

Cardiac Imaging Prize
Winner:  Aaisha Ferkh, Westmead Hospital

Echocardiographic deep phenotyping of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies: amyloid, Anderson-Fabry and hypertensive heart disease.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Selwyn Wong, Raj Puranik, Rebecca Kozor

Cardiovascular Nursing Prize
Winner:  Kristel Janssens, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Modest association between peak exercise blood pressure and ambulatory hypertension in endurance athletes.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Patricia Davidson, Kimberley Bardsley, Christopher Lee

Heart Failure Prize
Winner:  David Chieng, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction improves peak pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, exercise capacity and quality of life. A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT-STALL HFpEF).
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Andrew Sindone, Rob Doughty, Theresa McDonagh

Heart Rhythm Prize
Winner:  Ahmed Al-Kaisey, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Polygenic risk scores identify atrial electrophysiological substrate abnormalities and predict atrial fibrillation recurrence following catheter ablation.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Andrew Martin, Livia Hool, Karen Phillips

Indigenous Health Prize
Winner:  Keriana Kingi-Nepe, Gisborne Hospital NZ

The impact of Sacubitril-Valsartan on Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne and East Coast) region.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Alex Brown, Karen Brewer

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology Prize
Winner:  Elizabeth Paratz, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Prevalence of coronary artery anomalies in young sudden cardiac death: insights from a prospective state-wide registry.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: Clare O’Donnell, Mugur Nicolae

Prevention Prize
Winner:  Louise Segan, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Development and validation of the HARMS2-AF lifestyle risk score to predict incident AF.
Read abstract in full as published in Heart Lung and Circulation Journal.

Judges: David Colquhoun, Julie Redfern, Robyn Gallagher

2022 CSANZ ASM New Investigator Poster Prizes

Medical Student Poster Prize
Winner:  Angus Fung, UNSW

Title: Prognostic association supports indexing size measures in echocardiography by body surface area.

Judges: Peter Psaltis and Dominica Zentner

Basic Physician Trainee or Advanced Trainee Poster Prize 
Winner:  Gavin Huangfu, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Title:  CT evaluation of hepatic fat: A novel marker for high-risk coronary atherosclerosis in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.

Judges: Matthew Worthley, Liza Thomas

PhD Candidate Poster Prize 
Winner: Himawan Fernando, Alfred Health

Title: LidocAine Versus Opioids In MyocarDial infarction: The AVOID-2 randomised controlled trial.

Judges: Clara Chow, Will Parsonage

Cardiovascular Nursing Poster Prize 
Winner:  Nathan Herbert, Barwon Health

Title: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on a Victorian regional ST-elevation myocardial infarction service.

Judges: Caleb Ferguson, Rochelle Wynne 

Allied Health, Science and Technology Poster Prize
Winner:  Clara Zwack, University of Sydney

Stress and its relationship to cardiovascular risk in young adults with intellectual disability

Judges: Lee Nedkoff, Stacey Nielson

Congratulations to all finalists in the prize sessions and thank you to all the judges.

Congratulations to our Ralph Reader Finalists in Basic and Translational Science

GOOD LUCK to all our passionate #CSANZ2022 Ralph Reader Prize Finalists presenting in Basic and Translational Science on Friday morning directly after the Opening and R T Hall Lecture.

Miss Connie Jiang presenting: A calibrated functional patch clamp assay to enhance clinical variant interpretation in KCNH2-related long QT syndrome – Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Dr Dinesh Selvakumar presenting: Cellular Heterogeneity of Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Grafts is Mechanistically Linked to Treatable Arrhythmias – The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Ms Khalia Primer presenting: Diabetes impairs endothelial cell metabolic reprogramming and angiogenic responses to hypoxia, which are rescued by reconstituted high-density lipoproteins (rHDL)  – SAHMRI

Friday 12 August is going to be a big day with a full program of fascinating presentations by experts and young inspiring researchers… and in the evening join the fun Poster Presentations with wine and cheese (from 5.45pm).

Meet all the Young Investigators with Posters on display and discuss their work – it’s a great time for networking.

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Congratulations to our Ralph Reader Finalists in Clinical Science

Congratulations to all our CSANZ 2022 Ralph Reader Prize Finalists in Clinical Science.

  • Dr Alexandra Murphy presenting: SMARTphone-based cardiovascular risk reduction in BREAST cancer patients [SMART-BREAST]: A randomized controlled trial Austin Health
  • Dr Jonathan Ariyaratnam presenting: Invasive Haemodynamic Testing with Fluid Challenge to Explore the Relationship Between Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Atrial Fibrillation The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Julia Isbister presenting: “Concealed cardiomyopathy” is an important cause of autopsy-inconclusive sudden cardiac death and diagnosis impacts care of surviving relatives. Centenary Institute

See the program here

We look forward to seeing your amazing presentations on Saturday morning on 13 August 2022 at the #CSANZ2022 on the Gold Coast.

The CSANZ Prize Ceremony will be held after lunch on Saturday 13 August 2022.

Good Luck to all!