Dr Julia Isbister at ESC 2022
Dr Julia Isbister, Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology, Centenary Institute and EP fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
It was a pleasure to travel to the ESC Congress 2022 in Barcelona with the support of a CSANZ Travelling Fellowship for this exciting and energetic meeting.
I am in my final year of my PhD at the Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology, Centenary Institute and EP fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. I was delighted to attend an my first in-person international meeting after the long COVID- enforced hiatus! The chance to meet with existing collaborators in person and hear from leaders in the field, particularly in the area of cardiac genetics and EP, was a wonderful experience.
I presented our recent study looking at concealed cardiomyopathy in autopsy- indeterminate sudden cardiac death victims, participated in the CSANZ daily highlights session showcasing work from Australia and New Zealand and gave an invited talk on the role of genetic testing following sudden cardiac death in the combined CSANZ/ESC session “Sudden cardiac death in the young: All you need to know”.
Many thanks to my PhD supervisors, Chris Semsarian and Ray Sy for their guidance and encouragement, and to the CSANZ for the support to attend and present at ESC 2022!
“Concealed cardiomyopathy” is an important cause of autopsy-inconclusive sudden cardiac death and diagnosis impacts care of surviving relatives https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/43/Supplement_2/ehac544.361/6744468