CSANZ 2019

Jonathan Kalman

Jonathan Kalman

Director of Heart Rhythm Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC

Professor Jonathan Kalman is an NHMRC practitioner fellow who leads both clinical and research groups in the Department of Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne.

Professor Kalman has a national and international reputation as a leader in the field of atrial arrhythmias and has authored over 360 peer-reviewed publications, more than 40 book chapters and delivered over 250 invited lectures at national and international meetings.

His areas of research interest include mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation techniques and outcomes and the impact of risk factors on atrial remodelling.

Professor Kalman served on the scientific committee of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand for 10 years; 6 as chairman, is the immediate past president of the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society having also served for 4 years as scientific chair of that organisation and is the international member of the Board of Trustees of The North American Heart Rhythm Society. Professor Kalman serves on the editorial board of 12 international cardiology journals including Circulation, JACC and The European Heart Journal. He is an associate editor of JACC-Clinical Electrophysiology.

Professor Kalman has received the Simon Dack Award of the Journal of The American College of Cardiology 2014 for outstanding scholarship and service to the Journal, delivered the Paul Wood lecture to the British Cardiovascular Society (2015) and was the keynote Intercontinental lecturer of The European Heart Rhythm Society in 2017. He has also been awarded the Eric Susman prize (2006) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the R.T. Hall prize (2003) of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in recognition of sustained and outstanding research achievement.

He has trained a generation of Australian electrophysiologists.

In 2017 he was awarded an Officer of The Order of Australia for services to cardiology.

 

The Kempson Maddox Lecture 

This lecture honours the late Sir J. Kempson Maddox. Sir Kempson, who died in 1990, had a major influence on the development of cardiology in Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment of both the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 1951 and the National Heart Foundation of Australia in 1958. He was President of the Cardiac Society from 1956-1958 and played a substantial role in the formation of the Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology, of which he was President in 1960. He became President of the International Society of Cardiology from 1966 – 1970. 
The Kempson Maddox Lecturer must be an Australian or New Zealander who is a senior member of the Cardiac Society and who has made a substantial contribution to cardiology.

Previous Kempson Maddox Lecturers 

2018

Anushka Patel

NSW

2017

Robert M. Graham

NSW

2016

David Kaye

VIC

2015

John Ormiston

NZ

2013

Peter Macdonald

NSW

2012

David Kilpatrick

TAS

2011

Thomas H Marwick

USA

2010

Michael Feneley

NSW

2009

Tony Dart         

VIC

2008

David Celermajer

NSW

2007

Professor Andrew Tonkin

VIC

2006

Professor Phil Barter

NSW

2005

David Ross

NSW

2004

David Wilcken

QLD

2003

Mark Richards

NZ

2002

Garry Jennings

VIC

2001

John Horowitz   

SA

2000

Harvey White    

NZ

1999

Murray Esler     

VIC

1998

Peter Thompson           

WA

1997

Roger Dean

NSW

1996

Mark O’Brien                

NSW

1995

Phillip Harris

NSW

1994

John Neutze

NZ

1993

Michael O’Rourke

NSW

1992

Tim Cartmill      

NSW

1991

John Hickie

NSW

1990

John Uther        

NSW

1989

Paul Nestel

VIC

1988

John Chalmers  

NSW

1987

Winifred Nayler 

VIC

1986

John Clarebrough

VIC

1985

Hamilton Sutherland

SA

1984

Robin Norris

NZ

1983

Gaston Bauer

NSW

1982

Graeme Sloman

VIC

1981

Peter Brandt

NZ

1980

Ralph Reader

ACT

1979

Austin E Doyle

VIC

1978

Alan J Goble

VIC

1977

Paul Korner

VIC

1976

Brian Baratt-Boyes

NZ

1975

John Lowenthal

 

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