Sponsored breakfast sessions

Sponsored breakfast sessions will be held on Friday 3 August. Breakfast served from 7.15am for a 7.30am start.


OCT: Clear images, clear strategy

Speakers:  To be confirmed

Chair:  To be confirmed

Room:  Mezzanine M4


Celebrating 10 years of anticoagulation with NOACs- future destinations?

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the approval of the first non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). During this time, NOACs have changed the landscape significantly both for patients and treatment outcomes in preventing and treating thromboembolic conditions. Join us for a multidisciplinary overview of the anticoagulation journey encompassing the holistic management of atrial fibrillation (AF) beyond anticoagulation and future directions in the management of cardiovascular disease.

Speakers:  To be confirmed

Chair:  David Cross

Room:  Plaza P4


‘Out with the Old and In with the New?’: Atrial Fibrillation and PCI - Challenges and Perspectives

Join us with your colleagues for a dynamic and engaging discussion on the changing landscape, clinical experience and emerging new evidence that is reshaping atrial fibrillation management and PCI in Australia. The evidence base is expanding rapidly as clinical programs reveal opportunities to consider alternative approaches, with recent and ongoing analyses and other trials reshaping new scientific opinion. This breakfast session will deep dive into practical insights on what the new evidence says, and how to, or indeed whether we should, integrate it into our clinical practice.

Speakers:  Dr Christopher Hammett and Prof Stephen Nicholls 

Chair:  To be confirmed

Room:  Mezzanine M2


Heart and Brain: A multi-disciplinary approach to the management of atrial fibrillation and stroke

This symposium brings together experts in Cardiology and Neurology to discuss the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of atrial fibrillation and stroke.   The speakers will highlight the role of collaboration across the specialties with the goal of improving patient care.

Speakers:  Dr Jeroen Hendriks, Prof Prash Sanders and Prof Vincent Thijs

Chair:  To be confirmed

Room:  Mezzanine M1


Myth or Reality: The “stable” heart failure patient

The focus of the session will be to focus on the “stable” heart failure patient. Patient cases will be presented by the speakers, interspersed with RCT data to demonstrate their treatment decision-making process. The final 15 minutes will be a panel discussion with questions from the chair and audience on how to optimally treat this type of heart failure patient.

We hope that the session will:

  • Increase awareness around the urgency of a heart failure patient with mild to moderate symptoms,
  • Increase discussion around the ownership of a HF patient, and
  • Highlight the benefits of being proactive for these patients

Speakers:  To be confirmed

Chair:  John Atherton

Room:  Mezzanine M3


Information to be supplied by sponsor

Room:  Plaza P3