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

Professor Scott Harding from Wellington will be presenting on how he uses OCT to guide precision PCI. Professor Harding has a particular interest in intravascular imaging and has a lot of experience in the practical uses of OCT in everyday complex PCI. Please join Scott as he shares his knowledge and experience through a series of case reviews and discussion.

Speakers:  Prof Scott Harding, NZ

Room:  Mezzanine M4

Structural Heart in 2018 and Beyond

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live their best life through the power of health. For 130 years, we’ve brought forward new technologies that create more possibilities for more people around the world. Today, we take on the opportunity to improve the quality of life of structural heart patients with an innovative product portfolio designed to manage the burden of valvular heart disease, reduce risk of recurrent stroke, and tackle congenital heart defects. Join the Structural Heart division of Abbott to learn more about our comprehensive approach to structural heart care at every stage of life.

Speakers:  Prof David Muller, A/Prof Michael Nguyen, A/Prof Antony Walton, Prof Stephen Worthley 

Chair: A/Prof Antony Walton

Room:  Plaza P5


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:  Prof Geoffrey Cloud, Dr. Jenny Curnow, Dr. Dennis Lau and Prof Tom Marwick

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.

Breakfast served at 7.00am, for a 7.30am start.

Speaker:  Dr Christopher Hammett 

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

Room:  Mezzanine M1


Myth or Reality: The “stable” heart failure patient

An esteemed panel of local and international heart failure experts come together to discuss the optimal treatment of ‘stable’ heart failure.

Speakers:  Prof Javed Butler, Dr Pardeep Jhund

Panelists: Prof Javed Butler, Dr Pardeep Jhund, A/Prof Carmine de Pasquale and Prof Andrew Sindone

Chair:  A/Prof John Atherton

Room:  Mezzanine M3


The SYNTAX II Strategy: “Integrated Best Practices in Complex PCI”  

This session will address the key outcomes of the Syntax II Trial;  How the incorporation of state-of-the-art technologies and contemporary procedural techniques improve clinical outcomes in complex PCI.

Speakers:  Prof Javier Escaned, Dr. Nigel Jepson, and Dr. David Smyth

Chair: Prof Javier Escaned

Room:  Plaza P3