1 - 4 August 2024


Aaron Conway

Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Aaron Conway holds a Conjoint Senior Research Fellow position with QUT School of Nursing and The Prince Charles Hospital. His research aims to make procedural sedation as safe and effective as possible. This program of research is informed by his clinical experience working as a nurse in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Dr. Conway has held prestigious research appointments, including the RBC Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network and Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto (2018-2023) and a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (2015 to 2018).

His research has produced high-quality evidence to support clinician’s decision-making regarding approaches for procedural sedation. Notable publications in highly ranked journals include randomized controlled trials in Heart and the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and meta-analyses in Anaesthesia and Thorax.

Dr. Conway's recent work has leveraged machine learning to create innovative solutions for common problems encountered in procedural sedation, including using deep learning to optimize capnography alarm management, and automating sedation state assessments. 


Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture

In April 2005, the Cardiovascular Nurses Working Group approached the Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Council requesting a dedicated Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture to be instituted. The Council agreed with the proposal and the inaugural lecture was presented at the 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra.