The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) will be holding its first fully ‘live’ Annual Scientific Meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic in Adelaide between 6 – 8 August 2021.
After being forced by COVID-19 restrictions to run previous meetings in virtual or mixed formats, the society says it is hopeful that the easing of travel restrictions will see delegates – as well as speakers – attend the CSANZ 2021 meeting in person at the Adelaide Convention Centre from across Australia and New Zealand.
For its 43rd ASM, held in conjunction with the International Society for Heart Research, CSANZ notes that there are no current COVID-19 testing or quarantine restrictions for travelling to Adelaide from within Australia or New Zealand, other than completion of a Cross Border Travel Registration Form prior to entry into SA.
According to conference organisers, led by convenor Prof David Brieger, and Program Chair Associate Professor James Chong, the 2021 meeting will feature in-person presentations by Australasian speakers and virtual presentations from overseas speakers.
International speakers will include lipid genetics expert Dr Helen Hobbs from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, who will present the plenary RT Hall Lecture.
Other international speakers include cardiac electrophysiologist Dr John Mandrola from Kentucky, USA, health technology researcher Professor Martin Cowie from London and Professor Silvia Priori of Italy, whose research interests include the genetic bases of arrhythmias.
Australasian speakers will also deliver plenary talks and Q&A sessions such as the Kempson Maddox Lecture delivered by Professor Diane Fatkin of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW, on the topic of evolution of the genetics revolution in heart failure management.
“We will also have, as usual, breakfast sessions and a social program where everyone can catch up with colleagues they haven’t been able to for some time now,” said Associate Professor Chong.
So I strongly encourage you to register and look forward to seeing you in person in Adelaide,” he said.