Program Details

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PROGRAM - DAY 1 - Thursday 24th May 2018

Session 1: Opening Session

Chairs: John Atherton, Julie McGaughran

Time Talk Title  Speaker
0800-0815 Welcome John Atherton and Julie McGaughran,
Conference Co-Convenors
0815-0830 Official Opening  Prof. Keith McNeil, Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
0830-0900 CV Genetics in Australia Chris Semsarian (NSW)
0900-0930 Latest in genetic testing for LQTS Michael J. Ackerman (USA)
0930-1000 Can some cardiomyopathies be channelopathies? Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)
1000-1030 Morning Break  

Session 2: Clinical genetics of inherited cardiomyopathies

Session sponsored by: PA Researc Foundation

Chairs: Jitendra Vohra and William Wang
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1050 Clinical features of inherited cardiomyopathies Chris Semsarian (NSW)
1050-1105

Actionability of genetic testing in HCM

 

Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)
1105-1125 Nonfamilial cardiomyopathies Jodie Ingles (NSW)
1125-1140 TTN truncating variants in DCM Diane Fatkin (NSW)
1140-1155 Whole genomes, exomes or panels? Richard Bagnall (NSW)

Session 3: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

 

Chairs: Christian Hamilton-Craig and Gerald Watts
Time Talk Title Speaker 
1030-1045 Update on the value of genetic testing for FH David Sullivan (NSW)
1045-1115

The Evolving Model of Care for FH including novel drug therapies

Gerald Watts (WA)
1115-1130 Is Lp(a) ready for prime time use in the clinics? Karam Kostner (QLD)
1130-1145 New registry platforms for genetic  lipid disorders Matt Bellgard (QLD)
               
1200-1330 Lunch  

Session 4: What's new in inherited arrhythmia syndromes?

 

Chairs: Hariharan Raju and Julie McGaughran
Time Talk Title Speaker
1330-1350 Current state of genetic testing for Brugada syndrome Michael J. Ackerman (USA)
1350-1410 The New Zealand experience of LQTS genetic testing Jonathan Skinner (NZ)
1410-1430 CPVT and other arrhythmia disorders Andreas Pflaumer (VIC)
1430-1450 Computational modelling in inherited arrhythmia syndromes Jamie Vandenberg (NSW)
Session 5: Clinical, Genetic and Functional Aspects of Congenital Heart Disease
Chairs: David Winlaw and Jim Morwood
Time Talk Title Speaker
1330-1400 Update in congenital heart disease David Winlaw (NSW)
1400-1415

Whole genome approaches to congenital heart disease

 

Eleni Giannoulatou (NSW)
1415-1430 Genetic counselling for complex inherited diseases Gillian Blue (NSW)
1430-1445 iPSC models of congenital heart disease James Hudson (QLD)
1445-1500 Zebrafish models of congenital heart disease Kelly Smith (QLD)
1500-1530 Afternoon Break  
Session 6: Determining Pathogenicity and Genotype-Phenotype Correlation

Chairs: Paul James and Chris Semsarian

Time Talk Title Speaker
1530-1550 Key determinants of pathogenicity Peter van Tintelen (Netherlands)
1550-1605 Gene reporting from the laboratory perspective Michael Fietz (WA)
1605-1620 The perspective of the clinical geneticist Eric Haan (SA)
1620-1640 Issues of discordance: the ClinGen experience Jodie Ingles (NSW)
1640-1655 An approach to reclassification Hamish Scott (SA)
Conference Dinner
1900-2330 Conference Dinner, Level 12 Rooftop, Rydges South Bank Brisbane  

 

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PROGRAM - DAY 2 - Friday 25th May 2018

Sanofi Genzyme Breakfast Session
Time Talk Title Speaker
0645-0700 Arrival and breakfast  
0700-0815 Genetic Cardiomyopathies - Diagnosis and Management Prof. James Moon
Session 7: The Great Debate and Top Abstracts

Chairs: Chris Semsarian, Julie McGaughran

Time Talk Title Speaker
0830-0915 Debate: Direct to Consumer Testing in the cardiac sphere FOR: Edwin Kirk (NSW)
AGAINST: Ivan Macciocca (VIC)
0915-1000 Abstract Prize Session (top 3)  
0915-0930  Abstract Finalist 1 - Genomic sequencing 15,000 healthy elderly individuals: Implications for clinical genetics  Paul Lacaze (VIC)
0930-0945  Abstract Finalist 2 - Role of microRNA in the cardiovascular manifestations in Marfan syndrome  Elizabeth Robertson (NSW)
0945-1000  Abstract Finalist 3 - Can a vitamin prevent congenital heart disease?  Congenital NAD deficiency and niacin supplementation  Annabelle Enriquez (NSW)
1000-1030 Morning Break  
Session 8: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies and sudden death
Chairs: Andrew Martin and Jitendra Vohra
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1045 Clinical aspects of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies Hariharan Raju (NSW)
1045-1100 Key role of the forensic pathologist Johan Duflou (ACT)
1100-1115

Genetic testing in arrhythmias and sudden death

 

Chris Semsarian (NSW)
1115-1130

Arrhythmias in athletes

 

André La Gerche (VIC)
1130-1145

What else could it be? (phenocopies)

 

John Atherton (QLD)

Session 9: Familial Aortopathies

Chairs: Eric Haan and Nicholas Pachter
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1045 Medical management of aortopathies Richmond Jeremy (NSW)
1045-1100 Latest genetic testing approaches to aortopathies Bruce Bennetts (NSW)
1100-1115  Updates in Loey Dietz Syndrome Dominica Zentner (VIC)
1115-1130 Aortopathies in pregnancy William Parsonage (QLD)
1130-1150 Surgical approaches to aortic diseases Marco Larobina (VIC)
1200-1330 Lunch  
Session 10: National Collaborations and Case Presentations

Chairs: Chris Semsarian, Jodie Ingles

Time Talk Title Speaker
1330-1350 The Australian Genomics Initiative Andrew Sinclair (VIC)
1350-1400 The Cardiovascular Genetics Flagship

Chris Semsarian (NSW)

Julie McGaughran (QLD)

1400-1430

Case Presentation #1 (arrhythmia/SCD)

Panel Members:

Michael J. Ackerman (USA)

Eric Haan (SA)

Johan Duflou (ACT)

Haris Haqqani (QLD)

Jonathan Skinner (NZ)

Ivan Macciocca (VIC)

1430-1500

Case Presentation #2 (cardiomyopathy)

Panel Members:

Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)

Diane Fatkin (NSW)

Julie McGaughran (QLD)

John Atherton (QLD)

Peter van Tintelen (Netherlands)

Nicholas Pachter (WA)

Karin van Spaendinck-Zwarts (Netherlands)

1500-1530 Afternoon Break  
Session 11: Final thoughts on genetic heart disease

Chairs: Julie McGaughran, John Atherton

Time Talk Title Speaker
1530-1605  Will genotype guide management of inherited cardiomyopathies? Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)
1605-1640 What explains the rest of LQTS? Michael J. Ackerman (USA)
1640-1650 The Final Word Chris Semsarian (NSW)
1650-1700 Official close of the Conference  John Atherton and Julie McGaughran,
Conference Co-Convenors 

 

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WORKSHOP - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Variant Classification for Sarcomere Genes
Time Talk Title Speaker
0900 Arrival and registration   
0930-1130

Workshop: Variant Classification for Sarcomere Genes 

More information

Jodie Ingles and Richard Bagnall
 

Note: Lunch not provided on Wednesday

 

 

EDUCATIONAL DAY - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Sponsored by Queensland Genomics Health Alliance

Cardiac genetics for beginners:
Introductory program in inherited cardiovascular conditions for cardiologists, trainees and allied health staff
Time Talk Title Speaker
1200 Arrival and registration   
1230 Introduction: why we need to know this stuff Jonathan Skinner (NZ)
Session 1: Genetics
Chairs: Jonathan Skinner
Time Talk Title Speaker
1235-1300 Talk like a geneticist Edwin Kirk (NSW)  
1300-1325 Genetics and Genetic Testing 101: How do you spell D-N-A? Michael J. Ackerman (USA)
1325-1340 Clinical conditions: The cardiomyopathies Chris Semsarian (NSW)
1340-1355 Clinical conditions: The cardiac ion channelopathies Jonathan Skinner (NZ)
1355-1410 Clinical conditions: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and Lipoprotein a: Double Jeopardy! David Sullivan (NSW)
1410-1425 Aortopathies Dominica Zentner (VIC)
1425 - 1455 Afternoon Break  
Session 2: Preparation and Counselling for a genetic test
Chairs: Jonathan Skinner
Time Talk Title Speaker
1455-1510 What the cardiologist must do before considering a genetic test John Atherton (QLD)
1510-1525 Counselling prior to testing, counselling for probabilities, and when not to do a genetic test  Jodie Ingles (NSW)
1525-1540 Dealing with the result and the clinical fallout Julie McGaughran (QLD)
Session 3: Questions, Discussion and Illustrative cases with audience participation

Chairs: Jonathan Skinner, Jodie Ingles, Michael J. Ackerman

Time Talk Title Speaker
1540-1600 Case 1 Ivan Macciocca (VIC)
1600-1620 Case 2 Jackie Crawford (NZ)
1620-1640 Case 3

Laura Yeates (NSW)
1640-1700 Final Discussion and Closing remarks

 
Welcome Function
Time    
1800 - 1900 Welcome Function, Exhibition Area
 

 

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