PROGRAM - DAY 2 - Friday 22nd May 2020

Sanofi Genzyme Breakfast Session
Time Talk Title Speaker
0645-0700 Arrival and breakfast  
0700-0815 A clinical approach to the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  Perry Elliott, UK
Session 7: The great debate and oral abstract finalists

Chairs: Julie McGaughran and Chris Semsarian

Time Talk Title Speaker
0830-0915 Debate: Whole genome sequencing should be the only genetic test FOR: Edwin Kirk (NSW)
AGAINST: Paul James (VIC)
0915-1000 Abstract Prize Session (top 3)  
0915-0930  Abstract Finalist 1   
0930-0945  Abstract Finalist 2   
0945-1000  Abstract Finalist 3   
1000-1030 Morning Break  
Session 8: Resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest in the young
Chairs: Julie Isbister and Christian Turner
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1045 Investigation of a resuscitated cardiac arrest Martin Stiles (NZ)
1045-1100 Causes of sudden cardiac arrest in the young Jonathan Skinner (NZ)

Progress in preventing malignant arrhythmias


Saurabh Kumar (NSW)

Sudden cardiac arrest in athletes: What’s different?


Andre La Gerche (VIC) 

Psychological support


Claire O'Donovan (NZ)

Session 9: Latest advances in the familial aortopathies

 Chairs: Felicity Collins and Dominica Zentner
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1045 Clinical update on the aortopathies Dominica Zentner (VIC) 
1045-1100 Latest in the genetics of aortopathies Elizabeth Robertson (NSW)
1100-1115  Aortopathy findings at postmortem Sarah Parsons (VIC)
1115-1130 Aortopathies in pregnancy Will Parsonage (QLD) 
1130-1150 Surgical approaches to aortopathies Livia Williams (QLD) 
1200-1330 Lunch  
1215-1315 12x 5-min abstract presentations  
Session 10: National Collaborations and Case Presentations

Chairs: Belinda Gray and Jodie Ingles

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

Chris Semsarian (NSW)

Julie McGaughran (QLD)


Case Presentation #1 (arrhythmia/SCD)

Panel Members:

Felicity Collins

Haris Haqqani

Hariharan Raju

Tina Thompson

Laura Yeates


Case Presentation #2 (cardiomyopathy)

Panel Members:

Perry Elliott

John Atherton

Diane Fatkin

Ivan Macciocca

Karin van Spaendonck-Zwarts

Kathryn Waddell-Smith

1500-1530 Afternoon Break  
Session 11: Final plenary

Chairs: John Atherton and Julie McGaughran

Time Talk Title Speaker
1530-1605  Precision medicine approach to congenital heart disease Bruce Gelb (USA)
1605-1640 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: What’s next? Perry Elliott (UK)
1640-1650 Thank you Chris Semsarian (NSW)
1650-1700 Official close of the Conference  John Atherton and Julie McGaughran,
Conference Co-Convenors