PROGRAM - DAY 1 - Thursday 21st May 2020

Session 1: Opening Session

Chairs: John Atherton and Julie McGaughran

Time Talk Title  Speaker
0800-0810 Welcome John Atherton and Julie McGaughran,
Conference Co-Convenors
0810-0820 Official Opening   
0820-0830 Thank all, program highlights Chris Semsarian (NSW)
0830-0915 Personalised medicine in dilated cardiomyopathies Perry Elliott (UK)
0915-1000 Therapies for RASopathy related hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Bruce Gelb (USA)
1000-1030 Morning Break  
Session 2: What’s new in the inherited cardiomyopathies?
Chairs: Nikki Bart and Jitendra Vohra
Time Talk Title Speaker
1030-1050 Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy: sorting the wheat from the chaff Perry Elliott (UK)

What’s new in HCM?


John Atherton (QLD)
1105-1125 What’s new in DCM? Diane Fatkin (NSW)
1125-1140 What’s new in ARVC? Haris Haqqani (QLD) 
1140-1155 Cohort studies in the inherited cardiomyopathies Jodie Ingles (NSW) 

Session 3: Genetic Testing for Familial hypercholesterolaemia

 Chairs: Elizabeth Robertson and Gerald Watts
Time Talk Title Speaker 
1030-1045 Genetic testing and NHG Policy Framework Gerald Watts (WA) 

The MSAC application and the MBS item

David Sullivan (NSW)
1100-1115 Different roles of pathology laboratories Damon Bell (WA) 
1115-1130 What is the role of primary care? Jon Emery (VIC) 
1130-1145 Implementation science: Making it happen Joanna Moullin (WA)
1200-1330 Lunch  
1215-1315 ECR/MCR Mentors' Lunch  

Session 4: Latest in the inherited arrhythmia syndromes

Chairs: Samatha Ross and Raymond Sy
Time Talk Title Speaker
1330-1350 Towards a cure in CPVT Dominic Abrams (USA) 
1350-1405 Genotype-guided therapies in LQTS Belinda Gray (NSW) 
1405-1420 What is Brugada syndrome in 2020? Hariharan Raju (NSW)
1420-1435 Insights from iPSC models  Annika Winbo (NZ)
1435-1450 In vitro assessment of LQTS variants Jamie Vandenberg (NSW) 
Session 5: Genetics in 2020
Chairs: Paul James and Kathryn Waddell-Smith
Time Talk Title Speaker
1330-1345 Polygenic risk scores in cardiovascular disease Gad Abraham (VIC) 

The role of genome sequencing


Richard Bagnall (NSW)
1400-1415 Parental mosaicism in disease  
1415-1430 Challenges of big data in genomics? Daniel MacArthur (NSW) 
1430-1445 Human cardiac organoids: An enabling
technology for functional genomics
Enzo Porrello (VIC)
1445-1500 What the genetics service will look like in 2025 Julie McGaughran (QLD) 
1500-1530 Afternoon Break  
Session 6: Clinical, genetic and functional aspects of congenital heart disease

 Chairs: Rachael Cordina and David Winlaw

Time Talk Title Speaker
1530-1550 The genetic architecture of congenital heart disease Bruce Gelb (USA)
1550-1605 Where next for broad-scale genetic testing in CHD? Sally Dunwoodie (NSW) 
1605-1620 Matching CHD genomics plans with hospital resources David Winlaw (NSW)
1620-1635 Pre-test genetic counselling: Preparing for universal whole genome sequencing Ivan Macciocca (VIC) 
1635-1650 The relevance of genetic investigations in childhood heart failure Robert Weintraub (VIC) 
Conference Dinner
1900-2330 Conference Dinner, Level 12 Rooftop, Rydges South Bank Brisbane