EDUCATIONAL DAY - Wednesday 8 May 2024 (program subject to change, includes speakers invited to date)

Cardiac genetics for beginners: Introductory program in inherited cardiovascular conditions for cardiologists, trainees and allied health staff

Convenors: Jonathan Skinner, Ari Horton, Kathryn Waddell-Smith, Helen Mountain

Time Talk Title  Speaker
1200-1230 Arrival and registration   
1230-1240 Introduction Jon Skinner (NZ)
Session 1: Cardiac genetics for beginners and inherited cardiac conditions
Chair: Jonathan Skinner
Time Talk Title  
1240-1300 Cellular genetics, the basics: Talk like a geneticist  Paul James (VIC)
1300-1320 The essentials of genetic testing  Richard Bagnall (NSW)
1320-1335 Cardiomyopathies

 Claire Lawley (NSW)

1335-1350 Cardiac ion channelopathies Speaker to be Confirmed
1350-1400 Familial Hypercholesterolaemia  Ari Horton (WA)
1400-1415 Familial Aortopathies  Lesley Ades (NSW)
1415-1430 Congenital heart disease  Gillian Blue (NSW)
1430-1500 Afternoon Break  
1500-1515 Polygenic risk scores   Sonia Shah (QLD)
Session 2: Preparation and counselling for a genetic test
Chair: Helen Mountain and Julie McGaughran
Time Talk Title Speaker
1515-1530 Before the genetic test: Defining the clinical phenotype  Kathryn Waddell-Smith (SA)
1530-1545 Before the genetic test: Defining probabilities and managing expectations  
1545-1600 Dealing with the genetic result and the clinical fallout  Dominic Abrams (USA) virtual
Session 3: Questions and discussion and illustrative cases with audience participation

Chairs: Ari Horton and Belinda Gray

Time Talk Title Speaker
1620-1640 Case 1  Stacey Peters (NSW)
1640-1700 Case 2  Helen Mountain (WA)
1700-1720 Case 3  Ivan Macciocca (VIC)
1730-1830 Welcome Reception  

 Program is subject to change.