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Equity Focussed Speakers

PETER CRAMPTON
Professor of Public Health

  Peter Crampton is a professor of public health in Kōhatu, the Centre for Hauora Māori, at the University of Otago. He researches and teaches Māori health, health systems and public health. His academic career has spanned a variety of roles including serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the Otago Medical School. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, health care organisation and funding, and Māori health. He was a member of the Government’s Health and Disability System Review panel, and sits on the boards of the Health Quality and Safety Commission and the Southern District Health Board. He lives in Dunedin and loves exploring the mountains and lakes of the southern part of Te Waipounamu 

 

EMMA ESPINER
Junior Doctor

 

KERENSA JOHNSTON
Chief Executive of Wakatū Incorporation

   

Dr Emma Espiner (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital, and an award-winning writer and podcast host. Emma’s writing features at The Guardian, Newsroom, Stuff, The Spinoff and in academic and literary journals. She has a background in politics, communications, media and Māori public health. 

     

Kerensa is the Chief Executive of Wakatū Incorporation, a hapū-owned organisation based in Nelson, which owns Kono NZ LP, an export food and beverage business; AuOra, focused on health, science and nutrition and Whenua, its land and property business.  With offices throughout Aotearoa and in Shanghai, Wakatū exports premium food and beverages to over 40 countries, with long-standing customer relationships particularly in the Asia and North America markets.   

Committed to its 500 year intergenerational plan, Te Pae Tawhiti, Wakatū also has an active social and cultural development arm which is committed to building whānau capability and innovation as well as achieving the Te Tau Ihu intergenerational strategy for the region.

CURTIS WALKER 
Chair of the New Zealand Medical Council

 

 

 

Ko Whakatōhea rāua ko Ngāti Porou ngā iwi. Curtis is a renal & general physician working at Palmerston North Hospital. 

He is the current Chair of the New Zealand Medical Council and was recently appointed to the interim Board Health New Zealand - the organisation responsible, alongside the Māori Health Authority, for implementing major health reforms in Aotearoa New Zealand. He also serves on the Board of Te ORA, the Māori medical practitioners association.

His research interests focus on health equity, including improving indigenous access to kidney transplants.

     

 


International Speaker

JOHN MANDROLA
Cardiac Electrophysiologist. Louisville, KY

    

For the past 24 years, John Mandrola has practiced electrophysiology in Louisville KY. He earned his MD from the University of Connecticut and went on to train in IM, Cardiology and EP at Indiana University.

After a decade of clinical practice, Dr. Mandrola began writing about medicine on his personal blog. This led to a second “job” as a physician-journalist for TheHeart.org | Medscape Cardiology. He is the chief cardiology correspondent for TheHeart.org and host of the This Week in Cardiology Podcast. Writing and podcasting helped launch collaborations with researchers and now Dr. Mandrola spends a fair amount of time as an “academic.”

He has co-authored two books: The Haywire Heart, which considered the paradox of heart disease in athletes, and the sixth edition of the textbook: Fogoros’ EP Testing. He is currently working on the seventh edition of EP Testing.

 
Registrar Speakers 

ANDREW CHATFIELD
Senior Interventional Fellow

 

SARAH FAIRLEY
Interventional and Obstetric Cardiologist

  Andrew Chatfield completed his medical training at the University of Otago, Dunedin and Wellington campuses. He has worked at many Hospitals throughout New Zealand, before finishing his cardiology training in the Auckland region. He is currently the senior Interventional fellow currently at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He has gained excellent exposure to intervention in complex coronary and structural heart disease. He has been involved with a large number of research / clinical / teaching opportunities and interests include complex PCI, intravascular imaging, structural valve degeneration and valve durability. He has been offered a position working as Interventional cardiologist commencing later this year in Wellington Hospital. During down time he enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with his young family.  

 

  Sarah Fairley is an Interventional and Obstetric Cardiologist at Wellington Hospital, NZ. Specialist interests in complex / CTO PCI and intravascular imaging (IVUS / OCT). Completed subspecialty training in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and was awarded a PhD from Queens University Belfast. Research / clinical / teaching interests in complex PCI, intravascular imaging, SCAD, high-risk cardiac pregnancies, rheumatic heart disease and equitable healthcare and delivery Incoming Chair of the NZ Interventional Working Group. Fellow of the APCTO Club. Fellowship mentor for SCAI. Mum. Runner. Te reo Māori ākonga

 

KERRYANNE JOHNSON
General Cardiologist

 

GRAEME PORTER
General Cardiologist 

 

 

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  Kerryanne  is a general cardiologist at NMDHB, who specialises in  a non-invasive imaging with particular interest in 3D Transoesophageal echocardiography and valvular heart disease. 

She initially worked in the UK after graduating from Dundee Medical school, prior to emigrating to New Zealand in 2007. After completing her cardiology training at Tauranga and Auckland City Hospitals she completed a non-invasive multi-modality imaging fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust including CT Coronary angiography, Cardiac MRI and advanced echocardiography. 

Kerry joined the Nelson Marlborough Cardiology team in 2017 setting up the CT coronary angiography service and introduced contrast echocardiography. She is also a New Zealand Resuscitation council CORE (Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care) instructor, Chair of the RACP cardiology sub-speciality training committee and sits on the CSANZ Quality and imaging committees

 

 

Dr Graeme Porter
BHB, MBChB, FRACP, FCSANZ

Graeme graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1988.  Initial postgraduate years were spent at Napier Hospital in the Hawkes Bay and then Kent & Sussex Hospital in the United Kingdom.  After completion of specialist Cardiology training at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland Graeme moved to Australia in 1997 for a 2 year Fellowship in Echocardiography and Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Graeme was appointed consultant Cardiologist at Tauranga Hospital in 1999 . Graeme is a member of the senior Examiners committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a New Zealand Resuscitation Council qualified instructor in advanced life support, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine for the University of Auckland.  He is a general Cardiologist and the Clinical Director of the Tauranga Hospital Echocardiography laboratory with special interest in imaging and congenital heart disease. 

Graeme lives locally with his family and is an avid surfer as well as enjoying other water sports, biking, and music

  

ALEXANDER SASSE
Head Department of Cardioloogy

 

 

 

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