CSANZ 2023

Sponsored Symposia

Breakfast Symposia - Friday 16th June 2023

Heart Failure - How to Welcome the Fantastic Four

Time:   0645 - 0715 Breakfast Served
             0715 - 0815 Symposium

Chair: Dr Raewyn Fisher

Speaker: Prof Andrew Sindone

Synopsis: International guidelines now recommend starting the four pillars of ARNI, BB, MRA and SGLT2i early for heart failure and rapidly up titrating them within four weeks. Professor Andrew Sindone through his experience and the literature, will discuss the practicalities of this approach and how this may be achievable in clinical practice. Prof Sindone’s presentation will be virtual accompanied by a live virtual Q&A chaired by Dr Raewyn Fisher.

Pulsed Field Ablation with FARAPULSE. TM. The Initial Prince Charles Experience

Time:   0645 - 0715 Breakfast Served
             0715 - 0815 Symposium

Chair: Peter Thornton

Speaker: Prof Haris Haqqani

Synopsis: Dr Haqqani with share his initial experience using the Farapulse Pulsed Field Ablation system for the treatment of drug refractory Atrial Fibrillation, including patient selection, best practice workflow and outcome data.

Artificial intelligence (AI) Enhancing Echo Diagnosis for Aortic Stenosis

Time:   0645 - 0715 Breakfast Served
             0715 - 0815 Symposium

Chair: Rajesh Nair

Speaker: Prof Geoff Strange 

Synopsis:  Professor Strange will share some of his recent research demonstrating the use of an artificial intelligence diagnostic tool—EchoSolv—in identifying patients with moderate-to-severe aortic stenosis. The AI algorithm could potentially be used in clinical practice to identify patients who may be at high risk of aortic stenosis and should undergo further investigations to determine if they qualify for aortic valve replacement.


Breakfast Symposia - Saturday 17th June 2023

Life Changing Abbott Technologies Breakfast Symposium

Time:   0715 - 0745 Breakfast Served
             0745 - 0845 Symposium

Speakers: Prof Alexander SasseDr Jithendra Somaratne and Dr Sarah Fairley

Synopsis: Join Abbott for breakfast on Saturday for an interactive discussion on ‘Life Changing Abbott Technologies’ featuring a presentation from Professor Alex Sasse, Wellington Hospital; ‘Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge repair with MitraClip™’ and a panel discussion featuring Dr Jith Somaratne, Auckland City Hospital and Dr Sarah Fairley, Wellington Hospital on ‘Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction; the Prevalence, Pathway and Procedure’


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