3rd Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific

4 – 6 April 2019
Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Bringing Together Structural Heart Disease Interests

SHD-AP symposium is designed for professionals involved in structural heart disease management. Clinicians, Nurses, Health Policy Advisors, Hospital Management Staff and other allied health professionals.

  • The only meeting that brings together specialists from across the modern heart team, in one place, at one time.
  • Comprehensive workshop on wet dissection correlated to advanced cardiac imaging.
  • Live case transmissions and case in a box presentations of contemporary structural heart disease procedures.
  • First cardiac meeting to showcase live interventional simulator workshop for cardiac surgeons.

Course Directors

Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati

Specialist in Coronary & Structural Disease Intervention

Dr Rajesh Nair

Specialist in Coronary & Structural Disease Intervention

Dr Pranesh Jogia

Specialist in Intensive Care & Cardiac Imaging

Scientific Steering Committee

Dr James Blake

New Zealand

Dr Sean Galvin

New Zealand

Dr Robert Gooley


Dr Krys Milburn

New Zealand

Dr Karl Poon


Dr Edgar Tay


Dr Gerald Yong


Maree Lawrence


Dr Yohei Ohno


Murray Hart

New Zealand

Dr Brian Chan

New Zealand

International Speakers

Dr Susheel Kodali, MD

Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, USA

Dr Michael Reardon, MD

Allison Family Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, USA

Professor Douglas Shook, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia
Director, Cardiac Interventional Anesthesia
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, USA


The following programme detail is subject to change at any time, without notice.

International Faculty

Experts on SHD

Live Cases

With expert panel discussion

Wet Dissection and Echo Workshop

Hands on learning

Technology Workshops

Case based practical workshops

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Download a copy of the scientific programme in pdf format.
Updated: 03 April 2019

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Thursday 4 April

Friday 5 April

Saturday 6 April


Earlybird registration closes 22 February 2019.  All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST of 15%.

Specialist: NZ$800

Three Day Admission:

• Symposium Sessions
• Symposium Workshops
• Industry Exhibition
• Catering

~ Standard Rate $900 ~

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Fellow/Registrar/Allied Health: NZ$500

Three Day Admission:

• Symposium Sessions
• Symposium Workshops
• Industry Exhibition
• Catering

~ Standard Rate $600 ~

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Medical Industry: NZ$1,000

Three Day Admission:

• Symposium Sessions
• Industry Exhibition
• Catering

Registration available for non-exhibiting industry personnel.

~ Standard Rate $1,100 ~

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All delegates are required to officially register, and full payment is required in order to attend the symposium. Payment can be made on invoice by selecting the Pay by Direct Credit/ Internet Banking option during the online registration process (account details will be included on your invoice), or by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Credit card payments will incur a 3% surcharge, and will show debit as Outshine Ltd.

On submission of your registration a confirmation will be emailed to you, with your tax invoice/receipt attached.

To amend any registration details, or to cancel your registration, please contact the Symposium Managers via email at, or phone +64 7 823 1910.


Symposium rates have been secured at The Grand Millennium Hotel, and accommodation can be booked during the online registration process.

SHD-AP Symposium Rate – $245 per room per night, inclusive of GST and based on single, twin or double occupancy.

It is strongly recommended that you register and book your accommodation prior to Friday 22 February 2019. After this date, any remaining rooms will be released and bookings will be subject to availability.

Accommodation cost is delegates’ own, and full payment should be made directly to the hotel on check-out (your credit card details will be requested during registration to secure your booking only). Cancellation of rooms within 30 days of arrival, incurs a cancellation fee of 100% of the full accommodation cost.  A “no-show” will also result in a 100% charge to the delegates’ credit card. Please note, any cancellations must be made directly with the Symposium Managers, and not with the hotel.

Terms and Conditions

Please review the full Symposium terms and conditions before proceeding to the registration page.

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Abstract Submission

The Scientific Steering Committee welcomes abstract and case submissions for both oral and electronic poster presentation at the SHD-AP Symposium 2019.

Submissions Close: 10 March 2019

Abstract Submission Terms and Conditions
  • Abstract submission must be made via the presentation portal and in the correct .doc or .docx format using the template guideline below. Incorrectly formatted abstracts will not be considered for review, and you will be asked to resubmit.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 400 words (this applies to the main body of the abstract, and excludes abstract title and authors and affiliations).
  • All abstract content is published as submitted, ensure you have carefully proofed your document prior to upload.
  • All oral and poster presenters are required to register for the meeting.
  • Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in total (including 2 minute question time).
  • Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts and the Organising Committee decision is final.
  • Posters will be on display throughout the meeting, and instructions as to submission format will be forwarded with acceptance correspondence.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 March 2019.
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Abstract Submission Process
  • Download the abstract submission template, and write your abstract(s).
  • Save as separate .doc or .docx file, in an easily accessible location on your computer.
  • You will be required to enter abstract title, presentation type (oral or poster), authors and their affiliations, a short biography of the presenting author and any specific av requirements for each paper before uploading the abstract document. Please have this information ready before accessing the portal.
  • Access the Presentation Portal below, register with your email address, and submit a password.
  • Update contact information and then follow the instructions.
  • You are able to upload multiple submissions via the one log-in.
  • You may access the presentation portal using your email address and password to upload further abstracts until submissions close on 10 March 2019.
  • You will receive a return email to confirm you have submitted your abstract(s). Contact the Conference Manager, should you not receive this email within 24 hours.
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