Bringing Together
Structural Heart Disease Interests.

This symposium aims to bring together medical and allied health professionals with special interest in structural heart disease.
The symposium is intended as a framework to debate evidence behind contemporary clinical practise in a resource limited public health system.

Explore synergies amongst the heart team - including cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists, cardiac nurses, geriatric physicians, cardiac anaesthetists and intensive care doctors.

Engage in multi modality imaging workshops.

Share experiences, knowledge and relevant case studies.

Network with specialists in structural heart disease intervention.

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

    Invited Guest Speakers

      Prof Lars Sondergaard

      Head of structural heart disease Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

      Dr Mohammad Farqad Alamgir MBE

      Medical Director, Heart Foundation, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Chairman, King Faisal Cardiac Center - WR National Guard Health Affairs

      Prof David Muller

      Interventional Cardiologist, St. Vincent's Clinic, Sydney, Australia

        Associate Prof Gregory Scalia

        Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Senior Visiting Cardiologist, Prince Charles Hospital & Consultant Echocardiologist, Master Children's Hospital

          Prof Darren Walters

          Director of Cardiology, The Prince Charles Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service


          Mr Adam El-Gamel

          Clinical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Waikato Hospital

          Dr Mark Davis

          Director of Cardiac Imaging, Waikato Hospital

          Dr Mark Webster

          Interventional Cardiologist, Auckland City Hospital

          Dr David Smyth

          Director of Cardiologist, Christchurch hospital

          Dr Phil Matsis

          Interventional Cardiologist, Wellington Hospital

          Kath Philips RN

          Manager, Midland Cardiovascular Services

          Faye Ryan

          Strategic Technology Prioritisation and Innovation Team, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

          Peter Guthrie

          Strategic Technology Prioritisation and Innovation Team, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

          Dr Siva Govinder

          Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Waikato Hospital

          Dr Brian Chan

          Specialist in Cardiac Anaesthesia, Waikato Hospital

          Dr Cherian Sebastian

          Director, Structural heart disease intervention, Waikato Hospital

          Sophia Englezos

          3D echo and image fusion application specialist.

          Charlotte Johnson

          Application specialist, Vitrea software, Toshiba Medical.

          Associate Prof Gerry Wilkins

          Interventional Cardiologist, Dunedin Hospital.

          Mr David Shaw

          Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand.

          Ms Julia Trostel

          Senior Clinical Applications Specialist - EMEA, Vital Images, Germany.


          Saturday 23rd April 2016

          * This programme is subject to change, without notice. Please check back regularly.

          Updated: 17-April-2016

          08:00 - 10:30 Structural heart disease - emerging sub speciality Associate Prof Gerry Wilkins (Chair)
          08:00 - 08:15 Welcome Dr Rajesh Nair
          08:15 - 08:45 Structural heart disease burden in New Zealand, evolution of treatment strategies. Associate Prof Gerry Wilkins
          08:45 - 09:15 Funding for emerging technologies in New Zealand Ms Faye Ryan, Mr Peter Guthrie
          09:15 - 10:00 Trans catheter therapies - is clinical evidence cost effective in New Zealand? Dr Phil Matsis / Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati / Dr Rajesh Nair
          10:00 - 10:30 Strategic future planning for SHD New Zealand Dr Cherian Sebastian
          10:30 - 11:00 Tea break
          11:00 - 13:00 Transcatheter mitral valve therapies Dr Rajesh Nair (Chair)
          11:00 - 11:30 Masterclass - mitral valve imaging Associate Prof Greg Scalia
          11:30 - 12:15 Emerging technologies in mitral valve interventions Prof David Muller
          12:15 - 13:00 Real world experience using MitraClip Dr Farqad Alamgir
          13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
          14:00 - 16:00 Surgical TAVI Mr Adam El-Gamel (Chair)
          14:00 - 14:30 Contemporary surgical practice in mitral and aortic valve surgery Mr Adam El Gamel
          14:30 - 15:00 Role of suture-less aortic valve in the era of TAVI Mr David Shaw
          15:00 - 15:30 Ageing population - challenges in treatment Dr Siva Govinder
          15:30 - 16:00 Master class - TAVI CT - acquisition protocols and analysis. Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
          16:00 - 16:30 Tea break
          16:00 - 18:00 Concurrent cardiac CT and echo workshops
          16:00 - 18:00 Cardiac CT for TAVI - image analysis on Vitrea / Osirix / Horos. Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati, Dr Rajesh Nair, Dr Pranesh Jogia, Ms Julia Trostel
          16:00 - 18:00 Echocardiography - hardware functionalities. Dr Mark Davis, Associate Prof Greg Scalia
          16:00 - 16:30 GE healthcare
          16:30 - 17:00 Life healthcare - Philips
          17:00 - 17:30 Seimens ultrasound
          17:30 - 18:00 Open questions to application specialists
          18:00 - 19:00 Business meeting SHD NZ group

          Sunday 24th April 2016

          08:00 - 10:15 Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati (Chair)
          08:00 - 09:00 Emerging therapies in TAVI Prof Lars Sondergaard
          09:00 - 09:45 TAVI in New Zealand setting - choice of valves for individual patient anatomy. Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
          09:45 - 10:15 Lessons learned from my TAVI practice Dr David Smyth
          10:15- 10:30 Tea break
          10:30 - 12:15 Non valvular / Cardiac imaging Dr Mark Davis (Chair)
          10:30 - 11:15 Overview of contemporary structural heart disease intervention - non valvular Prof Darren Walters
          11:15 - 11:45 Imaging - the new frontier in minimally invasive therapies Dr Mark Davis
          11:45- 12:15 Masterclass - intra-cardiac echocardiography Dr Rajesh Nair
          12:15 - 13:15 Lunch break
          13:15 - 15:15 Periprocedural concepts Dr Pranesh Jogia (Chair)
          13:15 - 13:45 Special considerations of cardiac anaesthesia in the era of transcatheter therapies Dr Brian Chan
          13:45 - 14:15 Emerging peri procedural concepts Dr Pranesh Jogia
          14:15 - 14:45 Nursing opportunities and challenges in transcatheter therapies - from cathlab to the wards Kath Philips RN
          14:45 - 15:15 Masterclass - Cardiac CT for structural heart disease intervention Dr Rajesh Nair
          15:15 - 15:45 Tea break
          15:45 - 18:00 Concurrent cardiac CT and echo workshops
          15:45 - 18:00 Cardiac CT - image analysis using Vitrea software - Vital Images, Toshiba. Osiris / Horos. Dr Rajesh Nair, Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati, Dr Pranesh Jogia, Ms Julia Trostel
          15:45 - 16:15 Introduction to Vitrea Ms Julia Trostel
          16:15 - 16:45 Aortic pseudo aneurysm, VSD - "endoscopic fly through" Dr Pranesh Jogia
          16:45 - 17:30 Left atrial appendage and 3D cardiac CT using Osiris / Horos Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
          17:30 - 18:00 Inter atrial septum and 4D CT Dr Rajesh Nair
          15:45 - 18:00 Echocardiography image analysis - Q lab software - Philips. Dr Mark Davis, Associate Prof Greg Scalia, Sophia Englezos
          15:45 - 16:30 Approach to mitral and aortic valve. Dr Greg Scalia
          16:30 - 17:15 Approach to atrial septum - anatomy. Atrial septal defect landmarks, Ventricular septal defect. Dr Mark Davis
          17:15 - 18:00 Echonavigator - fusion imaging Sophia Englezos


          Workshops are designed to provide hands on experience for attendees to be familiar with image manipulation software. Attendees will learn basic concepts of cardiac imaging and its use in everyday practise.

          Workshops are part of the symposium. However places will be limited to provide best practical training. There may be up to 3 attendees in each dedicated work station.

          *  Vitrea workstation will be provided for hands on training. Delegates are welcome to bring their own Apple laptop computer with either Osirix or Horos software installed.

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