2024 NZ ASM Traveling Scholarship applications are open

Each year, the NZ Branch of CSANZ invites applications from New Zealand members for traveling scholarships to the New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). This year, the ASM is in Christchurch from 13-15 June. Applications are now open. Criteria and application forms for the traveling scholarships are on the website here. Please note that there is also a scholarship available […]

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Concern about proposed changes to smokefree legislation

This week, the NZ Region of CSANZ joined other clinical leaders urging the Government to seriously re-consider changes to smoking and vaping legislation after hearing of its plans to axe laws put in place to protect the health of New Zealanders. Respiratory and cardiology clinicians from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) […]

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NZ Cardiac Medal awarded to Fiona Riddell

The NZ Cardiac Medal was awarded to Fiona Riddell at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Auckland in 2023 Fiona began Cardiac Physiology training in 1978 at Green Lane Hospital where the field of pacemakers grabbed her attention from a very early stage. Those were the days of oscilloscope measurement of pacemaker data and no programmability. She was the Charge Cardiac Physiologist […]

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Australia Day Honours announcements

Congratulations to Australian colleagues: CSANZ immediate past president Professor Clara Chow, and Professor Gemma Figtree FCSANZ, who were awarded ‘Member of the Order of Australia’ in the 2023 Australia Day Awards. Read more here.

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New Heart Failure Resources

After undertaking some consumer research, the Heart Foundation has updated its heart failure resources creating: a new heart failure action plan, a new resource for people supporting whānau with heart failure   a pack that pulls our resources together in one place. There’s a new heart failure hub on their website, which includes videos on heart failure management and personal […]

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Congratulations to Dr Martin Stiles

Congratulations to New Zealand Waikato-based Fellow of the Society Dr Martin Stiles who is the new Chair of the CSANZ Scientific Committee. Dr Martin Stiles convened the Scientific Program for this year’s CSANZ 70th Annual Scientific Meeting in Gold Coast. The meeting was organised by a New Zealand group lead by Dr Mayanna Lund and Dr Stiles. You can read […]

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CSANZ 2022 Indigenous Health Prize Winner

… and the winner is… New Zealand Cardiac Society member Dr Keriana Kingi-Nepe! Dr Kingi-Nepe presented the findings of a study titled The Impact of Sacubitril-Valsartan (S-V) on Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne and East Coast) Region. You can read the abstract in the Heart Lung and Circulation journal here. Warmest congratulations and thanks to you Keriana, and to your fellow investigators, […]

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