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2021 CSANZ ASM Venue and dates announced!

  Just to hand! Dates for your diary:Call for abstracts – Tues 26 JanRegistration opens – Tues 2 FebAbstracts close – Mon 8 MarchEarlybird registration closes – Friday 16 April Member traveling scholarship applications are open. Find out how to apply here. Email nzcs@theconferencecompany.com to register for ASM updates.

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2021 CSANZ ASM Venue and dates announced!

  Just to hand! Dates for your diary:Call for abstracts – Tues 26 JanRegistration opens – Tues 2 FebAbstracts close – Mon 8 MarchEarlybird registration closes – Friday 16 April Member traveling scholarship applications are open. Find out how to apply here. Email nzcs@theconferencecompany.com to register for ASM updates.

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NZ 2020 Investigator Award Winners

In June, the New Zealand Regional Committee held virtual presentations and Q&A sessions for the annual investigator awards. Congratulations  to the winners! 2020 Young Investigator Award Dr Bernard Wong, Waitemata District Health Board Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in New Zealand: The first decade Dr Wong’s abstract was published in the October edition of Heart Lung and Circulation. He concluded that there are […]

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NZ Heart foundation calls for a national action plan

The NZ Heart Foundation has published a ‘white paper’ calling for a national action plan. They say that “Heart health outcomes for New Zealanders are still unacceptable. Cardiovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Together these conditions are responsible for a third of all deaths and are New Zealand’s leading cause of health […]

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Aspirin benefit harm calculator

Aspirin benefit harm calculator guides individualised decision-making for CVD primary prevention University of Auckland researchers have developed a calculator that provides clinicians with an individualised estimate of the CVD benefit and bleeding harms of aspirin for their patients without established CVD. Link to the Calculator(1) The tool is based on NZ’s CVD risk equation(2) and a NZ bleeding risk equation […]

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Feedback from a Cardiac Nursing Education Day

Twenty-three nurses from Hawke’s Bay primary and secondary care roles met for a study day on 22 June at the Education Centre in Hastings. Nurse Representative on the NZ Committee, Jo-Ann Downie, works with cardiac clinical nurse specialists around the country to organise these CSANZ sponsored educational events to help improve the standard of care for patients. A typical schedule […]

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First A. H. Couch Research Scholarship Recipient

Dr Mayanna Lund, Chair of CSANZ NZ, warmly congratulated CSANZ associate member Dr Daniel Chan on receiving the inaugural A.H. Couch Research Scholarship. The intent of this scholarship is to support a cardiologist-in-training to accomplish a small research project. It is expected that this will be undertaken either before, during or at the end of cardiology advanced training. The project […]

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New Zealand Cardiac Medal awarded

A new peak award to honour a member of the New Zealand cardiac community was given to Professor Harvey White at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Wellington. Dr Mayanna Lund, Chair of the New Zealand Region of the Society, said “The New Zealand Cardiac Medal was established to recognise significant contributions to cardiac care nationally and internationally by a […]

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Wellington celebrates cardiology

From Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 June more than 400 cardiologists from Australia and New Zealand will gather in Wellington to reflect on recent advancements, the latest developments and what is on the horizon for cardiology locally and wordwide. Under the stewardship of the Capital Coast and Hutt District Health Boards, this year’s annual scientific meeting by the Cardiac Society […]

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