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!

Dr Wong at work
Dr Bernard Wong, winner of the 2020 Young Investigator Award

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 significant geographical and ethnic variations in TAVI rates in New Zealand, and that Maori had worse one-year survival than European patients following TAVI.

2020 Nurse Investigator Award

Melinda Copley, Auckland District Health Board

Sacubitril/Valsartan (Entresto) in a Multi-Ethnic Population

2020 Allied Health Investigator Award

Lisa Da Rocha, Paediatric Cardiac And Congenital Service Starship Childrens Hospital

The Starship Cardiac Care Screening Program: A two-year pilot program screening perceived quality of life and psychosocial outcomes for children diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).