Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium Program

Program and speakers are subject to change
Wednesday 5 Dec 2018
8:00-8:45 Registration + coffee
8:45-9:00 Welcome – opening by the NSW Treasurer, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet
Session I: PLENARY Chair: Professors Shaun Jackson and Len Kritharides
9:00-10:00 Prof Ed Fisher
New York University
Macrophages in Atherosclerosis: the complexity only increases!
10:00-10:15 Rising star - Dr Jibran Wali Determining the impact of dietary carbohydrate composition and protein-carbohydrate interaction on cardiometabolic health
10:15-10:30 Rising star - Richard Tan Targeted Local Delivery of Interleukin-10 Carrying Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
10:30-10:45 Rising star - Dr Qian (Peter) Su Single-Molecule Mapping of the Integrin αIIbβ3 and Associated Cytoskeleton Dynamics during Human Platelet Spreading
10:45-11:15 Morning tea
Session II: Inflammation in atherosclerosis Chairs: Professor Carol Pollock and Dr Amy Nicks
11:15-11:45 A/Prof Katey Rayner Ottawa University RIP kinases as a driver of inflammation in cardiometabolic diseases
11:45-12:15 Prof Tony Keech
The University of Sydney
Insights from the FIELD study
12:15-12:45 A/Prof Sanjay Patel
Heart Research Institute
Colchicine - Teaching an old drug new tricks
12:45-1:00 Dr Siân Cartland
Heart Research Institute
Targeting macrophages to reduce inflammation and atherosclerosis
1:00-2:00 Lunch
Session III: Atherothrombosis Chairs: Drs Freda Passam and Sabine Kossman
2:00-2:30 Prof Shaun Jackson
The Heart Research Institute
Diabetes and atherothrombosis: "The dark side of the force"
2:30-3:00 Prof Craig Anderson
The George Institute for Global Health
Mistakes I've learnt to avoid in clinical stroke trials
3:00-3:30 Prof Karlheinz Peter Baker Institute A mouse model of plaque instability: A unique tool for developing imaging technologies and the discovery of plaque-stabilising drugs
3:30-4:00 Afternoon tea
Session IV: Redox signalling Chairs: Professor David Adams and Dr Kristen Bubb
4:00-4:30 Prof Roland Stocker
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Redox regulation of arterial tone and blood pressure: a new kid on the block
4:30-5:00 Dr Daniel Fazakerley
The University of Sydney
Mitochondrial CoQ deficiency drives oxidative stress and insulin resistance
5:00-5:30 Prof Rebecca Ritchie Baker Institute Novel gene delivery and pharmacotherapeutic targeting of ROS signalling in the diabetic heart
5:30 - 7:30 Poster viewing and networking drinks
Thursday 6 December 2018
8:55-9:00 Welcome Dr Mary Kavurma
Session I: Plenary Chairs: Professors Matthew Vadas and Carolyn Geczy
9:00-10:00 Prof Jonathan Cohen
UT Southwestern
Preventing Coronary Heart Disease. Is PCSK9 the Final Frontier?
10:00-10:15 EMCR
Dr Benjamin Rayner
Selenomethionine supplementation reduces lesion burden in a mouse model of atherosclerosis
10:15-10:30 EMCR
Dr Inken Huttner
Establishing a zebrafish obesity model to investigate gene-environment interaction in titin-related dilated cardiomyopathy
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
Session II: Obesity-Atrial Fibrillation Chairs: Professor Jamie Vandenberg and Ms Celine Santiago
11:00-11:45 Prof Prash Sanders, Cardiovascular Centre, University of Adelaide TBC
11:45-12:15 Dr Faraz Pathan
The University of Sydney
Atrial Structure, function and fibrillation: An Axis of Uncertainty
12:15-12:45 Prof Ben Freedman
Heart Research Institute
Roadmap for detection of atrial fibrillation: Why, where, and how to screen
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Moderated posters Moderator: Dr Zoe Clayton
2:00-2:30 Moderated posters Moderator: Dr Caroline Reddel
2:30-3:00 Afternoon tea
Session III: Obese/Diabetic heart Chairs: Professor Andrew Boyle and Dr Siân Cartland
3:00-3:30 Prof Mark Febbraio
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Myokines, cardiokines and exosomes: mechanistic insights into the protective role of exercise in chronic disease
3:30-4:00 Prof Bruce Neal
The George Institute for Global Health
SGLT2 inhibition in the obese diabetic
4:00-4:30 Prof Lea Delbridge
The University of Melbourne
Diabetic heart disease - linking molecular and functional mechanisms
4:30-5:30 Networking Drinks
5:00-7:00 Atrial Fibrillation Think Tank - invite only
7:45- Speakers Dinner - invite only
Friday 7 December 2018
8:55-9:00 Welcome Dr John O'Sullivan
Session I: PLENARY Chairs: Professor Gemma Figtree and Dr Kaivan Vaidya
9:00-10:00 Prof Darrel Francis
Imperial College London
Testing stent and the stenters
10:00-10:15 EMCR
Dr Sujitha Thavapalachandran
Modulating scar and angiogenesis after myocardial infarction by recombinant human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-AB delivery improves cardiac function and decreases ventricular arrhythmias
10:15-10:30 EMCR
Dr Nicole Lowres
Systematic review and patient-level meta-analysis of the yield and stroke risk of atrial fibrillation detected through screening: a collaboration of 19 screening studies
10:30-10:45 Presentation of ECR Awards - Health Minister, The Hon. Brad Hazzard
10:45-11:15 Morning tea
Session II: How do we fix this problem? - PREVENTION Chairs: Drs John O’Sullivan and Jibran Wali
11:15-11:45 Prof David James
The University of Sydney
Mapping the beneficial effects of exercise
11:45-12:15 Prof Adrian Bauman
The University of Sydney
Public health challenges in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and what to do when the epidemiological evidence changes
12:15-12:30 Dr Yen Chin Koay
Heart Research Institute
Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Session III: How do we fix this problem? - INTERVENTION Chairs: Professor Gary Jennings and Dr Ben Parker
1:30-2:00 Prof Stephen Simpson
The University of Sydney
The nutritional geometry of obesity, ageing and cardiometabolic health
2:00-2:30 Prof Bronwyn Kingwell Baker Institute Metabolic Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndrome
2:30-3:00 Dr Anna Waterhouse Heart Research Institute Biomimetic strategies for medical devices
3:00-3:30 Afternoon tea
Princesses' Lecture Chair: Professor Bob Graham
3:30-4:30 Prof Jonathan Cohen
UT Southwestern
4:45-5:00 Meeting close