2019 CTVP SIG meeting in association with the SCA

Join us in Maui, Hawaii for the first meeting of the CTVP SIG in association with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.



As well as being the principal biennial event for the Australian cardiothoracic anaesthesia community, this time it will also serve to strengthen the relationship between these two societies and lead to increased sharing of expertise, education, and research.

The theme of the meeting will appeal to anaesthetists who perform cardiac, vascular and thoracic anaesthesia and critical care. The meeting consists of an exciting program of interactive lectures, workshops and debates held over three days. Expert local speakers will be joined by speakers from the US and include cardiac anaesthetists, cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons.
The academic program focuses on core aspects of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and encompasses the theme "The basics are not necessarily simple". Other topics will include 2019 updates in the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, and acute aortic syndromes. Unique features include fiercely contested debates, comparison of survey results of cardiac anaesthetic practice comparing USA and Australia, and an interactive audience echo quiz.

We encourage members of our SIG to join forces with our colleagues from the USA and look forward to welcoming you to Maui for what will be a spectacular scientific program in the stunning surrounds of Maui.

  Associate Professor David Canty, Co-convenor and Chair

  Dr Martin Kim, Scientfic convenor

Sponsored welcome reception

The welcome reception on Sunday October 6, is sponsored by 


To book your spot at the welcome reception please contact the meeting organiser.



A number of high quality and innovative workshops will be facilitated by world leaders in the field including:
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Echo small group discussion
  • Point of care assessment of haemostasis in cardiac surgery
Limited spots available so book in quick!

Cardiac survey

We are pleased to announce a joint survey on current practices within cardiac anesthesia.  This survey is a collaborative project run by members of the CTVP SIG in conjunction with members of the SCA. This survey will build on a series of previous similar CTVP SIG surveys which first began in 2003.  

The sharing of ideas and experiences has long been established as a method of seeking out best practice. By highlighting the differences and the similarities in clinical practice, organisational structure and work-life balance we can learn from each other and provide points of reflection and potential areas of future research. 
We believe in the importance of gathering information related to our experience and expertise in the field of cardiac anesthesia. The data set produced has the potential to provide data of interest to all clinicians working within this field. 

The survey will cover a broad range of areas including demographics, preoperative and intraoperative clinical practice as well as non-clinical topics including case load, case mix, workforce and work-life balance. The data collected will allow individual anesthesiologists to compare their individual practice to those of their peers.  
We encourage you to take part and complete the survey when it goes live in August. The greater the participation the more meaningful and interesting the results will be. Results will be available to all participants.


A detailed look and analysis of findings will be presented at the meeting.



Call for abstracts: oral free paper research

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in an oral presentation. Presentations are six minutes long, followed by two minutes of feedback from a panel of experts (Professor Stan Shernan, Professor Colin Royse and Associate Professor David Canty). Successful abstracts will be published in the meeting app and the best abstract/presentation will be awarded with a prize. All presenters must be registered to attend the meeting.
Key dates
Abstract submission deadline: Friday August 9, 2019
Abstract notifications: Friday September 6, 2019
Abstract guidelines
Please submit your abstract via email

Social events

A welcome reception sponsored by Medtronic will take place on Sunday evening after the plenary session on the Anuenue Lawn at the Sheraton.
The conference dinner on Monday evening will include a spectacular revue featuring the songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesia at a Maui Nui Luau including a lavish island-style buffet dinner.



For accommodation, travel and Maui information, please click on the button below



This event is claimable by ANZCA CPD participants within the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories. Lecture sessions for one credit per hour. Workshops for two credits per hour.


Sponsorship and exhibition

We invite you to consider supporting this important CTVP meeting. We hope that you find the meeting focus and demographic suitable for your company’s participation.

Download a copy of the sponsorship prospectus to find out more.
For further information please contact the meeting secretariat:
Sarah Chezan
Senior Events Officer
P: +61 3 9093 4982

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