CTVP SIG Meeting 2017


Join us in New Zealand’s premier alpine resort and adventure capital – Queenstown – for a fun-packed four-day exploration of “extreme perioperative cardiorespiratory support”. 

The biennial meeting of the Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion Special Interest Group (CTVP SIG) is a “must” for anyone performing anaesthesia, surgery, perfusion, critical care or perioperative medicine for the "extreme risk" patient undergoing cardiac or non-cardiac surgery.



This four-day meeting offers an exciting program of lectures, workshops and debates headlined by expert speakers in the field.  “Extreme” topics include: 

  • Medical and surgical rescue from cardiac and respiratory failure.
  • ECMO.
  • Echocardiography and ultrasound.
  • Critical care.
  • Perioperative monitoring.
  • Massive transfusion.

A number of high quality and innovative workshops will be facilitated by world leaders in the field including:

  • Focused ultrasound using simulators with pathology – TTE, TOE, peri-arrest, lung, vascular access, train the trainer.
  • 3D echocardiography.
  • ECMO simulation.
  • Heart wetlab – anatomy dissection correlation with 3-D echocardiography.

Please click here for detailed information on these workshops. 



Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Situated among dramatic alpine ranges on the shores of the South Island’s crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, activities include skiing, bungy jumping, skydiving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking, whitewater rafting and bush walking. It is a renowned cycling destination, providing everything from easy scenic tracks to backcountry trails, road rides to heli-biking and gondola-accessed downhill mountain biking.

The meeting will be held at The Millennium Hotel, which is close to restaurants with fabulous views of the lake, mountains and alpine forest.



The “extreme” perioperative medicine theme is reflected in the speakers and workshop facilitators who include anaesthetists, intensivists, cardiologist, surgeons and echocardiographers, including:

  • Professor Stanton Shernan (Boston) – long-standing senior Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist member and recent ex-president of the National Board of Echocardiography.
  • Associate Professor Andre Denault (Montreal) – Cardiac anaesthesiologist and intensivist and leading academic and researcher. PhD in difficult separation from cardiopulmonary bypass.


Register online (using your ANZCA ID) | Download the registration form (if you don't have an ANZCA ID)

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 Andre Denault, Professor Stan Shernan and Professor Colin Royse). Successful abstracts will be published in the online conference booklet.

Best abstract/presentation will be awarded with a prize of $NZ1000.

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday May 1, 2017.

All presenters must be registered to attend the meeting. 

Click here to view the abstract guidelines.

Submit abstract via email to events@anzca.edu.au.



Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, and jet boating. The popular ski destinations of Coronet Peak, The Remakables, and Cardrona are also close by.

To secure your accommodation online please visit the Millennium Hotel website and enter the code ‘ANZCA17’ into the 'Group Code' section to access the conference rate. Please contact the reservations team should you experience any issues. 

Please click here to download the accommodation form.


Social events

A welcome reception will take place on Sunday evening after the plenary session at the Millennium Hotel.

The dinner on Tuesday evening will be held at Skyline Restaurant. Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the must-do activities in Queenstown! Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak.


Skiing information

Coaches will be organised from the Millennium Hotel Queenstown to Coronet Peak (night skiing on Saturday July 22) and to various other mountains throughout the meeting. Please indicate your interest at the time of registration and further information will be sent to you. 


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is claimable by ANZCA CPD participants within the knowledge and skills category.



Associate Professor David Canty
Chair, Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP) Special Interest Group


For further information or to register please contact the meeting secretariat:
Hannah Sinclair 
Senior Events Officer
P: +61 3 9510 6299
ANZCA House, 630 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004

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