2018 CTVP SIG Meeting

Join us in Adelaide on October 5 and 6 for the 2018 Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion special interest group (SIG) ECHO meeting. This meeting is being held as a satellite meeting to the 77th Australian Society of Anaesthetists’ National Scientific Congress (ASA NSC) at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Scientific program

This meeting is designed to celebrate echocardiography and will appeal to both the cardiac anaesthetist as well as other anaesthetic specialties who will be attending the ASA NSC.

The first day is designed to engage the audience with presentations from experts in echocardiography, covering topics such as haemodynamic instability, mechanical circulatory support, intraoperative assessment of valve disease, and two heavy weight academics will fight it out in a debate on diastology. The program is designed to stimulate audience participation and culminates in a wine tasting prior to an echocardiography quiz.




Invited speakers

We are delighted to present two international speakers:

Professor Justiaan Swanevelder is chair and head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Cape Town. Justiaan's current interests are: Adult and paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthesia and influence of TOE on peri-operative patient outcome, valvular heart disease, the failing ventricle post-bypass, ECMO, congenital heart disease and influence of perioperative echocardiography on patient outcome, value of Point of Care Medical Ultrasound and introducing a fair, inclusive Echocardiography Accreditation Process to South Africa.


Professor Joyce Wahr, Cardiovascular anesthesiologist and researcher, University of Minnesota, USA. Professor Wahr’s primary focus is to improve outcomes for surgical patients. This has led her to become Medical Director of the Preoperative Assessment Centre and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. She is spearheading the Preoperative Surgical Home and has been Director of Cardiac Anaesthesiology and the Cardiac Research team at UMN. She has chaired the Society for Cardiovascular Anaesthesiologist’s Foundation since 2007.


The second day will include an afternoon of hands-on interactive echocardiography workshops and small group discussions.

Social program

Welcome drinks and Echo jeopardy at the Adelaide Convention Centre will follow the debate and the meeting dinner will be held at Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant


There are two registration options available to delegates:


This event is claimable by ANZCA CPD participants as follows.


Knowledge and skills activities:

  • Lectures - one credit per hour.  Workshops - two credits per hour.

ANZCA members will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio.


Associate Professor David Canty and Dr Tom Painter
CTVP Special Interest Group


For further information please contact the meeting secretariat:
Senior Events Officer
P: +61 3 9093 4982
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