Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP) SIG

Heart, lung and vascular anaesthesia and extra corporeal life support is a dynamic and challenging field. It presents complex patient problems that require fully integrated team care. The need for scientific understanding to support our practice continues to grow and innovative procedural solutions are part of our daily work.

The CTVP SIG promotes excellence in education, research, and leadership in the field through the collaborative efforts of our members. We welcome all as members, who share a dedication to advancing our discipline.

Executive committee





Dr Martin Kim


Deputy Chair/Thoracics/International professional societies   

Dr Joanne Irons NSW

Health economics and professional services

Dr Bronwyn Scarr



Dr Jaime O'Loughlin


Echocardiography/Fellowships/Pre-operative care

Dr Emma Lei



Dr Catherine Ashes


Perfusion/HF and mechanical circulatory support

Dr Bruce Cartwright



Dr Michael Fanshawe


Research and Journal

Dr Martin Dempsey



Dr Kate Drummond



Dr Shannon Matzelle


Honorary member

Prof Stanton Shernan


Co-opted member/international professional societies

A/Prof Dave Canty


Co-opted member/fellowships

Dr Dave Daly


Co-opted member

Dr Roman Kluger


Co-opted member, cardiology, pre-operative care

Dr Ann Ngui


Co-opted member

Dr Sara Allen


Co-opted member, ASMP President

Dr David D'Silva NSW

Contact us

For further information, please contact us or visit the ACE website.

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Upcoming ACE events

From multi-day special interest group conferences to evening lectures at the local pub, there's an ACE event for everyone.
19 October 2024 - 20 October 2024 | Adelaide

Join us in Adelaide to explore the theme of 'reaching new heights'.

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20 September 2024 - 22 September 2024 | Sydney

Join us for the 2024 Combined SIG meeting that will be held on 20-22 September 2024 at Crowne...

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Melbourne

The 2024 Joint ANZAAG and ISPAR Symposium will be held on 15-17 November 2024 at the W Melbourne.

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27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024 | Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Join us for the 2024 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting at the Sofitel on Collins

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9 November 2024 - 10 November 2024 | Hunter Valley

Join us in the Hunter Valley for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting 2024.

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15 June 2024 | Sydney

Join us at the Hilton Hotel Sydney for the NSW ACE winter meeting 2024.

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16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024 | Uluru

Join us for the 2024 Rural SIG meeting to be held at the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru NT on...

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30 July 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel

The 2024 Scan and Ski Workshop has unfortunately been cancelled.

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Bunker Bay

Contemplation – Learning from experience in obstetrics.

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18 June 2024 | Osborne Park

2024 WA ACE Lecture Series will be held once per month in the ANZCA WA Office. This series...

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19 November 2025 - 22 November 2025 | ICC Sydney

Join us in Sydney for the 2025 Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) in collaboration...

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17 October 2024 | Brisbane

Case-based discussion series.

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19 June 2024 | North Adelaide

Join us for the June SA ACE Meeting

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What's new in CTVP

Explore the latest CTVP news

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Last updated 14:15 2.06.2023