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.
3 October 2023 | Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Airway Management SIG meeting will be held on Tuesday 3 October at the Melbourne Exhibition...

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25 November 2023 | University of Sydney

Please join us for the 2023 NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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11 November 2023 - 12 November 2023 | Pacific Bay Resort

Join us for the 2023 NSW ACE Spring Meeting at Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour.

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1 August 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Join us for the "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral nerve blocks" from Thursday...

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2 March 2024 - 3 March 2024 | Hotel Grand Chancellor

Join us for the 2024 Tasmanian Annual CME Weekend 'Diving off the deep end'

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22 November 2023 | Hotel Realm

Join us on Wednesday 22 November as we welcome Dr Ken Harrison for 'Flying high and safely: Human...

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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