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

Position/role

Name

Region

Chair

Dr Martin Kim

Vic

Deputy Chair/Thoracics/International professional societies   

Dr Joanne Irons NSW

Health economics and professional services

Dr Bronwyn Scarr

Vic

Newsletter/Transplantation

Dr Jaime O'Loughlin

NZ

Echocardiography/Fellowships/Pre-operative care

Dr Emma Lei

NSW

Transplantation

Dr Catherine Ashes

NSW

Perfusion/HF and mechanical circulatory support

Dr Bruce Cartwright

NSW

Member

Dr Michael Fanshawe

Qld

Research and Journal

Dr Martin Dempsey

ACT

Member

Dr Kate Drummond

SA

Member

Dr Shannon Matzelle

WA

Honorary member

Prof Stanton Shernan

USA

Co-opted member/international professional societies

A/Prof Dave Canty

Vic

Co-opted member/fellowships

Dr Dave Daly

Vic

Co-opted member

Dr Roman Kluger

Vic

Co-opted member, cardiology, pre-operative care

Dr Ann Ngui

WA

Co-opted member

Dr Sara Allen

NZ

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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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 | Hilton Hotel 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

Save the date for the 2024 Rural SIG meeting to be held at the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru...

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30 July 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 | Hobart

Join us for a 'deep dive' into human factors and crisis management, specialist anaesthesia for...

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Bunker Bay

Join us in Bunker Bay for the 2024 WA ACE Country Conference.

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13 March 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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21 March 2024 | Webinar

Join us for a webinar that sheds light on the various facets of menopause and more specifically...

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22 March 2024 | Brisbane

Case-based discussion series.

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26 March 2024 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Join us for the SA "Anaphylaxis update" evening meeting

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Last updated 14:15 2.06.2023