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




Chair, domestic professional societies

Dr Warren Pavey


Deputy chair, scientific convenor 2021 meeting

Dr Martin Kim


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


Thoracics/international professional societies

Dr Joanne Irons



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, newsletter

Dr Peter Baird


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.
20 October 2022 | Te Papa, Wellington, NZ

Please join us for the 2022 Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting to be held on Thursday October 20 at Te...

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26 November 2022 | University of Sydney

Please join us on Saturday 26 November at the University of Sydney for the 2022 NSW ACE Anatomy...

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12 November 2022 - 13 November 2022 | Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Please join us for the 2022 NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13...

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24 November 2022 - 26 November 2022 | Noosa

The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting will take place from 24-26 November at Peppers Noosa...

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5 November 2022 | Medical Science Precinct, Hobart

Join for a single day workshop event, built entirely of ANZCA ER activities

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28 October 2022 - 30 October 2022 | Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay

2022 WA ACE Country Conference held at the Pullman Resort in Bunker Bay.

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3 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Save the date to join us for Challenges and Choices in Obstetric Anaesthesia from 3-4 May 2023, a...

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8 October 2022 - 9 October 2022 | Hotel Realm

After a two year hiatus, the organising team is very excited to host this face-to-face meeting...

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Last updated 14:38 8.03.2022