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 Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP) Special Interest Group (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 Jamie 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 Girish Palnitkar



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


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.

2020 Perioperative Medicine SIG virtual meeting

10 October 2020 | Virtual meeting

The theme of our first virtual meeting is “All About The Team”

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

Join us for the 2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG...

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2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

12 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Gold Coast, Qld

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sofitel Gold Coast...

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2021 Rural Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community at...

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

Join us at the 2021 Scan and Ski Workshop "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral...

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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What's new in CTVP

Explore the latest CTVP news

Academic enhancement grant

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Member satisfaction surveys

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Named ANZCA research awards

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Novice investigator grants

We're helping to secure the future of research in anaesthesia, pain, and perioperative medicine b...

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Professional documents

Our professional documents, statements and guidelines are crucial for promoting the safety and qu...

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We offer two prestigious anaesthesia professorships. Explore the eligibility criteria, applicatio...

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Project and simulation/education grants

Each year, we fund a wide range of projects in the field of basic scientific research, clinical i...

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Last updated 10:22 6.07.2020