Program

 
All sessions will take place in The Millbrook Conference Centre unless otherwise stated

0830 - 0840

Introduction and Welcome

0840 - 1020

Reducing risk and optimising care 
Chairs: Clare O'Donnell and Ian Nicholson 

0840 - 0905

Risk Factors in ACHD redo surgery – strategies to optimise outcome, David Campbell   

0905 - 0925

How do we best collaborate to optimise ACHD outcomes in the ICU, David Buckley

0925 - 0945

Local vs regional - does every patient need to travel? Tim Hornung and Graeme Porter

0945 - 1005

RV- PA surgical valve choices – longevity and risks, Peter Skillington    

1005 - 1025

RVOT transcatheter 2017 – benefits and risks, Will Wilson

1020 - 1045

Morning Tea - Exhibition Hall

1045 - 1215

Atrial arrhythmia – lightening the burden

Chairs: Jon Skinner and Rachael Cordina

1045 - 1100

The role of Fontan Conversion in managing the atrial arrhythmia burden, Tim Hornung   

1100 - 1115

Catheter ablation in the Fontan – particularly RFA approaches in the lateral tunnel & extra-cardiac conduit

Mark McGuire

1115 - 1130

Surgical approaches to reducing the atrial arrhythmia burden, Kirsten Finucane

1130 - 1145

Atrial fibrillation in ACHD, Jon Kalman

1145 - 1215

Anticoagulation for arrhythmia, Paul Khairy 

1215 - 1315

Lunch - Exhibition Hall

1315 - 1515

Beyond the (Cardiac) border – Multisystem questions in ACHD

Chairs: Graeme Porter and Will Wilson

1315 - 1340

Case Presentation

1340 - 1400

Neurodevelopmental and cognitive impacts of ACHD, Will Wilson 

1400 - 1420 

Nature or nuture – how much of this is genetic, Stephen Robertson 

1420 - 1440

Respiratory function in ACHD – when is ventilation a worry, Bruce Cartwright 

1440 - 1500

Liver disease in single ventricle patients – have we learnt anything? Winita Hardaker

1500 - 1515

Haematological management in cyanotic congenital heart disease, Lou Hofmeyr

1515 - 1545 

Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Hall

1545 - 1715 

The Fontan – update on our regional perspective

Chairs: Patrick Disney and Ivor Gerber

1545 - 1615 

Registry summary, Tom Gentles

1615 - 1630

The functional assessment of the Fontan patient – what we have learned, Kathryn Rice

1630 - 1645

Transition from paediatric care, Stephanie Hlohovsky and Evelyn Culnane 

1645 - 1700

Late reoperations in Fontan survivors – indications and outcomes, Kirsten Finucane

1700 - 1715

Exercise – how important is it? Rachael Cordina

1800 - 2000

Welcome Function

Milbrook Hotel

 


All sessions will take place in The Millbrook Conference Centre unless otherwise stated

0745 - 0845

Breakfast Symposium

0900 - 1030

Living with the risk of Sudden Death

Chairs: Jon Kalman and Andrew Martin

0900 - 0930

Risk stratification for sudden death, Paul Khairy 

0930 - 0950

Psychology of mortality, Adrienne Kovacs

0950 - 1010

ECMO – applications and tips for the ACHD population, Alastair McGeorge  

1010 - 1030

ICDs –  Specific Considerations in ACHD Patients, Paul Khairy     

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea - Exhibition Hall

1100 - 1230

Transplantation in ACHD

Chairs: Kirsten Finucane and Mugur Nicolae

1100 - 1125

Case Presentation   

1125 - 1145

Heart transplant vs complex repair in the high risk ACHD patient, David Campbell 

1145 - 1200

The realities of heart availability in Australia and New Zealand, Peter Ruygrok 

1200 - 1215

Optimisation of the patient for transplant, Luke Burchill

1215 - 1230

Tips for getting the best performance from the donor heart, John Artrip

1230 - 1315

Lunch - Exhibition Hall

1315 - 1430

Heart Failure/Late Problems

Chairs: Andrew Aitken and Leanne Grigg

1315 - 1330

Heart failure nursing management – best practice models 

1330 - 1345

Shades of grey – Novel Echo parameters of importance in the failing congenital heart? Ivor Gerber 

1345 - 1400 

VAD as therapy or bridge, David Campbell  

1400 - 1415

 Approaches to end of life care (medical), Luke Burchill 

1415 - 1430

Approaches to end of life care (psychology), Adrienne Kovacs 

1430 - 1500 

Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Hall

1900 - 2230

Gala Dinner

 


All sessions will take place in The Millbrook Conference Centre unless otherwise stated

0730 - 0830

Breakfast Symposium

0830 - 1015

Pulmonary vascular disease 

Chair: Andrew Bullock

0830 - 0850

Assessment of pulmonary vascular disease – tips in the ACHD, Clare O'Donnell

0850 - 0910

Eisenmenger’s and new therapies – how far have we come, where are we going? David Celermajer

0910 - 0930

Anaesthetic implications and strategies, Michael Kluger   

0930 - 0950

Role of pulmonary vasodilators in the Fontan setting, Michael Cheung    

0950 - 1015

Pregnancy and Eisenmengers/PAH, Candice Silversides  

1015 - 1045

Morning Tea - Exhibition Hall

1045 - 1230

Pregnancy and ACHD 

Chairs: David Celermajer and Boris Lowe

1045 - 1110

Case Presentation   

1110 - 1125

Assessment of Pregnancy Risk in the woman with ACHD, Leanne Grigg  

1125 - 1140

Pregnancy and the Fontan – what have we learnt? Dominica Zentner 

1140 - 1155

Obstetric anesthesia – when do we need to worry & who should deliver at a tertiary centre, Allan Brown

1155 - 1210

Arrhythmia and Pregnancy, Candice Silversides 

1210 - 1230

Multidisciplinary approach to peripartum care, Mary Canobbio 

1230 - 1315

Lunch - Exhibition Hall

1315 - 1500

Program development/Program organisation

Chairs: Tim Hornung and Clare O'Donnell

1315 - 1335

Brief introduction Australian and NZ services in existence, volumes, population with brief overview guideline data from overseas, Mugur Nicolae and Tim Hornung 

1335 - 1350

How do our Units best interact? 

1350 - 1405 

What and who do we need for a robust service? 

1405 - 1430 

Panel discussion – where to from here?

1430 - 1500

The Grand ACHD Debate

 

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