Organising Committee

4th International 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting

In Memoriam of the 4CC Co-Founder, Professor Henry Krum

Professor Henry Krum, the co-founder of the 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting, passed away on Saturday 28th November 2015. Henry was an internationally renowned researcher, teacher and mentor who has helped shape our thinking, right through from basic cardiovascular physiology to large international clinical trials.  

Professor Henry Krum

Henry Krum_New_smaller_smallerProfessor Krum was a recognised leader in cardiovascular therapeutics, particularly in the area of novel cardiovascular drug therapies. This is attested to by his publication record, grant success and invitations to give plenary talks at major international meetings. He was the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and/or Editorial Board member of many international cardiovascular therapeutics journals and former President of the Asian Pacific Society of Heart Failure. Prof Krum had been Chairman and Executive Committee member of numerous international clinical trials as well as serving on Endpoint Committees and DSMBs for such trials. He was appointed Study Chairman of a 7000 patient global heart failure trial. He has in addition, led many investigator-initiated trials of cardiovascular therapeutic agents.

The members of the 4th International 4 Corners of Cardiology 2018 Organising Committee are:

Professor John Atherton

John Atherton_smallDirector of Cardiology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

John Atherton is Director of Cardiology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology. He sits on Board of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and chairs the CSANZ Professional Ethics Standards Committee. He previously chaired the Asia-Pacific Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Registry SAC and the CSANZ Heart Failure Council. He is an appointed member of the Australian Government Medical Services Advisory Committee and sat on the National Heart Foundation Heart Failure Guidelines executive writing group. Research interests include screening for presymptomatic cardiac disease and cardiac genetics.

Associate Professor Clara Chow

Clara Chow_smallDirector of the Cardiovascular Division of The George Institute, Australia

Clara Chow is Director of the Cardiovascular division of The George Institute, Program Director Community Based Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney. She has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney and completed a postdoc in Cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials at McMaster University, Canada. Clara holds a Career Development Fellowship of the NHMRC co-funded by the National Heart Foundation. Her research focus is clinical and community approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention.

Professor John French

John’s major clinical research focus has been in the acute coronary syndromes, particularly on the assessment of myocardial reperfusion assessed by infarct-related artery blood flow, ST recovery, left ventricular function, and late clinical outcomes in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction. He has been an active researcher having been an investigator and co-investigator in numerous randomised controlled trials and clinical trials and was on the writing committee of the HERO-2 trial. John was on the steering committee for the SHOCK, OAT and HERO-2 trials and he was the chair of the myocardial infarction adjudication committee and ECG sub-study for HERO-2. As part of a continuing interest in molecular medicine John has established the cardiac genetics clinics with the genetics department, and is a member of TRAGADY. John has co-authored >120 peer-reviewed publications and six book chapters. He has supervised a number of MD and MHSc postgraduate students and has been invited speaker at recent American College and American Heart Association meetings.

Dr Anand Ganesan

Dr Anand Ganesan is a cardiologist and NHMRC Australian Early Career Health Practitioner Fellow, currently based at the Flinders Medical Centre and the University of Adelaide, where he is appointed as a Senior Lecturer. Dr Ganesan has received research awards including the Heart Rhythm Society’s Young Investigator Award, the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award, and the Michel Mirowski International Fellowship of the Heart Rhythm Society. He has active research interests in both basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Professor Anushka Patel

Anushka Patel_smallChief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia

Anushka Patel is the Chief Scientist at The George Institute for Global Health, a Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney and a cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She completed her undergraduate medical training at The University of Queensland, and her training in cardiology in Sydney. She has a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University and a PhD in Medicine from The University of Sydney. She currently holds a National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship. Her research focuses on clinical and health service approaches to improved prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly in vulnerable populations. More recently, this has focused on affordable health technology innovation and health workforce re-engineering in low resource settings.

Professor Frank Ruschitzka

Frank Ruschitzka_smallDeputy Head of the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland
President-elect of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology

Professor Frank Ruschitzka, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FESC is deputy head of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland. Professor Ruschitzka received his medical degree from the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1989. He specialized in internal medicine, nephrology and cardiology at the Universities of Göttingen and Zürich.In 2001, he received the Cardiovascular Science Award of the Swiss Society of Cardiology as well as the Annual Award of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. In 2003, he was awarded the annual Götz-Preis of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zürich for excellence in clinical medicine and research.
Professor Ruschitzka is President-elect of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and deputy editor of the European Heart Journal. Professor Ruschitzka has published in such peer-reviewed journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Professor Ruschitzka’s team focusses on translational research, from the development of novel drugs and devices to randomized clinical trials, in coronary artery disease and heart failure in particular.

Professor Andrew Tonkin

Photo_smallAndrew Tonkin is Head, Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Previously he has been Director of Cardiology at Austin Health, Melbourne and Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide and Chief Medical Officer of the National Heart Foundation. Professor Tonkin has been a member of the Executive Board of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the World Heart Federation and chaired many national expert groups developing clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease, including lipid management. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to medical research and has twice been awarded the RT Hall Prize, the major research award of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and also the Sir John Loewenthal Award, the major award of the Heart Foundation. He has over 400 publications.

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Early Bird Deadline:
8th December 2017
Meeting Dates:
9th – 10th February 2018

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