The 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting Organising Committee are pleased to announce the following invited speakers:
Professor Frank Ruschitzka
Deputy 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
Andrew 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.