Program Overview

Community. Leadership.  Action. Change.
Building best practices in Indigenous Cardiovascular Health

Wednesday 12th June    
  Lambton Rooms
0830-0930 Official Opening Ceremony  


Plenary 1 - Culture, Community, Care

Chairs: Anna Rolleston and Leonard Kritharides


Overcoming Inequalities - Community and Culture, Papaarangi Reid


Getting to the heart of Māori heart health - from weight to waiora, Isaac Warbrick


Cardiovascular equity for indigenous Australians - tales from an aspirational pragmatist, Alex Brown

1040-1100  Morning Tea  - Exhibition Area

Lambton Rooms

Rosanna Rooms

Featherston Rooms


Concurrent 1 -  Improving Quality and Outcomes of Care

Chairs: Nadarajah Kangaharan and Miriam Wheeler

Masterclass 1 - Culturally Appropriate Care    

Chairs: Vicki Wade and Rawiri Jansen

Concurrent 2 - CVD in Indigenous Children and Adolescents  

Chairs: Judith Katzenellenbogen and Rosemary Wyber


CVD Prevention and Management in Canadian First Nation Communities
Jeffrey Reading
1100 - 1130

Patient-Centred Care Model for Indigenous Australians in a Tertiary Cardiac Unit
Vivian Bryce
1100 - 1120

The burden of CVD and risk in global and Indigenous adolescent populations
Peter Azzopardi
1100 - 1120


He kokonga ngākau māori heart health in Te Tai Tokerau
Ben Youdan
1130 - 1145

Embedding Aboriginal ways of being and doing into health
Vicki Wade
1120 - 1140

Te Tuapapa Auaha: Rangatahi innovation and integration
Annemarie Gillies


Improving hospital cardiac care for Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients
William Wang
1145 - 1200

Using Yarning to improve cardiac care at a metropolitan hospital
Karen Daws
1140 - 1200

Contemporary Australian profile of rheumatic fever: results from multiple jurisdictions
Judith Katzenellenbogen
1140 - 1200


Atrial fibrillation among Indigenous populations globally
Katrina Poppe 
1200 - 1215

Heart to heart - he ngākau māhaki
Roy Hoerara
1200 - 1220

"That heart sickness": Aboriginal adolescents' experiences of RHD and open-heart surgery
Alice Mitchell


Impact of ambulance resourcing on outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 
Bridget Dicker 
1215 - 1230



1220 - 1230

1230-1330 Lunch  - Exhibition Area


Concurrent 3 - CVD Prevention
Sponsored by National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

Chairs: Gerry Devlin and Alex Brown

Masterclass 2 - Women and CVD

Chairs: Raibhan Yadav and
Miriam Wheeler

Concurrent 4 - Building the CVD Workforce

Chairs: Warren Walsh and Vicki Wade


Preventing cardiometabolic conditions through social action (online stream)
Rhys Jones
1330 - 1350

Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy
Claire McLintock
1330 - 1350

CSANZ perspectives
Leonard Kritharides
1330 - 1345


Ethnic specific cardiovascular risk prediction scores
Katrina Poppe
1350 - 1405

Better care for pregnant women with RHD: What works? 
Geraldine Vaughan
1350 - 1405

Mending the broken hearts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia – building the CVD workforce
Melanie Robinson



Nga Pou o Rongo: community driven CVD risk reduction
Anna Rolleston
1405 - 1420

The epidemiology of rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy in Australia and New Zealand
Elizabeth Sullivan
1405 - 1420

CV workforce challenges in remote Australia
Bo Remenyi
1405 - 1420


Mental health and heart disease prevention
Ruth Cunningham
1420 - 1435

Good heart: Aboriginal women’s understanding of risk and protective factors 
Katharine McBride
1420 - 1435

Blood, Sweat and Tears - trials and tribulations of an Aboriginal  Cardiovascular Nurse
Vicki Wade
1420 - 1435


Huringa Pai - whanau connecting to whanau and whenua living healthy longer together
Willem Jordaan
1435 - 1450

Storytelling - the heart Journey of a Yolngu Aboriginal woman, 
Justine Williams
1435 - 1450




1450 - 1500


1500-1530 Afternoon Tea  - Exhibition Hall

Lambton Rooms


Plenary 2 - Community and Government Responses to CVD

Chair: Jeffrey Reading


Treaty Rights and an Accountable Health Care System, Rawiri Jansen


Partnering for success - keeping government accountable to community priorities in healthPatricia Turner


Articulating the endgame for rheumatic heart disease in Australia, Rosemary Wyber


Applying a strength based lens to cardiovascular disease “The dharray mali project”: Indigenous heart health, Reakeeta Smallwood


The importance of community voices through storytelling and the lived experience, Aunty Janice Rigney


CSANZ Indigenous Health Council AGM 

  Te Wharewaka, Odlins Square, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington 
1900 Conference Dinner  



Thursday 13th June
  Featherston Room

AstraZenca Sponsored Breakfast Session
Is it time for SGLT2 Inhibitors to change the cardiovascular landscape?, Professor Stephen Nicholls
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Lambton Rooms


Plenary 3: Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention and Long Term Care

Chairs: Alex Brown and Mayanna Lund


Traditional and contemporary approaches to NCD control in American Indian populations, Donald Warne


Living with coronary disease in NZ: time for change, Rob Doughty

0945-1000 Equity in CVD outcomes for maori and pacific islander communities in NZ, Matire Harwood
1000-1015 A collaborative approach to engaging Aboriginal people in their health, Helen McLean
1015-1030 Ethnic differences in cardiovascular outcomes in New Zealand: what can we do to achieve equity?, Corina Grey
1030-1100 Morning Tea - Exhibition Area

Plenary 4 - Community Programs to Reduce CVD

Chairs: Anna Rolleston and Ben Costello


Primary Care and Community Approaches to CVD Control in Pasifika Communities, Debbie Ryan


Community at the heart of RHD control - the Yilpara experienceEmma Haynes and Minintja Marawili


Barriers and enablers to achieving a healthy nutrition lifestyle: a kaupapa maori perspective, Erina Korohina

1200-1215 Engaging an Aboriginal community for an echo screening study, Alice Mitchell


1230-1330 Lunch - Exhibition Area

Amgen & Sanofi Lunch Symposium
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: New Pathways to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Indigenous Populations, Prof Stephen Nicholls

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*This session had moved from Wednesday to Thursday


Shed 6, Queens Wharf - note this session takes place at the CSANZ NZ venue


Plenary 5 ARF/RHD - Joint Session with CSANZ New Zealand ASM

Chairs: Alex Brown and Mayanna Lund


Modifiable risk factors for ARF in New Zealand, Michael Baker


NZ school screening, Rachel Webb


The lived experience of ARF/RHDAnneka Anderson


RHD – a global perspective, Bo Remenyi


Cardiothoracic surgery and valvular repairs in Indigenous Australians: the flinders experience, Jayme Bennetts


Surgical repair or replacement for rheumatic mitral valve disease, Tom Wang


PANEL DISCUSSION:  The road ahead to eliminate rheumatic heart disease

1530-1600 Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Area

Lambton Rooms

Rosanna Room 1

Featherston Room


Concurrent 6 - Outreach and Novel Models of CVD Care  &  Improving Access to Best Practice CVD Care

Chairs: Julie Redfern and William Wang

*Masterclass 3 - ECHO and Imaging in RHD

Chairs: Chris Zeitz and William Wang
*Session concludes by 1730

Masterclass 4 - Clinical and Implementation Research

Chairs: Alex Brown and Andrew Tonkin


Systems of cardiovascular care across the Northern Territory of Australia 
Nadarajah Kangaharan
1600 - 1630

Echocardiography and RHD -  interactive presentation 
Gavin Wheaton
1600 - 1620
RCTs in cardiovascular disease in Indigenous populations - hope or hype? 
Harvey White
1600 - 1615

A screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm and atrial fibrillation in māori: an equity-focused initiative in Auckland
Corina Grey
1630 - 1645

Peri-operative echocardiography  
Tom Gentles
1620 - 1630
The challenges and opportunities of clinical research and trials to reduce inequalities 
Stephen Nicholls
1615 - 1630
  Echocardiography in pregnant Indigenous Australians: an under-utilised resource? 
James Marangou
1645 - 1700

Health worker-led echocardiography: what is new and where to from here
Bo Remenyi
1630 - 1640
Implementation research for Indigenous peoples 
Sue Crengle
1630 - 1645
  A culturally appropriate model of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients admitted to a tertiary cardiac unit significantly reduces cardiac readmissions within 12 months
Danielle Harrop
1700 - 1715
Hands on practical session on echocardiography: for novice to advanced
Gillian Whalley and Alex Kaethner
1640 - 1730
Data sovereignty - lessons from Aotearoa
Maui Hudson
1645 - 1700



1700 - 1715

  Lambton Rooms
1715-1745 Closing of Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference
1745-1900 TSB Arena, Queens Wharf
  Farewell Function - Join CSANZ New Zealand ASM Welcome Function


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