Program Overview

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

The program will be updated as speakers and presentations are confirmed.

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

Cultural safety and cultural respect in the care of indigenous peoples, 
Janine Mohamed

Understanding the determinants of cardiovascular risk in adolescents and young people, 
Sandra Eades


He kokonga ngākau māori heart health in Te Tai Tokerau, 
Kataraina Davis

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

The burden of CVD and risk in global and Indigenous adolescent populations, 
Peter Azzopardi


Improving hospital cardiac care for Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients, 
William Wang

Embedding aboriginal ways of being and doing into health, 
Vicki Wade

Te Tohu Haumanu: lifestyle management for Māori and Pacific young people, 
Anna Rolleston


Atrial fibrillation among Indigenous populations globally, 
Katrina Poppe 

Using Yarning to improve cardiac care at a metropolitan hospital, 
Karen Daws

Contemporary Australian profile of rheumatic fever: results from multiple jurisdictions, 
Judith Katzenellenbogen


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

Heart to heart - he ngākau māhaki, 
Ray Hoerara


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

Chair: Warren Walsh


Preventing Cardiometabolic Conditions through Social Action, 
Rhys Jones

CVD and maternal care - challenges and solutions, 
Claire McClintock

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


Ethnic specific cardiovascular risk prediction scores, 
Katrina Poppe

Better care for pregnant women with RHD: What works?, 
Geraldine Vaughan



Nga Pou o Rongo: community driven CVD risk reduction, 
Anna Rolleston

The epidemiology of rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy in Australia and New Zealand, 
Elizabeth Sullivan

CV workforce challenges in remote Australia, 
Bo Remenyi


Mental health and heart disease, 
Ruth Cunningham

Good heart: Aboriginal women’s understanding of risk and protective factors, 
Katharine McBride

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



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


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 health, Patricia 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



  Lambton Rooms
1900 Conference Dinner  



Thursday 13th June

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?, Carina 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 experience, Emma 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, Joshua Francis


1230-1330 Lunch - Exhibition Area


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

Chairs: Alex Brown and Mayanna Lund


Risk factors for ARF in New Zealand, Michael Baker


NZ school screening, Rachel Webb


The lived experience of ARF/RHD, Aneeka 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

Rosanna Room 2


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

Masterclass 4 - Clinical and Implementation Research

Chairs: Alex Brown and Andrew Tonkin

1600-1630 Systems of cardiovascular care across the Northern Territory of Australia, 
Nadarajah Kangaharan
Gavin Wheaton RCTs in cardiovascular disease in Indigenous populations - hope or hype?, 
Harvey White
1630-1645 A screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm and atrial fibrillation in māori: an equity-focused initiative in Auckland,
Corina Grey
Bo Remenyi The challenges and opportunities of clinical research and trials to reduce inequalities, 
Stephen Nicholls
1645-1700 Echocardiography in pregnant Indigenous Australians: an under-utilised resource?, 
James Marangou

Tom Gentles Implementation research for Indigenous peoples, 
Sue Crengle
1700-1715 Indigenous cardiac outreach program: after a decade of service, 
Muthanna Abdul
  Data sovereignty - lessons from Aotearoa, 
Maui Hudson
1715-1730 Patient-centred care model for Indigenous Australians in a tertiary cardiac unit, 
Vivian Bryce

  Lambton Rooms
1730-1800 Closing of Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference
1800-1900 Farewell Function - Join CSANZ New Zealand ASM Welcome Function


Please note this program is subject to change.

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