GP EVENT: Valvular Heart Disease - Addressing the under recognition of hear...

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We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming GP education event. Join other Sydney GP's in an interactive educational session by leading Macquarie University Hospital specialists. As well as learning about developments in their respective fields you will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues with these specialists. We are delighted to run this event in collaboration with Edwards Lifesciences.

Registration commences at 6.15pm with drinks. Dinner is served at 6.30pm followed by presentations by specialsts. The event will conclude around 9.15pm. Free parking is provided under the Hospital. Your parking ticket will be validated at the end of the event. This is and RACGP QI and CPD Cat 2 (4 points) event. Acitivity number 162715.

THE EXPERTS

Associate Professor Martin Ng - Interventional Cardiologist

Topic: Addressing the under recognition of heart valve disease.

Learning Objective - Recognise the clinical significance of signs and symptoms of aortic and mitral valve disease.

Associate Professor Martin Ng is an interventional cardiologist with strong interests in clinical, scientific and technological innovation in cardiology. As founder of the transcatheter heart valve program at RPA, he has established a program that has set benchmarks for excellence in clinical outcomes and that has pioneered world firsts in minimally invasive treatment of heart disease. Synergistic to his clinical interests, Dr Ng heads a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) supported bench-to-bedside biomedical research program, that seeks to address unmet patient needs by developing new treatments for heart disease.

He is head of Translational Research and Bioengineering at the Heart Research Institute and has won numerous awards for research and innovation. His invention of an expandable seal to stop leaks around percutaneous heart valves was awarded First Place in the Stanford Biodesign Innovation (Stanford University, California, U.S.) and has been met with international acclaim.

In 2010, Dr Ng was awarded the prestigious Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Foundation Medal (2010) for world-first research into developing new stents and materials for the treatment of heart disease; the Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Young Investigator of the Year in 2001; the CJ Martin Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2004-2005; and the Advanced E-Team Award from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) in 2006-2007.

Dr Ng graduated with First Class Honours in Medicine from the University of Sydney, where he completed his MBBS in 1993. He holds a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from the University of Sydney. He undertook his training in interventional cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center (Stanford, California, U.S.A.)

Dr Nargis Shaheen - Geriatrician

Topic: Geriatrician’s role in structural heart disease.

Learning Objective: Identify the needs of the elderly population with structural heart disease.

Dr Nargis Shaheen is a geriatrician with an interest in acute general medicine, slow stream rehabilitation and peri-operative care. She trained at Concord, Royal Prince Alfred and completed her final year of training at Royal North Shore Hospitals. In her last year she worked as a rapid response registrar and has worked extensively with GP's in the Hunter's Hill area. She is currently appointed as a staff specialist at Concord hospital, VMO at Macquarie University Hospital, Mosman Private Hospital and Hunters Hill Private Hospital. She is a member of Royal Australian College of Physicians and the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Professor Michael Vallely - Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Topic: The surgeons role in structural heart disease.

Learning Objectives: Outline the modern surgical options available for patients with structural heart disease.

Professor Michael Vallely is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon with clinical appointments at Macquarie University Hospital, The Mater Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital and John Flynn Hospital Gold Coast. Professor Vallely has a special interest in elderly and high-risk patients with multiple medical issues and minimally invasive heart and lung surgery. He holds Clinical Professorships at The University of Sydney and Macquarie University. He has been a member of the board for The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research and of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Cardiothoracic Board. He was a leader of the Baird Institute’s Innovative Heart Surgery Research Group and supervised a clinical and basic research team of Honours, Masters and Doctoral students and was a member of the board of the Royal Prince Alfred Institute for Academic Surgery. Professor Vallely graduated from The University of Sydney in 1995, completed a PhD from the same institution in 2005 and was awarded an FRACS (CTh) in 2007. He was the Professorial Fellow at The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, in 2007-08 and was appointed as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney in 2008 and is now establishing his practice at Northern Beaches Hospital.

Dr Rominder Grover - Cardiologist

Topic: The growing burden of aortic stenosis in our aging population.

Learning Objective: Describe the pathophysiology, natural history and management of aortic stenosis

Dr Grover is a consultant cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in multimodality cardiac imaging including echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. He graduated from the University of Melbourne as a National Medicine Scholar with First Class Honours in 2006. He completed his Basic Physician Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital followed by Advanced Training in Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital. He has recently returned to Australia after completing a 12-month postgraduate clinical and research fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada with a particular emphasis on imaging for Structural Heart Interventions.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and holds Level B accreditation in reporting Cardiac CT with the Conjoint Committee for Reporting Cardiac CT in Australia. He also has expertise in reporting Cardiac MRI equivalent to Level 3 accreditation with the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. In addition to imaging, he has strong interests in heart failure and preventative cardiology. He is passionate about teaching and education, and regularly delivers seminars to his medical colleagues including general practitioners and medical students. Dr Grover is appointed at MQ Health as an Imaging Cardiologist and consults at the clinic in Blacktown.



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