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Sports Cardiology Conference

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Lecture Theatre, Education Centre (formerly AMREP)

75 Commercial Road

Melbourne, Vic 3004


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This one-day conference is aimed at medical professionals who have an interest in sports cardiology, including general practitioners, sports scientists, trainees in cardiology or sports and exercise medicine, cardiac physiologists, and consultants.


08:00 | Registration

08:30 | Introduction | Tom Marwick, Director, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

08:40 | The National Centre for Sports Cardiology launch | Andrew MacIsaac, Director of Cardiology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Session 1

Chairs: Andre La Gerche and Erin Howden

08:45 | Keynote: Exercise, the antidote for the ageing heart | Ben Levine

09:15 | Questions

09:30 | Cases: Middle-aged athletes (coronary disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation)

10:15 | Coffee break

Session 2: Screening — perspectives from around the world

Chairs: Hari Raju and Maria Brosnan

10:45 | Screening the world’s best footballers, the Premier League Experience | Drew Rakhit

11.05 | Getting some randomised evidence in Texas | Ben Levine

11.25 | Pitfalls in genetic testing, what to think about in the athlete before ordering the test | Belinda Gray

11.45 | Getting some practice – how to read an athlete’s ECG | Maria Brosnan

12.05 | ECG quiz – read with the experts | Panel: Levine, Raju, Sanders, Brosnan

12:45 | Lunch

Session 3: Screening II — In the real world

Chairs: David Bolzonello and Belinda Gray

13:25 | How to roll out a screening program in Australia

13.40 | Screening guidelines for Australia and New Zealand

13:55 | Sports Physician College Cardiology learning module | Diana Robinson

14:10 | Imaging in the athlete, what to do when the ECG is abnormal | David Prior

14:30 | Cases and audience participation: Imaging of the athlete

15:15 | Coffee break

Session 4: Palpitations and arrhythmias in the athlete

Chairs: Kristel Janssens and Adrian Elliott

15:40 | Too little exercise and AF | Prash Sanders

16:00 | Too much exercise and AF | Adrian Elliott

16.20 | Collapse and the athlete | Hari Raju

16.40 | Cases: Arrhythmias and collapse | Guido Claessen and Andre La Gerche

17.20 | Closing remarks | Andre La Gerche

17:30 | Close, wine and cheese

Australian Open Tickets

The Baker Institute is proud to offer our delegates tickets to the Australian Open on the evening of Saturday 19 January after the conference. Please contact Heidi Roache if you are interested in purchasing a ticket by Friday 21 December.


The Baker Institute is pleased to offer all delegates a special hotel room rate at the nearby The Cullen Hotel. Please quote the Baker Institute when booking on 1800 278 468.

We look forward to seeing you there for this exciting event.

For further information please contact 1300 728 900 or

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