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Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology

Australia, AU


President: Prof Leonard Kritharides

Past-President: Prof Mark Webster

Honorary Secretary:  Prof Stephen Nicholls

Honorary Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Dr Clara Chow

Clinical Practice Advisor: Dr Luke Galligan

Chief Executive Officer: Ms Martha McCall

The board is made up of an elected member from each state of Australia and one from New Zealand (regions). In addition to the elected regional board members, there are representatives from various areas and specialties of cardiology - more details about the board.

Number of members: 1957

Year of foundation: 1952

Year of ESC affiliation: 2008


The Society’s main activities involve:

  • development of guidelines for practice
  • maintenance of professional standards
  • organisation of the largest medical meeting held in our area (approximately 2000 delegates) held annually
  • funding and mentoring of research scholarships and travelling fellowships to encourage young investigators
  • promotion of excellence in cardiology for both physicians, nurses, allied health workers, researchers, scientists, etc
  • to provide advice to Government on the development and descriptors for new item numbers and to advise on issues related to cardiolog
  • to administer training of cardiology through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) 2019

8-11 August 2019

Adelaide, Australia



The Society’s journal is Heart Lung and Circulation published by Elsevier. As of 2010 the journal is published monthly, and available online in full text.