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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


Structure 2021-2022

President: Dr. Clara Chow

Past-President: Prof. Leonard Kritharides

President-Elect/Honorary Treasurer: Prof. Stephen Nicholls

Honorary Secretary: Dr. Stephen Duffy

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: > 2000

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 physicians, nurses, allied health workers, researchers, scientists, etc
  • to provide advice to the Government on the development and descriptors for new item numbers and to advise on issues related to cardiology
  • to administer training of cardiology through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) 2022

11-14 August 2022

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Center, 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.