Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and The Heart Research Institute

Big Data and the Future of Cardiology

6 – 8 December 2017

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The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and the Heart Research Institute are proud to partner to host the 2017 Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium,

Big Data and the Future of Cardiology” 

 Incorporating the inaugural Sydney ECR/MCR Cardiovascular Meeting and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute’s 18th Princesses’ Lecture

The Victor Chang has joined forces with the Heart Research Institute to host the Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium. This annual International Symposium will be the premier calendar event for NSW cardiovascular researchers and clinicians. This year the Symposium will be dedicated to exploring the impact of big data approaches, and the associated challenges, across the gamut of cardiovascular biology: from basic science through applied science, to clinical diagnosis and decision making.

The Symposium will begin with a public lecture series and discussion forum on the afternoon of Wed 6th, followed by a day dedicated to showcasing rising-star cardiovascular researchers and clinical trainees in NSW on Thurs 7th. The traditional International Symposium will take place on Friday 8th, and conclude with the VCCRI’s Princesses’ Lecture.

The  2017 Princesses’ Lecturer will be Professor Calum MacRae, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who is at the forefront of developing big data approaches in cardiology. MacRae is leading the $75M ‘One Brave Idea’ to beat coronary heart disease by exploiting a diversity of big data. We are also fortunate to have world experts in big data from Australia and abroad, covering topics from high throughput stem cell research, through to personalised medicine and e-health.

We hope that you will join us at Big Data and the Future of Cardiology in December,

Jamie Vandenberg, Cath Suter, and Adam Hill (Chairs)

VENUE: Garvan Auditorium, cnr Burton and West St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

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Confirmed speakers

Calum MacRae MD PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard

Joseph Wu MD PhD

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Dan Roden MD

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Louisa Jorm PhD

Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW


The George Institute for Global Health

Kim-Anh Lê Cao PhD

Centre for Systems Genomics, University of Melbourne

Adam Hill PhD

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

John O’Sullivan MD PhD

John O’Sullivan MD PhD

Heart Research Institute

Emily Banks MD PhD

Emily Banks MBBS BMedSci PhD FAFPHM

ANU College of Medicine

John Mattick PhD


The Garvan Institute of Medical Research


ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong

Rahil Garnavi PhD

Rahil Garnavi PhD

IBM Research – Australia

Zeeshan Syed PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Teresa Anderson PhD

Sydney Local Health District

Rajesh Subbiah BSc (Med) MBBS FRACP PhD

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Joshua Ho PhD

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Svetha Ventkatesh PhD

Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics, Deakin University

Edwina Wing-Lun BSc MBBS FRACP

St Vincents Hospital

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research

St Vincents Hospital Sydney

Attendance is free, but registration is required as places may be limited. Your registration is also used for catering purposes. Please note that vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.

For general enquiries please email