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Whether you are a patient or family member, or a doctor or health professional, you are invited to come and join the Australian Amyloidosis Network board members for a special free virtual zoom education meeting to celebrate National Amyloidosis Day and the launch of the AAN as a Company Limited by Guarantee.

The program will include information about the AAN and three talks by Australian medical specialists involved in the treatment of patients with amyloidosis.

Please see below: the program for the day and the biographies of the speakers talking in the afternoon

11.00 -12.00 Welcome
The aims and goals of the AAN
The AAN governance structure
AAN services and expertise including amyloidosis centres, diagnostic expertise, clinical trials, educational events and the AAN website
AAN committees:

  • Cardiology committee
  • Patients and families committee
  • Future committees

What AAN membership means and how you can join

12.00-12.45 Lunch break
Talks with time for questions. Titles and session times below
12.45-1.30 “Living with an amyloid heart”. Presenter: Nikki Bart, Cardiologist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
1.30-2.15 “Living with amyloid neuropathy” Presenter: Antonia Carroll, Neurologist, Westmead and St Vincent’s Hospitals, Sydney
2.15 – 3.00 “Looking after your skin”. Presenter Rahul Ladwa, Medical Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
3.00 Closing words: AAN chair, Dr Simon Gibbs

Speaker Bios:

Dr Nikki Bart is an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. In addition, she has subspeciality interests in cardiac genetics and advanced cardiac imaging. She completed her DPhil at Oxford University. Dr Bart is the lead of the Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy group at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and has established a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary amyloid clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital. In 2021 she was awarded Pfizer International Society of Amyloidosis funding which has allowed her to create the Inaugural Cardiac Amyloid fellowship at St Vincent’s.

Dr Antonia Carroll is a neurologist, neurophysiologist and clinician-researcher with specific interests in amyloid neuropathies and neuro-haematological disorders. Antonia is the Director of Neurophysiology and a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and is a Neurologist at the Westmead and St Vincent’s Amyloidosis Centres, Sydney.

Dr Rahul Ladwa, is a full-time staff specialist in medical oncology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. His undergraduate training was undertaken at the University of Leicester, England and he trained in medical oncology in Brisbane before undertaking a fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Ladwa has completed a higher research degree with the University of Queensland. Here he has a conjoint role as a senior lecturer.

To register for this event please use the form below.

Zoom registration - May 7 2022

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