Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular & Perfusion SIG

Cardiac Thoracic Vascular & Perfusion Special Interest Group


Heart, lung and vascular anaesthesia and extra corporeal life support is a dynamic and challenging field. It presents complex patient problems which require fully integrated team care. The need for scientific understanding to support our practice continues to grow and innovative procedural solutions are part of our daily work.

The CTVP SIG promotes excellence in education, research, and leadership in the field through the collaborative efforts of our members. We welcome all as members, who share a dedication to advancing our discipline.



11-13 November 2021 - Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia

A combined scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Special Interest Group (ANZCA CTVP SIG), and the Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists (ANZCP). In 2021 our Symposium will be held in conjunction with the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 (ISMICS) Workshop. Please visit the meeting website for more information. 



2019 Cardiac Thoracic, Vascular and Perfusion SIG Meeting in association with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Meeting
"Update in cardiothoracic anaesthesia – Joining forces".
Held October 6-8, Maui, Hawaii.
Please visit the ANZCA Events app to view presentation slides.


We are excited to bring you the CTVP SIG newsletter. Please click on the month below to view the latest newsletter.

July 2020



If you would like information on joining the Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular and Perfusion Special Interest Group, please download an application form or contact the events team on +61 3 9510 6299.



Position/Role                                          Name   Region
Chair / Domestic professional societies
Dr Warren Pavey
Deputy Chair / Scientific Convenor 2021 meetingDr Martin Kim Vic
Health economics and professional servicesDr Bronwyn ScarrVic 
Newsletter / TransplantationDr Jamie O'LoughlinNZ
Echocardiography / FellowshipsDr Emma Lei NSW
TransplantationDr Catherine AshesNSW 
Perfusion / HF and mechanical circulatory support
Dr Bruce Cartwright                         
Thoracics / International professional socieitiesDr Joanne Irons NSW 
Member Dr Michael Fanshawe
Research and Journal
Dr Girish Palnitkar
MemberDr Kate DrummondSA 
Dr Shannon Matzelle  
Honorary memberProfessor Stanton Shernan
Co-opted member / International professional societies
A/Prof Dave Canty
Co-opted member / Fellowships
Dr Dave Daly
Co-opted memberDr Roman Kluger
Co-opted member / Cardiology   Dr Ann NguiWA
Co-opted member / Newsletter   Dr Peter BairdWA
For further information, please contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299
 or visit the ANZCA website.