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Tena koutou,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we invite you to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) meeting for 2023 to be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand from 9 – 11 November 2023.

We are formulating an engaging program that will encompass a range of current topics in Cardiothoracic Surgery with interactive workshops to cater for attendees at the early stages of their training and to those with a wealth of experience. There will be an ANZSCTS Trainees Day as well as a Nurse and Allied Health Education Day. International guest speakers as well as local faculty will be supporting these workshops.

A major feature of the meeting will include a trade and technical exhibition that will provide delegates with an opportunity to access relevant technological advances and innovation in our specialty.

Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) dubbed the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet, is an energetic city with a  vibrant arts culture, excellent restaurants, boutique shopping and a stunning rugged coastline. With our meeting set in such an atmosphere, there will be great opportunities for professional and personal networking and the exchange of ideas between delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, as well as an opportunity to explore the region.

On behalf of ANZSCTS and our colleagues, we invite you to join us at the ANZSCTS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington. 

Ma te wa,
ANZSCTS ASM 2023 Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Andrew Cochrane Chief ASM Convenor and ANZSCTS Chair, Science and Education Committee
Krish Chaudhuri Scientific Convenor
Stephanie Ch’ng Scientific Convenor
Sean Galvin Scientific Convenor
Felicity Meikle Scientific Convenor

Chris Cole ANZSCTS Trainees Day Convenor
Hannah Lucas Nurse and Allied Health Education Day Convenor
Emily Granger ANZSCTS President
Ash Hardikar ANZSCTS Vice President

Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS)

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons was formed to serve the medicopolitical
needs of cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. It has amalgamated with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the RACS. The Society plays an important role in the development of cardiac surgery services in Australia. The Society in conjunction with the Cardiac Society maintains the Journal, Heart Lung and Circulation.