Genetic Heart Disease Patient Information Day 2018

Saturday 8th September, 2018

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, University of Sydney

The Genetic Heart Disease (GHD) Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is pleased to welcome you to our patient information day on Saturday 8th September, 2018.

Partners, friends and family welcome. Hear the latest in Genetic Heart Disease from our team!


9:00am         Tea & coffee

9:30am         Welcome from Prof Chris Semsarian

9:35am         Update in Genetic Heart Diseases – Prof Chris Semsarian

9:45am         Basics of Genetics – Dr Richard Bagnall

10:00am       Family Screening & Genetic Testing – Ms Laura Yeates

10:10am       Understanding your Genetic Test Result – Ms Charlotte Burns

10:30am       Morning tea (includes AGM of the Cardiomyopathy Association Australia)

11:00am       Living with a Genetic Heart Disease – Dr Jodie Ingles

11:20am       ICD Therapy – Dr Caroline Medi

11:40am       ICD support group – Ms Ann Kirkness

11:50pm       Why is research important? – Prof Chris Semsarian/ Dr Jodie Ingles

12:00pm       Lunch & research opportunities

1:30pm         The Cardiomyopathies – Prof Chris Semsarian

–       Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

–       Familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDC)

–       Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

–       Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC)

2:00pm         The Arrhythmias – A/Prof Ray Sy & A/Prof Hari Raju

–       Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)

–       Brugada Syndrome (BrS)

–       Catecholaminergic polymorphic VT (CPVT)

2:30pm          Q & A session

3:00pm          Close


Please register by Monday 3rd September

Register online at

Suported by:

Abbott Medical, Cardiomyopathy Association of Australia, Charles Perkins Centre USYD


For information on getting to the Charles Perkins Centre click here

A pdf of the program can be found here

Any questions please contact Laura Yeates Ph: (02) 95656187 or email: