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Friday 23 August 2024
Venue: Michael Spence Building Auditorium, USYD


Overview of draft agenda below. Full agenda to come.

8:15-8:30am - Registration + coffee

8:30-8:45am - Welcome

  • Associate Professor Bo Rambaldini (Uncle Bo) - Acknowledgement of country
  • Hon Ryan Park, MP - (TBC) Opening
  • Professor Andrew Coats - Welcome

8:45-10:30am - Session I: Introduction, including keynotes

  • Personal story from patient about their experiences with PAD treatment, highlighting challenges and successes
  • Professor Shirley Jansen - “Wall strain and atherosclerosis: it’s not just about the lining”
  • Professor Jonathan Golledge - “Current clinical trials and cardiac rehab for PAD”
  • Ms Melissa Noonan AM from Limbs4life

10:45-11:00am - Morning tea

11:00am-1:00pm - Session II: Highlights in preclinical research

  • Associate Professor Mary Kavurma - “Sex differences in diabetes-associated PAD”
  • Associate Professor Christina Bursill - “Novel regulators and mechanisms of diabetes-impaired angiogenesis”
  • Associate Professor Julianah Hamzah - “Beyond slowing down atherosclerotic plaque progression: can we reverse plaque blockage?”
  • Professor Steve Wise - "A new combination drug to better treat PAD"
  • Dr Siân Cartland (EMCR) - “A novel therapy to stimulate microvascular growth in PAD”
  • Dr Sergey Tumanov (EMCR) - “An OMICs approach for deciphering differences in carotid vs femoral plaque”

1:00-1:45pm - Lunch

  • ACvA PAD networking group meeting

1:45-3:35 Session III: Highlights in clinical research

  • Associate Professor Sarah Aitken - “Models of care that empower patients with PAD”
  • Professor Anthony Keech - "Clinical trials outcomes in PAD"
  • Professor Christopher Askew - “Skeletal muscle microvascular impairment in PAD: a potential target for exercise therapy”
  • Dr Vadim Dedov - "Home-based exercise therapy for PAD: Research and Development"
  • Dr Leonard Shan - “Measuring quality of life in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia”
  • NSW Health to address meeting and emphasise values (TBC)

3:35-4:05pm - Afternoon tea

4:05-5:35pm - Session IV: Gaps in knowledge

  • Associate Professor Belinda Parmenter - "ACvA PAD Networking Group Update"
  • Professor Gemma Figtree - “PAD vs CAD: what’s the difference?”
  • Dr David Robinson - “Inequalities in PAD”
  • Panel discussion – Gaps in knowledge and future directions

5:35-5:45pm - Close by Associate Professor Mary Kavurma

5:45-7:00pm - Networking drinks

7:00-9:30pm - Speakers’ dinner

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