Overhead shot looking down at attendees viewing Poster entries from the Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022

Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022

Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022 - Event Wrap

16 December 2022

Delegates from around Australia and the world gathered at the annual Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium – a partnership between the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and the Heart Research Institute.

Sessions focused on heart development and congenital heart disease, genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac muscle function and regeneration, stem cells, and new heart failure therapies.

This year’s key theme was ‘Genomics, Diversity and Equity: Ensuring Benefit for All.’

Princesses' Lecture by Alex Brown for the 2022 Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium

Professor Alex Brown

One of the many highlights included the Princesses’ Lecture which saw Professor Alex Brown outline the objectives of the new National Indigenous Genomics Network. He also revealed the stark disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and called for the whole research community to pull together to help solve this challenge.

Prof Jamie Vandenberg opening the Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022

Prof Jamie Vandenberg opening the Symposium

Professor Jamie Vandenberg, the Institute’s Co-Deputy Director, said: “It was fantastic to finally meet in person again and have the opportunity to hear from people working across the whole spectrum of cardiovascular research from biomedical discovery through to population level outcomes.”

The symposium, which was held at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, also provided early and mid-career researchers with the opportunity to showcase their work with prizes for Rising Stars, Best Speakers and Best Posters.

Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022 Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you for a successful return to the Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium 2022. Take a look below at the photo gallery from the event.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.