Advanced Echo Symposium (AES 2019)


Echo Asia (AAE 2019)


Imaging Australis 2019

May 24 - 26, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

South Brisbane QLD

A warm welcome to the

Advanced Echo Symposium


Program Directors

Professor Thomas Marwick


Consultant Cardiologist, Director Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Tom Marwick completed training in medicine and cardiology in Australia, before undertaking an Imaging Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, a PhD at the University of Louvain, Belgium and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard. He is Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and has divided his career mostly between Australia (formerly at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiovascular Imaging Research Centre, UQ) and the USA (former Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at Cleveland Clinic). His main contribution has been in clinical research and research training, and has supervised about 30 research higher degree students – mainly clinical – including 22 completed PhDs. He was one of the initiators of stress echocardiography, and has made contributions to the prognostic evidence underlying cardiovascular imaging. His main current research interests relate to the detection of early cardiovascular disease and cost-effective application of cardiac imaging techniques for treatment selection and monitoring. He has published over 650 papers, reviews, chapters and editorials, and is an Associate Editor at JACC and Deputy Editor at JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging. Professor Marwick has been the recipient of more than fifty significant research grants and several awards, including the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology, 2009 and the RT Hall Prize (2006) and Kempson Maddox Lecture (2011) of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Assoc. Prof. Sudhir Wahi

Director of Echocardiography,

Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland

Director of Echocardiography and Senior Staff Cardiologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He completed his advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation USA. He is the Chair of the Imaging Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSNAZ) and a Board member of the CSANZ. Clinical Lead and Chair of the Statewide Echocardiography Working Group, Regional Chair of the Queensland Branch of the CSANZ. He has been on the teaching faculty for many national and international meetings and symposia. He has a keen interest in pulmonary hypertension and echocardiography research. He has been supervising advanced trainees, cardiac scientists and clinical fellows in all forms of echocardiography for 15 years. Besides expertise in general cardiovascular diseases, he has a special clinical interest in valvular heart disease, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. He is currently also overseeing the Pulmonary Hypertension program at the PAH.


On behalf of the Organising Committee, we take great pleasure in inviting you to the 5th Advanced Echo Symposium 2019 (AES 2019) being held in conjunction with Echo Asia 2019 Meeting (AAE 2019), the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Association of Echocardiography and Imaging Australis, an annual scientific meeting focused around improving the quality and standards of cardiac imaging amongst cardiology trainees. 


The Meetings will be co-located for the first time from 24th - 26th May 2019 at the Brisbane Convention Centre and will be the major platform for the exchange of ideas within Australia and New Zealand, as well as the much broader Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and India. There is a strong emphasis on the role of imaging in clinical diagnosis and management of many cardiac and multi- system disorders. An over-arching focus of the meeting is on the quality assurance and standards in the performance and interpretation of these scans and appropriate use of imaging. 


The scientific program has been diligently planned to maximise delegate interaction, remain clinically focused and relevant to daily practice. There will be opportunities for didactic learning from experts and international guest sepakers, live demonstrations, presentations of fascinating cases with an interactive audience response system, and hands–on computer-based workshops. The scientific content of the program has been endorsed by the Imaging Council of the CSANZ and the CSANZ Board.

We are confident you will find the program both informative and inspiring. We look forward to welcoming you back to the river city for another weekend of education and excitement!

The use of all forms of echocardiographic imaging have seen an exponential growth in clinical application in the echo lab and beyond. Ensuring the imaging quality and standards are maintained is a collective responsibility of everyone working in this field. 

Thank you to our 2017 Speakers

-2017 snapshot-

Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Learning.


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