David Brieger is an interventional cardiologist and Head of the Coronary Care and Coronary Interventions at Concord Hospital in Sydney; and Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney. He is on the academic staff at the ANZAC research institute and is Visiting Professorial Fellow at The George Institute, Sydney, NSW.
Professor Brieger has research interests in use of antithrombotic agents in acute coronary syndromes (ACS), coronary interventions and atrial fibrillation.
Professor Brieger pioneered the development of Clinical Quality Registries in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in Australia through his involvement in the GRACE program and subsequently played leadership roles in SNAPSHOT and CONCORDANCE registries – the largest and most representative studies of ACS populations in Australia.
He also chairs the Australian Cardiac Outcomes Procedures and Device Registries, sponsored by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), and the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health respectively.
Professor Brieger is the Editor-in-Chief of Cardiology Today.
Director of Cardiology
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
John Atherton is Director of Cardiology at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor at the University of Queensland; Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology; Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Pre-eminent Staff Specialist at Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland. He is an appointed member of the Australian Government Medical Services Advisory Committee (2003-2018).
Dr Atherton sat on the Board of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) (2009-2016) and chaired the CSANZ Professional Ethics Standards Committee, the CSANZ Heart Failure Council and the Asia-Pacific Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Registry SAC. He currently chairs the Working Group for the National Heart Foundation of Australia and CSANZ Heart Failure guidelines and was one of three non-European official content reviewers for the 2016 European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure guidelines.
Dr Atherton chairs the Queensland Heart Failure Reporting Outcomes (HERO) registry and co-chairs the Statewide Heart Failure Services Steering Committee. His research interests include heart failure epidemiology, investigating methods to detect presymptomatic heart disease and cardiac genetics.
Vivienne Miller has been a general practitioner in Sydney (with occasional rural locums) for 25 years. She has been a senior examiner for the RACGP. She has special interests in cardiology, general medicine and accident and emergency and has qualifications in obstetrics and gynaecology, psychological medicine and paediatrics.
Dr Miller is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors and is a professional medical editor and writer for both Medicine Today and HealthEd. She has been a locum for the Healthy Living Show (presented by cardiologist Ross Walker on Radio 2UE) for over six years. She enjoys helping the public understand medicine via public speaking, print and radio media.
Dr Miller is the Medical Editor of Cardiology Today and a member of the Medicine Today Editorial Board.
Director of the Nursing Research Centre
Western Sydney University
and Western Sydney Local Health District
Phillip Newton is Professor and Director of the Nursing Research Centre at Western Sydney University and Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW. As a registered nurse with a strong academic track record, Professor Newton’s program of research demonstrates a strong interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the links between clinical research and translation into the health service.
Professor Newton has been elected a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ) American Heart Association (FAHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).
Professor Newton’s main research focus has been risk factor modification and symptom management. His PhD and his early post-doctoral work investigated interventions to improve symptoms and improve self-management. He is now leading a team who are investigating the impact of frailty on people with chronic heart failure as well as people referred for solid organ transplantation. He is also a senior investigator of the Heart Failure SNAPSHOT study, the largest point prevalence study of acute heart failure and investigation of clinical variation across institutions in Australia.
Academic Nurse, Derek Frewin Lectureship
University of Adelaide
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Dr Jeroen Hendriks is an Academic Nurse and Health Scientist who received his PhD in 2013 at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands. His doctoral studies focused on developing integrated care in terms of specialised atrial fibrillation clinics and proving the role of specialised nurses to manage these clinics.
In 2015 he took up the Derek Frewin Lectureship at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Here he is responsible for developing the Academic Nursing Program in Atrial Fibrillation. His program of research focusses on integrated care management in atrial fibrillation and related cardiovascular disease, as well as preparing and redesigning practices for such an approach. Jeroen holds an Early Career Fellowship from the Australian Heart Foundation.
Jeroen is the Vice-President of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) and is Board Director of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College (ACNC). He is the past-president of the Dutch Society for Cardiovascular Nurses and the Past Communication Officer and board member of the Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) within the European Society of Cardiology.