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First Female President of the Cardiac Society

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) has announced the appointment of Professor Clara Chow as its President-elect. Clara will be the CSANZ’s first female President, her term in office commencing in August 2020.

Clara Chow is Professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and is Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Medical Research Centre and Program Director Community Based Cardiac Services and Cardiologist at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is the professional body for cardiologists and those working in the area of cardiology including researchers, scientists, cardiovascular nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare workers.  The Society is established with the object of promoting the highest standards of education, training, research and practice in cardiovascular medicine and surgery as well as promoting the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in human beings.

CSANZ President, Professor Len Kritharides, said “the CSANZ is very fortunate to have Clara as its incoming President. She is an outstanding Cardiologist and Researcher and will bring great energy and insight to the role.”

“I am excited and proud to take up the President-elect position of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. I think this shows the strong commitment of our society to change and addressing the challenges of diversity for our members as well as our patients,” Professor Chow said.

Prof Chow will serve as President-elect for 12 months and will take up the role of President in August, 2020.

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