Speaker: Professor Bill Heddle, Associate Dean and Head, Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School, School of Medicine, Flinders University
Title: Clinical significance of elevated troponin in atrial fibrillation
Chair: Dr Thanh Ha Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide and Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. Located Level 2, BHI. [email protected]
Speaker biography: Professor William Heddle (MB,BS 1972, MD 1985, FRACP 1980, FCSANZ 2005, FHRS 2012, CCDS, GAICD) has been a Consultant at Flinders Medical Centre since 1983, and is a Senior Consultant at Flinders Medical Centre in the Department of Cardiac Services & Critical Care Medicine. His research interests are in arrhythmia management including anti-arrhythmic medication, cardiac pacing and defibrillators, intra-cardiac electrophysiology study and catheter ablation of arrhythmia, and medical education.
He has published 61 papers in peer reviewed journals, and is actively involved in arrhythmia research and cardiology teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was President of AMA(SA) 2003-2005, Federal Councillor of the AMA 2004-2010, Federal President of the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians 2011-2014, and is a Commander in the RANR, currently Regional Director of Naval Health Reserves WA/SA/NT. His current position at Flinders University is Associate Dean and Head, Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School, Flinders University. He is currently elected chair of Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) Medical Advisory Committee. He was Chairman of the Adult Medicine Stream planning committee for the Annual Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians held in Adelaide. SA in May 2016.
He was a member in the final year of the Prostheses and Devices Committee and has been a member of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee since its inception. He has been Secretary of the Electrophysiology Working Group of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Devices Complication Committee (a subcommittee of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand). He is an Ambassador for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.