ANZSCTS Statement on Elective Surgery (26 March 2020)

Statement from ANZSCTS President Mr Aubrey Almedia and Vice President A/Prof. Jayme Bennetts on elective cardiac and thoracic surgery procedures.

Cancellation of the ANZSCTS ASM 2020 Wellington due to Covid-19 (6 May 2020)

An update from ANZSCTS President Mr Aubrey Almedia.

RACS Covid-19 Information Hub

The latest news from RACS, including information on CPD, training, examinations, courses and events.

RACS Surgical News March-April 2020 (pdf)

The newsletter has gone all digital. There are important articles on Covid-19 and the impact on surgical training in Australia.

Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: Australian/New Zealand consensus statement (3 April 2020)

Statement by ANZSCTS, CSANZ, National Heart Foundation and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Mr Aubrey Almeida and Mr Andrew Newcomb were ANZSCTS representatives in this working group.

CSANZ Consensus Statements

New Zealand ACC Covid-19 Information

Information relating to telehealth, businesses and providers in New Zealand.

Avant Medico-Legal Advice

Medico-legal information relating to treating patients in the current environment.

Avant have also posted new information on elective surgery.

Avant Interview with former Australian CMO Professor Brendan Murphy (13 July 2020)

As part of an ongoing series of interviews with prominent medical leaders, Avant recently spoke with Australia’s former Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy about leadership in the COVID19 crisis.

Medtronic Webinar: Lung Health Patient Management During COVID-19 (register)

Panel of Thoracic Surgeons will discuss team dynamics, PPE, lung & oesophageal cancer, surgery, airway management, and ECMO during Covid-19. Webinar to be held on Friday 10/04/2020 1pm EST (VIC/NSW/ACT/QLD Sat 11th 3am, SA 2:30am, WA 1am, NZ 5am). A recording can be watched after the event, but need to register using link above.

CTSNet Covid-19 Resources

A collection of helpful resources for Cardiothoracic Surgeons, including general information on Covid-19, ECMO, transplantation and an international roundtable.