Announcing HeartOtago's first Australasian symposium

Bench to Bedside and Back: New Advances in Cardiovascular Research

Hosted by HeartOtago

25th and 26th November 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand

Update: Download the Finalised Symposium Program Here

Don Bers Photo Over two days, this meeting will bring together cardiovascular researchers and clinicians from across New Zealand and Australia to highlight and discuss the current advances in this field, providing an excellent opportunity to develop new collaborations with local and international researchers. The meeting will culminate in a keynote lecture by the 2014 Sir John Eccles Prestigious Speaker Dr Donald Bers (University of California, Davis), hosted by the Department of Physiology.

The meeting is open to all researchers and clinicians in Australasia. Registration is free but is required for catering purposes. Trainees are particularly encouraged to attend as there will be opportunities for all trainees to present their data as posters, with prizes for the best examples.

A final program of speakers will be announced soon but confirmed session topics include:

Calcium signaling and arrhythmia
Diabetes and heart disease
Vascular health and signaling
Neural control of the cardiovascular system
...and MORE!

Accommodations in Dunedin

Dunedin features a number of rooms for hire within easy walking distance to Barnett Theatre in Dunedin Hospital, the location of the 2014 Cardiovascular Symposium.

All of the following locations are recommended as mid-range options within a short walk of the meeting venue:

For a more centrally located location that is still within 10 minutes of the meeting venue:

For slightly more upscale options:

And finally for those looking for a more affordable option, we have a nearby hostel that is highly rated by local backpackers and other visitors:

Other options can be found at:

We do recommend choosing an option near the University of Otago campus or the downtown city centre, as these will be the most convenient locations for walking to the event venue.

For more information or to register for the meeting please contact Dr Jeff Erickson,

This meeting is only possible due to the kind support of the following organisations:

Maurice & Paykel Trust

OSMS Otago School of Medical Sciences
Continuing Education Fund


HeartOtago operates with funding from the following organisations:
University of Otago Research GrantOtago Medical Research FoundationMarsden FundLottery Health ResearchHeart FoundationHealthcare Otago Trust