Scientist delivers lecture in Sale

Thursday 07 May 2015

A world renowned clinician-scientist addressed staff and students at Central Gippsland Health Service in Sale on better understanding Atrial Fibrillation.

Professor Jonathan Kalman, who leads both clinical and research groups in the Department of Cardiac Arrhythmias at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, won the NHMRC Top Practitioner Fellow Award last year.

Prof Kalman is using this fellowship to deliver his lecture on better understanding of the causes of this condition with the aim to develop improved methods of prevention and treatment.

CGHS Deputy Director of the Emergency Department organised the lecture which attracted more than 70 people.

CGHS Medical Director, Dr Howard Connor said Professor Kalman had international standing in his field or cardiac arrhythmia research and trained a generation of academic electrophysiologists nationally and internationally.


“He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and authored over 30 book chapters,” Dr Connor said.

“In 2012, published an invited state-of-the- art review in The Lancet on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.”


While Prof Kalman lectures throughout the world, in June, he has been invited to give the Paul Wood keynote address to the British Cardiovascular Society (Manchester).  This is the most prestigious lecture hosted by the British Cardiovascular Society and Prof Kalman is the first Australian Cardiologist to be accorded this honour.



Caption: Pictured (from left) are CGHS Deputy Director of Emergency Department Dr John Hambly, Professor Jon Kalman, CGHS Chief Medical Officer Dr Howard Connor and CGHS physician Dr Rob Ziffer.