For Cardiac Device Specialists, Cardiology Physicians, Fellows, Registrars and Allied Professionals.

ACDC Mission Statement

To advance and improve the clinical standards and practice in the field of cardiac devices.

Meeting Goal

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The Australasian Cardiac Devices Conference (ACDC) is the only conference in Australia

dedicated to the field of cardiac devices. The aim is to gather together highly respected local and international speakers with the aim of providing an innovative forum for the review an

d discussion of current topics relevant to cardiac device specialists in an exciting, provocative and inspiring format. CEPIA will strive to ensure this is the premier cardiac device event in Australasia.

Our world renowned international keynote speaker will headline 7 sessions across the two day scientific program, along with many highly respected local speakers to ensure the content is well balanced, practical and relevant.

Programme Outline


Friday ~February/March 2020 (TBC)

Session 1: ICD Management



Session 2: AF / Clinical Management


Debate:     TBA



Session 3: CRT Management



Session 4: Cases from the Real World


Cocktail Evening

Saturday ~February/March 2020 (TBC)

Session 5: Remote Monitoring Management



Session 6: CIED Management




Session 7: Case of the Year (Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones prize)


To view the final program agenda please click here


Download the 2018 Flyer here


Click here to Register now for ACDC 2018


  • 7 focused sessions on practical and current topics
  • Stimulating debate on a controversial topic
  • Cases From The Real World deliver practical insights into common management issues
  • Cocktail evening at the conclusion of Day 1 provides an opportunity to socialise with colleagues, share trends & topics within a relaxed environment
  • Case of the Year at the end of Day 2 – winner receives a pair Bose SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird (up to 31 January 2018)  1 day = $300; 2 days = $500
  • Standard (from 1 February 2018)     1 day = $400; 2 days = $700
  • Group Discounts
    • Register 5-9 participants to receive a 10% discount
    • Register 10 or more participants to receive a 15% discount
  • PICSA members receive a 10% discount

All requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing to CEPIA and are subject to the following conditions:

Requests received >45 days prior to conference commencement: 75% refund.

Requests received 45-30 days prior to conference commencement: 50% refund.

Requests received

No refunds or discounts will be given for failure to attend

Steering Committee

Jason Riley BSc Grad Dip Cardiac EP
Director CEPIA

Dr David O’Donnell MD FRACP
Warringal Private Hospital; Austin Health

Dr Stephen Pavia MBBS FRACP
Wesley Hospital

Assoc Prof Glenn Young MBBS FRACP FCSANZ
Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide
Senior Visiting Cardiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Nigel Lever MBCBH FRACP
Auckland City Hospital


Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Keynote speaker 2018

Derek V. Exner, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Cardiac Sciences and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Professor Director, CON-ECT Clinical Coordinating Centre Medical Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Program, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Exner earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990. He then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Western Ontario, a cardiology residency at the University of Calgary, a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Calgary, and a device fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. He also obtained a Master’s of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where he was admitted into the Delta Omega Honor Society. He completed a three-year research fellowship at the National Institute’s of Health in Maryland before returning to Calgary in 2000.

Dr. Exner is leading multiple large international trials, is a world authority on arrhythmias, has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts and multiple patents related to using electrocardiogram (ECG) signals to evaluate cardiac structure and the risk of serious arrhythmias.  Dr. Exner’s research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Western Economic Diversification and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.

Dr. Exner has authored or co-authored more than 185 articles, book chapters, and abstracts, including publications in leading medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Case of the Year Submissions

The conference will conclude with delegates being able to present their own “Case of the Year”. The best case will be awarded a pair of Bose SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ear Headphones.  The cases will be judged by the audience and committee using an interactive response system.

If you wish to present a case study and be eligible for the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless headphones prize, you must submit your case study to the organising committee for review no later than Thursday 22 February 2018.  All registered delegates are eligible and encouraged to submit a case for consideration.

You will be contacted by the committee shortly thereafter to inform you whether your case has been accepted and is able to be presented.  Cases will not be accepted on the day.

Due to time constraints not all cases may be eligible for presentation. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Please email your case study to

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