About | Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA)
Established in 2015, the ACvA aims to increase the visibility of cardiovascular disease as a National Health Priority Area in the Australian community and in government.
Specifically, the ACvA:
- Acts as advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research.
- Represents cardiovascular researchers calling for more research into heart, stroke and vascular disease.
- Promotes the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers Australia-wide.
The ACvA brings together the nation’s leading researchers:
The Board of Directors comprises key cardiovascular research leaders from around Australia. The current Directors are:
Professor Gemma Figtree, President, New South Wales
Professor Stephen Nicholls, Treasurer, Melbourne
Professor Kerry-Anne Rye, New South Wales
Professor Jason Kovacic, New South Wales
Associate Professor Christina Bursill, South Australia
Professor Karlheinz Peter, Victoria
Professor David Kaye, Victoria
Professor Christopher Reid, Victoria
Doctor Chloe Flutter, New South Wales