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CVD update - Hamilton on 1 November 2019


posted by Research Admin 1 on 25 September 2019

Date: 1 November 2019

Location: River Room, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, 711 Victoria St. Hamilton


This seminar will be facilitated by Professor Bruce Arroll and presented by Dr Gerry Devlin, Medical Director of Heart Foundation NZ and Clinical leader of the NZ cardiac network (full biography below).

The content of the day will include:

The treatment of hypertension in primary care

  • Difficult to manage cases of hypertension in primary care
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Congestive heart failure – management in primary care
  • Atrial fibrillation and its management
  • Atrial fibrillation – who needs ablation therapy

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm (Morning tea and lunch will be provided)

Registration fee: $75.00 GST inclusive (Please note that transport and associated costs will not be covered by PHARMAC). To register, go to:

Audience: GPs, NPs, nurses and pharmacists working in primary care.

Presenter biography

Gerry Devlin, Cardiologist - MB BCh BAO BA MD FRACP FCSANZ FESC

Gerry is the current Medical Director of the Heart Foundation and the Clinical leader of the New Zealand cardiac network. He is an Honorary Associate Professor with the University of Auckland. Having worked as a Cardiologist and Interventionalist for 22 years at Waikato DHB Gerry moved at the end of 2018 to take up a new challenge as a Cardiologist in Gisborne.

Gerry is an experienced general cardiologist, with a special interest in the prevention and management of coronary artery disease, hypertension and heart failure. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin Ireland and moved to New Zealand in 1988.

Gerry successfully completed his FRACP in 1995 and is also a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He became a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2012 and completed an MD thesis with the University of Auckland in 2013. Gerry is a busy clinical researcher with over 90 publications. Research interests include acute coronary syndromes, heart failure and systems of care.