Don Whitley Scientific Pty will be gold sponsors for this year’s Victor Chang 17th International Symposium at the Garvan Auditorium in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The meeting will incorporate the annual cardiac theme meeting of Stem Cells Australia and the annual meeting of The Australian Network of Cardiac and Vascular Developmental Biologists.
The 2016 event is a series of short lectures on relevant topics by leading international cardiac doctors and researchers. The programme covers a wide range of topics from basic science to clinical medicine. Some of the topics that will be discussed include heart development and congenital heart disease, genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac muscle function and regeneration, stem cells and new heart failure therapies. For more information visit the VCCRI website.
The team from Don Whitley Scientific will have a trade display and will be able to discuss the wide range of Don Whitley Scientific equipment. Product demonstrations can also be arranged. The VCCRI currently houses two Whitley H35 Hypoxystations which are contributing to fantastic research projects. The Whitley Hypoxystation range offers the ability to work at specific atmospheric conditions, where the environment needs to be physiologically relevant to the levels of oxygen that would be found in the human body. These hypoxic workstations are available in different sizes with a number of options that can be applied to better suit the user’s application, such as front and side loading letterboxes that allow the user to quickly introduce samples into their working area.
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) was opened in 1994. Victor Chang was a surgeon, researcher and humanitarian who established the Cardiac Transplant Ward and Cardiac Diagnostic Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Following his untimely death in 1991, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute was established, initially under St Vincents Hospital. It became an independent research facility the following year in 1995. In 1996 it moved to its current home, the Garvan Building, where its premises were opened by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.