We are excited to invite you to our upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon.  Featuring ETHF Ambassador Sir Peter Cosgrove, long-time supporter Professor Richard (Rick) Harper from Monash Heart, and ETHF Deputy Medical Director (Research) and consultant cardiologist Dr Elizabeth Paratz. The Luncheon will be held on Friday February 18th at 11.45pm at The River Room, Crown Melbourne, with all proceeds going to ETHF’s vital heart health services.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the shared frontline insights from our esteemed guest speakers while enjoying a delightful two-course lunch in beautiful surroundings, as we celebrate a decade of saving young heart patients in Timor-Leste.

The event will feature…

  • Sir Peter Cosgrove was Governor-General of Australia 2014-2019 and has been an East Timor Hearts Fund ambassador since 2019. Sir Peter served as Commander of INTERFET in Timor-Leste in 1999 overseeing the transition to independence, and developing long lasting connections to the country. He was subsequently promoted to Chief of Army and later Chief of the Australian Defence Force. He retired from the ADF in 2005 serving on several boards before becoming a Knight in the Order of Australia when sworn in as Governor-General.
  • Professor Richard Harper is a consultant and interventional cardiologist. He is currently Emeritus Director of Cardiology at Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Monash University and has an appointment in the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) as Cardiac Clinical Co-Lead, Cardiology Clinical Network. Professor Harper has a long-standing interest in valvular heart disease and a particular interest in the treatment of mitral stenosis by non-surgical percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty and has performed approximately 350 such procedures. This treatment is of relevance to the Timorese community which has a high incidence of rheumatic fever and consequent mitral stenosis.
  • Dr Elizabeth Paratz is Deputy Medical Director – Research at ETHF and a consultant cardiologist. She undertook additional studies at Imperial College London and Harvard University in biostatistics and epidemiology and was valedictorian of her Harvard course. She is currently completing a PhD in sudden cardiac arrest through the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, which has entailed creating Australia’s first multi-source cardiac arrest support registry and clinics. Dr Paratz has been involved with ETHF since 2016, working on many in-country clinics and initiating ETHF’s first research projects. This has led to multiple further projects, built a proactive team of researchers and dramatically increased awareness of heart disease in Timor-Leste.

Tickets are $200 per head, with all proceeds going to ETHF’s vital heart health services. Places are limited. Book today and join us at Crown, Melbourne on Friday 18th February 2022.

For sponsorship packages download our sponsorship information pack here.

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Professor Richard Harper

Dr Elizabeth Paratz

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