Professor of Cardiology at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle), and at the Mount Hospital, Perth. He holds a PhD in vascular function and diabetes from the University of Western Australia, and a Harvard fellowship. He is a dual Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Cardiology as well as General Medicine, and a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Prof Playford is the Principal Investigator of the National Echo Database Australia (NEDA) Project
Pierre Jaïs is Professor of Cardiology at CHU Haut Leveque and co-director of LIRYC institute, Bordeaux. He is a world authority on cardiac electrophysiology and radiofrequency catheter ablation with over 412 journal articles, including 80 as first author. He has a particular focus in atrial arrhythmias.