Miriam Norman has been appointed as the new Chair of PiCSA.
Miriam needs no introduction. She has been part of the PiCSA Board since 2013 and is the senior Cardiac Device Specialist for the Royal Hobart Hospital. Her qualifications include a Masters of Science (Clinical Physiology), Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (Cardiac) and formal certification as a Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). She is on the ACCP public register of Accredited Clinical Physiologists.
We have confidence in the wealth of experience and expertise she will bring to the role, leading PiCSA to new heights. We look forward to working under the leadership of Miriam to continue serving our members and advancing our mission.
I’ve been passionate and vocal about the needs of Cardiac Physiologists in Australia for many years now: We are essential, but also under recognised, inconsistently trained, and not yet adequately regulated. PiCSA is working to improve the situation and making steady progress. Your membership of PiCSA makes a real difference, as does your registration with the ASAR and/or the ACCP.
- ECG, Cath Lab, Cardiac Devices and/or Electrophysiology registration is voluntarily available through the ACCP (www.theaccp.org.au)
- Echo registration remains with the ASAR, which was initially also a voluntary registry (www.asar.com.au). Some Cardiac Physiologists work in multiple modalities and are encouraged to join both registries.
As PiCSA’s new chairperson, I am proud to represent my profession and fully committed to advancing PiCSA’s mission. During my remaining two years on the board, I hope to strengthen the position of all Cardiac Physiologists, ensuring that we are recognized and valued for our skills and expertise. I am grateful for the support of my fellow board and professional standards committee members who have been steadfast during this time of transition.
I also want to express my appreciation to those who contribute articles to our newsletters, volunteer to present at our monthly education meetings, engage with us on social media, and alert us to local issues. Your contributions are vital to our success, and I encourage you to continue supporting PiCSA in any way you can.