Henry Krum completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 1981, became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1989 and completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1991. Prof Krum is Chair of Medical Therapeutics, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine and Department of Medicine. Prof Krum is a recognised leader in cardiovascular therapeutics, particularly in the area of novel cardiovascular drug therapies. This is attested to by his publication record, grant success and invitations to give plenary talks at major international meetings. He is currently Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and/or Editorial Board member of many international cardiovascular therapeutics journals and former President of the Asian Pacific Society of Heart Failure. Prof Krum has been Chairman and Executive Committee member of numerous international clinical trials as well as serving on Endpoint Committees and DSMBs for such trials. He was recently appointed Study Chairman of a 7000 patient global heart failure trial. He has in addition led many investigator-initiated trials of cardiovascular therapeutic agents.