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Can J Cardiol. 2009 May; 25(5): 269–270.
PMCID: PMC2707175

Canadian Cardiovascular Society membership and upcoming programs

Our membership is growing! The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) welcomes the following new members:

Ahooja, Vineeta (Ajax, Ontario)

Alessandrini, Renato (Oshawa, Ontario)

Baroudi, Ghayath (Montréal, Québec)

Bell, Alan D (Toronto, Ontario)

Cardinal, René (Montréal, Québec)

Gobeil, François (Montréal, Québec)

Kidwai, Bakhtiar (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Mangat, Iqwal (Toronto, Ontario)

Mao, Russell (Oakville, Ontario)

Maranda, Robert (Ottawa, Ontario)

Mikhail, Roland (Regina, Saskatchewan)

Minhas, Kunla (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Mousset, Xavier (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)

Palisaitis, Donald (Montréal, Québec)

Radhakrishnan, Shyam (Toronto, Ontario)

Radke, Terri (Red Deer, Alberta)

Sarrazin, Jean-François (Québec, Québec)

Teitelbaum, Earl (Toronto, Ontario)

Just a few benefits of being a CCS member:

  • reduced rates for members to attend the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC);
  • unrestricted online access to The Canadian Journal of Cardiology;
  • waived online manuscript submission fee to The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; and
  • participation in working groups and committees that deal with issues of national interest.

Not currently a CCS member? Learn more about being a member on the CCS Web site <>.


The CCS develops and accredits many excellent programs that are available in regions throughout the country over the coming months. Below are highlights of CCS programs that you may wish to attend.

Canadian Perspectives on the ACC.09

We invite you to join us for Canadian Perspectives on the ACC.09, which is being held on May 1st, 2009, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario from 12:00 to 17:00.

Plan to attend this highly interactive afternoon with expert faculty who will review the most relevant clinical trials presented this year at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida (USA). Visit <> for program and registration information.

Video on demand – the following past Canadian Perspective programs are available:

  • Canadian Perspectives on the ESC/AHA.07;
  • Canadian Perspectives on the ACC.08; and
  • Canadian Perspectives on the ESC/AHA.08.

DVDs of these programs are also available by contacting ac.scc@pihsrebmem

Heart Failure National Workshops – learn about the 2009 Heart Failure Guidelines update

Join us at the next Heart Failure National Workshop during the Toronto Heart Summit from June 11 to 13, 2009, in Toronto.

Attend a workshop taking place in your region – check the calendar of events on the Heart Failure Guidelines Web site <>.

CCS online continuing professional development programs: The opportunity to update your skills at your convenience – anytime – anywhere

Visit <> or <> to find out more and to access the following interactive continuing professional development courses:

  • Interdisciplinary CV eRounds;
  • Optimizing Care for your CV Patients;
  • Hypercholesterolemia – June 2008 Update ENHANCE Data;
  • Canadian Perspectives on the ACC.08; and
  • Cardioprotection eChallenge.

Select scientific sessions were videotaped at the CCC 2008 in Toronto and have been incorporated into online accredited programs uniquely developed for specialists and family physicians. Accredited courses currently available include:

  • The CV Show: Expert Insights into Atherosclerotic Vulnerability in the Vulnerable Patient;
  • Reshaping the Future in Atrial Fibrillation Management;
  • The Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium; and
  • Clinical Conundrums in Heart Failure: The CCS Heart Failure Guidelines 2008.

Other accredited events in your region:

  • Great Debates & Innovations in Cardiology 2009 – May 8, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario <>
  • 2009 Young Investigators Forum – May 21 to 23, 2009 at Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Toronto Heart Summit – June 11 to 13, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario <>
  • 18th Interventional Cardiology Symposium – June 18 to 20, 2009 in Montréal, Québec <>

CCC 2009

Join us at this year’s CCC, which is being held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta from October 24 to 28, 2009.

Registration opens June 9! Remember to purchase your Edmonton City Night ticket when you register. This year’s ‘Casino Royale’ evening is a sure bet to be fun and exciting! Purchase your tickets early so you will not be disappointed.

Keep informed by checking the CCC Web site <>.

Call for 2009 Have a Heart Bursary Program applications

The CCS Academy is calling for applications for the 2009 Have a Heart Bursary Program.

The Have a Heart Bursary Program is designed to introduce promising young Canadian medical students, postgraduate trainees and basic scientists in training to the cardiovascular sciences (clinical and basic sciences) to encourage a strong Canadian cardiovascular community. Applicants should be committed to a future career in Canada.

Bursary awardees are invited to learn more about their future through participation in the annual CCC. The CCC is the largest gathering of cardiovascular health professionals in Canada. This year’s CCC will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from October 24 to 28, 2009.

The application deadline is June 30, 2009. More information about the program and the online application form is available on the CCS Web site <>.

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