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at CCC 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
12:00 – 16:30
The New Business
of Cardiovascular Health
Medicine and Research The Cardiovascular
Trainee Day is
Future cardiovascular specialists and scientists
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Committee
• Provide a networking opportunity for trainees in both Rob Boone
professional and social forums Co-Chairs
• Identify strategies for succeeding as a trainee Yoan Lamarche
• Develop practical solutions to challenges of life after training Evan Lockwood
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is the La Société canadienne de cardiologie est le
national voice for cardiovascular physicians porte-parole national des médecins et des
and scientists in Canada. scientifiques oeuvrant dans le domaine
12:00 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 12:20 Welcome/ introductions
12:20 – 13:00 SESSION (PLENARY)
Industry sponsored clinical research – ”dancing with the devil”
Paul Armstrong (Edmonton)
13:00 – 13:10 Refreshment break
13:10 – 13:50 WORKSHOP SET #1
Grooving to the beat as an Adult Cardiology Trainee
Dylan Taylor (Edmonton)
Paul Novak (Victoria)
How to make the cut as a Cardiovascular Surgery Trainee
Hughes Jeanmart (Montreal)
Richard Weisel (Toronto)
3 SSS: Surviving, Striving, and Succeeding as a Research Trainee
Pedro D’Orleans-Juste (Sherbrooke)
Bruce McManus (Vancouver)
13:50 – 14:00 Refreshment break
14:00 – 14:40 WORKSHOP SET #2
Getting started in private practice – the first few years
Graham Wong (Vancouver)
Brett Heilbron (Vancouver)
From idea to the clinic – if I knew then
what I know now and what you should know
Donald Ricci (Vancouver)
Simon Pimstone (Vancouver)
Abstracts & the “Wow Factor” How to catch the
reviewers attention and get your way
Todd Anderson (Calgary)
Eldon Smith (Calgary)
14:40 – 14:50 Refreshment break
14:50 – 15:30 WORKSHOP SET #3
Getting started in academic medicine – the first few years
Rob Welsh (Edmonton)
Louis Perrault (Montreal)
Grant Applications & the “frontrunner’s dynamic” – what will make the
Peter Liu (Toronto)
Gary Lopaschuk (Edmonton)
Women in cardiovascular science – finding the right balance
Eve Aymong (Vancouver)
Cathy Kells (Halifax)
15:30 – 15:40 Refreshment break
15:40 – 16:20 SESSION (PLENARY)
“Public Policy and the Private Delivery of Care”
Brian Day (Vancouver)
16:20 – 16:30 Closing remarks
Register online at www.cardiocongress.org
Trainee Day Faculty
Todd Anderson – is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary and a Scholar of
the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. His time as a clinician-scientist is
divided between interventional cardiology and research focusing on coronary physiology
and endothelial function.
Paul Armstrong – is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University
of Alberta in Edmonton and Director of the Canadian VIGOUR Centre. He is the Director of
the TORCH (TOmorrow’s Research Cardiovascular Health Professionals) program, developed
by the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. He has received the Research Achievement
Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Award of Merit from the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Canada for contributions to medical research. He also serves
as a member on the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee.
E. Aymong - Dr. Aymong received her MD from the University of Toronto in 1993. She
completed residency training in Medicine in Toronto and in Cardiology and Interventional
Cardiology at the University of Calgary. She then trained in Biostatistics and Clinical
Research at Columbia University in New York. She is presently a practicing interventionalist
at UBC with interests in cardiac critical care and clinical research.
Brian Day - Born in Liverpool, England, Dr. Brian Day graduated in medicine from the
University of Manchester in 1970. After postgraduate studies in England, he came to the
University of British Columbia for a residency in orthopaedics. In 1978, following a trauma
fellowship in Switzerland, England and Los Angeles, he began his medical practice at the
Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. It was there that he
developed his interest and expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy.
He has been a part-time associate professor at UBC since 1987, and chaired the resident
academic program from 1978-1994.
In 1995, Dr. Day founded and became president of Cambie Surgeries Co. and medical
director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, a private surgical facility. He has written more than
25 articles and lectured throughout Canada on health policy and economics.
A long-time member of the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA), he has chaired
its committee on private billing and is a member of the British Columbia Medical Journal
editorial board. He also is a past president and former research committee chair of the
Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Most recently he has been elected the President Elect of the Canadian Medical
Association (2006 – 2007).
Pedro D’Orleans-Juste - Professor or Pharmacology at the University of Sherbrooke. Has
over 200 publications and is one of the most highly sited in Pharmacology. Dr. D’Orleans-Juste
laboratory conducts research on molecular pharmacology of the endothelial-derived
vascoactive factors (as N.O., ETs, ATs) utilizing genetically modified mice and other animal
models of cardiovascular diseases.
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Brett Heilbron - Dr. Heilbron obtained his MD from the University of Cape Town in South
Africa in 1984 and went on to Internal Medicine. He completed his Cardiology training at
UBC in 1991, and has had a busy clinical practice since. He is affiliated with St. Paul’s
Hospital in Vancouver (a UBC teaching hospital) where he does diagnostic coronary
angiograms, CCU, and general cardiology call. In addition, he has built a successful office
practice of cardiology outpatients and reading of ECGs, exercise stress tests and Holter
monitoring. More recently, he has developed a keen interest in Cardiac CT, and is currently
reading cardiac CT at the busiest private facility in Canada.
Hughes Jeanmart - Dr Jeanmart is a graduate of the University of Montreal Cardiac
Surgery program. He has recently completed a three-year fellowship in minimally invasive
mitral surgery in Aalst (Belgium) under the supervision of Professor Vanerman. He has
joined the surgical department at the Montreal Heart Institute in June 2006.
Catherine M. Kells - Dr. Kells received her MD from Dalhousie University in 1984. She
completed residency training in Medicine and Cardiology at Dalhousie University in 1989.
She completed fellowships in Interventional Cardiology at Dalhousie University and Heart
Transplantation at Stanford University. She is presently Program Director for Cardiology
Training and Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Clinic. Her interests include
interventional cardiac catheterization and medical education.
Peter Liu - Dr. Liu is a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He
is also the new Scientific Director of ICRH-CIHR and the Director of the Heart and Stroke
Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence.
He has over 220 publications and has trained at every single level. His research is in
cardiac disease and therapy, including myocarditis, myocardial infarction, stem and gene
therapy as well as innate immune activation by heart disease.
Gary Lopaschuk - Is professor and scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and
Pharmacology at the University of Alberta. With over 220 publications, he has mentored,
undergraduate and graduate students as well as research and clinical fellows.
Dr. Lopaschuk’s laboratory focuses on the regulatory pathways involved in energy
metabolism in the heart, particularly the integrated regulation of fatty acid oxidation and
carbohydrate metabolism in both the normal heart and the reperfused ischemic heart.
Gary Lopaschuk, PhD, is also the President and CEO of MMRL.(Metabolic Modulators
Bruce McManus - Dr.McManus is a professor at the department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine at UBC. Over 260 publications. Dr.McManus has trained many
trainees at all levels undergraduate, graduate, post-doctural, fellow, clinical fellows, and
much more. Dr.McManus’ lab is investigating myocarditis as well as myocardial infarction
and other cardiovascular diseases. The lab is also looking at molecular and genetic
signaling in cardiac disease and possible therapeutic intervention.
He leads the development and implementation of a national research strategy for addressing
outstanding questions related to cardiac, respiratory, vascular, brain (stroke), blood, critical
care, and sleep disorders and diseases.
Paul Novak – is a past chair of the CCS Trainee Committee and the current Program
Director of the Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at the Vancouver Island Arrhythmia
Clinic in Victoria. He recently completed his cardiology training at the University of British
Columbia and his electrophysiology fellowship at the Montreal Heart Institute.
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Louis Perrault - Dr Perrault is a staff cardiac surgeon at the Montreal Heart Institute and
Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology at the University of Montreal. His research interests
focus on endothelial function and myocardial protection. He has authored or co-authored
over 150 papers as well as numerous book chapters. As a supervisor and teacher for cardiac
surgery trainees, he is a model of efficiency, organization and broad-thinking.
Simon Pimstone - Dr. Pimstone obtained his MD from the University of Cape Town in 1991
and went on to Internal Medicine training at UBC, and obtained a PhD. Following clinical
training he established Xenon Pharmaceuticals in Vancouver. Xenon Pharmaceuticals
(www.xenon-pharma.com) is a leading clinical genetics-based drug discovery and
development company engaged in developing small molecule therapeutics based on the
genetic causes of select metabolic, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. They have
multiple new molecules underdevelopment, including a new antiarrhythmic for potential
use in atrial arrhythmias.
Donald R. Ricci - Dr. Ricci obtained his MD from UBC in 1972. He went on to Internal
Medicine and Cardiology Training at Stanford and Boston, and was self-taught in coronary
intervention from 1980 onwards, before interventional training programs existed but, with
colleagues, went on to develop such a program locally in the late 1980s. He has spent his
career advancing interventional cardiology in Vancouver and has had a multitude of
administrative positions at UBC which have included Head of the Division of Cardiology at
VGH. He and a colleague designed a novel coronary stent, and went through the process
from idea to engineering to market and finally licensing of the patented technology.
Eldon Smith - is currently President and Director of the Peter Lougheed Medical Research
Foundation and a trustee of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. He is
the former Dean of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the current Editor of the
Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Dylan Taylor – is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Site Medical Director at the
University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. He is a past Program Director of the
Cardiology Residency Training Program and a past Chair of the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons Examination Board in Adult Cardiology.
Richard Weisel - Dr Weisel is Chair of the Cardiac Surgery division at University of
Toronto. His research interests focus on cardioprotection and cardiac regeneration.
He has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He was and
remains a valuable mentor to cardiac surgery residents.
Rob Welsh – is an Associate Professor and academic Interventional Cardiologist at the
University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. He is Director of the University of Alberta
Cardiology Residency Training Program and Co-director of the University of Alberta Chest
Graham C. Wong - Dr. Wong obtained his MD from UBC in 1995. He went on to Internal
Medicine at UBC and Cardiology Training in McGill. While completing his MPH in Boston,
he worked with the TIMI group. He returned to Vancouver in 2002, and has successfully
established a busy clinical practice in addition to his position as CCU Director at the
Vancouver General Hospital.
Register online at www.cardiocongress.org