CCS News

Be Part of the CCS/ACC Joint Session at the ACC Scientific Meeting in Washington DC on Friday March 17 at 4:30 pm

This year the CCS teams with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and the ACC for a session on Innovative Strategies in Prevention on Friday, March 17, 4:45 pm in Washington DC.   Drs. Todd Anderson (Calgary) and Eva Lonn (Hamilton) will represent Canada. The session topics include: the use of technology in prevention, the new CCS Canadian Dyslipidemia Guidelines, the Hope 3 papers and prevention in aboriginal populations.

To see the full agenda for the program download the ACC 2017 APP at the Google Play or iTunes stores.  

(posted March 2, 2017)

Now is the Time, the Beat is Calling

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress  
Vancouver, BC October 21 – 24 2017

The 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) Call for Science opens February 23rd. Be sure to check out the Workshop Submission Guidelines & Abstract Submission Guidelines for additional details prior to submitting.

NEW this year, Workshops submissions are due on April 4th and Abstracts submissions are due on May 2nd.  The submission site has a new look and feel this year. The “Task List” will guide you step by step through the process.

Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your high quality, innovative research in cardiovascular health and care. Visit the submission site to see details on the recognition, award and bursary options.

Ground breaking research will be presented in the Featured Research session alongside top Canadian investigators. CCS will be accepting submissions in 14 key learning tracks.

Visit the CCC website for more information.

(posted March 2, 2017)

$100,000 CCS Atrial Fibrillation Research Awards—Call for Submissions

March 24th is the deadline for submissions for the 2017 CCS Atrial Fibrillation Research Award. Three awards of up to $100,000 are available. Open to CCS members, this CCS peer-reviewed award is a partnership between CCS and the BMS-Pfizer Alliance to advance Canadian knowledge and practices in atrial fibrillation care. For more information about the award criteria and the submission process, please visit the CCS AF-Award website, here.

(posted March 2, 2017)

FCCS Means Recognition

The Fellowship of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society designation acknowledges your achievement as a clinician or scientist, whether in academia or in the community.

Learn how to become a Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS), and the full benefits of fellowship.

2017 Applications are due by April 30, 2017. Apply Now!

(posted March 2, 2017)

CCS Seeks Federal Funding for Pan-Canadian Cardiovascular Quality Measurement and Reporting

On February 7, 2017, CCS Quality Project Chair, Dr. Paul Dorian, met with the office of the Federal Minister of Finance in Ottawa, in advance of the 2017-18 budget release. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss funding for a national cardiovascular quality measurement and reporting system, based on CCS-developed quality indicators.  This was the most recent in an ongoing series of meetings with the federal offices of the Minister of Health, Minister of Innovation and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Discussions focus on the CCS pre-budget submission to the federal government, and build support and visibility for the CCS Quality Project.  

Budget 2017 is expected to be released by the federal government in late February/early March.  The CCS has been working with cardiovascular registries, research institutes and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to collect, analyze and learn from high-quality, patient-level data. For more information about this pan-Canadian work, click here.

(posted March 2, 2017)