CCS News

The 2018 CCS/CAIC Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines Focused Update is now published!

The 2018 Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy (APT) incorporates new evidence on how to optimize APT use, particularly in situations in which few to no data were previously available.

Recommendations focus on the duration of DAPT in patients who undergo PCI, management of DAPT in those who undergo noncardiac surgery or CABG, when and how to switch between oral APTs and other reasons for anticoagulation. In addition to specific recommendations, values and preferences and practical tips are provided to aid the practicing clinician in the day to day use of these important guidelines.

Read the full article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC).

(posted Apr 17, 2018)

CCS engages in external review; resulting report recommends overhaul of federal health agencies

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is pleased that several of its proposed recommendations to Health Canada related to advancing health system effectiveness and integration through increased clinical engagement have been reflected in a new report.

Fit for Purpose: Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations recommends that the eight federal agencies known collectively as the pan-Canadian health organizations (PCHOs) require a significant revamp, in order to increase health system efficiencies, promote innovation and engagement, and create greater health equity across the country.
PCHOs evaluated through the Health Canada report include the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is currently reviewing the commissioned report and all proposed scenarios for change.

CCS President Dr. Catherine Kells is scheduled to meet with the Health Minister later this month to discuss the CCS’ ongoing work in the area of health quality improvement.

Click here to read the CCS’ full submission to Health Canada’s external review of PCHOs.

(posted Apr 17, 2018)

Did you miss the Women’s Heart Health Summit?

Hosted by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre and Heart & Stroke, the second Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit took place in Ottawa on April 5 and 6, 2018. The Summit brought together more than 250 national and international experts to advance women’s heart health.

It’s not too late to learn about the latest on women and cardiovascular disease. Conference abstracts were published in the April issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Check it out at Electronic access is complimentary for all CCS members.

(posted Apr 17, 2018)

Welcome to our New CCS Regular Members

Thanks to you, and the support of over 2,100 members, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society continues to be the national voice and a leader of cardiovascular health and care excellence. Welcome to the individuals who have joined the CCS as Regular Members recently. Click here to view the full list of new CCS Regular Members.

(posted Apr 17, 2018)

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.

2018 Applications are due by April 30, 2018. Apply Now!

(posted Apr 17, 2018)

CCS Search for New CEO

Anne Ferguson, CCS CEO for the past 15 years, has announced her retirement, effective the end of May 2018.  As a result of this change, the CCS is seeking a new CEO to oversee the management of the organization and help the society meet its objectives in the future.  The CCS has contracted with Boyden Executive Search that specializes in Not-for-Profit organizations to find the ideal candidate.  Click here to view the posting for this role.  If you know of someone that is a strong administrator with a passion for cardiovascular health and care, please encourage them to reach out to Boyden and submit their application for consideration.

(posted Mar 25, 2018)

2018 Call for Science

Only a few more weeks left to submit your workshops and abstracts to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) Call for Science. Please note, workshop and abstract submissions have different deadlines.

February 22 – April 4, Noon EDT

February 22 – May 1, Noon EDT

(posted Mar 25, 2018)

Open Call for Cardiovascular Art

Have your chance to showcase your “heart art” to thousands of cardiovascular healthcare professionals at this year’s CCC in Toronto! CCC is looking for art projects of various media that tell a story to showcase in its exhibit space. Be the one to bridge the connection between science and art by sharing and discussing your project with thousands of physicians, surgeons, nurses, technologists and students from the cardiovascular community across Canada. If you or someone you know is interested in submitting an art project to CCC, click here to submit an application now!

Application Deadline: April 28, 2018

Congress Dates: October 20-23, 2018

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

Please note, if you have been selected to showcase your art, you will be responsible for all transportation, setup, and disassembly of the project. CCC will provide display space free of charge

(posted Mar 25, 2018)