Your Input – Draft White Paper on Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada
Dear CCS Members,
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society has partnered with the Canadian Association of Radiologists, with input from other stakeholders with expertise in their respective fields, on the preparation of the following draft white paper:
As a partner organization on this project, we invite our members to read this white paper and share any comments or impressions they may have before by May 31, 2013 by email. Other external stakeholders are also being invited to provide feedback as part of the consultation. To help us identify which document your comments refer to, please remember to include the name of the document reviewed in the subject line of your email, and list the corresponding line number(s) with your comments with your feedback, along with your name and title/position.
View the Main Report: Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada
View the Report Summary: Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada – Summary
The white paper, once completed, will be presented to the CCS Board of Directors for acceptance.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and sincerely appreciate your contribution.
Mario Talajic, MD, FRCPC
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
We welcome your input on the CJC
Dear CCS Member:
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) is the official journal of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. The aim of the Journal is to be a highly respected international publication while serving as the prime venue for Canadian cardiovascular medicine.
We are currently undergoing a strategic planning process and would welcome your input on the CJC. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to answer these questions at the following link before Friday the 10th of May.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to our strategic planning process.
Mario Talajic, MD, FRCPC
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Did you miss our Dyslipidemia or CRT Guideline webinars?
Since space was limited for the Dyslipidemia and CRT Guideline webinars, we recorded the live webinars and have posted them on our website for on demand viewing. You can view the slides and hear the audio along with participant questions and our expert panel’s responses. Webinars are a convenient way to learn about the newest guideline updates and recommendations. Visit our guidelines website to access the recordings, as well as many other guideline tools and resources.
How are you getting your cardiovascular news?
One of the many benefits of being a member of the CCS is the complimentary access to the latest cardiovascular news in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC). CCS members receive free print editions, as well as access to the Journal online.
With an online account, CCS members can access over 500 leading health sciences journals by CJC publisher, Elsevier.
For more information on how you can browse widely amongst the hundreds of journals available, visit Elsevier’s website.
Call for nominations for Inter-American Society of Cardiology CCS representative position
Internationally, the CCS represents Canada at the Inter-American Society of Cardiology. The CCS External Relations Committee invites you to submit nominations for the position of Vice-President starting in October 2013.
View the links below for additional information on the nomination process.
• VP ISC duties
• Nomination Form
• Sample Nomination Letter
We encourage nominations of individuals from various geographic areas and specialties to reflect the diverse CCS membership.
Nominations are due no later than May 20, 2013. Please click here to submit your nomination, with all outlined nominee information.
Calling all physicians in Canada - your input matters!
Complete the National Physician Survey.
All physicians in Canada are invited to complete the National Physician Survey (NPS) in the coming weeks. The CCS has joined with Canadian health care leaders in support of this important initiative. Brief and confidential, the NPS is a unique opportunity to share your views and help shape the future of Canadian health care.
By participating in the survey, you are eligible to win one of two $1,000 prizes and you can also earn CPD credits quickly and conveniently!
Add your voice to Canada’s largest physician workforce survey
The NPS is administered by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College).
The NPS takes the pulse of Canada’s medical profession through input from Canadian physicians, residents and medical students. Your input helps identify priority issues and trends that will help influence health care planning, research, policy, curriculum development and advocacy. Your input will also help the CCS gain a clearer understanding of your views and perspectives.
Publication of Results
Survey results will be available by Fall of 2013, on the NPS website.
Do you know a student considering a career in cardiovascular sciences?
For the past 11 years, the Have a Heart Bursary Program has introduced promising young students to cardiovascular sciences.
Sponsored by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy (CCSA), the Bursary allows more than a dozen students to attend the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013. Click here to learn more.
If you have any questions or wish to make a donation in support of the Have Heart a Heart Bursary Program, please call 1-877-569-3407 ext. 402. You can also donate to the activities of the CCSA at the time of your CCS membership renewal or via our website.