The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy (CCSA) is a charitable organization that was created in 2000 by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society™ to complement and support the activities of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.
The purpose of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy is to support education, research, scholarships and bursaries for medical students and prospective cardiovascular specialists. In addition, they intend to provide current cardiovascular trainees with programs and services that will span between the moment they begin specialized training until the completion of their fifth year of employment.The Academy has chosen to focus on providing support for medical students, prospective cardiovascular specialists, scientists in training and current cardiovascular trainees as a means of encouraging the continuation of a strong cardiovascular sector for the future.
Members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society are automatically members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy.
This exam preparation course continues to be one of the most sought-after activities offered by the Academy. The CCSA has been offering this program since 2006 and it has benefitted over 500 trainees writing the Royal College Exam in Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
The 'Have a Heart' Bursary program is a travel bursary program designed to introduce promising young Canadian medical students, post-graduate trainees, and basic scientists-in-training to the cardiovascular field in Canada. This program was initiated in 2002, when six recipients were selected from a national field of applicants to attend the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the largest medical conference in Canada. The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress allows bursary winners to interact with cardiovascular professionals across the cardiovascular spectrum and to experience the science first hand. Since its inception in 2002, the 'Have a Heart' Bursary Program has funded a total of 165 young individuals.
Photo gallery of the Have a Heart Bursary Program
Dr. Charles Kerr Award:
The Dr. Charles Kerr Award was created in 2017 and is given annually to up to three residents that epitomize Charlie’s goals for the cardiovascular community and strive to embody his legacy through encouraging and advocating for those in need of assistance or support.
The Trainee Program is a 2,5 days program for trainees by trainees during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The new Trainee Program has been inaugurated at CCC 2017 and now replaces Trainee Day that has been running for 15 years before.
Trainee Networking Luncheon at CCC
This is a great opportunity to connect with program directors, CCS and CCSA leadership, division heads and potential future mentors.
For information contact:
Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy
222 Queen Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V9
Toll Free: 877-569-3407 ext. 400
Tel: 613-569-3407 ext. 402