Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day



Attend a day of education to receive insightful information about valvular heart disease. Hosted by the Centre for Valvular Heart Disease (CVHD) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI). The day will feature presentations from exceptional multidisciplinary speakers and patient partners.

Learn more about the impact of heart valve disease and what the UOHI is doing to combat this next epidemic. The CVHD Mobile Screening Program is offering free heart valve screening and cardiovascular risk factor checks all day (more information below). 


  • 10 a.m. -12 p.m.:  Guest speaker presentations from various healthcare professionals and patient partners.
  • 12-1 p.m.: Panel discussion lunch*
  • 1-3 p.m.: Educational booths with allied healthcare professionals.

* Lunch will be provided for the first 100 in-person registrants. 

Intended audience

This event is open to the public, primary care providers, and allied healthcare professionals.



Event highlights

  • Speakers: Dr. David Messika-Zeitoun, Amy Charlebois, Ruth Coulton, Cindy Cross, Katherine Kelemen, Elizabeth Murray, and patient partners.
  • Attendees are encouraged to visit the educational booths of allied healthcare professionals to learn more about heart valve disease in the afternoon.  


Hybrid event: In-person at the UOHI in the Centre Auditorium (H-2367) or virtually via Microsoft Teams. For online attendees, we will send an MS Teams link  to your email following registration.

Parking is limited at the Heart Institute and at the Civic Hospital. We have secured additional and free parking spots at the Tupper parking lot at 2670 Riverside Drive. A shuttle service will drop you off directly at the Heart Institute and transport you back to your car. This free shuttle service will run on demand. 



Register (MS Teams)

Mobile Screening Program

Heart valve problems are often undetected, and late detection may have severe consequences. Our mobile screening program offers early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. This free screening is offered to people 65+ with no known heart issues. Your 30- to 60-minute appointment involves a mini ultrasound of your heart, questioning, measurements, and rapid finger poke blood tests to evaluate your cardiovascular risk factors. A cardiologist will review the results and recommendations will be provided at the end of your visit. 

Prebook your free heart valve screening and cardiovascular risk factor checks now: 613-696-7000 ext. 19172 or @email.

We will offer screening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room H-2100.

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