Heart Teams Symposium

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Mini-Symposium: Redesigning Care through a Heart Team Approach

2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal
Room 515
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Heart Teams ensure better and faster access to care by focusing on what is best for each individual patient and integrating the combined expertise of highly skilled healthcare professionals from various specialties.

This special event will explore the clinical impact of a heart team approach.


Welcoming Remarks

Dr Ross A. Davies, Cardiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Unveiling of Results of a Pan Canadian Survey on Heart Teams

Heather Sherrard, Executive Vice-President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer, University of Ottawa Heart Institute  

Panel Discussion  - Is There a Canadian Heart Teams Model?

  • Moderator: Kori Kingsbury, President and CEO, Cardiac Care Network of Ontario
  • The Vancouver Experience - Dr Andrew Krahn, Chief of Cardiology, Vancouver Hospital
  • The Montreal Experience - Dr Louis Perreault, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Institut de cardiologie de Montréal
  • The Ottawa Experience – Dr Thierry Mesana, President and CEO, University of Ottawa Heart Institute                                                         

Questions and Answers Session

Accredited Statement

This accredited symposium is co-developed with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and is planned to ensure the evidence presented is valid, objective and balanced.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC credits.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Canadian landscape related to heart teams
  • Share learning from existing teams
  • Provide a framework for heart teams for organizations considering heart teams


Registration is not required.

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