Dr. Marc Ruel appointed president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society

October 21, 2020

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) has named Dr. Marc Ruel of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute its president for the next two years. Ruel succeeds Dr. Andrew D. Krahn.

The transition of roles took place at the annual business meeting of the CCS, which was held as part of the annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), held virtually from October 21-24. The CCC is the largest professional gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada.

“As a cardiac surgeon trained in public health, I come to this presidency with three main goals,” Dr. Ruel said. “First, the CCS will continue to guide and bring the best cardiovascular science and practice to Canadians and to the teams that care for them, something that is all the more important in this era of competing data sources, not all of which are valid. Secondly, the CCS will focus on enhancing its societal role with policy makers to make sure that Canadians can get the very best cardiac care, including addressing national disparities in care delivery. Thirdly, we will strive to enhance the membership value for our constituents, from trainees to academics to community physicians, so our reach extends to all who provide cardiovascular care.”

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Congratulations Dr. Ruel!