When Robert Roberts, MD, joined the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as President and CEO in 2004, he came with a mandate: establish the Institute as a world leader in cardiovascular genetics research.
At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the largest cardiovascular conference in the world, the Heart Institute delegation included a Young Investigator Award finalist, a Best of Basic Science designee and 10 invited expert clinical speakers.
Accreditation Canada has selected four Heart Institute programs as exemplary Leading Practices for the management and prevention of heart disease.
Dr. Thierry Mesana discusses the future of cardiovascular care, the importance of research and what makes the Heart Institute special.
The Heart Institute has 40 expert clinical talks and research presentations at this year’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the largest meeting on heart disease in the world. See the program guide for details.
Read detailed coverage of CCC 2013 highlights—from the importance of exercise as medicine to regenerative stem cell therapy, from aging blood vessels to diabetes management. With nearly 120 Heart Institute program items, it was a busy event.
At the Ottawa Heart Research Conference, “Emerging Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease” was the theme, while stimulating discussion, retirement honours and inspiration for young researchers were the result.
As the first recipient of an endowed chair devoted to cardiovascular education, Dr. Lyall Higginson discusses his plans to build on the Heart Institute’s reputation for outstanding cardiology training.
The Heart Institute’s new Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Marc Ruel, discusses the importance of research and innovation, his vision for surgery at the Heart Institute and the future of cardiac surgery as a discipline.