CCS News

Budget 2018 fails to address health inequities faced by Canadian heart patients

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(posted Mar 6, 2017)

Urge the Federal Government to Fund Cardiovascular Quality Improvement in Budget 2018

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Dr. Catherine Kells pictured with the
Honourable Wayne Easter, Chair of the
Standing Committee on Finance

Earlier this year, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) submitted its official recommendation for the 2018 Federal Budget. Within this recommendation is a request for $2.5 million in annual federal government support for the measurement and reporting of cardiovascular indicators, as a tool for quality improvement.

Consultations on Budget 2018 are happening right now in the House of Commons, and the CCS is now requesting the support of cardiovascular clinicians and scientists across the country to help make our important recommendation a reality.

In just five minutes, you can help support the CCS’ recommendation by expressing your support to the Federal Ministers of Finance and Health:

  • Download and send the letter of support template or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about how the CCS’ recommendation will impact you.
  • Don’t forget to copy the CCS and your local MP on the email (Find my MP). Share your support on social media using #yourbudget2018.

By harnessing the collective power, influence and expertise of our 2,200 members, we can enable real, bottom-up transformation of cardiovascular care in Canada, and significantly improve the lives of cardiac patients.





(posted Nov 28, 2017)


Invite Your Trainees to Contribute to the CJC Trainee Section

The Canadian Journal of Cardiology’s new Trainee Section has issued its latest call for submissions, inviting trainees to contribute original, non-scholarly manuscripts on topics relevant to medical and research trainees.

The CJC Trainee Section, launched in November 2017, publishes articles written specifically for trainees, by trainees, with the objective of providing a platform for medical students, residents, PhD candidates and early-career clinicians/researchers to participate in practical knowledge translation.

The latest published Trainee Section articles include:
•    Additional Postgraduate Training: When to Draw the Line?
•    Canadian Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science: Moving Toward Parity

The section accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis, but asks that submissions be received by February 16, 2018 in order for priority consideration.

View the Call for Submissions for more information.

(posted Nov 28, 2017)

2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress Abstract Supplement

Each year the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) publishes a supplementary issue in coordination with the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC). This supplement contains all approved science that was submitted to the CCC for consideration. Abstracts and ePosters are all available online.

Click here to view the Abstract Supplement through the CJC.

(posted Nov 28, 2017)

The CCS Welcomes Newly Elected Fellows

The CCS is very pleased to welcome this year’s newly elected Fellows of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS). This designation is awarded to CCS members with a demonstrated record of service to the CCS and the community at large. It is our aspiration that these initials, among the credentials of a clinician, scientist, or researcher, will become a trusted symbol for colleagues and patients.

View the list of newly elected Fellows of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS).

(posted Nov 28, 2017)

Attended CCC 2017?

Please complete the CCC Evaluation to get your Certificate of Attendance by clicking here.

(posted Nov 2, 2017)

New report provides first-ever snapshot of cardiovascular care outcomes across Canada

A new report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), will provide doctors and health decision makers with critical, pan-Canadian data on cardiac patient outcomes that could help improve the quality of in-hospital care.

The release of the 2017 Cardiac Care Quality Indicators Report  signals the first time that information on patient outcomes (i.e. mortality and readmission rates) related to selected cardiac interventions are reported publicly at the national, provincial and cardiac care centre levels. It also represents the first time that cardiac care outcomes have been reported by CIHI for the province of Quebec, at any level. 

Read more

(posted Oct 30, 2017)

The 2017 Comprehensive Heart Failure Guidelines Update now available!



The 2017 Heart Failure (HF) Guideline updates the last decade of HF recommendations into one comprehensive document that provides guidance to practicing clinicians caring for patients with heart failure.

The full document is available in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (

The handy reference pocket guide “Is it Heart failure and What should I do?” is available as a PDF for download.


(posted Oct 21, 2017)