CCS News


You made the CCC 2018 yours!

CCC 2018 brought our community together to learn and share the latest in cardiovascular research and care. This year, we saw higher levels of engagement in educational sessions, excellent networking, and a revitalized Community Forum, all thanks to you, our delegates!

CCC 2018 Certificate of Attendance and CCC evaluations

If you attended the CCC 2018 in Toronto or as a Virtually In Person (VIP) delegate, you can obtain your certificate of attendance, by completing the online CCC delegate survey, available here. You can be entered into a draw for a beautiful massage chair, valued at over $2,500! Once the survey is completed, a copy of the certificate will be made available for download.

Deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 30.

Have more feedback on CCC 2018?

CCC 2018 Delegates, we’d love to hear from you!

Complete session evaluations for workshops and plenaries to provide input on the value of sessions. Login to the CCC event app or to the online event program using your Access Key and complete the session evaluations today!
• E-mail any other feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don’t wait too long. You only have until November 30 to complete the session evaluations.

CCC 2019 - New dates!

CCC 2019 is from Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Montréal. This will be the inaugural year the CCC will be adjusting our program to run Thursday to Sunday.

Call to Action: Advocate for CCS to secure federal funding to sustain, scale, and spread our Quality Indicator Project

For the second consecutive year, the CCS submitted a request to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance to secure funding for our Quality Indicator Project in 2019. The goal is to sustain, scale, and spread the project through ongoing assessment of cardiac care activities and outcomes in an effort to improve and standardize care.   
As the government enters a critical decision-making window, we are calling on CCS members to express their support by writing a letter to our Federal Health and Finance Ministers highlighting the project’s value and impact. Here is how you can participate:

1. Download and tailor a letter of support using our template or write your own email.
2. Look for your local MP.
3. Send your letter to the Federal Health Minister and Finance Minister, copying your local MP and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on your email.

Letters of support that demonstrate the value of this important initiative will add significant weight to our request at a critical juncture in the project. We appreciate you taking the time to submit your letter this November.

Review our 2019 pre-budget submission

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The 2018 Focused Update of the CCS Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation is now published

Given the emergence of new evidence related to atrial fibrillation (AF), the CCS AF Guidelines Panel developed an update to address clinically important advances in AF management. The 2018 update highlights new evidence in the following areas:

• risk factor modification for AF;
• AF and cardioversion (timing of cardioversion, use of NOACS before and after cardioversion, etc.);
• antithrombotic management of patients with AF and coronary artery disease; and
• OAC therapy; including ablation, antidotes, and subclinical AF.

Recommendations focus on reducing AF related morbidity and mortality, as well as minimizing symptoms for patients to increase quality of life, and reduce AF related emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Read the full article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC).

FCCS means recognition

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The Fellowship of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society designation acknowledges your achievement as a clinician or scientist, whether in academia or in the community.

Learn how to become a Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS), and the full benefits of fellowship.

2019 Applications are due by April 30, 2019.

Apply Now!

CJC Open – Now accepting submissions!

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CJC Open is a new open access journal established by the CCS as a companion publication to the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC). It is a vehicle for the international dissemination of new knowledge in cardiology and cardiovascular science, particularly serving as the major open-access publication venue for Canadian cardiovascular medicine.

CJC Open publishes original reports of clinical and basic research relevant to cardiovascular medicine, as well as editorials, viewpoints, review articles, and case reports. Papers on health outcomes, health care and public policy issues, ethics, medical history, and study design, as well as letters to the editor are welcomed.  The CJC Open’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Michelle, Graham. The CJC Open will publish its first issue in 2019. Now accepting submissions!

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