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Save on travel to CCC 2018 with great discounts, ranging from Air Canada to VIA Rail.
Once you have arrived at the Toronto International Airport, let us help you get downtown faster and smoother … while beating Toronto traffic!

Just visit before October 20, 2018 and use promo code CCC2018 to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station ($18.50 CAD).

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•    Select “From Pearson To Union”;
•    Select an adult return ticket for your round-trip; and
•    Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket.

At checkout:

•    Apply the promo code CCC2018

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it takes by taxi.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There is no easier or more convenient way to get to or from the Toronto Pearson Airport.

(posted August 2018)

2018 CCS Recognition Award Recipients

The CCS is pleased to announce the 2018 CCS Recognition Award Recipients.  

CCS Achievement Award (formerly known as the Annual Achievement Award):  Dr. Anne Gillis
Research Achievement Award:  Dr. Jack Tu (posthumously)
Dr. Robert E. Beamish Award:  Dr. Jason Andrade
Distinguished Teacher Award:  Dr. Kenny Wong
Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit:  Dr. Robert Hegele
Trainee Excellence in Education Award:  Dr. William McIntyre

The award recipients will be recognized at the CCS Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 21 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

(posted August 2018)

Mark your calendars: CCC 2019 is changing to a Thursday-Sunday schedule

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is excited to announce that CCC 2019 will take place in Montréal, and will begin on Thursday, October 24, and end on Sunday, October 27.

(posted August 2018)

Apply to the 2018 CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Award

This award is intended for residents in a Canadian clinical training program (PGY 4-6) for, but not limited to, adult or pediatric cardiology, cardiac or vascular surgery for a research project on any topic related to thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke, or atrial fibrillation. Three grants are available: $20,000, $15,000, $10,000, and a bonus of $5,000 for best presentation at CCC 2018. Deadline to submit is September 10, 2018. Submissions must be made here. Please forward this email to your residents and urge them to apply.

(posted August 2018)

New Guidelines from Diabetes Canada and Hypertension Canada

In the spirit of collaboration, the CCS would like to share two new publications:

• Diabetes Canada has recently released their 2018 Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada
• Hypertension Canada has released their 2018 Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults and Children

The CCS is constantly striving to foster continuous research and ongoing collaboration to promote the well-being of our country. These new 2018 guidelines help provide additional resources, in combination with CCS Guidelines, to assist clinicians in making informed decisions to improve patient care.

(posted August 9, 2018)

CCS welcomes new CEO, Dr. Carolyn Pullen

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Dr. Catherine Kells, President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), is pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn Pullen will join the CCS as its incoming CEO on August 20, 2018.

"We are delighted Dr. Pullen will join us as CEO to champion our mission, strengthen our programs, and lead us in developing new opportunities and forming new strategic partnerships” said Dr. Kells. After seven years away, Dr. Pullen is returning to the CCS where she previously served as Director of Knowledge Translation and conducted her doctoral research during that time.

“I am honoured to take on the role of CEO and to serve members in advancing their vital contributions to the health of all Canadians each and every day,” said Pullen. “We will build on the strengths of the CCS in delivering best in class knowledge translation and professional development services to the cardiovascular care community and contribute to health systems improvement that benefit all Canadians.”

“Anne Ferguson has been a strong, collaborative leader who made a major contribution to the cardiovascular care community,” said Kells. “Dr. Pullen will continue building on this and will work with our members and stakeholders in Canada and beyond to advance our vision for the future of the CCS.”

Dr. Pullen has a long-standing commitment to healthcare in Canada and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Currently as Chief of Programs and Policy at the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), she is a strategic and effective leader in influencing policy at local and national levels. Prior to joining CNA, she held senior leadership positions with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Accreditation Canada. She received her bachelor of nursing science from Queen's University. Her masters and PhD are from the University of Ottawa, where her research focused on mechanisms to mobilize health research evidence into practice.  

About the Canadian Cardiovascular Society

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is the national voice for cardiovascular clinicians and scientists, promoting cardiovascular health and care excellence through knowledge translation, professional development and leadership.

(posted June 28, 2018)