Member led studies, surveys or clinical trials


Study/Survey Title: Pan-Canadian Cardiovascular Research Survey

Description: As Cardiovascular physicians in Canada, we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients. One of the determinants of health care in modern medicine is the access to enrollment in novel clinical research trials. Unfortunately, there is great disparity present in a patients’ access to currently enrolling clinical trials primarily based upon their location, and whether their local health care facility is an academic or community hospital.

We have designed a brief survey to understand the current barriers and limitations to enrolling patients into clinical research in Canada. Please take a moment to answer the questions in our survey through the link below. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and the information provided will be invaluable.

With generous financial support from the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet) survey participants will be entered to win one of the following prizes: 1 $500 prize, 2 $250 prizes, 10 $25 Starbucks gift cards.

Member name: Dr. Umjeet S. Jolly, Dr. Anthony Tang, Dr. Jacqueline Joza, Mohammed Rashid

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Study/Survey Title: How do YOU manage oral anticoagulation after gastrointestinal bleeding?

Description: Complete this survey to enter a draw for a free iPad! Your responses will help us understand the factors that influence decision-making around whether and when to resume oral anticoagulants in patients following a gastrointestinal bleed. Results from this survey will be used to inform the development of a clinical trial evaluating oral anticoagulant resumption in these patients. The Post-Bleed Management of Antithrombotic Therapy (PANTHER) Research Program is led by Dr. Deborah Siegal at McMaster University, Ontario. Learn more.

Member name: Deborah Siegald

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Study/Survey Title: Queen's University Market Research

Description: I am a Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship student at Queen's University and I'm conducting market research on cardiologists and heart surgeons to better understand their medical research workflow process with the intent to innovate in the industry to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and cost. I have a survey that I'm hoping to get in front of as many respondents as possible and would appreciate you taking and sharing. Learn more

Member name: Nick Stefan

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Study/Survey Title: Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Guideline Survey

Description: At the University of Calgary, we are conducting a study aimed at understanding physician knowledge and practices for the diagnosis and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). CTEPH is a rare complication of pulmonary embolism but which carries significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, early and appropriate diagnosis is essential. Unlike most other types of pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH is potentially curable. Our brief, survey-based study will aim to (a) to assess the current knowledge about the diagnosis and managements of CTEPH and (b) to measure the impact of the dissemination of a new Canadian Thoracic Society guideline on physician knowledge about CTEPH diagnosis and treatment (knowledge translation).This study has been approved by the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) at the University of Calgary (REB18-0525). The project is also officially endorsed by the Canadian Thoracic Society CTEPH Guidelines Committee. Participation in this survey is voluntary and all data collected will be kept private and confidential by the investigators. Any questions about the study can be directed to Dr. Jason Weatherald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Learn more

Member name: Lisa Mielniczuk

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Study/Survey Title: Equity and Careers in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science: Share Your Experience!

Description: We are interested to learn more about gender equity and your career in cardiovascular medicine and science. This questionnaire will take approximately ten (10) minutes to complete. Both males and females are eligible to complete this study if you have formal training in cardiovascular medicine (e.g. Medical Doctor, Surgeon, Resident, Fellow) and/or cardiovascular science (e.g. Professor, Fellow, Graduate Student).You will be asked questions about your experiences with academic career and training, as well as if you have experienced any career barriers or challenges related to your gender. Learn more

Member name: Laura Banks

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