CCC at Vascular 2013 Presentations Now Available for Online Viewing
Did you miss a presentation or would you like a refresher on a session that you did attend?
Many presentations are now available online, including guideline sessions, workshops, and Vascular Day presentations. Viewing these videos has been determined by the Royal College to meet the criteria for a Self-Learning: Scanning Activity and is eligible for Section 2 credits under the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes.
Due to file size and connection speed, videos may take some time to load. Please note, these recordings were recorded live during CCC at Vascular 2013.
The 2013 Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada is now available
The CCS, working with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), have produced the 2003 Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment, updating a report that is over ten years-old. The 2013 reportwas released on November 27th. The document was put together by a pan-Canadian panel of experts with Dr. Anthony Fung, of British Columbia, as the CCS representative. The guide is meant to be a tool to aid decision making in medical imaging equipment purchase and replacement. CCS members who are involved in medical imaging equipment purchases may wish to review this document or forward this information along to colleagues in their institutions that have equipment purchase and/ or maintenance responsibilities.
CCS and Choosing Wisely Canada – announcing December consultation webinars
"The Choosing Wisely Canada program is built on a transparent deliberation process with experts in the field involving guideline-based and appropriate use criteria to further refine what tests are needed and appropriate for any given patient," says Dr. Heather Ross, CCS Vice President, who is leading the project for the CCS. Working with a strong group of leading CCS members from multiple subspecialties across the country, Dr. Ross will be developing a list of five cardiology related "don'ts".
Dr. Ross will be holding a series of four Choosing Wisely webinars over the first week of December that will be open to all CCS members. These webinars are a crucial part of the consultation process with CCS members so that the CCS five don'ts resonate and hold true to our membership.
For instructions on how to connect to these webinars please click on the date and the times listed below.
Webinar dates & times
Tuesday, December 3rd: 8:00-9:00 pm ET
Wednesday, December 4th 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Thursday, December 5th 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Friday, December 6th: 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Vascular 2013 brings the Canadian Vascular Health Declaration
Vascular 2013, which took place October 17-20, 2013 in Montréal, brought four scientific meetings together under one roof – our Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference, the Canadian Stroke Congress and the Canadian Hypertension Congress. A national Vascular Health Declaration was a tangible output of this innovative program. The Declaration, which was released on Vascular Day to all delegates and media via email, is a call to action for individuals, health practitioners and private, government and non-governmental organizations to unite and take action by promoting risk factor modification, research investment to address vascular-related illnesses, and cross-collaborative best practices in care.
2012 CCS Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines Pocket Guide is Now Available Online!
The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Antiplatelet Therapy pocket guide, which serves as a quick-reference tool to the guideline recommendations and algorithms, is viewable on the web, as well as any web enabled tablet or smart phone.
This online pocket guide has many new and exciting features:
Your input required to evaluate implementation and awareness of the CCS Heart Failure Guidelines
The CCS Heart Failure Guidelines Program is conducting a study to evaluate implementation and awareness of the CCS Heart Failure guidelines. The purpose of this study is two-fold:
1. Evaluate both awareness and knowledge of the content of the CCS guidelines for the diagnosis and management of heart failure among Canadian physicians in five groups: practicing family physicians, practicing general internists, general cardiologists, residents in internal medicine and cardiology programs, and residents in family medicine programs.
2. Compare awareness and knowledge of the guidelines between residents and clinicians who have completed their medical training, and among different specialties.
The survey can be completed in fewer than 30 minutes. Participation is voluntary and the survey does not collect any identifiable information.
For for more information and to access the survey, click here.
CCS Past President receives military appointment
The Canadian Forces Medical Service (CFMS) has awarded a significant honorary appointment to CCS Past President Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai.
Dr. Collins-Nakai, of Alberta has been named honorary Lieutenant-Colonel with 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton.
The CFMS was heavily involved in Canada's decade-long military operations in Afghanistan. In 2006, while president, Dr. Collins-Nakai visited the medical personnel based there on the Canadian Medical Association’s behalf.
Dr. Diego Delgado, President elect of the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology
On October 19th in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology (ISC) Ordinary Assembly formally elected Dr. Diego Delgado as their new President elect. He will become President in 2015.
Dr. Delgado served on the CCS’ External Relations committee and has represented the CCS at the ISC for the last six years.
Dr. Delgado is Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Transplantation and Director of the Heart Failure Clinical Trials Group at the University Health Network. He is the Past-Chair of the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Group.
The Interamerican Society of Cardiology (IASC) includes Societies of Cardiology from all countries in the Americas, Canada and Argentina. One of its main missions is to promote cardiovascular health through sharing of knowledge and continuing education.
2013 and Beyond: A CCS CPD Needs Assessment
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) would like to personally invite you to provide your opinion on the current and future directions of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.
As you know, professional development is an integral component of our mission. As a leader in the Canadian cardiovascular community, it is essential that the CCS develop effective CPD programs that address the educational needs identified by its membership. Your responses to this needs assessment will impact the types of educational programs developed by the CCS.
Please take 10 minutes to complete this online survey. Upon completion you will be eligible to enter a draw to win 1 of 2 annual CCS memberships.
Please click here to access the online survey, and thank you for your participation!