Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Services and Benefits

Membership Overview

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society™ (CCS) would like to invite you to join with cardiovascular colleagues in the principal association of professionals involved with cardiovascular health, and care in Canada.

The CCS is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists in Canada. The CCS represents more than 2,300 professionals in the cardiovascular field.

Our mission is to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, including dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices, and professional development and leadership in health policy.

Benefits of Membership

As a CCS member you are entitled to:

  • belong to a national professional society that is uniquely Canadian;
  • attend the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, including the CCS Annual Scientific Meeting, with special rates for members;
  • receive electronic access to the Canadian Journal of Cardiology;
  • receive a discounted rate for publishing in CJC Open;
  • receive the newsletter CCS Online, with information on upcoming events, employment opportunities and other news;
  • stay current with CCS information resources, educational tools, mobile apps, etc available on the Website;
  • access CCS guidelines, position statements and commentaries, position statements and commentaries;
  • access live and online accredited continuing professional development programs;
  • be part of an organization that represents your interests with governments and other national health organizations;
  • contribute to CCS working groups that deal with issues of national interest, such as access to care, cardiovascular workforce, consensus on data definitions and quality indicators recommendations of the Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan;
  • make a difference to the cardiovascular health of Canadians by participating in the development of Canadian standards, education and public policy through the CCS;
  • take part in networking opportunities with colleagues at special events and by joining CCS Committees.
  • opportunity to be considered for CCS recognition and research awards
  • encourage young professionals in your field through CCS activities such as mentorship and trainee programs; and
  • find your niche – join one of our thirteen affiliate societies

Membership Categories

  • Regular Members are specialists in cardiovascular health and diseases, or specialists who do not have a specialty qualification in a cardiovascular discipline but are recognized as having a major interest and time commitment to cardiovascular disease, or those with doctorates who are directly involved in cardiovascular teaching and research.
  • Member-in-Training are those individuals who are currently engaged in a formal Canadian cardiovascular-related training program, such as;- Adult Cardiology- Pediatric Cardiology- Cardiac Surgery, and;- Trainees  who are furthering their training in a cardiovascular subspecialty area (eg echocardiography, electrophysiology and interventional cardiology), and;- Research Trainees at the PhD or Postdoctoral levels in cardiovascular sciences.- Individuals remain eligible for such membership for as long as they are in training.
  • Life Members are those individuals who have been Regular Members in good standing for at least twenty-five consecutive years and who have retired from practice and request to be elected a Life Member
  • Semi-Retired members are those individuals who have been Regular Members in good standing for at least ten consecutive years, who are semi-retired from practice with less than or equal to 50% FTE and are 65 years of age or greater and request to be elected a Semi-Retired Member.
  • Honorary Members The Society may, from time to time, identify any physician, surgeon, scientist or other individual for special distinction and confer Honorary Membership.

Partners and Affiliates

In addition to Heart and Stroke, a number of other Canadian cardiovascular associations have established affiliations with the CCS, including those that represent physician subspecialty areas of cardiology. The CCS and its affiliates are all active participants at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, which is hosted by the CCS.

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