Best Wishes from the CSCS

On behalf of the CSCS Board of Directors, I would like to extend best wishes to you and yours for the upcoming holiday season. Amidst the crazy demands of busy OR schedules, call schedules, research meetings, conference attendance and everything else that we do, I am hopeful that you are able to make time for yourself and for your loved ones and that you may enjoy the season to the fullest!


Ansar Hassan, President, CSCS

CSCS Spring Meeting 2024

This year, the CSCS Spring Meeting will be held between May 23-25, 2024 in Calgary, AB at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and will be co-hosted by the CSCS, the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion, and the Western Canada Cardiac Anesthesia Society. Together, we hope to put together a one of a kind, world class program that will highlight the collaborative nature of our specialties and the interdisciplinary synergy that is needed to care for the complex cardiac surgical patient of today. 

As we begin to put this program together, we are hoping to get some feedback from the CSCS membership as to what you would like to see presented at the Spring Meeting and by whom. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the following survey

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Spring Meeting in 2024

Join us Tonight: CSCS Lecture Series

No registration required. Zoom link:

Call for Board of Directors Nominations

The CSCS is responsible for preparing a slate of candidates for vacant Board positions to ensure the society is governed with excellence and vision. 


The CSCS is calling for nominations for the position of Atlantic Regional Representative, 2-year term. The mandate for this position will take effect immediately. 

Click here for more information about the position. 


The CSCS is looking for an individual that is willing and able to serve the Society and its mission, work effectively in a group, and have an appropriate amount of knowledge for the position. 


Incumbents are required to attend and participate in Board meetings as well as attend the CSCS Spring Meeting and the CSCS Annual General Meeting held each year.


Deadline for submission is Monday January 22, 2024.

Applicants are requested to submit their candidacy by following the application link below. Alternatively, if you would like nominate someone, please contact us and we will invite them to put their name forward. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions. 

Submit now

Bigelow Cardiac Surgery Resident Research Competition

We are excited to announce the 4th annual Bigelow Resident Research Competition, which will be open to any resident currently enrolled in a Canadian cardiac surgical residency program. This competition will be held in-person on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Toronto, ON. This is an official CSCS endorsed event.

There will be two categories in which residents may submit abstracts, 1) basic/translational and 2) clinical research. Residents are encouraged to submit one abstract each, in a format that will be easy to adhere to as it corresponds to CCC submission guidelines.

Please click here to review the submission specifications. Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 19, 2024.

The top-ranked abstracts in each category will be invited to present their work at the live in-person competition. The first-place winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500, while the runners-up will receive a prize of $1,000. In addition, there is a CSCS fan favorite award which will be voted upon by the conference attendees.

New this year, residents are eligible for consideration for the Feindel travelling residency award. This award of up to $7,500 supports a Canadian cardiac surgical resident to spend one week at the University of Toronto under the direct mentorship of Dr. Christopher Feindel, Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and senior surgeon at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and to observe the clinical and research activity of the adult cardiac surgery division.

For more information, please click here or contact [email protected]

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