Spring Meeting Update

Between May 25-28, 2023, the CSCS (Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons) and CSCP (Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion) co-hosted the CSCS CSCP Spring Meeting 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

With over 200 registrants from across the country, the meeting was incredibly successful. Surgeons, perfusionists, cardiac anesthesiologists, allied health care professionals, trainees and representatives from industry came together and delivered a world class program at a world class venue. We were honoured to have Dr. Vinay Badhwar and Dr. Jennifer Lawton as our guest plenary speakers, with Dr. Jennifer Lawton serving as our 2nd Annual Women in Cardiac Surgery Dinner keynote speaker as well. Add to that a spirited Resident Research Abstract competition (congratulations Dr. Rachel Eikelboom, Dr. Amy Brown and Dr. Abigail White), our 2nd Annual Cardiac Surgery Job Fair and a Harbour Cruise with the beautiful Halifax skyline in the background, it is safe to say that the meeting couldn’t have gone any better. 

Thank you to all of our speakers, moderators, attendees and last but not least, our supporters from industry. We are already planning next year’s meeting and cannot wait to see you there.

The CSCS Beat

The CSCS Beat Podcast - More Than Just Matters of the Heart - is back!

The 4th episode entitled “Injection Drug Use Related Infective Endocarditis - A Surgeon Perspective” is now available on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube and features Dr. Corey Adams, cardiac surgeon in Calgary, AB, Dr. Lynn Fedoruk, cardiac surgeon in Victoria, BC, Dr. Duncan Webster, infectious disease specialist in Saint John, NB, and Dr. Tommy Brothers, internist in Halifax, NS, all participating in a round table discussion with Dr. Ansar Hassan as their host. It is a topic that is sure to spark some water cooler conversation at your respective institution. Have a listen!!

Call for Nominations

The call for nominations for the CSCS Achievement Award, EDI Taskforce and Wellness Taskforce have closed. 

Members of these respective Taskforces will be communicated shortly and we look forward to announcing our inaugural Achievement Award recipient at the CSCS Annual General Meeting (AGM) during Vascular 2023. 

Career Opportunity

Research Fellowships in Cardiac Surgery - Starting July 2023

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Cleveland, Ohio 

The Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI) is offering clinical research fellowships to qualified candidates interested in an academic career within cardiac surgery. This is a 1 year (with possibility of extended to a second year) funded opportunity to work on important, timely and cutting-edge clinical research within the Cardiac Surgery Research Group (CSRG) in cardiac surgery and perioperative care.

Qualified candidates will benefit from the breadth of resources within UH and HHVI includes established clinical databases and a clinical trials enterprise. The successful clinical research fellow will be integrated within the clinical surgical team to perform high-quality data analysis of relevant cardiac surgical and cardiac critical care questions focused on novel cardiac surgical techniques, innovative technology, and strategies to optimize aortic, coronary and valvular catheter-based and minimally invasive approaches and enhancing recovery protocols and cardiac surgery perioperative care.

Click here or login to your MY.CCS.CA account for more information about this position. 

Applicants must be medical graduates with cardiac surgery clinical training completed or in progress. North American and foreign applicants are encouraged to apply. Visa sponsorship assistance may be provided to qualified applicants. The start date is July 1, 2023. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 2 letters of recommendation to:

Marc Pelletier, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

University Hospitals - Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute 

Email: [email protected] and cc to Shelby Howard: [email protected] 

Publication Highlights

Be sure to check out the following CSCS member led publications in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC).

Join the CSCS at Vascular 2023!

Vascular 2023 will take place from October 25 to 29 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal with host organizations the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Research Network (CanVECTOR), Diabète Quebec, Diabetes Canada and Thrombosis Canada.

This five-day event is an opportunity to address challenges in the treatment and care of vascular-related diseases that affect millions of Canadians annually. Together, we will promote the many benefits of a truly connected Canadian vascular community. 

Heritable Aortic Disorders Symposium

The 3rd Heritable Aortic Disorders (HAD3) Symposium will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia June 23-24, 2023. This international conference promotes collaborative learning and research initiatives regarding medical and surgical management of patients with complex genetic aortopathies. After multiple pandemic-related delays, Dr. Gabrielle Horne and The Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic are excited to be hosting this year’s in-person event in Halifax! The symposium is broken down into 2 eventful days. 

Day 1 – Scientific Session on Friday June 23rd – (Dalhousie CPDME accredited for RCPSC 6.75 Section 1 hours or AMA 6.75 Category 1 hours) - for physicians and allied health professionals in all clinical disciplines.

Day 2 – Community Forum on Saturday June 24th – focused toward patients, friends, and families.

Registration is open! Click here for more information. 

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