Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2024 Joint Spring Meeting of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP), Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) and Western Canada Cardiac Anesthesia Symposium (WCCAS), titled “Beyond Boundaries: A Cardiac Convergence of Surgeons, Anesthesia, and Perfusion“. This dynamic event will take place at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, from May 23 to 25, 2024.

Early bird registration rates are available until April 15th.

The simulation section at the CSCS/CSCP Joint Meeting is extremely interesting! Watch a sneak peek of last year’s mock scenarios and how they helped the attending doctors who were part of the simulations team. 

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Plan early and take advantage of discounted rates. Check out all the latest information at:

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Call for Achievement Award Nominations

The Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) Achievement Award was created in 2023 to recognize a member who has made significant contributions to the academic, research, or clinical scopes of cardiac surgery.

CSCS members are asked to nominate an individual whose/who:

  1. career has significantly aided the advancement of and support to the cardiac surgery field in Canada; 
  2. is a member of the CSCS; and
  3. contains highly respected attributes relative to this award.

Nominations must include the following documents:

  1. a letter of recommendation summarizing the candidate’s highly respected attributes relative to this award; and
  2. a brief 1–2-page biography of the nominee.

The Achievement Award recipient will receive an honorary crystal award. The award will be presented at the CSCS Annual General Meeting.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (Noon EDT). Submit to the CSCS Review Committee at [email protected]

CCC 2024 will be held in-person at the Vancouver Convention Centre, from Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27.

The CCC 2024 Call for Science is now open! Consider submitting your abstract for the CSCS Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award and the CSCS Video Abstract Session! 


Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award 


All residents enrolled in an accredited Canadian Cardiac Surgery Training Program at the PGY1 to PGY6 level at the time of the application deadline are eligible to apply.


Residents applying for the award must submit an abstract via the CCC 2024 submission tool. When submitting your abstract you must indicate that you would like to be considered for the Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award under the 'Recognition, Awards, & Bursaries' task.


The winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, as well as an honorary plaque.


CSCS Video Abstract Session


This session showcases excellence in cardiovascular surgery research. The top abstract submissions within the SURGERY Learning Track will be selected to present their research findings via video presentation and participate in panel discussion.


To apply, submit your abstract via the CCC 2024 submission tool. When submitting your abstract you must select CSCS Video Abstract among the Submission Category.


Abstract submission deadline is May 7, 2024 (Noon EDT).

New Recordings Available

Women in Cardiac Surgery Roundtable

The CSCS is pleased to share the Women in Cardiac Surgery Roundtable recording.

An outstanding panel of Canadian surgeons and trainees discuss their experiences as women in the field of cardiac surgery.  

>>Watch here

The CSCS Beat

The 6th episode entitled “Cardiovascular Critical Care and the Critical Role that Canadians Have Played In Its Growth” is now available on Spotify.

In this podcast, Dr. Rakesh Arora and Dr. Yoan Lamarche, co-founders CANCARE, and Dr. Gurmeet Singh, the current president of CANCARE, discuss the key pioneering roles that Canadians have played in the growth of the cardiovascular surgical critical care movement, both nationally and internationally.

>>Listen here

Career Opportunity

Cardiac Surgeon

Health Sciences North Sudbury, ON

Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an energetic and dedicated Cardiovascular Surgeon to maintain a team of four surgeons. The team is searching for a candidate who has an enthusiastic approach to quality patient care, undergraduate/postgraduate education, and possibly active clinical research. The new candidate will share 1-in 3-call responsibilities and ensure seamless coverage for the region.

Candidates must be eligible for independent licensure in Ontario, and have obtained or be eligible to obtain specialty qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. US trained applicants will also be considered. The successful candidate will benefit from remuneration based on Fee-for-Service billings, as well as an on-call stipend, and financial incentives for working in Northern Ontario.

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

Interested individuals are invited to send a Letter of Interest and CV to the Medical Affairs

Office: [email protected]

Your 2024 membership renewal invoice has been sent to you by email from [email protected]. You can pay your dues online through the secure portal. If you need any assistance renewing, contact [email protected]

Bigelow Cardiac Surgery Resident Research Competition

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 4th annual Bigelow Resident Research Competition, open to any resident currently enrolled in a Canadian cardiac surgical residency program.

This competition will be held in-person on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Toronto. This is an official CSCS-endorsed event. 

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