CANet’s Annual Scientific Conference was held September 15-16, 2016 in Calgary, AB. Several lectures, track-specific workshop/ brainstorming sessions, and a new innovative forum took place. More than 180 clinicians, researchers, research professionals (e.g. nurses, associates, managers, and technicians), trainees, patients, government and industry partners attended the annual conference.
This year included an interactive Awards Dinner Gala which featured presentations from the three top CHAT Discovery finalists. The CHAT Discovery grant is an HQP program in which successful applicants are provided experience in being a principal investigator – conducting their own proposed research project and managing their own funding budget – during their education with the help of a mentor. Electronic voting for the best CHAT Discovery candidate determined the grand prize winner of $25,000.
Along with this year’s conference, Dr. L. Brent Mitchell (CANet Track Captain – SCD, Professor, Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute) chaired the organizing committee for the Network’s first Public Forum in Calgary, Alberta. This public event was attended by more than 60 local arrhythmia patients and their caregivers from clinics around Calgary and the surrounding area.
We are grateful for our sponsors which include the following partners: Bayer, Medtronic Canada, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer, Biosense Webster, and Baylis Medical.
The CANet Annual Scientific Conference has now become a prominent arrhythmia networking conference in Canada.