Dr. Anthony Tang, CANet’s Scientific Director and CEO, received three prestigious, peer-nominated awards during the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, B.C.
On Sunday, October 22, at the CCS Recognition Awards ceremony, Dr. Tang was presented with the CCS Research Achievement Award. The award is given in recognition of research excellence, and winners are nominated by CCS Members, Deans of Canadian Medical Schools, and Heads and Program Directors of Cardiovascular Programs in Canada.
He also received the CHRS Annual Achievement Award, which recognizes CHRS members who have made outstanding contributions in their career within the cardiovascular heart rhythm field. Winners are nominated by CHRS members who feel the person’s career has significantly aided the growth of and support to the heart rhythm field and who has highly respected attributes relative to this award.
The respect and admiration that his colleagues have for Dr. Tang were clearly displayed that evening – both through the awards themselves and with the standing ovation that Dr. Tang received.
On Monday, October 23, Dr. Tang was honoured to receive the inaugural Magdy Basta award from CHRS. This award was developed to honour Dr. Basta, an electrophysiologist who trained in London and worked in Halifax until he died of brain cancer in 2013. The award is to be given to a CHRS member who best helps their colleagues by providing support for OTHERS to complete their research – either through mentoring, assistance with grants or by demonstrating strong enrollment into the clinical trials run by others.
CANet congratulates Dr. Tang on these accolades and looks forward to the recognition his current and future research is sure to garner.