2017 CANet Annual Scientific Conference

 Our exciting guest speakers include:

  • Richard Alvarez, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, who will discuss harnessing the power of information to improve health care
  • Dr. Sam Sears, a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients
  • Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Lead for the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, whose focus is the use of technology to facilitate patient self-care of complex conditions

We are also pleased to offer Distilling Your Message, an interactive and engaging plenary workshop facilitated by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Arrhythmia Care:
Disruption, Innovation, Transformation

Arrhythmia Care: Disruption, Innovation, Transformation is your chance to meet face-to-face with government and industry partners, researchers, and health professionals from across Canada who are all focused on implementing solutions for arrhythmia health.


Date: September 14 – 15, 2017
Location: Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

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2017 CANet Annual Scientific Conference Agenda

CHAT (HQP) Trainee Day

07:30 – 08:30
(Commonwealth A)

Breakfast

08:30 – 09:00
(Commonwealth B)

Welcome and Introduction/CHAT Update (Opportunities and Grants)

09:00 – 09:50

  • Statistics Primer
    (Commonwealth B)

  • Mock Interview/Career Mentoring – A
    (Fundy, Bedfors, Lunenburg)

  • KT Workshop
    (Maritime)

10:00 – 10:50

  • Patient Engagement Workshop
    (Commonwealth B)

  • Mock Interview/Career Mentoring – B
    (Fundy, Bedfors, Lunenburg)

  • Abstract Writing and Review
    (Maritime)

10:50 – 11:00
(Commonwealth Foyer)

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 – 12:00

  • How to Make a Good Presentation
    (Commonwealth B)

  • Grantsmanship Mentoring
    (Fundy)

12:00 – 13:00
(Commonwealth B)

Lunch

13:00 – 14:45
(Commonwealth A)

Speed Networking

14:45 – 15:00

Mezzanine Coffee/Tea Break

15:00 – 16:00

  • CHAT Discovery Practice Presentations
    (Maritime)
  • Patient Engagement Workshop
    (Bedford)

  • Time Management Workshop
    (Commonwealth B)

16:00 – 16:30
(Commonwealth B)

Feedback and Conclusion

17:30 – 20:00
(Commonwealth A)

Public Forum

20:00 – 22:00
(Atlantic)

Poster Session/ Welcome Reception

Public Forum - September 13, 2017

Welcome
Dr. Anthony Tang,
Scientific Director and CEO of CANet

Atrial Fibrillation Track
Introduction

Dr. Allan Skanes
London Health Sciences Centre

Syncope Track Introduction
Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Sudden Cardiac Death Track
Introduction

Dr. Paul Dorian
St. Michael’s Hospital

Invited Guest Speaker
Dr. Samuel Sears
East Carolina University>

Day 1: Thursday, September 14, 2017

07:00 – 08:00
(Commonwealth B)

Breakfast

08:00 – 08:10
(Commonwealth A)

Welcoming Remarks

08:10 – 08:50
(Commonwealth A)

Keynote Speaker
The Power of Digital Innovation to Modernize & Sustain Canada’s Health Care System
Richard Alvarez,
Former President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway

08:50 – 09:20
(Commonwealth A)

Scientific Director Update
Dr. Anthony Tang

09:20 – 10:20
(Commonwealth A)

VIRTUES

  • Overview
    Dr. Anthony Tang
  • Live Demo
    Dr. Allan Skanes
  • Armchair Discussion
    Dr. Bryce Pickard & Dr. Mary Runte
    & Dr. Allan Skanes

10:20 – 10:40
(Commonwealth B)

Break

10:40 – 11:10
(Commonwealth A)

Invited Speaker
The use of consumer health applications and wearables for the management of chronic illness
Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and Healthcare Human Factors

11:10 – 12:10
(Commonwealth A)

Heart-SIGN

  • Progress Report
    Dr. Anthony Tang
  • Live Demo
    Dr. George Wells
  • Future Activities
    Dr. Dimitri Popolov

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch
(Commonwealth B)

HQP Poster Adjudication
(Atlantic)

CANet AGM
Only Proxy voters and Member Institutions need to attend CANet AGM
(Commonwealth A)

13:30 – 14:00
(Commonwealth A)

Sudden Cardiac Death Track Update
Dr. L. Brent Mitchell

14:00 – 14:30
(Commonwealth A)

Syncope Track Update
Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy

14:30 – 15:00
(Commonwealth A)

Atrial Fibrillation Track Update
Dr. Allan Skanes

15:00 – 17:00
(Commonwealth B)

Breakout Sessions

  • Sudden Cardiac Death (TBD)
    Dr. L. Brent Mitchell
  • Syncope (TBD)
    Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
  • Atrial Fibrillation (TBD)
    Dr. Allan Skanes
  • Research Coordination (TBD)
    Patricia Theoret-Patrick

18:00 – 21:00
(Commonwealth A)

Dinner

  • CHAT Discovery Competition presentations
  • Awards for CHAT Discovery Competition
  • Award for Research Project Presentation
  • Poster Awards

    Dr. Martin Gardner (MC)

Day 2: Friday, September 15, 2017

07:30 – 08:30
(Lunenburg)

Breakfast
Trainee-Mentor Breakfast

08:30 – 08:35
(Commonwealth A)

Welcome to Day Two
John Sapp

08:35 – 09:00
(Commonwealth A)

Reports back from Breakout Sessions

09:00 – 09:45
(Commonwealth A)

Invited Speaker
Beyond the Device: Comprehensive Care of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients
Dr. Sam Sears

09:45 – 11:45
(Commonwealth A)

Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science Workshop
Distilling Your Message

11:45 – 12:00
(Commonwealth B)

Closing Remarks
Dr. Anthony Tang

11:45 – 12:00
(Commonwealth B)

CANet – CHRS Lunch

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