2018 CANet Annual Scientific Conference

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September 12 – 14, 2018


Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario
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Arrangements have been made with the Ottawa Marriott Hotel for discounted room rates, available on an exclusive basis!

Please note, the preferred rates are available until August 22, 2018. Reserve your room today!


Delegates are invited to book their own travel. We are pleased to offer the following air travel discount codes:

• Air Canada – XJQYNUG1
• WestJet – D38ZY46


Please click the following links to download and learn details about CANet’s travel policy and to complete your travel expense form.





Frequently Asked Questions

Can patients participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers?


Can patients or caregivers with experience surrounding cardia arrhythmia participate and attend the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference?


Will travel and accommodation expenses for patients or carers participating in the CANet Annual Scientific Conference paid in full, in advance?


Are disability requirements for all participants accommodated?


Are all sessions, breakouts, ancillary meetings, and other programme elements open to patients?


Will access for virtual participants be facilitated?

Yes, CANet will provide a dedicated URL (to be posted) for access to view the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference via live online web streaming.

12-14 September 2018

CANet: Our Journey

Join us for the 2018 CANet Annual Scientific Conference, September 12 – 14, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario. It’s your chance to be a part of the heart rhythm community and to make an impact on arrhythmia health in Canada. Additional details to follow!



Click on the dates below to view details of our program.

12 September 2018 - Trainee Day (Agenda)

07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast
(Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and Introduction/CHAT Update (Opportunities and Grants)
(Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
09:00 – 09:50 Plenary Lecture
Digital Health Survival Kit for Healthcare Professionals
Unit 1: Computer Networks and Security

(Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
09:50 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:55 Sessions:

  • Statistics 101 – The Beginning – Descriptive Statistics
    (Room: Salon Albert)
  • Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)
    (Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
  • Knowledge Translation – General/Beginner
    (Room: York Salon)
11:00 – 11:55 Sessions:

  • Statistics 201 – Next Steps
    – Inferential Statistics Comparing Two Groups
    (Room: Salon Albert)
  • Multi-site Research Study Management
    – Lessons Learned
    (Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
  • Abstract Writing and Review
    (Room: York Salon)
12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch and Group Photo
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
13:00 – 13:55 Sessions:

  • How to Plan, Prepare and Publish a Rigorous
    and Relevant Systematic Review
    and Meta-analysis in 10 Easy Steps
    (Room: Salon Albert)
  • Going Paperless in Clinical Research is Feasible,
    Legal and Desired
    (Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
  • Grantsmanship 1-on-1 Mentoring
    (Room: York Salon)
14:00 – 14:55 Sessions:

  • CHAT Discovery Practice Presentations
    (Room: York Salon)
  • KT – Adoption and De-adoption and Evaluation
    (Room: Salon Albert)
  • How to Make a Great Oral Presentation
    (Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
15:00 – 15:45 Break / Poster Set-up
15:45 – 17:00 Alumni Questions Panel
(Room: Salon Cartier I and II)

Featuring: Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre, Dr. Katherine Allan,
Theresa Aves, Dr. Christian Stienberg
17:00 – 18:00 CHAT Dinner
(Room: Salon Cartier I and II)
18:30 – 20:30 Public Forum
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
20:30 – 22:00 Welcome Reception
(Room: Summit)
(posters on display – Presenters around their posters but no adjudication)
Poster Adjudication
(Scientific and Patient Judges) will judge during lunch on Thursday

12 September 2018 - Public Forum / Welcome Reception

12:00 – 16:30 Provincial Roundtable
18:30 – 20:30 Public Forum
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
20:30 – 22:00 Welcome Reception
(Room: Summit)

13 September 2018 - Conference Day 01 (Agenda)

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
08:00 – 08:10 Opening Welcome
08:10 – 09:10 Keynote
André Picard
Award-Winning National Health Writer
09:10 – 09:20 CANet: Address from the Scientific Director
09:20 – 10:20 Armchair Discussion: Meeting the Challenges of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:00 VIRTUES Demonstration
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster Adjudication 
(Room: Victoria Ballroom and Upper Victoria Ballroom)
13:30 – 14:30 Keynote
Dr. Phillip Stephan Cuculich
Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:00 Impact of CANet Funded Research Programs
17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks
18:15 – 22:00 CANet Gala Dinner / CHAT Discovery Competition / Awards Ceremony
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)

14 September 2018 - Conference Day 02 (Agenda)

08:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
09:00 – 9:15 Welcome
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
09:15 – 11:00 Breakout Sessions:

Research Track – Atrial Fibrillation
(Room: Salon Cartier I)

Research Track – Sudden Cardiac Death
(Room: Salon Cartier II)

Research Track – Syncope
(Room: Salon Cartier III)

Allied Health Professionals
(Room: Salon Albert)

11:00 – 11:45 Breakout Sessions Summary
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
11:45 – 12:00 CANet Conference Closing Remarks
(Room: Victoria Ballroom)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Registration Options

We look forward to having you join our conference. The following registration options are available on our Eventbrite registration page. Click here to register!

On the Eventbrite page, please click the REGISTER button, then scroll the list of available ticket options:

No Charge CANet Network Investigator
No Charge CANet Trainee (HQP)
No Charge CANet Industry Partner
No Charge CANet Patient Partner
No Charge CANet Board/Committee
No Charge CANet Provincial Partner
$300.00 General Admission (Non-CANet)