2nd Symposium on the FUTURE OF HEART HEALTH
In addition to celebrating the life of Dr Michael DeBakey (1908 - 2008), we had world-renowned speakers including:
Introduction: Ivan Berkowitz, Conference Director
Harold Buchwald Memorial Lecture - Eldon Smith, Chair of Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Editor Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Calgary "Cardiovascular Disease is Canada's Number One Public Health Problem; Why We Need A Canadian Heart Health Strategy. A Progress Report. (Dr. Smith's talk has been transcribed and is available in CV NETWORK ONLINE on page 3.) "
Lyall Higginson - President - Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Victoria - "Aboriginal Cardiovascular Health in Canada and How The Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan can help."
Harvey Chochinov - Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, Winnipeg - "Dying with Dignity: The Heart of the Matter "
Benedict Maniscalco - Heartbeat International, Tampa, Florida, who engaged us to establish links with our Academy "If Anyone Needs A Pacemaker, We'll Do It"
Shanthi Mendis - Senior Advisor CVD, WHO, Geneva - "Global Heart Health; Challenges and Opportunities"
Rick Mangat - Co-founder and Vice-President, Novadaq Technologies, Mississauga - "Cardiac Bypass Verification -Student Project to World Class Company"
Doris Taylor - "Cells for Prevention, Treatment and Cure of Cardiovascular Disease: A Hope for Today and Tomorrow" (in her absence, her talk was presented by her post-doc Dr. Matthew Robertson)
To view an interview with Dr. Taylor, click here.
For details on the Celebration of Dr. DeBakey's incredible life , please visit here.