Welcome to International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (HEARTACADEMY.ORG)

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.

World-renowned Research Centre renamed

St-Boniface Hospital honoured Winnipeg visionary and philanthropist Paul Albrechtsen by renaming its Research Centre the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre. The Centre is the global headquarters of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences where our Dr. Naranjan Dhalla was the founder of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

He was interviewed recently by the American Physiological Society's for their "Living History Program.

Click here to enjoy


3rd Harold Buchwald Lecture by Dr. Sharon Mulvagh, Mayo Clinic, Rochester


Click for An Important Conversation About Heart Health between Dr. Mulvagh and Marlo Thomas

If you missed the MANSHIELD CONSTRUCTION HEART HEALTH LUNCHEON featuring the 5th Harold Buchwald Lecture on October 3, 2013, please Click here for Dr Yusuf's extraordinary talk

Dr. Robert Roberts made a very special talk as the first Yetta and Jack Levit Distinguished Lecture. Click here to enjoy Dr. Roberts ' talk. On Nov. 2/15, Dr. John Cairns second Distinguished Lecture was extraordinary Click here for the lecture.

2nd Harold Buchwald Heart Health Lecture Sept. 29, 2009 ... an incredible talk by Dr. Jay Cohn which inspired Ivan Berkowitz to pursue a number of options which led to Dr. Duhamel's HAPPY Hearts Project. Click here to watch video

Read the latest bulletin from St. Boniface - excellent reports on IACS Fellows Drs. Menkis, Pierce and Kirshenbaum - great heart health advice!