Welcome to IACS (Preview)
“The challenge for the Academy and its members is to adopt a mind-set, which continuously raises the question of how new and existing knowledge, can be translated into prevention, improved diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular disease. This approach offers the hope of a continued reduction in morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases.” Howard Morgan, founding President
October 1-4 , 2016 on a cruise ship operated by Pullmantur Cruises
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I A C S extends sincere appreciation to the Levit Family and St. Boniface Hospital Research for support of the 2nd Yetta and Jack Levit Distinguished Lecture
DR. JOHN CAIRNS – Cardiologist, Scientist and President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences delivered an extraordinary talk
“Can Aspirin prevent heart attacks without causing more harm than good?
|Dr. Arnold Naimark ( R ) introduced Dr. Cairns. Both were effusive in their praise of Levit family for their leadership in funding IACS efforts to educate Manitobans about Heart Health.||Dr. Cairns proudly shared his gratitude for the support with Yetta Levit surrounded by her children - Diane (L), Keith and Shelley.|
The Yetta and Jack Levit Distinguished Lectures can be enjoyed at:
While he was in Winnipeg, Dr. Cairns was interviewed by Greg Mackling. On Sunday, Nov.8, the interview aired on CJOB's "THE HEALTH REPORT". To listen PLEASE CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to enjoy Dr. Noel Bairey Merz's talk
What a Luncheon
Not only did nearly 300 Luncheon-goers enjoy the awesome talk which they expected from Dr. Noel Bairey Merz but they were also treated to a heart-healthy lunch created by Chef Quetin Harty of the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg with help from Ilona Beck of CanMor Grain Products who provided the recipe and supplied flax for cooking and SHAPE Foods who supplied flax oil.
Click here to learn from these amazing ladies.
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, on CJOB's "The Health Report"
Hosts Chuck Lafleche and Greg Mackiling explored new approaches to heart health in advance of the 6th annual Harold Buchwald Heart Health Luncheon
Guest: Dr. Noel Bairey Merz,
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO IT.
Director, Preventative & Rehabilitative Cardiac Centre and Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
A series on Women's Heart Health
On May 4/15 Terry MacLeod again served as the Luncheon's extraordinary Host. Please click to learn more about Terry.
On his Weekend Morning Show" on Mar. 22/15 on CBC Manitoba, Terry MacLeod interviewed Dr. Suzy Santos on Women's Heart Health - click here to listen !
On March 29th, Terry interviewed Yvone Baert - click here for her sharing her experience which was happily solved with seven stents.
On April 25th, Terry interviewed Dr. Noel Bairey Merz- click here for her sharing her preview of her visit to Winnipeg
On Jan. 9th, Terry interviewed Teri Moffat and Dr. Todd Duhamel. They are leading the HAPPY Hearts Project at St. Boniface Research based on the work of IACS Fellow Jay Cohn about which Dr. Cohn spoke as the Buchwald Lecturer on Sept. 29/09- CLICK HERE to listen to Terry's extraordinary interview.
Women in Manitoba, 55 or over who are interested in free participation in the HAPPY Hearts Project please call 204 235 3589 OR E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Naranjan S. Dhalla, Distinguished Professor of Physiology, University of Manitoba, and Director of Cardiovascular Developments, St-Boniface Hospital Research was honored at the 2nd European Section Meeting of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, held October 8-10, 2015 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia.
Dhalla was presented with a plaque of appreciation for establishing the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, as well as a video featuring well-wishes from top researchers in the European cardiovascular research community, including Dr. Andras Varro (Hungary), Dr. Jan Slezak (Slovakia), Dr. Danina Muntean (Romania), Dr. Dragan Djuric (Serbia), Dr. Vladimir Jakovljevic (Serbia), Dr. Bohuslav Ostadal (Czech Republic), and Dr. Tatiana Ravingerova (Slovakia).
Please click here to enjoy this superb tribute to Dr. Dhalla.
Dr. Bohuslav Ošťádal
On Sept. 6/14, Dr. Bohuslav Ošťádal, from Prague, Czech Republic assumed the Presidency of I A C S for a three-year term.
To enjoy his remarks and welcome from some friends, PLEASE CLICK HERE
Terry McLeod (Host and Producer of CBC Radio Winnipeg's "Weekend Morning Show") interviewed Dr. Sharon Mulvagh on Sept. 5th at the 2nd CV Forum at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Sharon L. Mulvagh is Professor of Medicine,Mayo College of Medicine, and Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Click to listen.
Sumeet S. Chugh is Director of the Heart Rhythm Center, Associate Director of the Heart Institute and holder of the Pauline and Harold Price Endowed Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiologyat the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles;and Professor of Medicine-in-Residence at UCLA. He is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and investigator, and his research program focuses on population-based approaches to mechanisms of sudden cardiac death. He founded, and continues to direct the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, ongoing since 2002. Click to listen.
Transplant recipient speaks from the heart
The person in the front of the canoe in this photo is Kristin Millar. The remarkable thing about this scene is that Kristin was attached to an LVAD (a Left Ventricular Assistive Device) – a pump that does the work the heart does for most of us, without our thinking about it much. [photo by Kathy Stinson - click here to read her article about Kristin]
You Can Avoid A Heart Attack
Photo taken by Ivan Berkowitz at President Clinton’s Health Matters Conference in Palm Springs CA on January 17, 2012 - click here for more details.
Katie Couric WORLD 3.0 on Yahoo! News "Barbra Streisand's mission to end heart disease in women"
Jan. 27/15 update from Ivan Berkowitz: "Although I did not accept their invitation to again attend Pres. Clinton’s Health Matters Activation Summit, I did “attend” online and saw Dr. Merz with British Robinson, the C E O of Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) WHA is a unique collaboration of the Streisand Center with the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York – Presbyterian Heart Institute and two major philanthropists, Barbra Streisand and Ronald O. Perelman. I have added a YouTube promotion of women’s heart health to our web site and hope to establish a relationship with the WHA." Click here to connect with YouTube
Rosie reveals her heart attack mistakes to Dr. Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz chats with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about his interview with Rosie O’Donnell, in which the actress and comedian opened up about her heart attack this summer, and discusses the signs of heart attacks in women.
Click here to see interview.
Click here to read Rosie's Poem "My Heart Attack" - it's an important message!
Avoiding Heart Attacks
If you missed the MANSHIELD CONSTRUCTION HEART HEALTH LUNCHEON featuring the 5th Harold Buchwald Lecture on October 3, 2013, please support initiative to encourage people to engage in their own heart health by donating. Click here.
Click here for Dr Yusuf's extraordinary talk!
For a great interview about Dr Yusuf's life and career, GO TO theheart.org
Dr. Salim Yusuf's interview on CJOB Winnipeg's "Health Report" which Greg Mackilng recorded at the Winnipeg Convention Centre following Dr. Yusuf's 5th Harold Buchwald Heart Health Lecture "MOST PREMATURE HEART DISEASE IS PREVENTABLE"
Special Edition October 3, 2013
A special edition of CV Network was produced for guests at the Luncheon, Please click here to enjoy
A Unique Celebration of World Heart Day in Winnipeg on October 3, 2013
The Manshield Construction Heart Health Luncheon was an initiative of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences in collaboration with Myles Robinson Memorial Heart Trust and the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. Close to 300 enjoyed a heart-healthy lunch featuring very delicious omega 3 rich flax-crusted salmon at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
Leaders of Manitoba's Cardiovascular Research community joined the Luncheon Sponsor following the 5th Harold Buchwald Heart Health Lecture "Most Premature Heart Disease is Preventable"by Dr. Salim Yusuf which can be enjoyed in full on www.heartacademy.org.
L- R - Dr. Naranjan Dhalla (Founder and Executive Director I A C S ); Dr. Henry Friesen (Past-President of the Medical Research Council of Canada and helped transform it to Canadian Institutes of Health Research); Justin Bova (Managing Partner of Luncheon Sponsor Manshield Construction); Dr. Salim Yusuf (President - Elect of the World Heart Federation); Dr. Arnold Naimark (President Emeritus, University of Manitoba)
L-R - Irene and Mike Czubryt, Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Gail and Grant Pierce, Alex Austria, Chuck LaFleche, Delfin Rodriguez, Henry Freisen, Justin Deniset
Our special friend Delfin Rodriguez, from Holguin Cuba, was in Winnipeg on Nov. 8 and honoured with the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences' Vincenzo Panagia Award. To enjoy Delfin's Lecture, go to http://www.sbrc.tv/1/Watch/301.aspx (scroll across to 1:30:15)
Dr. Louis Ignarro
Nobel Laureate, IACS Fellow and Medal of Merit Recipient spoke in Winnipeg about his personal path to "NO More Heart Attacks"
Click here to enjoy his talk.
HEART HEALTH - Supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, September 8, 2012
Heart stem cell pioneer to get IACS Medal of Merit.
Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s No. 1 killer. They claim 18 million lives every year.
Buckwald helped make vision a reality.
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Academy Fellow Robert Lefkowitz Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize
Dr. Lefkowitz is a Fellow of IACS. To enjoy the Nobelprize.org interview with him, please visit: http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1844
In 2003, Dr. Lefkowitz was one of the early recipients of the IACS’ highest honour the Medal of Merit which has been presented to five Nobel Prize Winners among 27 outstanding cardiologists, surgeons and scientists for their outstanding achievements in cardiovascular education and research.
One guy LOVED his open heart surgery
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Dr. Parloop Bhatt
Women's Heart Health in India
For the Global Network to Fight CVD Steering Committee Meeting Mar . 26, 2012 in Chicago during the A C C Meetings, we were joined by Drs. James Willerson (IACS President); Parloop Bhatt; Chockalingam; Junbo Ge; Jay Cohn; Jay Mehta; Jennifer Hall; and Suzy Lanier; and via SKYPE – Naranjan Dhalla and Mohamed Boutdjir. Previously Dr. Bhatt and I had met with Dr. Sharon Mulvagh. Those discussions encouraged Drs. Mehta and Mulvagh and I to assist Dr. Bhatt in proceeding with the IACS-CIMS Women Welfare Proposal you can review by clicking here
3rd Symposium on The FUTURE of HEART HEALTH
Click here to enjoy all the talks, especially a debate "Angioplasty and Stents are Better Revascularization Than Cardiac Surgery"
2nd Symposium on The FUTURE of HEART HEALTH
In addition to celebrating the life of Dr Michael DeBakey (1908 - 2008), we developed a concept to share the wisdom around the world. Inspired by the unique TED.com.
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"WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT" - INTERVIEW WITH SIR MAGDI YACOUB
When Sir Magdi Yacoub was in Winnipeg to celebrate toe 70th Birthday of Dr. Naranjan Dhalla, he was the Keynote Speaker at the 1st "SYMPOSIUM on the FUTURE of HEART HEALTH". Later, he was interviewed on CKY-TV with a young woman from Brandon whose life Dr Yacoub saved with revolutionary surgery when she was a baby. Click here to watch video.
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NEW SPRINGER BOOKS BY FELLOWS OF THE ACADEMY
Genes and Cardiovascular Function
EDITORS: BOHUSLAV OSTADAL, MAKOTO NAGANO and NARANJAN S. DHALLA
Molecular Defects in Cardiovascular Disease
EDITORS: NARANJAN S. DHALLA, MAKOTO NAGANO, BOHUSLAV OSTDAL
WORLD-CLASS HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Dr. Ernest Madu on TED.com
Click here to go to Dr. Madu's blog.
are eligible for election as Fellows of the Academy at appropriate times
will have free access to Academy Web Site – www.heartacademy.org which now includes “CV NETWORK ONLINE” AND are encouraged to submit articles for CV NETWORK
will receive significant discounts on subscriptions to the official journals of the Academy
may take advantage of meaningful discounts for attendance at Academy Congresses and Meetings
will be able to access contact ELECTRONICALLY with all Members and Fellows for ease of networking
will be supported to host meetings to be sponsored by the Academy