We are pleased to announce that will be offering the 5th Annual UBC Heart Failure Symposium as a Virtual Conference on June 20, 2020.
The overall theme of this year’s meeting will be State of the Art HF Care - Putting the Pieces Together and the format will consist of a series of presentations and interactive sessions. We have invited speakers from across Canada and also pleased to say we have all the health authorities in B.C. represented on this year’s symposium planning committee.
Brian Clarke, MD FRCPC FACC. Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary
Dr. Brian Clarke received his MD and residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology from Dalhousie University and went on to Stanford University to complete fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. Dr. Clarke returned to Halifax and subsequently recruited to Calgary to join the heart failure program at Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Clarke focuses clinical care across the spectrum of heart failure and cardiomyopathies and co-leads the CardioOncology Program in Calgary. He is president of the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network and serves as a senior advisor on heart transplant policy to Canadian Blood Services. Dr. Clarke also is active in education; both at the university level and nationally as Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Area of Focused Competence diploma program in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.
Harriette Van Spall, MD, MPH, FRCPC. Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, McMaster University.
Dr. Van Spall is a Scientist for the Knowledge Translation and the Heart Failure programs at the Population Health Research Institute. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine at McMaster University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography at the University of Toronto. Her research, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, is in quality of care and outcomes, knowledge translation, and health systems improvement pertaining to Heart Failure. She has won several research awards, and her work has been published in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jonathan Howlett, MD FRCPC FACC FCCS FHFSA(hon). Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Howlett graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1989 and was Certified in Cardiology at Dalhousie University 1994. In 2008 Dr. Howlett became Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta/ University of Calgary. Dr. Howlett is involved in clinical care for in Advanced Heart Failure service at Foothills Medical Centre and clinical trial research in heart failure, health care outcomes, and knowledge translation. He serves on several international clinical trial steering committees, and served on international consensus guideline committees. He is currently a member and past- Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Committee, Heart Failure Key Performance Indicator Working Group and serves as co-chair of the Alberta Strategic Clinical Network Heart Failure Pathway Initiative. Dr. Howlett is the founding and former President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society and has published over 140 peer- reviewed medical journal articles.