Peter Loewen PharmD – University of British Columbia, 2015 Awardee
William McIntyre MD – McMaster University, 2016 Awardee
The session features two Awardees of the CCS Atrial Fibrillation Research Award and next generation researchers. Principal Investigators will present their study findings and will be challenged with questions from the panelists and the audience.
Our panel consists of Canadian leaders in research and care of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Drs. Parkash, Pearson and Deyell are members of CCS, CHRS, and CANet and have had longstanding involvement in the CCS Atrial Fibrillation Research Awards as peer reviews and, in the cases of Drs Parkash and Deyell, as past awardees.
Peter Loewen PharmD –2015 Awardee Research focus: Long-term persistence and adherence with new oral anticoagulants vs. warfarin in newly-anticoagulated atrial fibrillation patients.
William McIntyre MD – 2016 Awardee Research focus: Atrial Fibrillation Occurring Transiently with Stress (AFOTS) Understanding the Risks of Recurrent AF in Non-cardiac Surgery
The session will close with a presentation by Dr. Parkash - a CCS leader, CANet Governor and AF Track Captain, and national leader with clinical and research expertise on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias – on current trends in the field and the evolving research agenda.
Congratulations to our 2019 ECA3 Awardees:
Jodi Edwards and Thais Coutinho
Proposal Title: Do hypertensive disorders of pregnancy increase the risk of incident atrial fibrillation?
Nathaniel M. Hawkins and Christopher B. Fordyce
Proposal Title: Opportunities to prevent sudden cardiac death: the BC Cardiac Arrest registry
Krystina B. Lewis, RN, MN, PhD
Proposal Title: Identifying effective strategies to engage patients in making decisions along the ICD
Mouhannad M. Sadek, MD FRCPC
Non-Invasive Evaluation of Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Emilie Belley-Côté, MD, MSc
Proposal Title: Direct Oral Anticoagulation versus Warfarin after Cardiac Surgery (DANCE) Pilot Trial