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Events Calendar

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Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
Date: October 25-28, 2014

Location: West Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC.

The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada. The Congress draws cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other cardiovascular specialists from across Canada and around the globe and connects them with other members of the cardiovascular healthcare team.

The CCC provides a broad spectrum of cardiovascular health professionals with current scientific information, accredited education opportunities and an ideal forum to connect with other cardiovascular health and care colleagues. This annual conference unites Canada’s cardiovascular community, from physicians to researchers, to network, learn and showcase the latest in research and innovations.

For more information, visit www.cardiocongress.org


Gairdner Symposium

Date: Monday, October 27,  4– 6pm

Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall


Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2014 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.

This free public lecture will feature:

  1. James P. Allison PhD
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2014
    "For his discovery of immune checkpoint blockade and its successful application to immune therapy of cancer"
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Presentation Title: "Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities”

For information about Dr. Allison: http://www.gairdner.org/content/james-allison

  1. Salim Yusuf, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, O.C.
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2014
    "For his exceptional leadership in global clinical trials and population studies of cardiovascular disease that shaped best guidelines for prevention and treatment"
    McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

Presentation Title: TBA
To learn more about Dr. Yusuf: http://www.gairdner.org/content/salim-yusuf

Please see  Vancouver Gairdner symposium for more information.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.

For questions or more information please contact Seetha at skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca

Download Gairdner Symposium poster