Meet the Co-Chairs

 

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Thais Coutinho, MD
Chief, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
Chair, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
Co-Chair, Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

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On behalf of the Planning Committee, I am delighted to welcome you to Ottawa for the second Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit. After our successful first Summit in 2016, we have carefully listened to all feedback and shaped the 2018 Summit to address the specific needs of our audience. This has led to an exciting program that is bound to engage and inspire clinicians, researchers, policy makers and women with lived experience in cardiovascular diseases.  Further, this Summit will provide a platform for participants and speakers to broaden their knowledge, exchange ideas, discover new opportunities amd forge collaborations in the field of Women’s Cardiovascular Health. AAt the end of this Summit, we will be able to highlight specific areas of need, and delineate bold next steps aimed at improving the cardiovascular health of Canadian women. Your participation and input will be essential in achieving these goals! We wish you a superb Summit experience and a memorable stay in our beautiful city. Welcome to Ottawa! Bienvenue à Ottawa! 

 

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Colleen Johnston
Co-Chair, Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit
National and Ontario Provincial Boards of Directors (Former)
Heart & Stroke 
Toronto, ON

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On behalf of the Canadian’s Women’s Heart Health Centre and Heart & Stroke, thank you for your commitment to women’s heart health. In some matters of the heart, women do not fare as well as men. Within one year of a heart attack, 7 per cent more women will die than men. It’s the number one killer of women worldwide, accounting for more deaths every year than all cancers combined. Together we can – and will – transform and save women’s lives. I invite each of you to take full advantage of this conference to share your knowledge and understanding of women and heart disease. It is up to each of us to identify our unique goals and take action. By working together we will leverage skills, innovations, and ideas to collaboratively chart a course for women’s heart health in Canada. 

 

dr._michele_turek_web_v2Michele A. Turek, MDCM, FRCPC
Co-Chair, Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit
Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
Associate Professor of Medicine and Staff Cardiologist University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON

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On behalf of the Women’s Heart Health Center and this 2018 Summit, I am pleased to welcome you to Ottawa. We have built upon our inaugural Summit and its priorities for action and will particularly highlight new and exciting initiatives in women’s cardiovascular health as well as provide a forum to engage collaborators that can support knowledge translation in this field. We have designed a progressive agenda that encompasses a wide range of topics that will enable you to share best practices and help to develop new strategies and treatment interventions. The Planning Committee has worked diligently to put together very strong program which includes regular theme sessions on women’s heart health across the lifespan, inspiring keynote speakers and stimulating breakout sessions. We are looking forward to meeting you in Ottawa and enjoying this Summit.http://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/sites/cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/files/summit/cochairs/quotemarks_close_v2.png