We’re going virtual and want to hear from you!

The Planning Committee is excited to announce that the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will be held virtually in February 2021. Previously a 2-day in-person event, we will be moving the program to a virtual platform - and would like to get your input! 

If you have 10 minutes, we would be grateful if you completed the survey below. 

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The deadline to complete is August 10  August 12, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST.

By completing the survey, you’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win an item from the Wear Red Canada online store

Don’t miss this chance to be part of something that will change the face of women’s heart, brain, and vascular health. 

We hope you’ll join us (virtually) in February!

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Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Puzzle:
Connecting the Pieces to Understand the Whole

Save the date! February 2021

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Proudly hosted by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Heart & Stroke, the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit is the only event of its kind and has become the national reference point for health professionals seeking up-to-date knowledge of women’s heart health.

Building on the success of the 2016 and 2018 Summits, we are assembling national and international experts and stakeholders to further advance women’s heart & brain health. Together, we will transform and enhance Canadian women’s lives through research, awareness, policy development, and care.

This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including primary care providers, cardiologists, neurologists, gynecologists, pharmacists, nurses, cardiac rehabilitation providers, allied healthcare providers, researchers, policy-makers, community partners and women with lived experience.


  • Bring together national and international leaders, knowledge-users, and women with lived experience to strengthen our capacity to develop and disseminate strategies to improve heart, brain and vascular health among women.
  • Identify emerging areas in research and clinical practice centered upon heart, brain and vascular conditions affecting women across their lifespan.
  • Delineate strategies for addressing the gaps in research and clinical practice for heart, brain and vascular disease in women, improving risk stratification, diagnosis, and therapy from a sex and gender perspective.
  • Promote networking among clinicians, scientists, policy-makers and women with lived experience, facilitating translation of knowledge that will ultimately improve the health of women.

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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 13.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 13.0 Mainpro+ credits.