Postponed: 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre has been monitoring recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and partner hospitals and health organizations regarding the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Considering the ongoing situation, the Summit Planning Committee has made the decision to cancel the on-site Summit, and postpone to 2021, dates TBD. This includes all oral presentations, accepted poster presentations, career mentoring sessions, and additional networking opportunities. 

The health and safety of our delegates, colleagues, staff, and partners is our top priority. Please stay tuned for more information.

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2020 Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit

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

April 2-3, 2020
Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Canada

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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.