Speakers

Dr. Sonia Anand

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sonia Anand, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, McMaster University
Director, Population Genomics Program
Senior Scientist at Population Health Research Institute
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

 

Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Program
Director, Erika J. Glazer Women's Heart Research Initiative
Director, Preventive Cardiac Center
Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Marcia Anderson

Marcia Anderson, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Executive Director, Indigenous Academic Affairs
Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MN

 

Dr. Todd Anderson

Todd J. Anderson, MD, FRCP(C)
Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute
Department Head, Cardiac Sciences
University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB

 

Dr. Amel Arnaout

Amel Arnaout, MD, FRCPC
Program Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Ottawa Hospital
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
 

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John F. Beltrame, PhD, FRACP, FESC, FACC, FCSANZ, FAHA
Michell Professor, The University of Adelaide
Senior Cardiologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Director of Research, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)
Cardiology Academic Lead, CALHN
Adelaide, AU
 

Dr. Jennifer Blake

Jennifer Blake, MD, FRCSC
Chief Executive Officer
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Ottawa, ON

 

 

Thais Coutinho

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

Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou

Stella S. Daskalopoulou MD, MSc, DIC, PhD
Associate Professor (tenured) in Medicine
FRQ-S Chercheur-Boursier Clinicien - Senior
Director, Vascular Health Unit
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
McGill University, McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC
 

Dr. Paul Dorian

Paul Dorian, MD, CM
Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON

 

Nadine Elias

Nadine Elias, BSc. KIN
Facilitator, Prevention and Wellness
Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON

 

Dr. Sherry Grace

Sherry L. Grace, PhD, FCCS
Professor, York University
Sr. Scientist, University Health Network 
Toronto, ON

 

 

Dr. Jasmine Grewal

Jasmine Grewal, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor and Cardiologist
University of British Columbia
Director, Cardiac Obstetrics Clinic and
Associate Director Echocardiography Lab
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Paula Harvey

Paula Harvey, BMBS, PhD, FRACP
Physician in Chief, Women's College Hospital
Scientist, Women's College Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
F.M. Hill Chair in Women’s Academic Medicine
Women's College Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Karin Humphries

Karin H. Humphries, MBA, DSc
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professor in Women's Cardiovascular Health
Scientific Director, BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health
Vancouver, BC

 

Dr. Scott Lear

Scott Lear, PhD
Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research
St. Paul's Hospital
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Member, Division of Cardiology
Providence Health Care
Vancouver, BC

Marion Martell

Marion Martell
Women @ Heart Ambassador
Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
Division of Prevention and Wellness
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON
 

Lisa McDonnell

Lisa McDonnell, BSc, MSc, EMBA
Manager, Prevention and Wellness Centre and Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON


 

Dr. Ruth McPherson

Ruth McPherson, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCS
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry
Merck Frosst Canada Chair in Atherosclerosis Research
Director, Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre,
Atherogenomics Laboratory and Lipid Clinic
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON
 

Dr. Kerri-Anne Mullen

Kerri-Anne MullenPhD, MSc
Program Manager, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation Network
Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON

 

Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD FRCPC, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Emeritus Professor, Mayo Clinic
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

 

Dr. Kara Nerenberg

Kara Nerenberg, MSc, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Community Health Sciences
Division of General Internal Medicine (Obstetric Medicine)
Calgary, AB

 

 

Dr. Paul Oh

Paul Oh, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director and GoodLife Fitness Chair
Cardiac Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Program
University Health Network
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, ON

 

Louise Pilote, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, QC

 

Dr. Jennifer Reed

Jennifer Reed, PhD, R.Kin
Scientist, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
Director, Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Lab
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
 

Robert Reid

Robert Reid, PhD, MBA 
Deputy Chief, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

 

Helen Robert

Helen Robert
Entrepreneur and Consultant
Chair, Board of Directors
Dovercourt Recreation Association
Women @ Heart Ambassador
Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Marc Rodgers

Marc Rodger, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epidemiology)
Professor, University of Ottawa
Chief and Chair, Division of Hematology
Head, Thrombosis Program
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON
 

Dr. Nandita Srividya Scott

Nandita Srividya Scott, MD
Co-Director, MGH Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, MA 


 

Dr. Tara Sedlak

Tara L. Sedlak, MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist, Vancouver General, and UBC Hospitals
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC


 

Dr. Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Head, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Kingston, ON

 

 

Dr. Viola Vaccarino

Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD
Wilton Looney Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Professor, Dept. of Medicine, School of Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Wendy Wray

Wendy Wray, RN, BScN, MScN
Director, Women's Healthy Heart Initiative
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC

 

 

 


Moderators

Dr. Michele de Margerie

Michèle de Margerie, MD, CCFP
Director, Francoforme Program
Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Martha Gulati

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC
Chief of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix
CardioSmart Editor-in-Chief, American College of Cardiology
Physician Executive Director, Banner University Medicine Heart Institute
Phoenix, AZ 

 

Caroline Lavallée

Caroline Lavallée 
Communications and Public Relations Professional
Lived Experience with Heart Disease
Co-Chair, Advancing Women's Heart Health Research Steering Committee
Heart & Stroke
Montreal, QC

 

Dr. Andrew Pipe

Andrew Pipe, CM, BA, MD, LLD (Hons), DSc (Hons)
Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

 

Dr. Jacqueline Saw

Jacqueline Saw, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FSCA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Interventional Cardiologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC