Hot Topics in Cardiology


Series Overview

Hot Topics in Cardiology: Complex Cases is presented as a CCS accredited series of 4 regional symposia across Canada. The symposia will be held in 2017 in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.

Hot Topics in Cardiology represents a rare opportunity for cardiac specialists to get up‐to‐date information around 3 different areas of cardiovascular medicine from top specialists in their region. Each 2-hr program will focus on complex patient cases touching the following areas of cardiovascular medicine:

  • Oral Antithrombotic Therapy in AF Patients Post-PCI
  • CAD Patient with T2D: Optimal Management by the Cardiologist
  • CAD and Dyslipidemia: What Does the Evidence and Guidelines Tell Us?

The content of the series was developed by a distinguished planning committee composed of Dr. Shelley Zieroth (CCS Rep.), Dr. Shaun Goodman (Chair), Dr. Jean Grégoire, and Dr. Harpreet Bajaj.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the optimal anticoagulation treatment options for patients with AF and CAD, in light of the most recent evidence and the updated CCS guidelines on anticoagulation in patients with coronary disease
  • Develop a practical approach for cardiologists to manage and treat patients with type-2 diabetes with or without established cardiovascular disease
  • Select the appropriate treatment options for high risk patient with LDL-C not at target, based on the evidence and updated CCS recommendations

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This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification program. It is approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society for a maximum of 2 credits. This program was co-developed with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Bayer Inc, Merck Canada, and Sanofi Canada and was planned to ensure the evidence presented is valid, objective and balanced.