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Friday, December 8

7:00 Breakfast

8:00- 8:20 Opening remarks

8:20- 9:05 Keynote Address- Genetics of Stroke: Getting up Close and Personal           
Guillaume Paré MD, MSc, FRCPC

9:10-10:55 Plenary 1 – Heart Disease in Special Populations

Heart Interventions in Older Patients - Filtering For Frailty

Heart Disease and Pregnancy - The Top 3 Things You Need to Know
Samuel Siu MD

Heart Disease, Athletes and the Weekend Warrior
Aaron Baggish MD

10:55-11:20 Nutrition Break

11:20-12:50 Concurrent Sessions F1
F1-01: Acute Stroke and Early Management
Jennifer Mandzia MD, PhD, FRCPC

F1-02: Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Ashkan Shoamanesh MD, FRCPC

F1-03: Managing Diabetes in 2017 – What to Add, When and Why?
Maria Wolfs MD, MHSc, FRCPC

F1-04: An Update on Sleep Apnea
Douglas Bradley BA, MD

F1-05: Athlete’s Workshop
Aaron Baggish MD

F1-06: Practical Management of NOACs
John Eikelboom MBBS, MSc

12:50 Lunch 

14:00-15:30 Concurrent Sessions F2

F2-07: Driving and the Heart and Stroke Patient
Catherine Ballyk MD, FRCPC

Elke Hilgendag OT

F2-08: Cardiac Rhythm Devices: Pacemakers, ILR ICD, CRT: What's Out There and What Should I Know?
William McIntyre MD, FRCPC

F2-09: Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety

Darlene Kitty, MD, CCFP


F2-10: Palliative Care for the Heart and Stroke Patient
Jeff Myers MD, MSEd, CCFP (PC)

F2-11: The 3 Minute Neurological Exam Demystified
W.J. Oczkowski MD, FRCPC

F2-12: Keeping Your Patient out of the Hospital by Preventing a Second Stroke
Grant Stotts MD, FRCPC

15:30-15:55 Nutrition Break

15:55-17:40 Plenary 2
– Stroke in Women

Migraines and Stroke
Christine Lay MD, FRCP, FAHS

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Stroke
Cheryl Jaigobin MD, MSc

Pregnancy and Stroke
Rick Swartz MD, PhD

Saturday, December 9

7:00 Breakfast

8:00-9:45 Plenary 3
– Therapeutic Update

New Trials and Controversies in Hypertension
Eva Lonn MD, MSc, FRCPC

Optimizing Cholesterol Lowering Therapy in Patients with Statin Muscle Complaints
Robert Rosenson MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FESC

Diabetes Management in 2017: The Tides Are Turning
Catherine Yu MD, FRCPC, MHSc

9:45-10:10 Nutrition break

10:10-11:40 Concurrent sessions S3

S3-13: Lipids: Looking Forward to 2018

S3-14: Managing Atrial Fibrillation: Beyond Anticoagulation
Peter Leong-Sit MD, MSc, FRCPC, FHRS

S3-15: Addressing Challenges in Heart Failure Management
Stuart J. Smith MD, FRCPC
Maureen Leyser RNEC, BScN, MN - NP

S3-16: A Case-Based Approach to ECGs 
Lorne Gula MD, FRCPC
Damian Redfearn MB, ChB, MRCPI, FRCPC

S3-17: Management of Patients with TIA
Cheryl Jaigobin MD, FRCPC, MSc

S3-18: Interpretation and Common Pitfalls of Neurovascular Imaging
Kanjana Perera MD, FRCPC

11:40-13:10 Closing Lunch & Learn - Digital Health and Patient Self-Care of Chronic Illness
Joseph Cafazzo PhD, PEng


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