Friday, May 29, 2020
Dr. Simon Bacon, PhD, MSc, BSc
Co-Director, Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre
Presentation: CACPR Guidelines Update
Dr. Bacon's research deals with the impact of health behaviours and lifestyle (e.g., physical activity, diet, weight management, stress) on chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, and chronic lung disease). He utilises multiple methodologies including epidemiological, psychophysiological, systematic review, and behavioural trials designs. Currently, Dr. Bacon is the CIHR SPOR Mentoring Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials and a fellow of the Obesity Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Prior to joining Concordia he completed his postdoctoral studies at the Duke University Medical Center, McGill University, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, and the Montreal Heart Institute. In addition to Concordia, Dr. Bacon is co-director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca), a researcher at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM: ciusss-nordmtl.gouv.qc.ca/votre-ciusss/centres-de-recherche/), and co-leads the International Behavioural Trials Network (www.IBTNetwork.org).
Dr. Carolyn Baer, MD, FRCPC
Presentation: CACPR Position Statement on Optimal Risk Reduction Interventions
Dr. Carolyn Baer is a General Internist in Moncton, New Brunswick. She was the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab at the Moncton Hospital until 2018. She is past President of CACPR and currently chair of the Advanced Training Modules committee, member of the position statement committee as well as prior co-chair of CACPR Spring conference.
Dr. Scott Lear
Presentation: Dr. Terry Kavanagh Lecture - Supporting
Patients with Cardiovascular Disease at a Distance Using Technology
Dr. Neville Suskin, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., FRCPC, FACC
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program, St. Joseph's Health Care LondonAssoc. Prof Medicine (Cardiology), Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western University
Presentation: Registry/Quality Improvement Activities
Friday, June 5, 2020
Dr. Carol Greenwood
Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute Baycrest,
Professor Emeritus, Dept. Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Presentation: Dietary Approaches to Sustain Brain and Heart Health
Carol Greenwood, a native-born Montrealer, completed her graduate training at the University of Toronto and her post doctoral fellowship at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. She is currently a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto and Former Leader of the Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Team in the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging.Throughout her career, she has examined the relationship between diet and brain function, with a prolonged focus on lifelong dietary factors which modulate cognitive function. A primary focus of her research is aimed at understanding the mechanism(s) whereby midlife diet and type 2 diabetes mellitus contribute to cognitive decrements and ultimately elevate dementia risk. She actively collaborates with colleagues at the Rotman, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and other institutes to support multidisciplinary clinical studies spanning nutrition, exercise, cognitive psychology and neuroimaging. Today she will address 'Dietary approaches to sustain brain and heart health'.
Sandra Black, BSc (PT)
Staff Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Presentation: “Getting a Leg Up on PAD”
Sandra Black is a registered Physiotherapist having received her Bachelor’s of Science from Queen’s University. She is also a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through ACSM. She has worked in the Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for over 30 years. During the last 2.5 years with other team members, she has enjoyed the challenge of developing and supervising the Heart Institute’s PAD Walking Rehabilitation Program. Other interests include alternative cardiac rehabilitation program delivery models and exercise training.
Dr. Ashley Huitema
London Health Sciences Centre
Incoming Co-Program Director, Adult Cardiology Program, Western University
Presentation: Beyond Outcomes: Expanding the Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure Management
Dr. Ashlay Huitema is a member of the Division of Cardiology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare London and London Health Sciences Centre. She is the incoming Co-Program Director for the Adult Cardiology Program at Western University and an Assistant Professor at Western. She completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Western and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention at the Rumsey Cardiac Centre, part of the University Heath Network at the University of Toronto. Dr. Huitema carries her passion for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention forward into her current practice. Her research interests center around cardiac rehabilitation in special clinical populations, knowledge translation involving patient care and care delivery and heart failure management.
Dr. David Bewick
Associate Professor, Director of Health and Wellness & Heart
Function FRCP, FACP, FACC
Presentation: “Virtual Reality”: Cardiac Rehab & COVID-19
Dr. Daniel Gagnon, PhD
Researcher, Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (ÉPIC), Montreal Heart Institute
Presentation: How to Exercise Safely in an Increasingly Hot Climate: Can Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Handle the Heat?
Daniel Gagnon is Assistant Professor of kinesiology at Université de Montréal and Researcher at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (ÉPIC) of the Montreal Heart Institute. He obtained his PhD in kinesiology from the University of Ottawa. His PhD work examined sex-differences in temperature regulation during exercise in the heat. Daniel subsequently undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, during which he studied the impact of age on the cardiovascular responses to heat exposure. In 2016, Daniel setup the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Centre ÉPIC. His research programme examines the human physiological adaptations to heat exposure and their implications for cardiovascular health. His research is supported by the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Thais Coutinho, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
Chair, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
University of Ottawa Heart InstituteAssociate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Presentation: SCAD - Epidemiology, Clinical Features and the Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Dr. Thais Coutinho received her medical degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, in 2004, and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, advanced Echocardiography and Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in 2013. Upon graduating, Dr. Coutinho joined the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as a Clinician-Scientist. In 2017, she was appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation and Chair of the Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre. She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Coutinho has addressed audiences at many national and international meetings, and has published several high impact manuscripts in the field of Cardiovascular Diseases. She served as Co-Chair of the first (2016) and second (2018) Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit, the largest conference in the world dedicated exclusively to the cardiovascular health of women.
Dr. Coutinho has received numerous awards, including the American Heart Association’s Women in Cardiology Trainee (2010) and Young Investigator (2011) Awards, the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award (2nd place, 2012), the Mayo Clinic’s Summerskill Research Award and Cardiovascular Division Outstanding Achievement Award (2013), and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Young Investigator Award (2015).Dr. Coutinho’s research program focuses on arterial health, with a special emphasis on arterial stiffness and its role on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. She focuses on sex differences in arterial aging, and how it may help explain sex differences in cardiovascular diseases. To pursue these investigations, she holds several research grants, including an Early Research Leaders Grant and a Grant-in-Aid from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, as well as a Clinician Scientist Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
About the Association
The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is a national body comprised of interdisciplinary health professionals. Our focus is enhancing knowledge and clinical care, as well as enabling research for those who work in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.