Heart Failure and Rhythm Summit 2021


Start 29 April, 2021, 8 50 AM

End 5 PM


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Carol Stewart, CMP, Event Coordinator

E-Mail: castewa@mcmaster.ca

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Overall Program Evaluation

Session I - Atrial Fibrillation - Moderators: Drs. Guy Amit, Jeff Healey
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Dr. Renate Schnabel
Dr. Gabriel Acosta
Dr. William McIntyre
Dr. Jorge Wong
Dr. Jason Adrade
Dr. Ratika Parkash

Session II - Monitoring and Care - Moderators: Drs. Guy Amit, Jeff Healey
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Dr. Syamkumar Divakaramenon
Dr. Aiman Alak
Dr. Andrew Sauer
Dr. Usha Tdrow
Dr. Sebastian Ribas

Session III - Management of Heart Failure: Drs John Neary, Shelley Zieroth
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Dr. Shamir Mehta
Dr. John Erwin and Dr. Mark Ricciardi
Dr. Catherine Demers
Dr. Faizan Amin

Workshop 1 – Moderator: Dr. Catherine Demers
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Dr. Alin Gragossian
Dr. Jillianne Code
Mr. Gord Fogg

Workshop 2 – Moderator: Dr. Javier Ganame
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Dr. Nadeen Faza

Session IV - Chronic Heart Failure – Moderators: Drs Andrew Sauer, Harriette Van Spall
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Dr. Alin Gragossian
Dr. Biykem Bozkurt
Dr. Clyde Yancy
Dr. Sanjiv Shah

Session V - Hospital to Home - Moderators: Drs Emilie Belley-Cote, Harriette Van Spall
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Dr. Sean Virani
Dr. Justin Ezekowitz
Dr. James Loius Januzzi
Dr. Harriette Van Spall

Session VI - Underlying causes and challenges - Moderators: Drs Andrew Coats, Harriette Van Spall
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Dr. Faiez Zannad
Dr. Diego Delgado
Dr. Jason Robers
Dr. Garima Sharma
Dr. Robert Mentz


Harriette Van Spall, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Director, E-Health and Virtual Care
McMaster University

Planning Committee

Guy Amit, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
McMaster University

Jeff Healey, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiology
McMaster University 

John Neary, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Director, General Internal Medicine
McMaster University

Target Audience

Family Physicians, Internal Medicine Specialists, Cardiologists, Cardiac Intensivists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Clinicians, Physician Assistants, Residents/ Fellows, Medical Students and Patients.

Learning Objectives

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Learn practical tips in optimizing therapies for patients with heart failure (HF).
  • Develop an approach to diagnosing and treating common cardiomyopathies.
  • Review the management of common arrhythmias in patients with HF.
  • Understand the role of digital health and device therapies in HF.
Accreditation Statement 

McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Office (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This activity 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 McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Office (CPD) for up to 7.25 MOC Section 1 credits.

The American Medical Association: Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, Physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at: 


*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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