Enhancing our Understanding of Cardiovascular Disease

Accounting for one third of all deaths in Canada, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the most important disease areas and clinical challenges for family physicians to understand and effectively manage. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) is a national leader in addressing the full spectrum of CVD through innovative research that ranges from the cellular level to advanced diagnostic imaging and beyond. Together, the centre’s dedicated multidisciplinary teams are radically transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The 10th Annual Peter Munk Cardiovascular Symposium aims to address optimal assessment and management of patients at risk for the complications of CVD. This year’s theme, “Partnerships in Integrative Patient Care,” highlights the importance of enhanced lines of communication between family physicians and the PMCC. To this end, participants will engage in discussions on the latest thinking and best practices for office-based patient assessment. Interactive sessions on Cardiac Rehabilitation, Electrophysiology and preventative measures will complement discussions on the innovations in various aspects of cardiovascular care. This year’s symposium runs from January 19-20 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto. Visit the website to review learning objectives, full agenda and to register.