Caring By Sharing…Working Together For Success


It is our pleasure to announce the 3rd edition of the Cardiac Diagnostic Interventional Symposium (CDIS) that will take place in Toronto on June 8 & 9, 2020 at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, located at 686 Bay Street, a short walk from The Hospital for Sick Children.

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together cardiac specialist professionals working with structural and congenital heart patients. This engaging educational event will provide participants an opportunity for networking and learning.

We are fortunate to have the support of the Labatt Family Heart Centre and industry sponsors whom you will meet during the Symposium.

The CDIS will bring diverse perspectives from engaging speakers caring for the full spectrum of structural and congenital heart disease.

Hope to see you at CDIS!

Yours sincerely,

Katie Maxwell RN,
Debbie Machado RN
Lee Benson, MD


  • Promote collaboration of team members, describing strategies for their success
  • Provide a forum to network and explore the benefits and considerations necessary when fostering cohesion within a team
  • Describe advancements in quality and patient safety
  • Encourage innovation of ideas embracing new strategies and applications within a catheterization lab & MRI suite


After active engagement in this Symposium, participants will be better able to:

  • Define and articulate the qualities required to make a team successful in a hospital setting when working with pediatric cardiac patients.
  • Discuss and compare experiences with colleagues who work in other centres and summarize three measures you will implement into your practice.
  • Distinguish and integrate advanced quality and patient safety principles that are required in a pediatric catheterization lab and MRI suite.
  • Attain and assimilate knowledge of new procedures and their impact on the patient journey

Target Audience:

Designed for any healthcare provider working with children or adults with congenital heart disease undergoing treatment in a diagnostic lab (catheterization lab and/or MRI suite). This symposium will provide an educational forum to improve knowledge and collaboration among nurses, medical radiation technologists, fellows, operating room staff and critical care unit staff.