Date: April 12-13, 2019
Cardiovascular disease is a global epidemic with no geographic, gender, or socio-economic boundaries . Despite tremendous advances in cardiac care, including new devices and therapeutics and diagnostic innovations, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. To tackle this global health problem, we must broaden our scope of interventions, optimize preventive strategies, and translate our innovations into progressive health policies for the aging population. New frontiers for cardiovascular research include health promotion and disease prevention, multi-vascular morbidity, acute heart failure, and the heart-brain connection. With the increasing availability of health information and big data, advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are a promising pathway forward for the future of cardiovascular medicine that will lead to improved disease detection and risk stratification and the development of personalized approaches to patient care.
This year, the Toronto-Ottawa Heart Summit is jointly held with the
7th International Ottawa Heart Conference: Big Data in Cardiovascular Disease.
We have developed an exciting joint program that will bring delegates together to learn about innovative new advances in cardiovascular disease and data science. The combined conference program has been designed to appeal to a wide audience and will feature guideline updates, interactive workshops, poster presentations, as well as opportunities for networking and mutual learning. This two-day program will involve a full program of the latest in cardiovascular medicine, as well as a specialized boutique big data symposium, highlighting leading data science technologies as they relate to cardiovascular disease. This format will allow key opinion leaders and trainees both to share the latest in cardiovascular research and treatments with health care practitioners and scientists across Canada, and learn about the newest developments in data science.
To enhance the learning experience, the symposium will feature lectures, panel discussions, problem-solving sessions, and case presentations to foster interaction between the faculty and delegates. The case-based presentations will be particularly valuable in translating theoretical concepts and guidelines to practice.