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Date & Venue:


  • October 27 - 31, 2012 (one week later than usual)
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) - South Building
  • 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
  • CSATVB Program in MTCC Meeting Room 713B

(click here for map to MTCC)



Important Dates:


  • Abstract Submissions: March 5 - May 1, 2012 (Click here for details ) 
  • Early Registration:  effective June 11 to Aug. 5
  • Advance Registration:  effective Aug. 6 to Sept. 23
  • Regular Registration:  effective Sept. 24 to Oct. 31


CSATVB Final Program:

(Oct 15 version SEE below link for PDF)


CSATVB  Final Program for CCC 2012 Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Meeting Room 713B

Saturday, October 27

09:00 -17:00 

Meeting of the CSATVB Executive & Directors ( The Grenadier Room, InterContinental Toronto Ctr)

18:00 - 22:00

CSATVB Executive & Director’s Dinner (Adega Restaurante, 33 Elm Street)

Sunday, October 28

08:30 - 14:00

CSATVB Trainees’ Workshop (Niagara Room InterContinental Toronto Centre)

12:00 - 13:00

CSATVB Annual General Meeting (Niagara Room, InterContinental Toronto Centre)
free catered lunch will be served

14:00 - 16:00



Monday, October 29

08:30 - 10:30

Oral Session I (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) – Obesity and Dyslipidemia - Including the CSATVB New Investigator Grant-in-Aid Award Lecture by

  • Julie Robitaille (Laval University), Impact of gestational diabetes on long-term metabolic complications”.

10:30 - 11:30

ASO/CSATVB Highlighted Posters

11:00 - 12:30

Symposium I (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) - Anticoagulant Coatings and Applications

  • Chair:  Anthony Chan (McMaster University), “Application of a novel heparinoid to prevent surface-induced thrombosis”.
  • Co-Chair:  Margaret Rand ( The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
  • Kyla Sask (University of Toronto), “Protein adsorption and thrombogenicity”.
  • Michael Sefton (University of Toronto), “Approaches to render biomaterials non-thrombogenic”.

14:00 -15:30  

Symposium II (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) - Jean Davignon Symposium on Atherosclerosis and Plaque Regression

  • Chair:  Geoffrey Pickering (University of Western Ontario)
  • Co-Chair:  Geoff Werstuck (McMaster University)
  • Edward Fisher (NYU School of Medicine), “Novel mouse models of atherosclerotic plaque regression”.
  • Jean-Claude Tardif (Montreal Heart Institute), “Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging and Regression” -

16:00 - 17:30

Oral Session II (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) – Vascular Biology and Pathophysiology

19:00 - 23:30

Toronto CITY NIGHT (ticket required) / SOIRÉE Toronto (billet requis)

Tuesday, October 30

08:30 - 10:30

Oral Session III (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) – Vasoreactivity and Hypertension - including the CSATVB Scientific Award of Excellence Lecture by

-    Ruth McPherson (University of Ottawa Heart Institute), “Genetics and Genomics of Coronary Artery Disease”.

11:00 - 12:30

Oral Session IV – Atherosclerosis, Vascular and Valvular Disease

14:00 - 15:30

Symposium III (MTCC Mtg Rm 713B) - President’s Symposium - Developmental Vascular Biology

  • Chair - Michelle Bendeck (University of Toronto)

-     Andras Nagy (Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute), “Adipose vessel density is a key determinant of metabolic homeostasis"

-     Sue Quaggin (Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute), “VEGF and Vasculature – New Twists in the Tale”

-     Ian Scott (Hospital for Sick Children), “Role of CCM3 in cranial vasculature development in a zebrafish model of CCMs”.



Certificate of Attendance - Be sure to retain your Congress badge as proof of attendance to submit with the certificate of attendance.

For those wishing to claim AMA/PRA 1 credits for attendance at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, please keep track of the sessions you attend at CCC.

Directly after the CCC, e-mail the following information to;
• Your name
• Contact information
• Number of AMA/PRA 1 credits you wish to claim for your participation
• Names of the sessions you attended

Click here for latest details


2012 Acknowledgements:





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CSATVB Final Program (Oct 15, 2012 version)
CCC Final Program