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CSATVB Conferences



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


Photos from Toronto 2012

2012 Toronto Trainee's Workshop Invited Speaker

2012 Toronto Trainee's Workshop Invited Speaker

2012 Toronto Trainees' Workshop Invited Speaker