Event Recap • Expert Knowledge Exchange — Building For The Future • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet

Expert Knowledge Exchange

Building for the Future

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting another successful 2-day Expert Knowledge Exchange titled “Building for the Future” at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre hotel in Toronto, Ontario!

First, we would like to thank our Patient Partners, Trainees, Allied Health Professionals, Network Investigators and Speakers for joining us from across Canada.

We would also like to thank our speakers for exchanging their expert knowledge with our fantastic audience who travelled across Canada to participate in this event.

We give special thanks to our excellent speakers:

Amanda Higginson, Joel Sherwood, Patrick Logan, Ian Swanson, Jonathan Yeh, Dr. Katie Dainty, Theresa Aves, Dr. Kevin Thorpe, Dr. Nicole Kaniki, Marika Sandrelli, Beverley Pomeroy, Kristelle Heinrichs, Dr. Alexandra King, Dr. Malcolm King, Dr. Lauren Drogos, Dr. Varinder Randhawa, Danaka Porter and Tigana Runte.

We would also like to thank our CANet Patient Partners for their attendance and being our Network’s heart. A special thank you goes out to each of you:

Dr. Mary Runte (Chair of CANet’s Patient Advisory Council), Danaka Porter, Jacinthe Bisson, Tim Westhaver, Diane Strachan, Linda Riches, Kevin Barry, Darrin Bauer, and Hugh Winsor.

In addition, we thank our Patient Partners who were not in attendance but play vital roles in our Network.

Thank you, Barbara Martin, Ann-Marie Julien, Dale Kisch, David Durksen, Waleed El-Zoghbi, Sherilyn Powers, Jennifer Porter, Roseanne MacIsaac, Robert MacLachlan, Alison Headland, Joel Thibeault, Vickie Pynn and Sylvain Bedard.

Thank you to the Chair of CANet’s Training and Education Committee, Dr. Katherine Allan, and the additional members of the TEC for their hard work in the planning of this event: Brianna Davies, Shannon Kelly, Joel Sherwood, Danaka Porter, Tigana Runte, Dr. Varinder Randhawa, and Dr. Santokh Dillon. Your work is greatly appreciated.

Additional details about this event, including speaker bios and presentation abstracts, can be found here.

If you are looking for a presentation, visit our Expert Knowledge Exchange portal. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more! 

Enjoy our gallery of photos below!

CANet EKE — Building for the Future

November 17-18, 2022

InterContinental Toronto Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Jobanjit Phulka, CHAT Discovery award winner with Dr. Katie Allan, Chair, CANet’s Training and Education Committee

CHAT Discovery Competition

Congratulations to our 1st Place Winner, Jobanjit Phulka!

Scroll down to see the runner-ups and CHAT Poster winners.

CHAT Poster and Discovery Competitions

During the Expert Knowledge, CANet held two competitions, CHAT Poster and CHAT Discovery, for its trainees.

CHAT Poster Award Winners

Our CHAT Poster competition allowed trainees to showcase their research and present their posters to a panel of scientific, allied health, and patient partner judges.

Research Category

  • 1st place
    Victor Chu
    Western University
  • 2nd place
    Jacquie Baker
    University of Calgary
  • 3rd place
    Shaun Ranada
    University of Calgary

General Interest

  • 1st place
    Nicholas Grubic
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 
  • 2nd place
    Simran Deo
    University of British Columbia
  • 3rd place
    Camille Galloway
    University of British Columbia

Public/Patient-Oriented Selection

  • 1st place
    Jacquie Baker
    University of Calgary
  • 2nd place
    Jill Laurin
    University of Calgary
  • 3rd place
    Sadia Akbar
    Queen’s University

CHAT Discovery Award Winner

Our final competition was the CHAT Discovery which included presentations from four finalists on their original research studies. Finalists below had the opportunity to win up to $25,000! A huge congratulations to all finalists for their incredible work.

  • Omar Ibrahim, McMaster University
  • Isabela Roque Marcal, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Jobanjit Phulka, University of British Columbia (Winner)
  • Michael Wang, McMaster University

Congratulations, Jobanjit Phulka, for winning our 2022 competition!

Jobanjit Phulka, CHAT Discovery award winner with Dr. Katie Allan, Chair, CANet’s Training and Education Committee

CANet Expert Knowledge Exchange

Thanks again for attending!

We hope you all had a wonderful time with the opportunities to grow your networks and gain valuable knowledge.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at our next event soon!

Expert Knowledge Exchange

If you could not attend our event, please find access to the speakers’ presentation slides on our Expert Knowledge Exchange portal, where you can view them at your convenience!

Visit our Expert Knowledge Exchange!