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Event Recap


Perspectives Unveiled

Increasing Our Understanding Between Healthcare Providers and Patients

We’re still buzzing with energy following our 5th Annual CANet Public Forum.

The event took place at Le Westin in Montreal, across from Le Palais des congrès de Montréal, known as the premier venue for gatherings, collaborations and innovation in the Americas.

In partnership with Pewaseskwan and the Canadian Heart Function (CHF) Alliance, our organizations facilitated a line-up of speakers informed by patients and caregivers for patients and caregivers.

Hosted by the trio who make up Sickboy – Jeremie Saunders, Taylor Macgillivary, and Brian Stever, the audience heard from expert speakers Dr. Christine Pacheco, Cardiologist at Pierre-Boucher Hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions affecting women and Keith Leclaire, from the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke, with over 40 years of experience in Indigenous health. Followed by a panel of people with living experience in cardiac care from the female, heart function, Indigenous and caregiver perspectives, Laura Avelar, Charlotte Girard, Carrielynn Lund, and Nick Zap.

In the excitement of the success, it’s critical to pause and show gratitude to the people who made it worthwhile. On behalf of the CANet team, thank you to all the patients & caregivers who supported this year’s events and to our terrific hosts, guest speakers, and panellists. A special thank you to our Public Forum Planning Committee – Ashley Secundiak, Nicole Pasloski, Kehinde Ametepee, Marc Bains, Ann-Marie Julien, Mary Runte, and Tim Westhaver – for your commitment and dedication to the event.

As we wind down, we are taking the time to reflect on the journey and work towards making our future events equally, if not more, engaging and beneficial.

October 25, 2023

5:30PM – 8:00PM EDT

Le Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal, Québec

Our Partners

Canadian Heart Function (CHF) Alliance

A pan-Canadian, patient-driven research network dedicated to overcoming the challenges of heart failure to improve its prediction, prevention, diagnosis and management.

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Pewaseskwan (Indigenous Wellness Research Group)

Led by Dr. Alexandra King and Prof. Malcolm King, the teams collaborate with Indigenous communities, supporting them as they undertake their own health and wellness research.

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Our Supporters

Vascular 2023 – October 25 to 29 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

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