Kate Bourne • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet
CANet Trainee Kate Bourne

Kate Bourne

Kate is currently enrolled in the Leaders in Medicine program at the University of Calgary, allowing her to complete both her PhD and MD training. After this program, her career goal is to become a clinician-scientist researching women’s cardiovascular health.”

“Being a member of the CANet Trainee (CHAT) community has allowed me to connect with investigators and other trainees from across the country, ” Kate expresses. “These valuable connections have allowed me to expand my research network, and build professional relationships.”

“Attending the CANet Annual Scientific Conferences and Trainee/HQP symposiums have provided opportunities for me to develop skills that I have applied directly to my research. I have also had the opportunity to attend international conferences, including the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions, through the generous support of the CANet’s CHAT Travel Award.”

Kate’s research focuses on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). POTS is a debilitating cardiovascular autonomic disorder that primarily affects young women.

Kate’s publication, “Compression Garment Reduces Orthostatic Tachycardia and Symptoms in Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome”, was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in January 2021.

While in her graduate studies, she was also accepted into medical school at the University of Calgary.

Kate is also a leader with Girl Guides of Canada, a volunteer Medical First Responder with St. John Ambulance as well as the UCalgary Student Medical Response Team. In her spare time, Kate enjoys playing field hockey, and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking, and orienteering.