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Dr. George Wyse, a world-renowned cardiac arrhythmia clinician-scientist and professor emeritus with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, has been chosen as the University of Calgary’s 2017 Lecture of a Lifetime speaker.
The annual event, meant to showcase the University’s top academics and recognize exceptional talent and achievement, is set for 6 p.m. on May 16 at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall.
The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta hosted a meet and greet to allow staff one-one-one time with Dr. Carlos Morillo, the new section chief of cardiology. The event took place at the Foothills Hospital on April 4, 2017.
The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is pleased to share results of the research equipment and cardiology clinical research development fund competitions, graduate and postdoctoral scholarships, as well as recent travel awards. This announcement represents disbursement of approximately $250,000 in Institute dollars.
Each year the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and its affiliates honours individuals who have contributed immensely to the advancement of cardiovascular care and sciences through a variety of awards. This year, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta’s Drs. Robert Sheldon and L. Brent Mitchell were honoured with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Annual Achievement Award (Sheldon) and the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Achievement Award (Mitchell).
Libin member Marcello Tonelli works with international partners to develop new noncommunicable disease kits
One-third of Canadians have high cholesterol and at least half of individuals who are considered high risk are not on medications. Led by Libin Institute's director, Dr. Todd Anderson, the guidelines will be used to determine how patients should be screened, if they should be on treatment, and how they should be followed. Based on the patient’s assessment, the guidelines will then state what medications they should be on to attenuate cardiovascular risk.
Over two-thirds of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease. People with diabetes are >3 times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. That means for large portions of the population, to prevent or slow the development of heart disease, we need to look at diabetes.
From July 29th through to August 1st, 2016 the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta hosted more than 80 participants from Canada and China at the University of Calgary for the Biennial Canada-China Symposium of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Calgary to host this year's Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada's public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Libin Institute will join, along with national experts, to share knowledge, advice, and research at this year's event.
After tremendous success with its inaugural Libin 101 event on Feb. 25, 2016, the Libin Institute is proud to announce Libin 101 will now be an ongoing free public educational event series.