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Shocked & Awed

Submitted by akwalli on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:38pm
Thu, 09/25/2014 (All day)

The strategic and tactical battle against sudden death


As part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s on-going 10th Anniversary programming, the Institute hosted Shocked and Awed: The strategic and tactical battle against sudden death on the evening of September 24th at the Libin Lecture Theatre on the University of Calgary’s Health Sciences Campus.  Leveraging Calgary’s 40 year strength in cardiac electrophysiology research, education and care delivery, the event was delivered in four parts:

  • History of electrophysiology research and clinical practice, presented by Dr. D. George Wyse MD, PhD
  • Leading-edge treatment in 2014, presented by Dr. Yorgo (George) Veenhuyzen
  • Clinical research that may change practice in the coming years, presented by Dr. Derek V. Exner
  • Basic science research at the molecular level that may be a game-change in the decades ahead, presented by S.R. Wayne Chen, PhD

Shocked and Awed was preceded by an #AppleReception, with a video sharing the story of Olympic medalist Justin Warsylewicz who had been treated at the Institute a mere one year before his triumph at the Turin Olympics launching the formal portion of the evening.  This was followed by welcoming remarks from Cumming School of Medicine Dean Dr. Jon Meddings.  Moderated by Libin Institute Director Dr. Todd J. Anderson, the evening was capped with a lively panel discussion among the presenters.

Learn more about the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, including evolution of cardiac electrophysiology in Hearts, Minds & Vision: Roots of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, available at the University of Calgary bookstore and on-line at

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