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CathSHOCK 2024 Conference 

Saturday, November 30, 2024
University of Calgary, Foothills Campus

The CathSHOCK Conference is a multidisciplinary event for physicians and allied health professionals. It showcases up-to-date approaches and management strategies for cardiogenic shock in the cath lab. Presentations focus on: 

  • The role of a Shock Team in the management of Cardiogenic Shock patients
  • Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support options
  • MCS-assisted PCI - when and how to decide
  • Support of the unstable patient in the cath lab

CathSHOCK provides a practice-based learning opportunity for the delivery of care when managing cardiogenic shock. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in simulations with dedicated Proceduralist and Allied Health simulation streams.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the frontier of percutaneous MCS options
  • To review current approaches and management of cardiogenic shock in the cath lab
  • To provide a practice-based learning opportunity when managing cardiogenic shock patients


Experience the highlights of our 2023 CathSHOCK Conference, where we welcomed 120 participants from across Canada and United States, accompanied by a distinguished faculty of 15 presenters. 

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Dr. Ayaaz K. Sachedina

Ayaaz is a Canadian Interventional Cardiologist at Foothills Medical Centre and the University of Calgary. He is the Director of CathSHOCK – Calgary Shock Symposium, the Lead for the Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Program in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and the coordinator of the Cardiogenic Shock Team Initiative at Foothills. He completed his medical training at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Texas where he completed a fellowship in Interventional Heart Failure at the Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics and Transplant, Texas Medical Center, Houston. His focuses include coronary intervention, percutaneous mechanical support in the management of cardiogenic shock, and TAVI.

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Clare Puzey

Clare has over 30 years of critical care experience in ED and ICU settings and as a Flight Nurse with STARS Air Ambulance. She is the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Short Stay Cardiology unit at the Foothills Medical Centre. She is actively involved with the E-Simulation program, Provincial STEMI, ACS initiatives, and the CathSHOCK program. Clare developed the National Cardiac Educator Group to share knowledge, pool resources, and promote best practice standards across Canada and acted as the National Director for Professional Education for the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses for several years. 

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Samantha Morahan

Samantha is a dedicated liaison to the Department of Cardiac Sciences, guiding clinical members in fostering collaborations and advancing impactful initiatives. She leads the planning and execution of the Clinical Innovation Initiatives such as Heart Failure, Calgary Aortic Program, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardio-Oncology, and CathSHOCK. 

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