Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day - June 20, 2022

Showcasing cardiovascular research

Information for Presenters

Trainees will be given the opportunity to present their research in three ways: poster competition, Rapid-Fire Talks, and TED-Style talks. 

  • Limited spots available
  • Four-minute oral presentation with one-minute Q&A
  • Judged competition
  • Five slides maximum (including title slide)


  • Limited spots available
  • Eight-minute oral presentation with two minutes of Q&A
  • Judged competition
  • Maximum three slides (including title slide)
  • High-level research overview

DR. E.R. Smith Lecturer 2022

Guillermo Torre Amione, MD, PhD, FACC

Dr. Guillermo Torre Amione is the 2022 recipient of the E.R. Smith Lectureship in Cardiovascular Research, established to honour Dr. Eldon Smith, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary from 1992-1997. The lectureship was created to further scientific knowledge and training of students in the area of cardiovascular disease.

Talk Title

Inflammation in cardiovascular medicine

About the Speaker

Dr. Guillermo Torre Amione is the president of TecSalud and vice president of Research at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Torre is also the Chairman of Cardiovascular Research at TecSalud School of Medicine Tecnológico de Monterrey. He holds a medical degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey, with fellowships in Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplantation from Baylor College of Medicine, and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Toree’s primary research interest is in the pathophysiological basis of heart failure, with a particular emphasis in immune regulation. Dr. Torre has published more than 190 scientific articles with more than 12,000 citations (H-index 56), winning the SCOPUS award for the country's most cited author. He has published five books and three patents.

Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione, MD, PhD, FACC headshot

Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione, MD, PhD, FACC


Please note, afternoon sessions are available on page two of this agenda

Time What's Happening Location
8:30 am Registration and light breakfast HMRB Atrium
9:00 am Opening remarks - Dr. Satish Raj  Libin Lecture Theatre
9:05 am Scientific Talk - Dr. Aaron Phillips "Harnessing the sympathetic nervous system to stabilize hemodynamics after spinal cord injury" Libin Lecture Theatre
9:25 am

Rapid Fire Talks

Kimesh Chetty, Clinical Trainee (Supervisor: Dr. Robert Miller)

Jameson Dundas, MSc Student (Supervisors: Dr. Paul Fedak & Dr. Justin Deniset)

Jordan Gibson, Clinical Trainee (Supervisor: Dr. Brian Clarke)

Emma Heeg, MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Childs)

Rashmin Hira, MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Satish Raj)

Anshul Jadli, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Vaibhav Patel)

Jacquie Baker, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Satish Raj)

Jiaxing Sun, PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Xi-long Zheng)

Saania Tariq, MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. David Campbell)

Diogo Marques, PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Chad Bousman)

Libin Lecture Theatre
10:20 am Break  HMRB Atrium
10:35 am

Ted-Style Talks

Jasper Greysson-Wong, PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Childs)

Shubh Patel, Undergraduate Student (Supervisor: Dr. Todd Anderson)

Marcus Tso, MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Phillips)

Vishnu Vasanthan, PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Paul Fedak)

Daniel Vera, MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Braun)

Libin Lecture Theatre
11:30 am Poster judging and lunch HRIC Atrium
1:30 pm "My Journey, basic science to clinical medicine and entrepreneurships" - Dr. Guillermo Torre Amione Libin Theatre
2:00 pm Scientific Talk - Dr. Jamie Benham "Cardiometabolic impacts of exercise in polycystic ovary syndrome" Libin Theatre
2:20 pm Break  HMRB Atrium
2:30 pm E.R. Smith Lectureship - Dr. Guillermo Torre Amione "Inflammation in cardiovascular medicine" Libin Lecture Theatre
3:30 pm Poster viewing and reception HRIC Atrium
4:00 pm Awards presentation HRIC Atrium
4:30 pm Wrap up HRIC Atrium


Scientific Talks

Aaron Phillips headshot

Dr. Aaron Phillips, PhD

Talk Title: Harnessing the sympathetic nervous system to stabilize hemodynamics after spinal cord injury

About the Speaker
Dr. Aaron Phillips is an assistant professor in the Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, Clinical Neurosciences and Cardiac Sciences at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and director of RESTORE.net. His research focus is on the development of novel therapies for people with neurological health issues. Phillips has published in top journals including NatureNeurology and Nature Biotechnology.

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Dr. Jamie Laura Benham, MD, PhD

Talk Title: Cardiometabolic impacts of exercise in polycystic ovary syndrome

About the Speaker
Dr. Benham is an endocrinologist and clinician-scientist at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her research focus is on assessing and improving reproductive and cardiometabolic health across the lifespan in individuals with reproductive endocrine disease including diabetes in pregnancy and polycystic ovary syndrome.