students presenting their posters at Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day 2023

Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day

Join us April 30, 2024 as we showcase the cardiovascular research by trainees at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute


Presentation Guidelines

  • 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 a two-minute Q&A session
  • Judged competition
  • Maximum three slides (including title slide)
  • High-level research overview
  • 250 words or less
  • Should reflect your research efforts as the first author
  • More than one abstract per first author trainee may be submitted
  • A limited number of trainee abstracts will be selected to present TED-Style Talk
  • Rapid Fire Talks (RFT) will be selected from abstracts submitted for this part of the agenda.


  • $200 for awarded presentations 
    • Poster Presentation
    • Oral Presentation – RFT
    • Oral Presentation – TED Style Talk
    • Sex and Gender Award (Rapid Fire Talk)
    • Sex and Gender Award (Poster Competition)
  • The Sex and Gender Award (Poster Competition) will be assessed on the contents of your poster. You do not need to be present at your poster to be eligible for this award.
Atrium view of the 2022 Research Day

2023 Agenda

2024 agenda coming soon. Scroll down for details on this year's speakers.

TimeWhat's Happening
8:15Registration / Light Breakfast 
8:50 Opening Remarks 
9:00Personalizing Cardiovascular Risk Prediction for Lupus Patients - Dr. May Choi 
9:30Rapid Fire Talks
10:30TED Style Talks 
11:30 Break
11:40Biological moderators of exercise efficacy for cognitive health-  Dr. Cindy Barha
12:40 Poster Viewing and Judging
2:10Reflections on Career Development from a Clinical Investigator - Dr. Paul Armstrong
2:40E.R Smith Lectureship: Travels with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Lessons Learned from a Clinical Investigator - Dr. Paul Armstong 
3:40Award Presentation / Reception 
4:40 Close Out and Thank You


2024 E.R. Smith Lecturer

The Dr. E.R. Smith Lectureship in Cardiovascular Research was established to honour Dr. Eldon Smith, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1992-1997.  

The lectureship, created to further scientific knowledge and training of students in the area of cardiovascular disease, is delivered annually by a distinguished researcher at the Libin Institute's Tine Haworth Cardiovascular Research Day. The winner also meets informally with Libin faculty and trainees to exchange scientific ideas. 

2024 Lecturer: Dr. Ian Dixon, PhD

About the Speaker

Dr. Ian Dixon, PhD, has worked a professor of physiology at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Manitoba since 1992. He now heads the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology. His research interests are in cardiac fibrosis and bio-engineered extra-cellular matrix scaffolds. 

Dr. Dixon has published 110 peer reviewed publications, 20 book chapters with 124 abstracts and edited four books. He has served on many national and international review committees in basic cardiovascular sciences, including chairing for reviews on five different CIHR committees and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a reviewer for several cardiovascular journals, including Cardiovascular Research, Circulation, British Journal of Pharmacology and American Journal of Physiology. 

Dr. Dixon has earned numerous awards and distinctions, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba Robert E. Beamish Memorial Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research (2001 and 2007).


Dr. Ian Dixon

Dr. Ian Dixon, PhD

2024 Scientific Talks

Dr. Vaibhav Patel

Dr. Vaibhav Patel, PhD

About the Speaker

Dr. Vaibhav Patel is an associate professor and cardiovascular researcher at the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary. His research interests include developing novel cardiovascular therapeutics based on intercellular communications and understanding the metabolic basis of vascular pathologies. Dr. Patel has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in top-ranked journals including Circulation Research, Nature Communications, Diabetes, Hypertension. He has received various awards, including the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Award, the Heart and Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award, the Todd Anderson Cardiovascular Research Award and the CCS Cardiometabolic Award. 


Dr. Robert Rose

Dr. Robert Rose, PhD

About the Speaker:

Dr. Robert Rose is a professor in the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary. His research program is focused on the study of cardiac arrhythmias in the setting of common forms of cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, heart failure and diabetes mellitus as well as in association with aging and frailty. Work from Dr. Rose’s laboratory in these areas is consistently published in highly regarded, high impact journals. Dr. Rose has received many awards such as New Investigator awards from The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (2014-2019) and The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2009-2014). Dr. Rose currently holds the DG Wyse-Libin Cardiovascular Institute Professorship in Cardiovascular Research and is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.

Student presenting their research project