Libin International Trainee Symposium

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative

This year, 70,000 Canadians will have a heart attack. Despite men being affected twice as often as women, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in Canada, claiming a life every 20 minutes. Globally, one in three women will die as a result of heart disease or stroke. Untold others have diminished quality of life from the impact of kidney disease, hypertension and diabetes on cardiovascular health and wellness.

The Libin Institute recognized a need for a formal program in cardiovascular health that focuses on sex and gender. A core building block in this program is the Libin International Trainee Symposium: Research is Better with Sex and Gender!

Libin International Trainee Symposium

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the Sex and Gender Trainee Network at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite applications from research trainees to the Libin International Trainee Symposium: Research is Better with Sex & Gender! 

The event is being held in the beautiful Canadian Rockies destination in Banff, Alberta, Canada on February 4-5, 2020. World-class experts on incorporating sex and gender considerations into research planning, preparation, study design, implementation, data analysis and dissemination will be on hand to provide coaching and insight.

Dr. Roxana Mehran

Dr. Roxana Mehran

Professor, Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai

Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Dr. Colleen Norris

Dr. Colleen Norris

Professor, Faculties of Nursing and Medicine, University of Alberta

Application

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must bring a research project focusing on cardiovascular health
  • Applicants must be, or planning to undertake, a graduate, post-doctoral or clinical research fellowship
  • Applicants must be able to travel to Banff, Alberta

Objectives

  1. To learn how to incorporate sex and gender considerations into each step of the research process
  2. To develop a concrete plan on integrating sex and gender considerations into current or proposed work
  3. To network with an international group of promising interdisciplinary researchers in the cardiovascular sciences

Application Process

Please complete the application form below by Friday, November 1st, 2019. UPDATE: If selected to attend the event, you will be notified by November 15, 2019 and directed to pay a $100 registration fee to confirm your attendance.

Transportation and Housing

Transportation and housing will be supported for all participants, pending funding availability (food and 3 nights of accommodation will be covered with up to $2000 for travel from Asia, up to $1500 for travel from Europe, up to $1000 for travel from North American, and up to $250 for travel in Alberta).

Additionally, ZonMw is providing support for transportation and housing for 5 Dutch trainees to a maximum amount of € 2,000 per trainee.

 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Alexa Desjarlais, Program Coordinator, Libin Cardiovascular Institute at 403.210.6157 or alexa.desjarlais@ucalgary.ca.

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About the Institute

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta at the Cumming School of Medicine is committed to changing the future of cardiovascular health. Our coalition of clinicians, staff and trainees is working collaboratively to advance prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders.