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Canadian Cardiovascular Society

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology

Canada, CA



President: Dr. Michelle Graham

Vice President: Dr. Sean Virani

Past President: Dr. Marc Ruel

Secretary: Dr. Lisa Mielniczuk

Treasurer: Dr. Andrew S. Mackie

Chief Executive Office: Carolyn Pullen


Number of Members: > 3000

Year of Foundation: 1946

Year of ESC affiliation: 2010


The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists. The CCS’ mission is to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, including dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices; and professional development, and leadership in health policy.

The CCS was formed in November 1946 under the name of The Canadian Heart Association.  In June 1947, a constitution for the CHA was drafted, and an election of officers was held.  In 1948, The Canadian Heart Association Constitution (attached) was adopted and in 1949, The Canadian Heart Association was Incorporated and the name was changed to ‘The Canadian Heart Association Inc. Société Canadienne de Cardiologie‘ (CHA/SCC).  In 1961, The Canadian Heart Association voted to rename the Canadian Heart Association to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the name was legally changed to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 1962.

Congress & publications

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2022

27-30 October 2022

Ottawa, Canada


The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) is published 6 times per year and is disseminated to 15 900 individuals and organizations. Readership includes health professionals in cardiology, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, emergency medicine, respiratory diseases, internal medicine, and general practitioners.