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Canadian Cardiovascular Society

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

Canada, CA




Executive board

President: Catherine Kells

Vice-President & Annual Meeting Chair: Andrew Krahn

Secretary: Peter Guerra

Past President: Heather Ross

Treasurer: Rodney Zimmermann

Chief Executive Office: Anne Ferguson

Member-at-Large: Jonathan B. Choy

Scientific Program Chair: Michelle Graham

CJC Editor-in-Chief: Stanley Nattel

Presentation

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 Cardioloigie‘ (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.

Number of Members: 1 837

Year of Foundation: 1946

Year of ESC affiliation: 2010

Congress & publications

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2016

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2016

22-25 October 2016

Montreal, Canada

Publications

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.