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THE CARDIAC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF CANADA PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE CACR AT THE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM THROUGH LECTURES; FUNDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS & PRESENTATION OF NATIONAL WALK OF LIFE GRANTS.
See below for the highlights of the 2013 conference to be held in Montreal in October .

Date: October 17 - 18, 2013

Place: Montreal, QB (Palais des congrès unless otherwise indicated)

Theme: Intersections: Where cardiovascular prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation unite

Wednesday, October 16
08:30 - 17:00 CACR ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Thursday, October 17
07:30 - 08:30 GENERAL MILLS BREAKFAST EVENT
Rm 511ABDE

08:00 - 09:00 DIETITIAN PANEL
Food for Thought
Wanda Firth
Sylvia Santosa
Margaret Brum
Rm 512BCDFGH

Conference Opening Remarks - Simon Bacon, CACR President, Kerri-Anne Mullen, Conference Chair

09:00 - 10:00 21ST ANNUAL TERRY KAVANAGH LECTURE
Sponsored by Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada
Topic: 'Heart Truth' about Cardiac Rehabilitation: Women as Patients, Providers and Scientists
Speaker: Heather Arthur
Moderator: Paul Oh
Rm 512 BCDFGH

10:00 - 10:30 CACR Showcase: Posters and Displays
Posters, Displays, Showcase area open Thursday 10:00 - 15:30; Friday 09:00 - 13:00
Foyer outside Rm 511

10:30 - 11:30 CONCURRENT ORAL SESSIONS (3)
CACR Annual Scientific Abstract Presentations (9) (determined through competition)
Group 1:
Rm 512 BCDFGH or 512 AE
1. Evaluating Exercise Capacity Sustainability in Home versus Center-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation - Ailar Ramadi
2. Association of Blood Pressure and Physical Activity on Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality: The Scottish Health Survey Amanda M. Rossi
3. Titration of Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Smokers: The Mediation Effect of Nicotine Withdrawal - Ashley Armstrong

Group 2:
Rm 511 C
4. Identifying Patients at Low-Risk for Activity Related Events: The R.A.R.E. Score - Stephen LaHaye
5. Is Type D Personality a Stable Trait? Not if you Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation! - Heather Tulloch
6. Measuring Postural Balance in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease - Luke T. Martelli


Group 3:
Rm 511 F
7. Physical Activity Across the Heart Failure Continuum - Milad Yavari
8. Improving Cardiovascular Health in Family Members of Patients with Heart Disease: A Randomized Trial - Robert Reid
9. Exercise Pre-Habilitation for Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients - Scott Kehler

11:30 - 14:00 Lunch (provided) - Members only
CACR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Walk of Life Presentations and Graduate Scholarship Awards
Awards sponsored by Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

CACR Leadership Awards
Rm 511ABDE

14:00 - 15:00 WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (choose one)
1. Integrating best-practice smoking cessation approaches in cardiovascular rehabilitation - The Ottawa Experience
Debbie Aitken
Donna Pittman
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Rm 512 BCDFGH

2. Air pollution and cardiovascular health: Is it relevant to cardiac rehabilitation, and how can it be incorporated?
Alan Abelsohn
Dalla Lana
Rm 511 C

3. Functional Capacity Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Congestive Heart Failure and Other Low Functioning Patients
Marja-Leena Keast
Sandra Black
Rm 511 F

4. Pearls from other national CR associations: what can we learn?
Sherry Grace, Toronto
John Buckley, UK
Rm 512 AE

15:00 - 15:30 CACR Showcase and Posters

15:30 - 16:30 WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (choose one)
1. How to improve physician-patient communication in the context of prevention counselling
Kim Lavoie and Paul Poirier
512 BCDFGH

2. Access Matters in Service Provision: The optimal Recipe for Program Referral, Attendance, and Completion
Alex Clark
Rm 511 A

3. Strategies to Improve the Implementation of and Adherence to Heart Failure Physical Activity Recommendations
Alison Evans
Location: MTCC Rm 511 F

4. Breathing is a Breeze: A workshop teaching you how to demonstrate breathing exercises to your patients that reduce stress and enhance recovery
Jaan Reitav, Patti Knight
Rm 512 AE

18:30 CACR NETWORKING DINNER (ticket required $45, max. 100)
Location: Vieux Port Steakhouse

Friday, October 18
07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast or coffee service only

08:00 - 09:00 PLENARY SESSION
Does Weight Loss Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?

Arya Sharma
Rm 511 ABC

09:00 - 10:30 PANEL SESSION
Clinical Updates: New and emerging trends in cardiology and cardiac surgery - what every rehabilitation specialist needs to know
Lyall Higginson, Ottawa
Gideon Cohen, Toronto
Jim Stone, Calgary
Chair: Bob Reid
Rm 511 ABC

10:30 - 11:00 CACR Showcase and Posters

11:00 - 12:00 PLENARY SESSION / SESSION EN PLÉNIÈRE
Access Matters in Service Provision: The Optimal Recipe for Program Referral, Attendance and Completion - Alex Clark

12:00 - 12:30 CACR Showcase and Posters

12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH - COMMUNITY FORUM

1:00 - 2:00 MEETING
MEETING OF THE MINDS: ALL THINGS CANADIAN CARDIAC REHABILITATION REGISTRY Clinicians and Health Information Technology: Friends or Foes?
Rm 511 ABC

2:00 - 3:00 PLENARY SESSION
Living Until We Die: Integrating Palliative Care into Cardiac Care
John Scott
Rm 511 ABC

3:00 - 4:30 PLENARY SESSION
Exercise, diet, prevention - New Concepts
Martin Juneau
Rm 511 ABC

CACR CLOSING CEREMONY
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED AND WHERE ARE WE GOING IN 2014?
CACR President - Simon Bacon
2014 Conference Chair - Shauna Ratner

 
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