Cardiovascular Grand Rounds - 2023

Attendance requested only for those who will be claiming CME credits. A Survey Monkey link will be sent to you for each round separately which will expire after 7 days. At the end of the questionnaire, please keep the record as proof of attendance (print/save as PDF). No further documentation will be sent to you.

December 14, 2023

Marco Spaziano, MD, MSc
Interventional Cardiology, MUHC
Assistant Professor, McGill University

The Management of STEMI at the MUHC and Beyond:  Updates from the Stenoa Platform

December 7, 2023

Samer Jammoul, MDCM, FRCPC
MSc candidate

Under the Hood: How to Design and Build Artificial Intelligence Networks from Scratch for Cardiology Applications.

November 30, 2023

Murray Kornbluth, MD
MGH Site Director, Cardiology and CICU

From Prague with Love: Insights from ESC Heart Failure Congress 2023.

November 23, 2023

Nadia Giannetti, MD
Medical  Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Centre
McGill University Health Centre

The Unexpected Patient
Early Data from the Courtois Cardiovascular Biorepository

November 16, 2023

Kavita Sharma, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
Director, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The approach to HFpEF in 2023.

November 9, 2023

Michael Chetrit MD, FRCPC, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University,
Cardiologist, McGill University Health Centre
Director, McGill Amyloidosis Project
Clinical Director, Courtois Cardiac MRI Program
Vice President, Canadian Society of Cardiac MRI

HCM in 2023: from diagnosis and imaging to advances in therapy 

November 2, 2023 - Women's Heart Health Symposium 

Dr. Sonia Anand, MD
Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice-President Global Health, McMaster University

Heart disease and risk factors among Indigenous women in Canada- an eco-social perspective

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the determinants of CV risk factors and CVD among Indigenous women
  2. Review care gaps and programs to address CV risk among Indigenous women
  3. Explore how to incorporate priorities of indigenous women in the conduct of research

October 26, 2023

Thomas Mavrakanas, MD MSc FRCPC FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
McGill University

Update on cardiorenal protection : a practical approach. 

Learning objectives:

  • Review the latest clinical data;
  • Practical approach via case studies.

October 19, 2023

Francois Haddad, MD
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute
Stanford University, Stanford, California

Integrated Personalized Omics Approach of Exercise Physiology

October 12, 2023

Director, Division of Cardiology
McGill University Health Centre
Isadore Rosenfeld Chair in Cardiology
Associate Professor, McGill University

The Perfect Ablation? - Pulsed field ablation state of the art

October 5, 2023

Associate Head, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Associate Director and Senior Scientist, Clinical Trials and Translation Unit,
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Consultant, Canadian Heart Research Centre
Co-Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre and
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Arson in the artery: How to douse the flames with anti-inflammatory therapy?
Residual Risk and Secondary Prevention: Anti-inflammatory Therapy for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)


  • Recognize residual risk for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), including coronary artery disease (CAD), despite the use of previously established secondary prevention therapies;
  • Review the role of inflammation in ASCVD and the evidence for icosapent ethyl (IPE) and colchicine in patients with CAD, including recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS); 
  • Discuss the practical application of IPE and colchicine in the management of ASCVD through case-based scenarios.

September 28, 2023

James (Jay) Brophy MD PhD
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology (McGill University)

DAPT in 2023 - The McGill Experience

September 21, 2023

Ali O. Abualsaud, MD, FRCPC
Assistant professor of Medicine, McGill University
Interventional Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
Division of Cardiology
Jewish General Hospital

Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic ThromboEmbolic Pulmonary Hypertension

September 14, 2023

Matthias G. Friedrich MD, FESC FACC, FSCMR
Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging, McGill University Health Centre
Scientific Director, Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program

Dietary Recommendations - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

PDF icon The Role of Ultra-Processed Food

September 7, 2023

Magdi Sami, MD
Cardiology Division


George Thanassoulis, MD MSc FRCP(C)
Director, Preventive and Genomic Cardiology
FRQ-S Clinician-Scientist/Chercheur-Boursier Clinicien
Professor of Medicine, McGill University
McGill University Health Centre

Highlights from ESC 2023

June 8, 2023

Kashi Callichurn, MD
McGill University
Cardiology Fellow PGY 6
Racial and gender disparities in cardiology : the implications.

Francis Dupont, MD
Résident coordonnateur, cardiologie adulte
Université McGill, R6
Just another case of anterior STEMI... or is it?

Residents' Year End Presentations

June 1, 2023

Janane Maheswaran, M.D.
McGill University
Cardiology Fellow PGY 6 
RV in Trouble

Resident's Year End Presentation

May 25, 2023

Sabin Filimon, M.D.C.M, M.Sc.
McGill University
Cardiology Fellow PGY 6
An introduction to immune checkpoint-induced myocarditis 

Malek Merdad, M.D.C.M
McGill University
Cardiology Fellow PGY 6  
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Residents' Year End Presentations 

May 18, 2023

Matthias G. Friedrich, MD FESC FACC FSCMR
Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging, McGill University Health Centre
Scientific Director, Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program

How Artificial Intelligence Changes our Society and Medicine

May 11, 2023 - 2022 Louis & Artur Lucian Award Lecture

Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, FRCP, FMedSci, FAHA, FESC
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Theme Leader, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
BHF Centre of Research Excellence
John Radcliffe Hospital
University of Oxford

“Atrial fibrillation and cardioembolic stroke: A multidisciplinary look at an old problem”.

May 4, 2023

Judy Luu, MD PhD FRCPC
Women’s Heart Health Cardiologist
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Director of Research, Courtois CMR Program

Myocardial Infarction with Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries—A Diagnostic and Management Conundrum! 

April 27, 2023

Anne Bhereur, MD
Family & palliative medicine

Michael Chetrit MD, FRCPC, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University,
Cardiologist, McGill University Health Centre
Director, McGill Amyloidosis Project
Clinical Director, Courtois Cardiac MRI Program
Vice President, Canadian Society of Cardiac MRI

Thao Huynh, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Mending the broken heart: the pandemic post the pandemic

April 20, 2023

Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Center of Cardiometabolic Implementation Science
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Integrating Implementation Science into Routine Cardiovascular Care

April 13, 2023

Gavin Y Oudit, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Clinician-Scientist, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Director, Heart Function Clinic 
Director, Human Explanted Heart Program (HELP)
Canada Research Chair in Heart Failure
Division of Cardiology, 2C2 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre

The Growing Burden of Cardio-Vascular-Nephro (CVN) Oncology: Basic Science Meets Clinical Medicine

April 6, 2023

Benoit de Varennes MDCM, MSc, FRCS
Chirurgien cardiaque/Cardiac surgeon
Centre universitaire de santé McGill

Some intricate and difficult problems in cardiac surgery

March 30, 2023

George Thanassoulis, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Director, Preventive and Genomic Cardiology
FRQ-S Clinician-Scientist/Chercheur-Boursier Clinicien
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University

Innovations in lipid treatment: now and into the future. 

March 23, 2023 - 2021 Lucian Award Lecture

Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FACC, FAHA
Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM/BUSPH
Dean, University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

Arterial Stiffness: Pathobiology and Clinical Implications

March 16, 2023

Javid Moslehi, MD
William Grossman Distinguished Professor in Cardiology
Section Chief, Cardio-Oncology & Immunology
Professor in Residence
UCSF School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)

Cardio-oncology: a new clinical frontier

March 9, 2023

Martin L. Bernier, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
McGill University

Advanced Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmia - Case-based discussion

March 2, 2023 - CANCELLED

February 23, 2023

Erin K. O’Ferrall, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Neuromuscular Neurology
Assistant Professor, Clinical  
Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pathology
McGill University

Jacques Genest, MD FRCP(C) Cardiologist
Professor of Medicine, McGill University 
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

Statins, myopathies, and the spectrum of statin associated muscle symptoms.

February 16, 2023

Elizabeth Lisa Masse, M.Sc. Kinésiologue
Clinical Coordinator, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center (CCO-CRC)
Richardson Hospital

Debbie Kadoch, erg.
Chef de Service, Occupational Therapy Jewish General Hospital
Cardiac Rehabilitation Richardson Hospital

Moderator: Dr. Mark Smilovitch

Cardiac Rehabilitation: A continuum of care

February 9, 2023

Tara Sedlak MD, FRCPC, MBA
Cardiologist, Vancouver General, St. Paul’s, and UBC Hospitals
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Director, Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Centre

Optimizing Angina Therapies: Current Strategies and Latest Advancements


  • Review the differential diagnosis for ischemia with no obstructive CAD (INOCA)

  • Review Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction (CMD)

  • Discuss the role for ranolazine extended-release tablets in angina and CMD

  • Discuss strategies to maximize efficacy and minimize adverse events

February 2, 2023

Pierre-Luc Bernier, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Staff Surgeon, Montreal Children's Hospital & Royal Victoria Hospital

Kevin Lachapelle, MD, FRCPS(C), FACS
Professor of Surgery, McGill University 
Vice-Chair Surgery ( Education)
Adair Chair Surgical Education

Judith Therrien MD, FRCPC
Professor, Division of Cardiology

BAV: Updated Canadian guidelines, the Ross procedure and aortic valve sparing surgery

January 26, 2023

Seana Nelson, MD
Cardiology PGY6
Western University

The Role of the Cardiologist to Minimize Climate Change

January 19, 2023

Jonathan Afilalo, MD, MSc, FACC, FRCPC
Associate Professor, McGill University
Director, Geriatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Division of Cardiology & Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, JGH

Heart Failure in Older Adults: What if all the failure is not in the heart?

January 12, 2023

Teresa López Fernández, MD
Cardiology, Cardio-Oncology
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Madrid, Spain
Co-chair 2022 ESC Guidelines on cardio-oncology
Chair-elected of the ESC Council of Cardio-Oncology
Group Coordinator, Cardio-Oncologia-SEC
Vice President, International Cardio-Oncology Society

Cardio-Oncology: from theory to clinical practice

January 5, 2023

Matthias G. Friedrich, MD FESC FACC FSCMR
Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging, McGill University Health Centre
Scientific Director, Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program

Update on How to Diagnose Coronary Vascular Function


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