Program - 2022

Maurice McGregor Cardiovascular Research Day

Registration required! Please make sure to register at the following link:  Register Here - Deadline to register is May 26th at 11:30PM.

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8:30 - 8:40


Michael Goldfarb, MD MSc
8:40 - 8:45

Opening Remarks

Ernesto L. Schiffrin, C.M., MD, PhD, FRSC, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital
Director, Hypertension and Vascular Research Unit, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
Distinguished James McGill Professor and Vice-Chair (Research), Department of Medicine, McGill University
8:45 - 10:15

Oral Presentations - Session #1


Thao Huynh Thanh, MD PhD

Fayeza Ahmad:  De-Frailing Cardiac Inpatients with a Multicomponent Intervention in the TARGET-EFT Randomized Clinical Trial         

Kevin Comeau:  Memory Gamma Delta T Cells Play a Role in Hypertension

Khalil Anchouche:  Long-term effects of Lipoprotein(a) on Aortic Valve Calcium incidence and progression in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Francisco Rios:  Spike protein 1 of SARS-CoV-2 increases endothelial cell dysfunction via Interferon activation pathways

Hristo Valtchanov:  In-Silico Assessment of the Affect of Hemolysis on Thrombosis in Ventricular Assist Devices

Zahra Sohani:  Sex differences in the effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and sacubitril-valsartan in heart failure



10:30 - 12:00

Oral Presentations - Session #2


Abhinav Sharma, MD PhD

Brandon Shokoples:  P2RX7 antagonism blunts angiotensin II-induced hypertension, vascular injury and CD8+ T cell activation without the cardiac dysfunction induced by P2rx7 knockout

Leila Haririsanati:  Accuracy of Native Myocardial T1 and T2 mapping for Quantifying Ischemic Myocardial Injury

Ida Derish:  Interpatient Differences in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes After Hypoxia

Justin Miron:  Effect of serum lipoprotein(a) levels on the progression to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in carriers of familial hypercholesterolemia variants

Shiwon Choi:  Docetaxel is an anti-dyslipidemic and anti-atherogenic drug candidate

Mohammad Sazzad Hasan:  Flexible Modeling of the Association Between Cumulative Exposure to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation from Cardiac Procedures and Risk of Hematopoietic Cancer in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

12:00 - 1:00

2020 Louis & Artur Lucian Award Lecture

David Kass, MD
Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins Medicine

PDE9 Inhibition to Treat Heart Failure and Obesity

1:00 - 2:00

Poster Presentations - Session #3


Guenievre Grondin

Virtual poster presentations: 


Rosie Fountotos: Multicomponent Geriatric Intervention for Frail Hospitalized Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: The TARGET-EFT Randomized Clinical Trial

Johnathan Grossman: Pulmonary valve replacement in Tetralogy of Fallot: Risk of redo and comparison to the Ross procedure in a pan-Canadian study

Justine Desrochers: Risk Factors Modify the Strength of a Coronary Artery Disease Genetic Risk Score

Anouar Hafiane: Apolipoprotein A-I carboxy-terminal domain residues 187-243 are required for adiponectin-induced cholesterol efflux

Amanda Guerin: Genetic Testing for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the Province of Québec: Update on a Retrospective Cohort Study

Kate Lindsay: Sex and body composition differentially impact the myocardial oxygenation response to breathing maneuvers

2:00 - 2:15


2:15 - 2:30

Closing remarks

Ariane Marelli MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Founder, McGill Adult Unit for Congenital Heart Disease
Director of Research and Academic Affairs
Cardiology, McGill University Health Center


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