WRAH 2021 Virtual Events

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Sports Safety: Game Changers in Cardiac Care of High-Performance Athletes

Date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Time: 8 to 9 p.m. EDT

In the aftermath of Christian Eriksen’s devastating collapse from sudden cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener, the topic of sports safety will be addressed by Dr. Scott Delaney, head team physician from the Club de Foot Montreal and chief medical consultant for the National Hockey League Players’ Association and Cirque du Soleil. He will be joined by Dr. François de Champlain, and by Olympians Dr. Joannie Rochette and Jacqueline Simoneau,  to discuss comprehensive athlete care, from screening and evaluation to intervening on the sidelines. This panel discussion will be moderated by WRAH Student Committee members Alexa Ehlebracht and David Nassim.

Join us on Monday, October 11 from 8-9 p.m. EDT to watch this live virtual event.

WATCH THE EVENT: https://youtu.be/yI0TCMR69Bo

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Are you prepared to save a life?

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 12 to 1 p.m. EDT

Join us for this special Made by McGill alumni webcast, in partnership with the student-led McGill chapter of the World Restart a Heart (WRAH) campaign, in this special Bicentennial edition. In conversation with experts from McGill's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and a young survivor of cardiac arrest, we will learn the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and how basic knowledge in CPR has the potential to save thousands of lives.


  • Mr. Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, University Advancement, McGill University


  • Dr. Mathew Hannouche, Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University; General Internal & Critical Care Medicine Physician, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC); Head of Organ & Tissue Donation Program, MUHC
  • Mr. Jeremy Levett, medical student, Faulty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Chair of McGill's WRAH 2021 Campaign
  • Mr. Samuel Lortie, survivor of sudden cardiac arrest; Mechanical Engineering student at McGill

WATCH THE EVENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eowjo3qJxxk

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Tech Talk: The Future of Emergency Cardiac Care

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 3 to 4 p.m. EDT

Dr. Steven Brooks, emergency physician, resuscitation scientist and creator of the PulsePoint mobile app, will be joined by Dr. Dave Williams, emergency physician and world-renowned astronaut, to discuss the latest advancements and improvements in bystander CPR and the availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Dr. Sheldon Cheskes and Dr. Farhan Bhanji will also join the conversation, which will be moderated by WRAH Student Committee member Carla Apostolova.

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 from 3-4 p.m. to learn about these innovative advancements, from crowdsourcing bystander resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to performing CPR in outer space! 

WATCH THE EVENT: https://youtu.be/SuAGssk6Rj8

Hand in Hand for Cardiac Arrest: Insight from Experts

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. EDT

Join us for this special webcast, brought to you by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation in collaboration with the McGill WRAH team. 


  • Mr. Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation


  • Dr. François de Champlain, emergency care physician and trauma team leader at the McGill University Health Centre; Founder and President of the Fondation Jacques de Champlain, and member of the WRAH Steering Committee
  • Dr. Michael Goldfarb, cardiologist and cardiac intensivist at the Jewish General Hospital
  • Caroline Najjar, fourth-year McGill medical student, Education Lead for the WRAH Campaign
  • Dr. Robert Thirsk, OC, Canadian astronaut and physician

WATCH THE EVENT: https://youtu.be/2Csnh5AlA1w


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