IWIS EVENT – Cafe Scientifique: Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

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Cafe Scientifique: Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

    • When: February 6th, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Where: The Wicklow Pub
    • Address: 610 Stamps Landing Vancouver, BC
    • Cost: Free

Dr. Francis’s

research involves understanding the mechanisms that stimulate
the formation of high density lipoproteins (HDL), the “good cholesterols”. He will
discuss his research that has implication in developing therapies that prevent and
treat cardiovascular diseases.

Professor Humphries

will discuss the early detection and treatment of heart
diseases with a focus on improving the outcome and incidence rates in young
women and women of lower socio-economic status. She will present evidence indicating that women with heart diseases have poorer treatment outcomes and
higher mortality, compared to men.

CIHR Funded Experts:

Gordon Francis

Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic
Associate Director, Centre for Heart Lung Association
Director, Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon Lipid Laboratory

Karin Humphries

Associate Professor, Medicine
Professor in Women’s Cardiovascular Health,
UBC-Heart & Stroke Foundation


Deborah Rusch
Manager, Patient Programs at Heart and Stroke Foundation


Register for the event!

This free event includes:

  • Panel discussions
  • Face to Face Q & A
  • Refreshments
  • Networking opportunities

Interested in finding out about other events? Check out our events calendar.




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