TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - This year, the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCS) will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 27 - 31. The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress is the largest gathering of cardiovascular health and care professionals in the country, attracting close to 4,000 delegates every year.
The event is co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and brings together a total of 20 different organizations. Delegates include physicians, surgeons, researchers, nurses, medical students, and allied health professionals. These delegates come together to share ideas and debate their work, foster important relationships and translate knowledge into improved patient care.
"As the importance of collaborating and sharing knowledge in health care continues to grow, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a perfect location to host Congress," says Dr. Tom Parker, CCS Chair of the Annual Meeting. Being able to connect everyone under one roof is important. Our delegates appreciate it."
The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress is expected to benefit the local economy with over $4 million in visitor spending. "We are delighted to host such an important Canadian congress at our Convention Centre. Gatherings such as these help promote research, teach and improve the cardiovascular health of Canadians," said Barry Smith, President and CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The program features plenary sessions, workshops, oral and poster sessions, debates, updates on important practice guidelines, accredited symposia, and a community forum (exhibit area) with close to 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services.
New to the Congress this year is the OSCE (Objectively Structured Clinical Examination) Station where delegates can 'test drive their skills' on a variety of cardiovascular related topics. Also, new, is a session called Snapshots from the Lab, where taped cases from the catheterization labs will be analyzed and discussed by a panel of cardiovascular experts.
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)
The CCS nationally represents cardiovascular physicians and scientists. Its mission is to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, including dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices and professional development, and leadership in health policy. For further information, please visit http://www.ccs.ca.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy. For more information, please visit heartandstroke.ca.
About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's #1 convention and trade show facility. Over the past 27 years, the Centre has hosted approximately 15,000 events, entertained over 40 million guests and has added $4.7 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.
SOURCE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
For further information:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Corporate Communications Manager
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
(613) 569-4361 x273