Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Day 2023

About

The 35th Annual Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Day celebrated the region’s research excellence through moderated oral presentations and poster sessions. It was an excellent venue for trainees to showcase their outstanding projects  and network with faculty and colleagues.

Date

May 15 & 16, 2023

Keynote Speaker

Véronique Cornelissen, PhD
Véronique Cornelissen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

We are very pleased to host Dr. Véronique Cornelissen as the event’s keynote speaker.

Join us Tusday May 16, 2023 from 12:45 to 13:45

How to Give Everyone the Right Amount of Exercise, Not Too Little and Not Too Much?

 

Research Day program guide

2023 Research Day program guide (PDF)

Awards

Ottawa Region’s Cardiovascular Trainee of the Year

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Ottawa Region Cardiovascular Research Trainee of the Year Award. The awardees are recognized for their outstanding productivity and exceptional leadership in the research community.

Congratulations to the 2023 award recipients!

Innovation Award 

Presented to the most “innovative” abstract.

Winner: 
Connor Harbel, MSc Candidate 
Supervisor: Rob deKemp, PhD
Software for Planning the Treatment of Irregular Heart Rates 

Honourable Mentions:
Maxime Emmanuel Comtois-Bona, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Emilio Alarcón, PhD 
In-Situ 3D Bioprinting of Blood Vessels 

Rimshah Abid, BSc Candidate,
Supervisor: Kyoung-Han Kim, PhD 
Spatial Mapping of the Heart's Electrical Network 

Presentation Prizes:

Dr. Yves Marcel Award for Best Basic Science Oral Presentation
Jerry Wang, PhD Candidate 
Supervisor: Wenbin Liang, MD, PhD
Wnt5a is Arrhythmogenic in Rat Hearts & Human iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes 

Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Oral Presentation
Andrew Clement, MSc Candidate 
Supervisor: Erin Mulvihill, PhD
Novel Role for DPP4 in Inflammation and Atherosclerosis 

Polk Award for the Best Clinical Science Oral Presentation
Rebecca Crosier MD, Cardiology resident 
Supervisor: Thais Coutinho, MD
Measures of Aortic Function Independently Predict Adverse Events in Females with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms 

Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science Oral Presentation
Yuchen Dai, MD Candidate 
Supervisors: Rob Beanlands, MD and Robert deKemp, PhD
Elastic Motion Correction Improves Rb-82 Cardiac PET ECG-Gated Image Quality 

Best Basic Science Poster
Yena Oh, PhD Candidate 
Supervisor: Kyoung-Han Kim, PhD
Transcriptomic Landscape of the Postnatal Cardiac Conduction System 

Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Poster
Ms. Myriam Adi, BSc Candidate 
Supervisor: Benjamin Rotstein, PhD
Synthesis and Evaluation of Selective MMP-13 Quinazoline Inhibitors for PET Radiotracer Development 

Best Clinical Science Poster 
Sol Vidal Almela, PhD Candidate 
Supervisor: Jennifer Reed, PhD
Sex Differences and Changes in Physical and Mental Health Outcomes Following Exercise Training in Those with Persistent and Permanent Atrial Fibrillation 

Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science Poster
Kyra Steiner, MD Candidate 
Supervisor: Michel Shamy, MD, uOttawa
Agreement & Reliability of CTA and Doppler in a Population of Consecutive Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting 

Best Poster Swap Award
Claire Fong-McMaster, PhD Candidate 
Supervisors Erin Mulvihill, PhD and Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD 
Mitochondrial Bioenergetics in Heart Failure
and
Rimshah Abid, MSc Candidate 
Supervisor: Kyoung-Han Kim, PhD
Cardiac Conduction System Spatial Transcriptomics

Event Highlights

  • Keynote lecture by Véronique Cornelissen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  
  • Ottawa Region’s Cardiovascular Trainee of the Year Award
  • Inaugural UOHI EDI in Research Award
  • Poster Swap Competition
  • Oral presentations and moderated poster sessions
  • Awards ceremony