Monday, 9 November 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 09/11/15

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and news items that are significant to the Program. The aim is to pass these points on during huddles, in conversations, and by posting in clinical areas to ensure widest dissemination.

1. This is cool: the heart nebula!

2. Dr. William McIntyre (Cardiology resident) won the CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Award at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. His proposal to investigate Atrial Fibrillation Occurring Transiently With Stress (AFOTS) was awarded first prize by both the judging panel and by the audience. He received a $30,000 research grant to complete his work. Dr. McIntyre is grateful for the support of his mentors and all those who attended the presentation to support him.

Dr. McIntyre also was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society as its first ever Trainee Representative.

3. Thanks to all who participated in the ICU display at SBH last week—you helped in an amazing recruitment effort!

4. CSIU held its second annual pumpkin carving contest. Here are a few of the entries:

5. Congratulations to Estrellita Estrella-Holder, Karan Kraft & Dr. Shelley Zieroth for a very successful Heart Failure Educational Retreat Day held on November 3! Attendees found it wonderfully informative and reflective. Job well done!

6. Congratulations also to Donna Lee Samson, Program Team Manager for Cardiac Clinics/Lipid Clinic/Cardiology Admin Services at SBH on her successful completion of the Health Services Leadership & Management program at Red River College! Hats off to you!

7. Bravissimo to the seven Stenberg College students who passed their recent national certification exam: Kathryn Hurtig , Darcy Marion, Swsan Mohammed, Samantha Nedokus, Ashley Pevie, Jason Schick, and Dilpreet Sidhu. Nicely done!