Annual Queen's/KGH Cardiovascular Symposium a Huge Success!Published Mon Oct 19th 2015Over 160 registrants attended the Annual Queen's/KGH Cardiac Program Cardiovascular Symposium last Friday. Attendees heard presentations from Queen's doctors from Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery on everything from the latest in management of heart rhythm disorders, heart failure and ischemic heart disease to a presentation on the latest helpful apps in clinical practice. Dr. Tom Noseworthy from the University of Calgary delivered the Claxton Lecture entitled, "The Frail Elderly with Cardiovascular Disease" while fellow UCalgary professor Dr. Jonathan Howlett provided a state of the art lecture on heart failure. Dr. Ingrid Harle from Palliative Care delivered an insightful talk called, "Palliative Care is not just for cancer patients". Dr. Klaus Ley from the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology in California discussed his work in vascular inflammation and tantalized the audience with the prospect of a vaccine for atherosclerosis.The proceedings were live-tweeted using the hashtag #QCCKGH. The conference brochure can be found here.Special thanks to Anatomy professor Dr. Steve Pang who brought along some heart specimens from the anatomy lab; to CV Lab nurse Elissa Marshall who brought angioplasty balloons, catheters, stents, pacemakers and defibrillators for attendees to play with, and Dr. Amer Johri's team who provided attendees an opportunity to try their hand at hand-held cardiac ultrasound image acquisitions.