Cardiology for the Practitioner
April 21, 2007 ~ Westin Harbour Castle Hotel ~ Toronto, Ontario

SMH Cardiology

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital, I am pleased to extend a personal invitation to you to attend a special educational event, the seventeenth in the series entitled “Cardiology for the Practitioner” which will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

In the tradition of previous years, we intend to provide a first class, interactive, educational experience for key community practitioners of cardiovascular medicine.  The planning committee has worked hard to select subjects which are of relevance to the contemporary practitioner with a particular focus on coronary artery disease, diabetes and cardiac disease, the role of new imaging modalities, new approaches to atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, and a debate on the appropriate target for LDL reduction.  As well, we will provide you with details and analysis of new clinical trials and the latest data from international meetings to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.  The program is also structured to facilitate discussion and promote interaction between the speakers and the audience and there will be ample opportunities for informal discussion during the nutritional breaks and at the complimentary cocktail reception at the conclusion of the day.

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Heart Research Centre will be partnering with us for a fourth year in coordinating this event.  The Canadian Heart Research Centre is a federally incorporated not-for-profit academic research organization dedicated to the conduct of clinical trials and education in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Canada.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 6 MAINPRO-M1 credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the University of Toronto (6 credits).

On behalf of the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital, I sincerely hope that you can join us for what we believe will be an outstanding educational event and an otherwise enjoyable opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues.  I would encourage you to register early, bring your questions and problem cases, and join us in what promises to be a vigorous and stimulating day.


Thomas G. Parker M.D.
Head, Division of Cardiology