Feb. 6-7: Heart + Lung Health FEST 2014 Scientific Symposium


Engage: The Heart + Lung Health FEST 2014 Scientific Symposium features local, national and international experts in research and clinical innovation. This year’s event is held at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (1133 West Hastings Street) from February 6-7, 2014.

The program is packed with the latest in heart and lung health research and clinical innovation. Click here to view the full agenda.

The 2014 Distinguished Lectures include:

• Graeme Copland Memorial Lecture: “Allergen-induced Asthma” by Paul O’Byrne, Professor, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine; Chair, Department of Medicine, McMaster University Medical Centre

• Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture: “Therapeutic Regeneration of the Injured Human Heart” by Eduardo Marbán, Director, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

David Bates Lecture: “Air Pollution & Cardiovascular Disease: Recent Research and Insights into Mechanisms” by Joel Kaufman, Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

• British Columbia Distinguished Lecture: Brett Finlay, Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories; Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia


To register for the symposium, please click here.

Posters: FEST is still accepting trainee poster abstracts. Deadline is January 24. For more information visit: http://fest.heartandlung.ca/about/posters/

Other FEST events include: Nursing & Allied Health Professionals’ Respiratory Update (Feb. 7); and Hot Topics in Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine Update (Feb. 8).

Why attend FEST 2014? Check out what others have to say here.

For more information visit fest.heartandlung.ca