By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

May 12, 2019

This week’s special events

Allied Healthcare Professionals Recognition Week
This week, May 13-17, 2019 is Allied Healthcare Professionals Recognition Week! Thank you to all of our Allied Health Professionals for all your hard work in providing our patients with the highest quality care every day. Your perseverance and empathy for all of our patients is so much appreciated.

CSP Scholarship Day is THIS WEDNESDAY in the Cohen Auditorium at the Research Centre. All members of the CSP are invited to see and hear the latest advances in scholarship in the program (mostly provided in bite-size 5 minute presentation pieces. I hope you will try to attend at least part of what I expect will be an outstanding program.

CSP Highlights from last week’s National Nurse’s Week

Congratulations to Teresa Rostek RN who received the first Cardiac Sciences Program ICCS Leadership Award. Congratulations to Kathy Hillstrom, Cardiac Clinic Nurse who received the award for Nursing Excellence.

Congratulations to Dr. Clarence Khoo, he has been appointed the Honorary President for the Manitoba Association of Cardiology Technologists.

Rakesh Arora was among an international group of leading heart surgeons, anesthesiologists and critical care specialists known as ERAS Cardiac which published the first Guidelines for Perioperative Care: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations in JAMA Surgery this week (for me details see links below)

CSP Shoutouts

• To Davinder Jassal and Lorrie Kirshenbaum for putting together a highly successful ICS/CSP Speed Dating event last week (speed daters below) where we took a step in breaking down the barriers in scholarship collaboration across the spectrum of cardiac sciences research.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Abdelfatah N, Chen R, Duff HJ, Seifer CM, Buffo I, Huculak C, Clarke S, Clegg R, Jassal DS, Gordon PMK, Ober C; Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Frosk P, Gerull B. Characterization of a Unique Form of Arrhythmic Cardiomyopathy Caused by Recessive Mutation in LEMD2. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Apr 29;4(2):204-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2018.12.001. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Engelman DT, Ben Ali W, Williams JB, Perrault LP, Reddy VS, Arora RC, Roselli EE, Khoynezhad A, Gerdisch M, Levy JH, Lobdell K, Fletcher N, Kirsch M, Nelson G, Engelman RM, Gregory AJ, Boyle EM. Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations. JAMA Surg. 2019 May 4. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1153. [Epub ahead of print]