Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) is a multi-disciplinary group within the CHRS. Our membership includes: Registered Nurses, EP Technologists, Device Technologists, Research Coordinators, Genetic Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Academic Institutions Instructors. 

As AHP members of CHRS, our goals are to:

  • Encourage and provide opportunity for networking, sharing information and knowledge translation within the AHP community.
  • Support educational and research opportunities within the AHP community.
  • Lead and collaborate in the development of clinical guidelines and standards of care to support AHP practice.
  • Support the development and inclusion of sub-specialty groups within CHRS to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.
  • Share best practices and resources aimed at enhancing patient care.
  • Ensure timely access to information and current events related to arrhythmia care.
  • Engage young colleagues to participate in the CHRS mission and shape the future generation.

Yearly AHP activities include a luncheon at the CHRS Annual Meeting, didactic webinars and an education session at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC). 

Click here for more information about the benefits of CHRS AHP membership. 

Canadian Atrial Fibrillation clinic Nursing Alliance (CAFcNA)

CAFcNA is a sub-specialty network of the AHP group. CAFcNA members are atrial fibrillation (AF) clinicians (either Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners) across Canada who work in a specialized AF clinic and/or has clinical expertise in arrhythmia care of AF patients. This nursing group was developed after working on a nationwide project together. Several of the clinicians were interested in keeping a networking relationship to facilitate support and resource sharing opportunities given similar interests in AF care.

Vision: Optimizing AF care within the specialty AF programs in Canada.

Mission: To provide a networking relationship with other AF specialist in Canada and to share AF care resources that can improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Values:

  • Specialized expertise in AF care and real world clinical experience.
  • Honest, respectful and transparent relationships with all clinicians.
  • Support and encourage research activities that optimize systems for patients and care providers.
  • Foster innovative and creative ideas to promote nursing leadership of all group members.

Activities:

  • Promotion, collaboration and utilization of AF guidelines while incorporating best practice strategies in clinical care of AF patients throughout Canada.
  • Members of the group can share their own clinical tools and resources from their own institution. 
  • Members can propose/support/participate in specialized projects or research study that foster the advancement of clinical practice in AF care/management 
  • Members of the group can be a resource to each other. 

CAFcNA Board Officials (2019-2021)

President: Jennifer Cruz (Toronto, ON) 
Vice-President: Lindsey Ward (Victoria, BC)
Secretary: Danielle Hart (Kingston, ON) 
Treasurer: Johanne Veillette (Montreal, QC)
Alberta Representative: Laurie Burland (Calgary, AB)
British Columbia Representative: Nicole Gorman (Kelowna, BC) 
Ontario Representative: Maria Timofeeva (Toronto, ON) 
Quebec Representative: Lyne Charbonneau (Quebec City, QC)
Manitoba Representative: Rose Ramm (Winnipeg, MB)

Click here for a list of AF Clinics in Canada.