Awards

Annual Achievement Award

The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) Annual Achievement Award was created in 2012 to recognize Canadian CHRS members who have made outstanding contributions in their career within the cardiovascular heart rhythm field.

Eligibility Criteria

CHRS members are asked to nominate an individual:

  1. whose career has significantly aided the growth of and support to the heart rhythm field;
  2. is a member of the CHRS; although the recipient is usually expected to be a member of the CHRS, if nominated, exceptions can be considered at the discretion of the Nominations and Awards Committee in exceptional circumstances i.e.: retirement; and 
  3. has highly respected attributes relative to this award.

Selection Criteria

A nomination submission must include the following documents: 

  1. two letters of recommendation summarizing the candidate's highly respected attributes relative to this award; and 
  2. a 1-2-page Biography of the nominee.

Award Prize

The award will be presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) at the CCS Award Ceremony. The winner will receive the CHRS Crystal Award, as well as complimentary annual membership dues for the following year.

A call for nominations will go out to all CHRS members with a closing date of May 1.

 

Annual Achievement Award Recipients

2018   Dr. Stanley Nattel (Montréal, QC)
2017   Dr. Anthony Tang (London, ON)
2016   Dr. Brent Mitchell (Calgary, AB) 
2015   Dr. Charles Kerr (Vancouver, BC) 
2014   Dr. George Wyse (Calgary, AB) 
2013   Dr. George Klein (London, ON) 
2012   Dr. Denis Roy (Montréal, QC)

 

Highest rated Electrophysiology Abstract by a Trainee Award

The CHRS Highest Rated Electrophysiology Abstract by a Trainee Award was created in 2012. Abstracts that are accepted for presentation at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC)  that are submitted to the CHRS EP Trainee Award will be considered; the trainee with the highest rated electrophysiology abstract will be selected as the winner. 

The award will be presented at the CCC at the CHRS Annual General Meeting. The winner will receive an honorary plaque.

 

Highest rated Electrophysiology Abstract by a Trainee Award Recipients

2018   Abhishek Bhaskaran (Toronto, ON)
2017   Adaya Weissler Snir (Toronto, ON)
2016   Sheng He 
2015   Zhi Cui (Shanghai, China) 
2014   Adam Herman (Vancouver, BC) 
2013   Vern Hsen Tan (Singapore, China) 
2012   Christian Steinberg (Montréal, QC)

Magdy Basta Award

The Magdy Basta Award was created in 2017 to recognize a CHRS member who has made great efforts to support the research of others. This could be through mentoring; enrollment in clinical trials, research education; grant assistance or other things that someone has done to forward Canadian research, without obvious benefit for themselves.

Eligibility Criteria

CHRS members are asked to nominate an individual:

  1. who has supported the research of others through mentoring, enrollment in clinical trials, research education, grant assistance,or other things that someone has done to forward Canadian research without obvious benefit for themselves;
  2. is a member of the CHRS; although the recipient is usually expected to be a member of the CHRS, if nominated, exceptions can be considered at the discretion of the Nominations and Awards Committee in exceptional circumstances i.e.: retirement; and
  3. has highly respected attributes relative to this award.

Selection Criteria

A nomination submission must include the following documents:

  1. two letters of recommendation summarizing the candidate's highly respected attributes relative to this award; and
  2. a 1-2-page Biography of the nominee. 

Award Prize

The award will be presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) at the CHRS Annual General Meeting. The winner will receive an honorary plaque.

A call for nominations will go out to all CHRS members with a closing date of May 1.

 

Magdy Basta Award Recipients

2018    Dr. Felix Ayala-Paredes (Sherbrooke, QC)
2017    Dr. Anthony Tang (London, ON)