Awards

2022 Award Recipients



​​​​Achievement Award

Martin Green, MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Allied Health Achievement Award

Julie Rutberg, BS, MS, CGC
Genetic Counsellor, Eastern Ontario Regional Genetics Program
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON


Magdy Basta Award

Umjeet S. Jolly MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Heart Rhythm Program, St. Mary’s General Hospital
Kitchener, ON 


Highest Rated EP Abstract by a Trainee Award

Kate Huang
PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

 

Achievement Award

The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) 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 CHRS Annual Meeting. 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 annually with a closing date of early-May.

 

Past Recipients

2022    Martin Green (Ottawa, ON) 
2021    Anne M. Gillis (Calgary, AB)
2020    Robert Sheldon (Calgary, AB)
2019    Paul Dorian (Toronto, ON)
2018    Stanley Nattel (Montréal, QC)
2017    Anthony Tang (London, ON)
2016    Brent Mitchell (Calgary, AB)
2015    Charles Kerr (Vancouver, BC)
2014    George Wyse (Calgary, AB)
2013    George Klein (London, ON)
2012    Denis Roy (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 CHRS Annual Meeting. The winner will receive an honorary plaque.

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

 

Past Recipients

2022    Umjeet Jolly (Kitchener, ON)
2021    Richard Leather (Victoria, BC)
2020    Adrian Baranchuk (Kingston, ON)
2019    Benoit Coutu (Montreal, QC)
2018    Felix Ayala-Paredes (Sherbrooke, QC)
2017     Anthony Tang (London, ON)

 

Allied Health Professional Achievement Award

The CHRS Allied Health Professional Achievement Award was created in 2021 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 whose/who: 

  1. is a CHRS allied health professional member (Technologist, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Research Coordinator, Genetics Counsellor, Faculty or Instructors); 
  2. career has significantly aided the growth of and support to the heart rhythm field; 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 CHRS Annual Meeting. The winner will receive an honorary plaque as well as complimentary annual membership dues for the following year.

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

 

Past Recipients

2022    Julie Rutberg (Ottawa, ON)
2021    Patricia Theoret-Patrick (Ottawa, ON)

 

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 CHRS Annual Meeting. The winner will receive an honorary plaque.

 

Past Recipients

2022    Kate Huang (Vancouver, BC)
2021    Amit Sodhi (Victoria, BC)
2020    William McIntyre (Hamilton, ON)
2019    Wenbin Liang (Ottawa, ON)
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)