The CHRS hosts a quarterly webinar series and provides the following resources for allied health professionals, cardiology residents and EP fellows.

We are always looking for volunteers and ideas on speakers and topics. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.



Management of Resynchronization Pacing Non-responders: What are the Options?

Date: December 6, 2018
Presenter: Glen Sumner MSc ,MD, FRCP (C). Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary. Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Calgary, AB

Learning objectives:
To understand the general approach to optimizing response to resynchronization pacing; and 
To understand the specific options to address non-responders.


Evaluation of Patients' Understanding and Knowledge of Amiodarone Therapy With an Amiodarone Administration Toolkit

Date: May 23, 2018 
Presenter: Stephanie Hsieh, BScPharm, ACPR, Clinical Pharmacist, St. Paul's Hospital Atrial Fibrillation Clinic

This webinar will share one clinic’s Atrial Fibrillation experience with the development and implementation of an amiodarone toolkit; describe patients’ reported level of understanding with the safe use of amiodarone after provision of the toolkit; and describe how our amiodarone toolkit and education process can be improved from the patients' perspective.


Intracardiac Echocardiography in EP Procedures - How can it help?

Date: March 20, 2018 
Presenter: Mouhannad Sadek, MD, FRCPC, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

This webinar will study the handling of ICE and basic views, discuss utility of ICE during EP procedures, and examine Fluoro-less ablation and limitation of ICE and potential future directions with the ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Nationwide Atrial Fibrillation Project: A Knowledge Translation Initiative

Date: November 24, 2016 
Presenter:  Jennifer Cruz, NP-Adult, MN, CCN(C), Nurse Practitioner in Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at St. Michael's Hospital and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Toronto
This webinar will outline the results of the Nationwide Atrial Fibrillation (AF) project which provides an opportunity to review available resources for clinicians including: models of AF care, national statistics and data on AF clinics, a clinical assessment checklist as a tool used in AF care, and results of clinician's consensus on how to advise patients. Implications to clinical practice and future direction for knowledge translation to improve systems of care will be discussed.


Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: An alternative to lifelong anticoagulation

Date: May 25, 2016 
Presenters: Jean-Michel Paradis, MD; Gilles E. O'hara, MD; Maryse Lemyre inf., B.Sc, D.E.S.S, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ)

At the end of this web session, the participants will be able to describe the indications for left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), identify the patients suitable for this intervention, and understand the management of the patients, before and after the LAAC procedure


Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Infections; from treatment to prevention

Date: June 4, 2015 
Presenter: Suzette Turner 

This interactive webinar will provide an opportunity to review cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) infections from treatment to prevention.


Electromagnetic Interference

Date: June 26, 2014 
Presenter: Dr. Katia Dyrda

This interactive webinar will allow for discussion of the current sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) affecting implanted cardiac devices.


Ablation in Brugada Syndrome

Date: June 26, 2014
Presenter: Dr. Chris Lane

This interactive webinar will explore some of the proposed mechanisms for arrhythmias in the Brugada syndrome and examine recent data suggesting possible targets for ablation.


Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: pathophysiology, principles & potential future avenues

Date: April 24, 2014
Presenter: Dr. Clarence Khoo

This interactive webinar will allow for an exploration of pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and the rationale for atrial fibrillation ablation techniques and modalities.