4th ICPC/HSFC/CCS Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology


This special award was created by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), with a grant from the profits of the 4th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology (ICPC) held in Montreal in 1997. The profits were donated in equal parts to HSFC and CCS anc combined in a capital investment. The interest earned each year was used to provide partial support for the 4th ICPC/HSFC/CCS fellowship in preventive cardiology. The remaining financial support for the fellowship is provided by HSFC as part of its on-going commitment to train young cardiovascular scientists in Canada.
The fellowship is awarded to an individual who wishes to undertake post-graduate training in preventive cardiology in a recognized institution in Canada or abroad. Preventive cardiology includes the study of the individual and population causes of cardiovascular (CVD), cerebrovascular (CBD) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD); the epidemiology of CVD, CBD and PVD; and the development and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention measures for CVD, CBD and PVD at the individual or population level. Primary prevention refers to measures taken to prevent the appearance of disease; secondary prevention refers to the prevention of recurrences; and tertiary prevention deals with the prevention of complications of disease, the limitations of severity and includes rehabilitation. Economic analyses of preventive practices, studies of public policy, clinical epidemiology and studies of the social and behavioural determinants of risk factors and disease are also eligible. The object of study must be individual humans or human populations.

2014 - 2015

  • Dr. Andraea van Hulst (McGill University)
    Determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors among youth with type-1 diabetes.
    Supervisor: Paradis, Gilles
    Co-Supervisor: Henderson, Mélanie

2012 - 2013

  • Dr. de Niet, Judith E. (University of British Columbia)
    Improving childhood obesity treatment outcomes through the use of innovative methods.
    Supervisor: Masse, Louise C

2011 - 2012

  • Dr. Lauren C. Bresee (University of Alberta)
    Mortality associated with acute myocardial infarction in people with and without depression.
    Supervisor: Hemmelgarn, Brenda
    Co-supervisor: Tonelli, Marcello A.

2004 - 2005  

  • Dr. Ya-Ping Jin (London Health Sciences Centre)
    Additional couseling support for vascular risk factors control: preventing stroke and dementia.
    Supervisor: Vladimir Hachinski             

2002- 2003    

  • Dr. Katherine M. Morrison (McMaster University)
    Atherosclerosis birth cohort: the ABC study.
    Supervisor: Salim Yusuf