The Toronto Course

on Complex Congenital & Structural Heart Disease Intervention

Welcome to the 

 Toronto Course 2019

on Structural & Congenital Heart Disease Intervention

On June 6-8th, 2019, Interventional Cardiologists from across North America will gather in Toronto to attend the Toronto Course on "Complex Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Intervention". This course includes a variety of presentations from world experts, intimate group learning sessions, cased-base workshops, and unique team building exercises. Please view the 2019 Agenda for more details. 

Course Highlights

The Toronto Course contains a diverse variety of speeches and talks from leading experts in the field, small group break-out sessions, and exciting Interventional Jeopardy and Interventional Olympics sessions. 

Photo Gallery 

View stills from some of the most memorable moments of the Toronto Course! The gallery will open in a new window.

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Workshops

The Toronto Course featured multiple "break out" sessions where participants worked in intimate focus groups about various topics in interventional cardiology.

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Faculty Interviews

Our world class faculty members speak about the course, their cutting edge research, the latest innovations in Interventional Cardiology, and more!

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Interventional Olympics

Cardiologists compete head to head in a battle of grit, wit, and everything in between.

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Presentations

The Toronto Course featured presentations and case studies delivered by the world's leading interventional cardiologists.

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Interventional Jeopardy

Where scholars collide. The Interventional Jeopardy featured the brightest minds in Cardiology, battling for the ultimate prize - bragging rights!

2019 Course Directors & Faculty

Meet our world class structural and congenital heart disease intervention faculty

Course Directors

Dr. Eric Horlick MDCM, FRCPC, FSCAI

Peter Munk Chair in Structural Heart Disease Intervention
Director, Structural Heart Disease Intervention Service, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Dr. Mark Osten MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Associate Director, Structural Heart Disease Program

Fellowship Program Director, Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

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Dr. Lee Benson MD, FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Director, Cardiac Diagnostic and Interventional Unit

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Faculty

Dr. Zahid Amin MD, FSCAI, FAHA, FAAP
William B. Strong Chair and Professor and Section Chief

Division of Pediatric Cardiology 
Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta University

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Dr. Matt Crystal MD, FACC, FSCAI
New York-Presbyterian & Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Centre
Associate Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Cardiology

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Maureen Dwight
Registered Physiotherapist & Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist

Advanced Spinal Practitioner, ISAEC

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy

Director, The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic, Inc

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Dr. Harsimran Sachdeva Singh MD, MSc

Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease,

Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medicine

Interventional Cardiology - Congenital and Structural Heart Interventions

Weill Cornell Medical College - New York Presbyterian Hospital

David Blumenthal Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

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Dr. Robert J. Lederman MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI 
Senior Investigator and Chief, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention

Division of Intramural Research 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

 

Dr. Ryan Callahan MD. FSCAI 
Boston Children's Hospital

Division of Invasive Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

Dr. Allison K. Cabalka MD. FSCAI 
Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology 

Director, Congenital Cardiac Laboratory

May Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Dr. Josep Rodés-Cabau MD. FSCAI 

Director, Catheterization and Interventional Laboratories of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute

Associate Professor of Medicine, Laval University 

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Dr. Tirone David  MD. FRCPC, FRCSC
Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto

Melanie Munk Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

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Samuel Elfassy 
Vice President, Safety for Air Canada 

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