Annual Conferences

2023 Conference

Save-the-Date: October 25-29, 2023, Montreal, QC

Please join us for the CanVECTOR 2023 Annual Conference in Montreal, QC at Vascular 2023 - an event designed to connect our broad vascular community, under one roof. 

Vascular 2023 will take place between October 25 to 29 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal with the following host organizations: the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, CanVECTOR, Diabète Quebec, Diabetes Canada, Hypertension Canada and Thrombosis Canada.

This five-day event is an opportunity to address challenges in the treatment and care of vascular-related diseases that affect millions of Canadians annually. Together, we will promote the many benefits of a truly connected Canadian vascular community. 

Vascular 2023 will be a world-class event, bringing together separate conferences from the host organizations. Delegates will have their choice of scientific sessions on topics such as atherosclerosis, dementia (vascular cognitive impairment), Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, endocrine diseases, metabolic disease, heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, vascular kidney disease, venous thromboembolism and stroke.

On Friday, October 27th, we will come together for a full day of vascular programming to foster cross-collaboration in research, education, networking and learning. 

Don’t forget to mark Vascular 2023 in your calendar!

Who should attend? 

  • cardiologists
  • cardiac surgeons
  • endocrinologists
  • neurologists
  • internists
  • gerontologists
  • general practitioners
  • hypertension specialists
  • nephrologists
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • dietitians
  • diabetes educators
  • rehabilitation specialists
  • technologists
  • and others

Please visit Vascular 2023 for the latest details.

2022: The Cost of Clots: Exploring the Care, Research and Economics of Thrombosis



  • Date: October 14, 2022
  • Location: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto
  • Conference Co-Chairs:
    • Miriam Kimpton, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    • Zack Liederman, MD, FRCPC
  • Note: CanVECTOR will host a series of pre-conference meetings on Thursday, October 13th. Invitations will be distributed separately for these meetings
  • Conference Program





9:00 – 9:15

Co-Chair Welcome Remarks

Dr. Miriam Kimpton; Dr. Zach Liederman 

9:15 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation # 1

Health Economics: What it is and what it isn’t!

Dr. Doug Coyle

10:00– 10:30

CanVECTOR Leadership Remarks

Dr. Grégoire Le Gal; Dr. Susan Kahn

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 11:00

TC-CanVECTOR Fellow Presentation

Bleeding Complications in Women with Venous Thromboembolism during Pregnancy 

Dr. Camille Simard

11:00 – 11:30

3-Minute Project Competition

Dr. Vicky Mai; Dr. Yan Xu; Dr. Natasha Rupani; Ms. Lisa Yamaura; Mr. Erblin Cani

11:30 - 12:00

Abstract Competition: Poster Presentations 


12:00 – 13:00



13:00 - 13:45

Abstract Competition: Oral Presentations 

Identifying Which Emergency Department Patients Should Be Tested for Pulmonary Embolism 

Tinzaparin Lead-In to Prevent the Post-Thrombotic syndrome (The TILE Pilot Study): rationale and study protocol 

Clinical Benefits, Harms, and Cost-Effectiveness of Indefinite Anticoagulant Therapy for First Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism: A Decision Analytic Modelling Study 


Dr. Dennis Christopher


Dr. Jean-Philippe Galanaud


Dr. Faizan Kahn

13:45 – 14:30

The Cost of Clots for Patients: Opening Up the Black Box of Qualitative Research  

CanVECTOR Patient Partner Council 

14:30 – 14:45



14:45 – 15:05

Breakout Session 1: 

Conflicts of Interest: More than Just Money 

Dr. Deborah Siegal 


14:45 – 15:05

Breakout Session 2:

Get the most out of researcher-patient collaboration 

Dr. Dennis Christopher; Dr. Kerstin de Wit 
15:05 - 15:10 Change rooms for Breakout Sessions 3 & 4  
15:10 - 15:30

Breakout Session 3: 

Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials: Practical tips of how to assess the value for money of an investigational treatment 

Dr. Pierre Villeneuve 
15:10 - 15:30

Breakout Session 4: 

Creating a Study Budget: “How much can I ask for? And how do I make it last?” 

Ms. Veronica Bates 
15:30 - 16:15

Keynote Presentation #2: 

Reframing Value: What I've learned from Choosing Wisely, guideline development, trainees, and most importantly from patients 

 Dr. Lisa Hicks
16:30 - 18:00

Partner Recognition & Network Awards Ceremony


Scientific Abstract Competition 


All abstract submissions must be submitted to by midnight ET Sunday, August 28th, 2022.

2021: Create, Connect, Collaborate: Promoting Excellence in Knowledge & Practice to Prevent VTE




  • Date: November 4-6, 2021
  • Location: CanVECTOR's Annual Conference will be held in partnership with Thrombosis Canada. CanVECTOR's Annual Conference on Friday November 5, 2021 will be held virtually only. Thrombosis Canada's Conference on Saturday, November 6, 2021 will be a Hybrid event - virtually and in-person at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto
  • Conference Program (Agenda below)





9:00 – 9:15

Co-Chair Welcome Remarks

Dr. Cynthia Wu, Dr. Maha Othman

9:15 – 9:45

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Andreas Greinacher

9:45 – 10:15

CanVECTOR Leadership Remarks

Dr. Marc Rodger, Dr. Susan Kahn

10:15 – 10:30



11:15 – 11:45

TC-CanVECTOR Fellow Presentation

TC-CanVECTOR Fellowship Winner

11:45 – 12:45

CanVECTOR Abstract Competition: Poster session


12:45 – 2:30



2:30 – 3:15

Patient Partners: Demystified 

Ms. Carol West; Ms. Danielle Morneault; Dr. Lisa Duffett; 

3:15 – 4:00

Top-rated abstracts

Top 3 selected for presentation 

4:00 – 4:45

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg

4:45 – 4:50

Wrap-up with Conference Co-chairs

Dr. Cynthia Wu, Dr. Maha Othman

Scientific Abstract Competition 

All abstract submissions must be submitted to by midnight ET Sunday September 12th, 2021.

2020: Thrombosis Research and Education - Insights from Canadian Experts (Virtual Conference)


  • Date: October 13-24, 2020
  • Location: Virtual Conference (Daily 90-Minute Sessions)
  • Conference Program 

Conference Recordings

CanVECTOR Presents: No Longer on the Outside - Conversations About Patients As Partners

  • Featuring: Carol West, Dennis Christopher, Dr. Grégoire Le Gal, Dr. Lisa Duffett, Dr. Lori-Ann Linkins, Margaret Ostrowski, Suzanne Dubois
  • Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:30am - 12:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents: COVID-19 & VTE Related Research - Clinical, basic science, and translational science to address the current pandemic

  • Featuring: Dr. Deborah Siegal, Dr. Paul Kim, Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Dr. Patricia Liaw (Moderator), Dr. Eric Tseng (Moderator)
  • Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents: CanVECTOR Presents - 3-Minute Project Competition 

  • Featuring: Dr. Keerat Grewal, Neha Sharma, Sahar Sohrabipour, Dr. Siraj Mithoowani, Dr. Tobias Tritschler, Crystal Dai, Dr. Sudeep Shivakumar (Moderator)
  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents - Trainee Workshops and Discussion: Building a Clinical Research Program & Life In (Basic) Science 

  • Featuring: Dr. Prism Schneider, Dr. Colin Kretz, Dr. Leslie Skeith (Moderator)
  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:00 - 3:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents - Wellness for Life and Work Success

  • Featuring: Bailey Sousa and Dr. Alexander Clark, Authors of the internationally critically-acclaimed book "How to be a Happy Academic, Dr. Leslie Skeith (Moderator)
  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents - Next Steps for the Network

  • Featuring: Dr. Susan Kahn and Dr. Marc Rodger, CanVECTOR Co-Directors
  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2020 - 11:30am - 12:00pm (EST)

CanVECTOR Presents - Global Perspectives & INVENT 

  • Featuring: Dr. Saskia Middeldorp, Dr. Marc Rodger (Moderator)
  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)

2019: Connect, Communicate, & Collaborate


Conference Photography 


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Scientific Abstract Competition 

2018: Translating Science Together


  • Date: October 25-26, 2018
  • Location: Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, Montreal, QC
  • Conference Program

Conference Photography 


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Scientific Abstract Competition 

2017: Elevate, Educate, & Collaborate


  • Date: November 10-11, 2017
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Toronto, ON
  • Conference program

Conference Photography 


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2016: CanVECTOR Annual Conference


  • Date: June 7-8, 2016
  • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown, Toronto, ON 
  • Conference Program


Conference Photography 

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