Annual Conferences

2021 Conference

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

Registration & Accommodation

  • Register at our conference website by September 15, 2021 for early bird options
  • Copy or click on this link to book a room at our discounted rate
  • CanVECTOR offers discounts and reimbursements to attend the annual conference for some members, e.g. patient partners, Scientific Steering Committee members, certain trainees, etc. If you have questions about specific discounts and reimbursements offered to you, please email

COVID-19 Protocols 


Given the evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, Thrombosis Canada & CanVECTOR will be monitoring the situation and revising our plans as needed to meet local, provincial, and national government guidelines with respect to masking, social distancing and participant capacity.

Update: The CanVECTOR event (Friday Nov. 5th) will be held virtually only while the Thromobsis Canada event (Saturday Nov. 6th) will be offered as a hybrid event.

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols for the event,  please visit our conference website.

Abstract Competition 

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

Past Conferences

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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