About EOCI

EOCI has a demonstrated track record of over 13 years in the CME industry. Our reputation is a result of business integrity and professional agility, as well as resourcefulness and creativity.

In addition to the 25 to 30 CME programs we develop annually, EOCI produces other high-calibre specialist-focused annual congresses in Mont-Tremblant, and Montreal:

Arrhythmia Update Plus 2018

January 31 to February 3, 2018

Residents’ Case Challenge

Invitation to submit your cases to the Seventh Annual Residents' Case Challenge at Arrhythmia Update Plus 2018...

Dear residents and fellows:

The Arrhythmia Update PLUS Planning Committee is pleased to invite all cardiology residents and subspecialty fellows to submit an interesting case for presentation as part of the Seventh Annual Residents’ Case Challenge which will take place during the annual Arrhythmia Update Plus congress in Whistler, British Columbia. Five to Six finalists will be chosen to present their cases at the meeting. The congress will take place from Wednesday, January 31st, to Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, at the Fairmont Château Whistler, in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Arrhythmia Update PLUS continues its longstanding tradition of providing the highest quality of continuing medical education presented through interactive case-based discussions and workshops. This year, leading experts from across the country will present on topics relevant to your practice and get you interacting with other participants in workshops and case-based discussions. Arrhythmia Update+ is a great opportunity to join many of your colleagues from across Canada for in-depth lectures and workshops geared toward optimizing the management of your patients.

The Residents’ Case Challenge will be co-chaired by Dr. Elaine Gordon and Dr. Adrian Baranchuk. Cases submitted from across the country will be reviewed, and the six residents whose cases are selected will be invited to attend the conference and present their cases live to all attendees. For the six presenters, the conference organizers are pleased to provide economy travel to Whistler, and three (3) nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Château Whistler. In order to foster professional relationships among trainees and the attendees, the selected residents are expected to attend the entire meeting (including workshops) along with the welcome reception where they will meet Dr. Gordon and Dr. Baranchuk.

Submitted cases must first and foremost have educational value, and can be on any topic in clinical cardiology. While rare diagnoses may be more exciting, the more common cases are often more applicable to practice and have more educational value. All final presentations will be required to have one or more “take-home points” that a practising cardiologist could learn from the case.

For the case to be considered, a two-page abstract (~500 words double-spaced) must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please submit your cases via email to the attention of Penelope Bernier (penelope@eocipharma.com). You may indicate that you would plan to present some graphics but do not include the graphics with your submission. Please make clear your teaching points and take-away message(s). Those invited to attend the meeting will be notified by November 20th, 2017, to allow adequate time to make arrangements to attend the entire meeting.

Selected residents will be expected to submit their slides for review and suggestions for improvement (and online interaction with both co-chairs) by January 1, 2018. We recommend no more than 15 slides including all graphics for a 15 minute presentation. The individuals will then present their cases on the afternoon of Thursday, February 1st, during the two-hour Residents’ Case Challenge section of the congress. The author of the best presentation will be decided by the conference attendees and announced at the cocktail reception on Thursday evening.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

For more information, email contact@arrhythmiaupdate.ca


Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS

Professor of Medicine (Tenure)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology
President, International Society of Electrocardiology
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Elaine Gordon, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Cardiac Clinic
and Cardiac Pregnancy Clinic
McMaster University Medical Centre
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario

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