Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to promote, foster, and facilitate high quality research so as to improve the care of patients with heart failure disorders through creation of knowledge and its translation into best practices. 

Chair: Justin A. Ezekowitz, MBBCh, MSc
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre
Cardiologist, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Heart Failure Update Planning Committee

The Heart Failure Update Planning Committee is responsible for developing a premier meeting for healthcare and research professionals involved in heart failure care and ensure the educational integrity and financial success of the meeting.

Chair: Jonathan Howlett, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FCCS
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, South Health Campus


Nominations & Awards Committee 

The purpose of the Nominations and Awards Committee is to prepare a call for nominations to the membership for vacant Board positions, select a CHFS Annual Achievement Award recipient, and recruit candidates for consideration as members on CHFS Committees.

Chair: Sean A. Virani, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FCCS
Head, Division of Cardiology, Providence Health Care
Physician Program Director, The HEART Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Senior Medical Advisor, Cardiac Services BC
Past President and Chair, Canadian Heart Failure Society
Medical Director, HeartLife Foundation


Education Committee

The Education Committee provides a structure to address educational efforts aimed at heart failure professionals, patients and caregivers on behalf of the CHFS Board and to provide recommendations to the Board on related issues. 

Chair: Anique Ducharme, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Founder and Director, Heart Failure Clinic, Montreal Heart Institute


Website Content Committee

The primary purpose of the Website Content Committee is to ensure current and contemporary content is available to CHFS members and stakeholders.

Chair: Anique Ducharme, MD, FRCPC