Research

The CHFS to committed to foster and facilitate research amongst CHFS members and with the broader community and encourages collaborations and initiatives that foster the fulfillment of our mission and objectives.

We are interested to know if members are involved in Pan-Canadian research initiatives looking for CHFS endorsement. Click here to contact us.  

CCTN/CHFS Research Competition

The CCTN/CHFS Research Competition was created in 2017 to recognize individuals for outstanding research in the field of heart failure, transplantation, or mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

Applicants submitting their research abstract to CCC will be given the opportunity to submit their abstract into the CCTN/CHFS Research Competition. A call will go out annually to all CCTN and CHFS members adhering to the CCC Call for Science deadline for Abstract submissions.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only the first author of the abstract will be eligible to submit to the Research Competition. 
  2. To be eligible, the first author must be a non-faculty member at any academic institution/medical center. Examples of eligible applicants include (but are not limited to) students, medical residents or fellows, research fellows including post-doctorate, and allied health care professionals. 
  3. Adult and pediatric, medical and surgical, clinical and basic science research is accepted.

Finalist Presentations

  1. Abstracts that are accepted for presentation at CCC that are submitted to the CCTN-CHFS competition will be considered, and four finalists will be selected for presentation, 2 from the field of heart failure and 2 from transplant/MCS. 
  2. In addition to their CCC abstract poster presentation, each finalist will present a moderated presentation of their research at a CCTN-CHFS Research Competition session at the CCC.

Competition Winners and Awards

  1. A panel of judges will score the presentations, and select a 1st and 2nd prize winner. Winners will be selected based upon the overall quality of the research project, presentation and ability to answer questions in the discussion period. Winners will be announced at the CHFS Annual General Meeting. 
  2. No travel funding is provided. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the 1st place winner and $500 to the 2nd place runner-up, and $250 for 3rd and 4th place finalists. 

Want to get notified when the competition opens? Click here to become a CHFS member today. 

The CCTN and CHFS would like to thank Abbott Canada for their support of these awards. 

 

2023 Finalists

Tina Marvasti (Toronto, ON) - 1st Place 

Heart Failure Impairs Bone Marrow Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function andResponses to Injury 

Ismail Raslan (Toronto, ON) - 2nd Place 

External validation of AI Primary Graft Dysfunction Prediction Calculator 

Yasuyuki Kobayashi (London, ON) - Finalist  

Impact of Hemoglobin Level in Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion on Donation After Circulatory Death 

Urna Kansakar (New York, NY) - Finalist  

Functional Role of Inositol 1,4,5-Triphosphate Receptors (IP3RS) in the Regulation of Cardiac Myofibroblasts 

 
 

HF Update Trainee Research Competition

The CHFS HF Update Trainee Research Competition was created in 2019 to recognize individuals for emerging or outstanding research in the field of heart failure. Abstracts submitted to the Trainee Research competition will be considered for in-person poster presentation at HF Update.

The 2024 call for abstracts is now closed. 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only the first author of the abstract will be eligible to submit to the Research Competition.
  2. To be eligible, the first author must be a non-faculty member at any academic institution/medical center. Examples of eligible applicants include (but are not limited to) students, medical residents or fellows, research fellows including post-doctorate, and allied health care professionals.
  3. All applicants must already be or have applied for CHFS membership. Membership is free for trainees. 

Application Process

  1. Adult and pediatric, medical and surgical, clinical and basic science research is accepted. Case reports will not be accepted.
  2. Submissions are accepted in both English and French.

Review Panel

  1. A review panel will score the abstracts and select one (1)  grand prize winner, one (1) runner-up and two (2) finalists. 
  2. Winners will be selected based upon the overall quality of the research project as presented in the abstract. 
  3. All candidates (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in advance of HF Update.

Finalist Presentations

  1. The four (4) winners will feature their work though moderated poster presentation during a designated break/time slot. 
  2. The grand prize, runner-up and 3rd and 4th place finalists will be announced during an HF Update Plenary Session.

Award Prizes

No travel funding is provided. A prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the 1st place (grand prize) winner, $1,000 to the 2nd place runner-up, and $500 for 3rd and 4th place finalists.

 

2024 Finalists

Kevin Ma, MD (Winner) University of Alberta

Guideline Directed Medical Therapy in Heart Failure Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: A Prospective Study from the Heart Function Clinic Registry 

Mohammed Adam Benharrats, MD (Runner-up) Université de Sherbrooke

Acute Myocarditis and Pericarditis in PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19): Initial Insights From the IMPACT-COVID-19 Study

Florence Bernier, MD Candidate (Finalist) Université de Montréal 

Patient selection for advanced therapies in heart failure, can we agree to disagree?

Amir Razaghizad, MD Candidate, MSc (Finalist) McGill University

Cardiovascular Phenotypes in Type 2 Diabetes: Latent Profile Analysis of the CANVAS program and CREDENCE trial

 
 

HF Update Early Career Research Award

The CHFS recognizes the need to support early-career members and is committed to ensuring generational development and representation. The HF Update Early Career Research Award was created in 2021 to recognize early-career members for emerging or outstanding research in the field of heart failure.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Only the first author of the abstract will be eligible to submit to the Research Award. 
  2. To be eligible, the first author must be an early-career member (<5 years in practice) at any academic institution/medical center.
  3. All applicants must already be or have applied for CHFS membership. 

Application Process:

  1. Adult and pediatric, medical and surgical, clinical and basic science research is accepted. Case reports will not be accepted.
  2. Submissions are accepted in both English and French.
  3. Applicants submitting their research abstract to the HF Update Early Career Research Award are asked to do so by completing this form.

Finalist Presentation: 

  1. Abstracts that are submitted to the HF Update Early Career Research Award will be considered for video presentation at HF Update. 
  2. One (1) winner will be selected based on the quality of their abstract submission.
  3. The winner will be featured in a video presentation of short duration to be hosted in our virtual exhibit hall.

Review Process:

  1. The review panel will score the abstracts and select one (1) grand prize winner. 
  2. The winner will be selected based upon the overall quality of the research project as presented in the abstract. 
  3. All candidates (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in advance of HF Update.

Award Prize:

  1. The winner will receive complimentary HF Update registration, as well as complimentary CHFS membership dues for the following year.

 

The submission process for Abstracts is now closed.

Click here to learn more about Heart Failure Update and for information about HF Update Early Career Research Award recipients.