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BC heart and lung health advocates have joined forces to create a rare opportunity for the public to meet face to face with medical and environmental health pioneers. Join forum hosts Global TV’s Dr. Art Hister and reporter Aaron McArthur as they help our experts shed light on the latest thinking on heart and lung health.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Morning session: 9am to Noon

Afternoon session: 12.30pm to 3pm.


Versailles Ballroom, Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, BC


Both morning and afternoon sessions are free, but seating is limited. Please e-mail Kelly Ablog-Morrant at or phone 604-731-LUNG (5864) to reserve your seat.


Morning Forum (9am to Noon): Heart and Lung Health for Children and Families

BC’s first baby heart transplant – one mother’s story – Elaine Yong, Mother and Global TV Reporter

Cardiac Surgery in infants & children – advancing pediatric care – Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, Surgeon, BC Children’s Hospital

Child obesity, physical activity & nutrition – the need to act now – Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine, BC Children’s Hospital

Afternoon Forum (12:30 to 3pm): Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hearts and Lungs

Air pollution – how what we breathe impacts our health – Dr. Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, SFU

Stress management – what new research reveals – Dr. Wolfgang Linden, Psychologist, UBC

High blood pressure – why you need to know your numbers – Dr. Nadia Khan, Internal Medicine, UBC

Click here for more information on the public forum.

Click here for more information on the Heart+Lung Health FEST 2012.