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Presented by the Canadian College of Health Leaders:


Wednesday, November 30, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation


The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Malaspina Room, 900 Canada Way Place, Vancouver BC


Register online here
For more information or to register on-line at and on the left side click on “Professional Development”, click on “Calendar of Chapter Events”, and scroll down to find the November 30 Event and then click on “Register On-Line”

Member Rate $45.00
Non-member Rate $60.00
Student $30.00
(registration fee includes breakfast) Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before November 25, 2011.

As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early. Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to walk-ins and at times an on-site wait list may be instituted. No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders’ members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.


Dr. Bruce McManus, MD, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Co-Director, Institute for Heart + Lung Health
Director, James Hogg Research Centre
Director, NCE CECR Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre)


The capacity to make care more particular and specific to each person at risk of illness or already suffering now holds more apparent promise than ever before. Please join Dr. McManus as he explains how research is closing the gap in our shared goal of providing the best care for each patient according to their unique needs.

Bruce McManus is Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He serves as Director of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital, as Co-Director of the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, and as Director of the NCE CECR Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre). Dr. McManus served as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, from December 2000 until April 2006.

Dr. McManus’ basic and clinical investigative program is focused on mechanisms, consequences, detection and prevention of injury and aberrant repair involved in inflammatory diseases of the heart and blood vessels, with particular emphasis on enteroviral infections of the heart and transplant vascular disease. He is committed to preventing vital organ failure through the development of blood-based biomarker solutions.