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Early Onset Heart Disease: What’s In Your Genes?

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May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Why are between 500-1,000 people in BC diagnosed with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) every year? And why are their close relatives up to 10 times more likely to develop atherosclerotic CVD?

These are questions the public forum on the Study to Avoid Cardiovascular Events in British Columbia (SAVE BC) research program seeks to answer.

  • Tara Sedlack, the director of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic and expert on women’s heart health, will speak about women and heart disease.
  • John Mancini, the director of the CardioRisk Clinic, will discuss management of cholesterol-related heart disease.
  • SAVE BC physicians Dr. Simon Pimstone and Dr. Liam Brunham will present updates on the SAVE BC research program and genetics in heart disease.

For those attending in person, you will have the chance to engage in smaller patient-oriented discussions to share your opinions and perspective with your fellow patients, family members, and the SAVE BC team after the educational session. We want to hear how your experience has been, and how we can continue to improve SAVE BC.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

RSVP here and use the promotion code THANKYOU5 to waive the $5 registration fee. Light refreshments and $10 parking reimbursements will be provided. Can’t make it in person? Not to worry – free remote attendance is available.

If you would like to attend remotely or have any other questions, please contact or 604.682.2344 ext. 63369.



Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
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Terri McKinlay

Patient Partner, Penticton

Terri McKinlay

The Patient Voices Network has provided Rylee and me the ability to channel our experience into positive change for others. Our voice in decision making, planning and partnerships for mental health care is having a profound impact on our healing process.