2022 CSCS Spring Meeting


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Career Opportunities

Cardiac Surgeon

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC

The CHUS is currently looking for an independent CARDIAC surgeon in ADULT cardiac surgery to join the Cardiac Surgery Department team. The ideal candidate should have good clinical experience, requires excellent surgical skills, sound judgment, ease of communication, and a commitment to teamwork.

Please send your letter of intent, an up-to-date CV and 3 names of references to the attention of Dr. Mohamed Abdel Halim, Director, Cardiac Surgery Division, at the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS, by email at

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Academic Cardiac Surgeon

New Brunswick Heart Centre

Saint John, NB

The New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC) and the Department of Surgery, affiliated with Dalhousie University New Brunswick Medical School, is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the Position of Academic Cardiac Surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery. The subspecialty interest we are particularly looking for is in the field of structural heart disease.  

The successful candidate will join 5 other cardiac surgeons, supported by 7 dedicated Nurse Associates. The projected start time for the position may be as early as the Summer of 2022 but is flexible. Proficiency in both official languages is an asset. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, privileges with Horizon Health Network and membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as adequate liability insurance.  

Interested applicants should forward an introduction letter, along with their curriculum vitae and contact information (phone and/or email) for three recent clinical references to: Dr Jean-Francois Legare, Clinical Head of Cardiac Surgery at Note that while we are seeking a full-time position, limited Locum opportunities, are also possible and will be considered. 

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Locum Cardiac Surgeon

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Newmarket, ON

Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario is seeking a locum cardiac surgeon with expertise in mitral valve surgery for a 3-6 month period starting June 2022. We anticipate to be recruiting for a full time permanent position at the end of this locum period. 


The successful applicant would join an existing group of 4 cardiac surgeons sharing a volume of approximately 1000 open cases that is expected to grow. Southlake is a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care designated and funded Regional Cardiac Program, serving 1.5 million people and 10 hospitals in York Region and North Simcoe Muskoka. Our services are comprehensive, including primary PCI, world firsts in electrophysiology techniques, and sutureless valves. Southlake has a rapidly expanding structural heart program including TAVR and MitraClip. The cardiac medical staff now includes 4 cardiac surgeons and 23 cardiologists, with groups sub-specializing in interventional, electrophysiology, critical care cardiology, invasive and non-invasive cardiology.

The successful candidate must be licensed to practice cardiac surgery in the province of Ontario, Royal College certified and experienced with most aspects of cardiac surgery including revascularization, valve repair and replacement, and aortic surgery. A proven track record with mitral valve repair is essential. Specialized training in mitral valve disease and surgery would be an asset. Compensation is through fee-for service OHIP billing and MOH on-call stipend. 

To join our dedicated team, please forward a letter of interest, along with your curriculum vitae, to: Dr. Stacy O’Blenes at


The Call for Science is now open! Consider submitting your abstract for the CSCS Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award and the CSCS Video Abstract Session! 

Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award 

All residents enrolled in an accredited Canadian Cardiac Surgery Training Program at the PGY1 to PGY6 level at the time of the application deadline are eligible to apply.

Residents applying for the award must submit an abstract via the CCC abstract submission site. When submitting your abstract you must indicate that you would like to be considered for the Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award under the 'Recognition, Awards, & Bursaries' task.

The winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, as well as an honorary plaque.

CSCS Video Abstract Session

This session showcases excellence in cardiovascular surgery research. The top abstract submissions within the SURGERY Learning Track will be selected to present their research findings via video presentation and participate in panel discussion.

To apply, submit your abstract via the CCC abstract submission site. When submitting your abstract you must select CSCS Video Abstract among the Submission Category.

CCC abstracts submission deadline: May 3, 2022 (Noon EDT).

Staphylococcus Aureus Survey

Dear Colleagues, 


We are conducting a survey on the rates of Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization practices across Canadian institutions that offer cardiac surgery. We also hope to understand any barriers and/or sustainability to screening and decolonizing institutions may have experienced.  


Your participation is voluntary and the survey results will be anonymous. It is anticipated that the survey will take less than ten minutes. Please find further details at the beginning of the survey. We would appreciate your participation.  


This project has been reviewed by the Dalhousie Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dominique de Waard at


Thank you, 


Dominique de Waard, MD 

PGY2 Cardiac Surgery 

Dalhousie University 

Click here to complete survey
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