Transforming and Revolutionizing the Future of Healthcare

The world is confronted with the rising epidemics of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and aging. Without strategies to address these emerging epidemics the world faces disastrous consequences. Are human sufferings, economic challenges and national insecurity inevitable, or can they be prevented?

On Friday, April 27, Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the US National Academy of Medicine, will present a free public lecture at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa, to identify emerging trends in global health related to these concerns, and discuss how innovations in science and technology will be instrumental in transforming and revolutionizing the future of healthcare.

The lecture is a part of the 6th International Ottawa Heart Conference - Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and is held in partnership with the Gairdner Foundation.

** Dr. Dzau will be available for media interviews before and after the lecture, upon request.

Free Public Lecture

What:  “Medical Breakthroughs: What are the Possible Game-Changers in the Near Future? How will they Impact Health and Society?”

When: Friday, April 27, 2018.

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Dr. Victor Dzau presents.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion and interactive audience Q & A.


  • Peter Liu, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


  • Robert Bell, MD, Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • *Victor Dzau, MD, President, US National Academy of Medicine.
  • *Colleen Flood, PhD, Professor and University Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.
  • *Neil D. Fraser, BASc, MBA, P.Eng, President, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
  • *Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD, President & CEO, University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
  • *Duncan Stewart, MD, CEO and Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
  • *Janet Rossant, PhD, President and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation.
  • Pierre Sabourin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada.
  • *Helen Robert, patient representative, heart attack survivor.

*Available for interviews with media upon request.

Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street | Ottawa, ON.

Media Contact:

Leigh B. Morris
Communications Specialist
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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