USCAP 2018 Recap
SCVP's excursion to the true north was widly successful. The SCVP held Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night events. The Sunday event featured our Young Investigator Talks and our second annual Open Mic(roscope) Night. A number of interesting topics were covered including ARVC, myocarditis+amyloid, AMR, vulnerable plaques, Fabry's disease and others. The festivities were held at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver. An excellent spread of food and beverages were supplied by the host Michael Seidman.
The Sunday morning sessions were billed as "Myocardial Maladies: An update on congenital and acquired diseases of the myocardium." It featured excellent presentations covering myocardial toxins, cancer therapy-associated cardiotoxicity, lysosomal storage disorgers and a clinical perspective on myocarditis. The speakers were Stephen Cohle, Rick Mitchell, Vidhya Nair, Les Cooper and Kricket Seidman. The keynote talk was given by one of our two Distinguished Awardees, Christine (Kricket) Seidman. Her talk covered the efforts of Kricket and her spouse Jon on tackling genetic forms of cardiomyopathy. Excellent talks all around.
Sunday evening'a banquet was held at The Loft at Earls Yaletown. They served a lovely family-style spread of great food. Attendees took in each other's great company and Rick Mitchell enjoyed roasting the Seidmans. In addition, Carolyn Glass was given our young investigator award.
At the USCAP meeting itself, there were great cardiovascular-related presentations by a number of trainees.
The 2019 SCVP Companion meetings will be held in National Harbor, Maryland which is a stone's throw south of Washington, DC (and not particularly close to Baltimore). We look forward to seeing many of you there.