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Harold Buchwald Heart Health Luncheon

August 13, 2012

Harold Buchwald Heart Health Luncheon
Sept. 14, 2012 WINNIPEG CONVENTION CENTRE 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Tickets: $55.00; tables of 10 - $550.00

The IACS is delighted to have the following team organizing the Luncheon:

 Honourary chairs: Mrs. Dee Buchwald, Mr. Kevin Kavanuagh and Dr. Naranjan S. Dhalla
Chair: Sidney Halpern
Co-chairs: Romel Dhalla, Jack Levit, Klaus Lahr, Jim Carr, Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Dr. Ian Dixon, Peter Kaufman
Assistants: Teri Moffat, Jon-Jon Santiago

 Heart Health Scholar: Ivan Berkowitz 

 3rd Annual Lecture on    “A Strategy to Live Past 100!"                                          

A special opportunity to honour our friend Harold Buchwald C M, Q C,  LL D and learn from Dr. Piero Anversa, Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, how his innovative work on adult (not embryonic) stem cells will lower the incidence of heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases and make possible healthy, fulfilling lives.                       

Dr. Anversa will be presented with the 2012 IACS Medal of Merit

TICKETS can be purchased online - please visit:
On our website you can listen to the previous lectures on “Living Past 100” by Dr. Jay Cohn from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Sharon Mulvagh from the Mayo Clinic. Both talks have stimulated developments in Manitoba of work discussed by Drs. Mulvagh and Cohn.
For more information, please contact Ivan Berkowitz at (204) 228-3193 or [email protected]
As one of the leading cardiovascular scientists, Professor Piero Anversa, MD has made numerous substantial contributions to regenerative medicine. He received his MD from the University of Parma and has been a Professor of Pathology at both New York Medical College and the University of Parma. Professor Anversa is currently teaching at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Professor of Anesthesia and Professor of Medicine in addition to his exceptional work as the Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. His cutting-edge research focuses on understanding how internal and external adult stem cells can be harnessed to regenerate damaged heart muscle. His laboratory has shattered the pre-conceived notion that the heart is a mature organ with an unchanging number of cells throughout a lifetime. His findings established the concept that multi-functional cardiac stem cells could be involved in the turnover of different kinds of heart cells. His exceptional work has been published in numerous high-impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation Research, The Lancet, Nature Medicine, Nature, and Cell. His papers illustrate a key understanding of both basic science and clinical relevance indicated by his focus on how biological discoveries can be utilized for the treatment of patients. He has also been a primary investigator in the clinical trial SCIPIO, Cardiac Stem Cells in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy”, which he has shown that cardiac stem cells benefit heart failure patients, a newsworthy discovery. He has been given numerous awards for his research including the Research Achievement Award of the American Heart Association (2004), and the Louis and Arthur Lucian Award (2008). In 2003, he was given the honour of being the Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. From 2008-2013, will serve on the NIH/NIA Board of Scientific Counselors. He is highly regarded as a potential Nobel Prize Winner.
Winnipeg’s Harold Buchwald who died in 2008 was a lawyer, an extraordinary community leader and a dynamic supporter of health-related causes. Among his wide-ranging community services was the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation, including leadership of their major building project. One of his most satisfying personal experiences was the honouring of Harold’s close friend Myles Robinson. Myles was well established as one of Winnipeg’s major developers and home builder but died suddenly of a heart attack in spite of having worked hard on his own heart health including vigourous running, long before it was a popular activity. Harold and a small group of friends talked of Myles’ great community service and business success for which had received no recognition. They assembled a team and ultimately accumulated $500,000 from his family, friends and business associates, for the Myles Robinson Memorial HEART Trust. The Trustees met often and decided to fund a "Scholar" reflecting that Myles was keen to develop young people. They were fortunate to support three young University of Manitoba professors who have grown significantly in their careers to improve heart health. In 2008, the Board of Trustees agreed with a proposal by Dr. Naranjan Dhalla that the annual proceeds from the investment of the Trust will be directed to support for 5 years, promotion of prevention and early detection of Cardiovascular Diseases in Manitoba by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Dr. Dhalla
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