University of Manitoba/ CIHR Café Scientifique
Interested in talking and learning more about different health topics and related research? Café Scientifique brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends) in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about their research and the questions it raises. Come and join the discussion!

Heart Failure: Prevention, Treatment & Transplantation
A Perspective From Our Graduate Students, The Medical Researchers Of The Future

January 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
To assist in seating arrangements RSVP to:
Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca
(204) 474-6689

They are startling statistics: roughly one in 500 Canadians will have a heart attack this year and only half will be alive one decade from now; one in five Canadians has high blood pressure (some of them don’t even know it); and only a third of available donor hearts are transplanted, resulting in a critical shortage of organs for people with heart failure.

Come meet five U of M physiology graduate students who are exploring these important research areas. From Canada’s next generation of medical researchers learn about: functional foods that help lower blood pressure, recent advances that can improve heart
attack survival rates, and better ways to preserve donor hearts.

Experts
Rushita Bagchi
(PhD candidate, holder of a CIHR/MHRC Student Fellowship)
Stephanie Caligiuri
(PhD candidate, holder of a CIHR Student Fellowship)
Jie Wang
(PhD candidate, holder of a MHRC Studentship)
Dr. Chris White
(PhD candidate, holder of a CIHR Fellowship),
Member of the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons
Matt Zeglinski
(PhD candidate, holder of a MHRC Studentship)

Moderator
Dr. Ian M.C. Dixon
Physiology, University of Manitoba; Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences,
St-Boniface Hospital and St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre