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    Issue No. 17                                                                         January 2019

'Why was I born this way?'


Charolette Desbiens was born with a rare heart defect and needed three surgeries before her third birthday. Now, her family is part of our Cardiac Genome Clinic at SickKids. Their story is one of perseverance during intense times and a new mission to try and help others. 
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New seminar series launches Jan. 22

As part of our ECHO program, successful business leaders will share their experiences in commercializing cardiovascular technologies in a new seminar series. They'll include executives and founders of medical device, biotechnology and digital health companies. Our first seminar lands tomorrow, and our event calendar will be updated as dates are confirmed. 

Seminar One: Interface Biologics CEO

Tracing the journey of key vesicles 


What can extracellular vesicles tell us about the development of type 2 diabetes. And how might that lead to heart failure? We funded research based at the Jason Fish lab to explore this growing scientific area.
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The role of genetics in a cardiology practice  


We assembled an expert panel of cardiologists, genetic counsellors and a patient to explore the landscape of modern genetic testing, what it means for clinicians in the cardiovascular space, and what it means for families.
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ISO: personal stories of living with HF 


Each patient’s voice is unique, vital and necessary for our ongoing conversation about – and efforts to stop – heart failure. We invite anyone to share their stories, observations, or feelings about life with heart failure, its impact, and what it takes to come to terms with a diagnosis that can be difficult to accept. 
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