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Friday, November 24, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

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A Flexible and Positive Outlook: Your Heart's Greatest Ally

Join us for this webinar to explore how positive emotions — including outlook, optimism, and life satisfaction — can have a positive impact on your health and recovery from the impact of learning you have heart disease. Furthermore, we will discuss strategies to build and strengthen those capacities within yourself, as well as how to start living your new normal.

Sue Armstrong, a patient with lived experience, will describe her journey with heart disease and how having a positive approach helped her manage the ups and downs of living with her diagnosis.  Kathleen Lalande, a psychologist with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will share some insights from the research. A question-and-answer period will follow.


  • Sue Armstrong, Patient with Lived Experience
  • Kathleen Lalande, Psychologist, Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Healthcare Providers

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

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Chapter 7: Sex, Gender, and the Social Determinants of Health

This Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance ATLAS webinar will review the intersectional nature and relationship of sociocultural determinants of health including sex and gender factors that influence awareness, access to care, and health outcomes for women with cardiovascular disease.

It will summarize current clinical practice guidelines unique to women to identify gaps in need of advancement and action as well as highlight a person with lived experience with cardiovascular disease. Learn more about the CWHHA ATLAS


  • Christina StuwePerson with Lived Experience
  • Heather J. A. Foulds, PhD, Heart and Stroke/CIHR Early Career Indigenous Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Shahin Jaffer, MD, MHSc, FRCPC. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Division of Community General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Consultant, Fraser Health Authority


  • Colleen Norris, PhD, MSc, BScN, RN, GNP, FAHA, FCAHS, Health Systems and Policy Working Group, CWHHA, Associate Dean of Research,  Professor and Clinician Scientist, Faculties of Nursing, Medicine & Dentistry, and School of Public Health, University of Alberta Scientific Director, Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network Fellow, American Heart Association Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FASE, Past Chair, Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Working Group, CWHHA Co-Director Women’s Heart Health Clinic, QEII Health Sciences Centre Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN USA 

Past Webinars


Heart Wise Exercise
Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Understanding Heart Disease
Living with a Heart Condition


Patient Care
Heart Wise Exercise
  • Heart Wise Exercise Renewal: Learn all about Heart Wise Exercise and review the principles of exercising with a cardiac participant - Watch Now >> [Password: Heartwise1] | Presentation (1) (2)
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2021 - Watch Now >> 
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2022 - Watch Now >>
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2023 - Watch Now >>
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training June 2023 - Watch Now >>
Smoking Cessation
  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation- Adopting Smoking Cessation into your clinical practices - Watch Now >> | Presentation (PDF) 
  • Virtual Care: How to deliver remote smoking and vaping cessation treatment - Watch Now >> 
Heart Disease