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Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a quaternary referral centre for SCAD patients throughout British Columbia & other provinces in Canada. Over 500 SCAD patients are currently followed at the Vancouver SCAD Clinic. VGH as part of the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been at the forefront of SCAD research since 2011. Please see our website for scientific information on SCAD.


Welcome to the VanSCAD2019 homepage. The inaugural VanSCAD Conference in Vancouver was scheduled last year on Sep7-8, 2018. This year the conference will be held on Aug 30-31, 2019 at Vancouver General Hospital, in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A team of SCAD experts from throughout Canada and the United States will be on faculty to provide a contemporary update on SCAD. Target audience includes cardiologists (general, critical care, interventionists), internists, general practitioners, nurses, residents/fellows, students, and patients. The agenda and faculty will be listed in the following webpages. This event will be CME accredited by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.


VanSCAD Organizing Team

Vancouver General Hospital organizing team for VanSCAD2019

Jacqueline Saw

Course Director

Kenneth Gin

Steering Committee Member

Andrew Krahn

Steering Committee Member

Andrew Starovoytov

SCAD Research Manager

Taira Birnie

Patient Relations Manager

Gurminder Chawla

Conference Administrator

VanSCAD 5k run/walk 2019

Be ready to participate in our 5k run/walk on Aug 31, 2019 to raise awareness for SCAD and donation to support SCAD research. Please register on the 5k run/walk link.