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Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a quaternary referral centre for SCAD patients throughout British Columbia & other provinces in Canada. Over 800 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 VanSCAD2021 homepage. The inaugural VanSCAD Conference in Vancouver was held on Sep7-8, 2018, followed by another successful in-person conference in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VanSCAD conference has been delayed and will be held virtually on Jan 30, 2021. An international team of SCAD experts will be on faculty to provide a contemporary update on SCAD during this full-day conference. Target audience includes cardiologists (general, critical care, interventionists), internists, general practitioners, nurses, residents/fellows, students, and patients. The agenda and faculty are listed in the following webpages. This event will be CME accredited by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Early registration is recommended as space is limited and open to all international attendees.


VanSCAD Organizing Team

Vancouver General Hospital organizing team for VanSCAD2021

Jacqueline Saw

Course Director

Kenneth Gin

Steering Committee Member

Andrew Krahn

Steering Committee Member

Andrew Starovoytov

SCAD Research Manager

Taira Birnie

SCAD Rehab 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.