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Dr. Narajan Dhalla honours Dr. Cohn with IACS award

The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences recently hosted the 2nd Annual Harold Buchwald Memorial Lecture.  Dr. Jay Cohn, one of the world’s leading cardiologists, scientists and Director of the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention , University of Minnesota, presented his lecture “A strategy for everyone to live past 100!”, which was  enthusiastically received by 250 attendees at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on September 25, 2009.

Dr. Cohn is internationally recognized for his contributions to our understanding of cardiovascular disease and for his leadership in designing and carrying out clinical trials to document efficacy of new interventions for heart failure. He has pioneered in assessment of cardiovascular function in patients with hypertension, shock, acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.  His innovative efforts at early detection have included screening to diagnose stiffening of the small arteries, utilizing a methodology he developed at the University of Minnesota which is now FDA-approved and marketed worldwide.

The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences was founded in 1996 and is headquartered within the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.  Established by renowned Cardiovascular Scientists, Surgeons and Cardiologists, the Academy provides the organizational structure for the world-wide sharing of research and education information in the field of heart health. Its mission is to promote cardiovascular education of professionals and lay people and to recognize major cardiovascular achievement throughout the world.