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Winnipeg, MB (November 13, 2014) — The RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg will honour the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences with induction into its prestigious Ambassador Plaque program on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:30 am, VIP Salon, Main Floor, RBC Convention Centre.

The dedication of this plaque is in recognition of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences outstanding contributions to the planning and organization of numerous conferences and events at the RBC Convention Centre. The IACS will join a group of highly distinguished associations on the Centre’s Wall of Fame, located just inside the York Avenue Entrance.

The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Winnipeg at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Established by renowned Cardiovascular Scientists, Surgeons and Cardiologists, the IACS provides the organizational structure for the world-wide sharing of research and education information in the field of heart health and recognizes major cardiovascular achievement throughout the world.
“RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg is a flagship for promoting economic, social, cultural and scientific activities,” said Dr. Naranjan S. Dhalla, CEO, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. “With the new expansion, under the inspired leadership of Klaus Lahr, this place will undoubtedly make Winnipeg one of the major centres for encouraging trade, industry and science in North America.”

The RBC Convention Centre, in conjunction with the City of Winnipeg, initiated the Ambassador Plaque Program in 1994 to recognize those individuals and groups whose efforts have been integral to bringing events, activities, conferences and conventions to our City. These people, many of whom volunteer their time and services, have a tremendous impact on this community, on both a social and economic level, as well as on the City of Winnipeg and our Convention Centre.

“We are always pleased to work with Dr. Dhalla and his team,” says Klaus Lahr, President and CEO, RBC Convention Centre. “Dr. Dhalla has always been a strong supporter of the Convention Centre and continues to use his influence to bring international conferences and conventions to Winnipeg. His latest was the 2nd Cardiovascular Forum for Promoting Centres of Excellence and Young Investigators in September which attracted delegates from 20 visiting countries.”

This award marks the 32nd Ambassador Plaque to be presented since 1994.

Ivan. Berkowitz
IACS. Heart Health Scholar
International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

 

Mr. Klaus Lahr, President & CEO, RBC Convention Centre

Mr. Klaus Lahr, President & CEO, RBC Convention Centre

 

Plaque installation at RBC Convention Centre

Plaque installation at RBC Convention Centre

 

Lahr, Dhalla unveil plaque

Lahr, Dhalla unveil plaque

 

Dr. Naranjan Dhalla, Executive Director, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr. Naranjan Dhalla, Executive Director, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

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