Dr. Mark Gelfer is one of the leading authorities on hypertension in Canada. In 2011, Dr. Gelfer was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from Hypertension Canada “in recognition of his outstanding efforts and contributions in Canada to increase public awareness, prevention and control of hypertension”. His research has been published in numerous medical journals, including three in 2015 alone. Dr. Gelfer is currently serving as interim board member on The World Hypertension League and as a Recommendations Task Force Member for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP).
This fall, Dr. Gelfer will speak at three prestigious national hypertension conferences about the new CHEP Guidelines:
2015 Canadian Hypertension Congress
Held in Toronto from October 22nd to October 24th, this conference focuses on the presentation of new findings on the physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of hypertension, atherosclerosis and related diseases.
Dr. Mark Gelfer is the co-chair of the Primary Care Track on October 23rd and will present on ‘Blood Pressure and Hypertension Diagnosis in 2015: Which Methods, Which Numbers.’
Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada. It is held in Toronto from October 24th until October 27th. The title of this year’s conference is ‘Innovation and Collaboration: Pathways to the Heart.’
The Congress brings together cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other cardiovascular specialists from across the nation and around the world. This conference provides cardiovascular health professionals with current scientific information, education opportunities and a forum to connect with cardiovascular health colleagues.
On Sunday, October 25th, Dr. Mark Gelfer will facilitate a workshop entitled Blood Pressure Measurement and Diagnosis.
Family Medicine Forum
The Family Medicine Forum (FMF) will be held in Toronto from November 11th to November 14th. It is Canada’s most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians. It is co-hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
FMF provides attendees with practical and thought-provoking professional development through several streams of continuing professional development sessions.
Dr. Mark Gelfer will present the new CHEP guidelines during the four day conference.