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The Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted on February 23, 2004

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and NORTH Network will present a symposium via video conference and webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2004 from noon to 1:30 pm. Guest Speaker Michael Farkouh. MD, is returning to his hometown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, to address the connection between heart disease and diabetes. Incidence rates of both heart disease and diabetes are higher in Northern Ontario than in the rest of the province.

Dr. Farkouh is internationally known for his work on the management of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency room. He has a special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. He is currently lead researcher for numerous clinical trials on questions related to diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Farkouh is the Associate Director of the New York University Cardiovascular Clinical Research Centre, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Tim Zmijowskyj, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Division Head of Clinical Sciences will facilitate “The Heart Disease and Diabetes Link” symposium. Video conference viewers will be invited to interact with the speakers by providing comments or asking questions. Webcast viewers will be invited to submit questions via email for Dr. Farkouh to address during the symposium.

The symposium will broadcast from the East campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Laurentian University, Willet Green Miller Centre, 8th Floor, Sudbury, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm, Eastern Time. It can be viewed via videoconference at the School’s West campus in the Lakehead University Braun Building, Room 1072. Limited seating is available at each site. Please contact Sherry at (705) 662-7257 to reserve a spot.

Health professionals may participate in the Symposium at NORTH Network sites throughout the region. Individuals may view the live webcast from their computers by going early to for webcast setup and details.
The monthly Medical School Symposia discuss topics of interest to health professionals, educators, potential students, and Northern Ontario communities.
A new medical school for the whole of Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a joint venture of Lakehead and Laurentian Universities. With main campuses in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, we will have multiple teaching and research sites distributed across Northern Ontario, in large and small communities. The School contributes to improving the health of people in Northern Ontario.