Dr. Bert Pitt

You will have two chances to meet a cardiology giant in person in October. On behalf of PHRI, Salim Yusuf, Jeff Healey, and Harriette Van Spall are delighted to welcome Dr. Bert Pitt, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Michigan.

Arnold L. Johnson Lectureship in Cardiology

On Monday, October 3rd, 5:30 – 6:30 pm ET, Dr. PittĀ  will give the 23rd Arnold L. Johnson Lectureship in Cardiology at the auditorium at PHRI’s Hamilton offices. directly followed by a food and drink reception in the atrium.

Dr. Pitt’s lectureship will be on New Opportunities for Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists (MRAs) Alone and in Combination in Cardiorenal Disease.

Cardiology Grand Rounds

On Tuesday, October 4th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Dr. Pitt will give Cardiology Grand Rounds at the PHRI offices (auditorium) on the topic of CV Outcomes in Diabetes: Does SGLT1/2i Offer Benefit Over SGLT2i?

RSVP to judy.lindeman@phri.ca for either/both events.

More about Dr. Pitt

Dr. Pitt is currently chairman of the steering committee of the NHLBI TOPCAT trial; co-chairman of the Emphasis-HF trial, chairman of Break- DHF, co-chairman of STOP-CKD, co-chairman of Exceed, co-chairman of Escape-SHF and Escape-DHF, chairman of a study evaluating the role of an aldosterone synthase inhibitor in patients with HF, and a member of the executive committee of the Accomplish trial.

He has been awarded the James B. Herrick Award by the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and has been elected to the Society of Scholars of the Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his MD degree from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and completed a fellowship in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and remained on the faculty there until he left to direct the division of cardiology at the University of Michigan.


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