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ACS Network Heart Attack Day 2024

Each year, St. Boniface Hospital treats over 2,000 heart attack patients. The Manitoba ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) Network is dedicated to improving outcomes for these patients. Our network aims to ensure that all heart attack patients across the province receive care that is based on the latest guidelines, is delivered optimally, consistently, and safely. We implement Recommended Standards and Algorithms, review local protocols, partner with EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and report on key performance indicators to maintain high-quality care. Additionally, we have established strong connections with healthcare providers who serve Indigenous patients, ensuring their unique needs are addressed.

The ACS Network’s Heart Attack Day is an initiative designed to equip healthcare professionals with the tools they need to overcome systemic barriers and access necessary resources for their patients. This event is targeted at Manitoba’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, cardiology technologists, paramedics, and educators, focusing on the optimal care for heart attack patients.


• To highlight recent changes in practice for managing ACS patients, from pre-hospital care to rehabilitation.
• To enhance the diagnosis, triage, treatment, and follow-up capabilities for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI).
• To understand the unique challenges and recent initiatives aimed at addressing service gaps in rural ACS healthcare.
• To explore the challenges and opportunities for improving care for ACS patients post-discharge.


0815  Introductions and Greetings – Andrew Morris, Anita Soni
Minister of Health

0830 ACS Network Update – John Ducas, Lorraine Avery, Shuangbo Liu

0900 ECG Session 1: The value of the ECG in ACS – Shekoofeh Saboktakin Rizi and Sam Su

930 Non-atherosclerotic causes of ACS – Jenny Namkoong

1015 Stretch Break

1030 The 911 Disparities in MB – TBD

1130 ECG Session 2: The value of the ECG in ACS – Shekoofeh Saboktakin Rizi and Sam Su

1200 Lunch

1230 ACS Management in the Emergency Department – Panelists: Travis Minish, Nermin Gergis, Kailey Oxenforth, Basem Elbarouni, Allan Whiten

1345  ACS Recovery: outpatient management – Panelists: Thang Nguyen, Joseph Darcel, Lisa Gibson, Travis Warner, Chris Parr

1500 Stretch Break

1515 Breakout Sessions
Cardiology Technologists

EMS – Matthew Grovenor & Michael Macmillan


Length of DAPT and use of secondary prevention medication after ACS  – Joseph Darcel, Jamie Falk & Basem Elbarouni 

1615 Summary of breakout sessions

16:30 Wrap up


Physician: $162.50
Nurse/Other Health Professional: $50
Resident/Student/Trainee: $25

Registration information


Apr 12 2024


8:30 AM - 4:45 PM


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