march, 2023

07mar5:00 pm7:00 pmLiving your best atrial fibrillation life: The importance of self-careCafé Scientifique


Event Details

Atrial fibrillation can be a complex and unpredictable chronic illness. Patients living with atrial fibrillation may feel out of control in their treatment journey, however, something in which all patients can actively participate in is self-care. Self-care is an essential aspect of managing atrial fibrillation but it has its challenges. While self-care is associated with improved symptom experience, reduced complications, and higher quality of life, patients require resources, support, and knowledge to build skills and confidence to engage actively in self-care.
Join us for a discussion with experts about the latest research, evidence, and experiences in atrial fibrillation self-care.

Panel Experts
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD Cardiologist, Medical Director
Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Ryan Wilson, PhD, RN Assistant Professor of Teaching
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Dr. Peter Loewen, PharmD Associate Professor
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC Vancouver
Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation, Vancouver, Canada;

Sheryl Sargent, Patient Perspective



Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome

Supported by CIHR and Michael Smith Health Research BC


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST


Laurel Packing House

1304 Ellis Street