On February 28th, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni held its Meet the Expert:  Living with AFib event at the Fieldhouse Restaurant in the RA Centre on Riverside Drive in Ottawa.

Almost 90 guests were present to hear and share their experience with our distinguished speakers from the Heart Institute (HI): Dr. Mehrdad Golian, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist; Ms. Bonnie Quinlan, Advanced Practice Nurse in Cardiology; and Mr. Peter Croal, a HI Atrial Fibrillation patient.  Following the presentations, HI patients and family members engaged in a dynamic question and answer period.            

L to R: Dr Mehrdad Golian, Ms. Bonnie Quinlan, Mr. Peter Croal, Ann-Marie Julien

The Patient Alumni Meet the Expert Series aims to connect Heart Institute patients, family and friends with experts as well as to each other and members of the community on a variety of topics related to heart disease. The events are designed to be informal and lead to social interaction.

It is your support and participation that is essential to build a vibrant network of community members and patients.

Attached are a few photos from the event.

If you were unable to attend but would like to hear the session, you can watch it here.

Stay tuned for more!  Our next Meet the Expert is planned for April.