Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ivan Berkowitz was honoured by I A C S at a Special Reception

click here to enjoy an extraordinary treat for Ivan

Keith Levit took some incredible photos

Click here to listen to IVAN honoured by Terry MacLeod on his CBC Weekend Morning Show

Special Recognition for Ivan Berkowitz MBA

At a reception held in Winnipeg in February, 2016, the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences has recognized Ivan Berkowitz with “Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine and Surgery”. In his capacity as Editor of CV Network and Heart Health Scholar of the Academy for more than 15 years, Ivan has played a critical role in the development of cardiovascular health programs throughout the world. He served as conference coordinator for 11 national and international meetings and symposia held in Winnipeg for exchanging information on cardiovascular health and disease. In addition, he organized several public forums in Winnipeg and paid particular attention to lifestyle modifications and nutritional approaches for the prevention of heart disease. He edited a book “Frontiers in Cardiovascular Health” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003. He has also been serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. The work of Ivan Berkowitz was recognized by several awards from different organizations.
He received Medal of Merit from SERVCOR, Brazil and was bestowed the title “Honourary Professor of Fundaco Cardiovascular Sao Francisco de Assis” Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He was granted Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2009 Reh-Fit Foundation Healthy Living Award, and Big Heart Award for Organizational Achievement by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. He has been serving as President of Myles Robinson Memorial Heart Trust for the past 9 years. Indeed, Ivan has rendered invaluable services in promoting the mission of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and thus all the Officers and Members of the Executive Council extend their best wishes for his future endeavors.
Naranjan S. Dhalla, Honourary Life President, IACS

Monday, March 28, 2016


We built an outstanding team which created:



We included a TED.com talk by Dr. Noel Bairey Merz from the Barbra Streisand Women;s Heart Centre at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L A, Dr Merz spoke at our Harold Buchwald Luncheon on May 4
to view her talk click here

Barbra Streisand is doing amazing work against the "YENTL SYNDROME" ,,,, women need to be men to fight heart disease -  click here

Barbra recently received the most distinguished award given by the United States and presented to her by President Obama who said: “Off the stage, she has been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women’s equality, I’m getting all verklempt just thinking about it.”