2017 Young Investigator Competition

2017 Young Investigator Award Recipient


Congratulations to Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir, the 1st recipient of the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit Young Investigator Award, for recognition of outsutindant research achievements! 


Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir, MD FRCPC (Cardiology and Internal Medicine), PhD candidate

A score to predict cardiovascular disease risk after early stage breast cancer


Husam Abdel-Qadir graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in Canada with the Silver Medal in 2007. He has gone on to complete Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Toronto. 


During his training, Dr. Abdel-Qadir developed an interest in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease among patients with non-cardiovascular co-morbidities. He is now completing the last year of a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. His PhD thesis is focused on the cardiovascular health of breast cancer survivors. He is also pursuing a fellowship in echocardiography at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Abdel-Qadir’s research training is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and his research thesis is funded by a grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He was recently awarded the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator Award in the Clinical Sciences Category. RECENT HONOURS AND AWARDS 2017: Winner of the European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator Award, Clinical Sciences Category 2017: One of 3 Finalists, Young Investigator Competition, Global Cardio-Oncology Summit 2013 - 2018: Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowship Award ($275,000) 2013 – 2017: Clinician Scientist Training Award, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto ($375,000) 2013 - 2016: Heart and Stroke Research Fellowship (declined due to concurrent research award support) 2015: Ranked as one of top three abstracts, 2015 Global Cardio-Oncology Summit, Nashville, Tennessee

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A score to predict cardiovascular disease risk after early stage breast cancer

Presenting Author: Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir, Graduate Student/Cardiologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


2017 Young Investigator Finalists



Vascular effects of cisplatin based chemotherapy for testicular cancer (VECTOR) study

Presenting Author: Dr. Alan Cameron, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom



A retrospective single-center cohort study to evaluate trastuzumab-related subclinical cardiotoxicity in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Presenting Author: Dr. Olexiy Aseyev, Clinical Fellow, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada