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Fireside Chat – French

January 16 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CADDRA Member Only Fireside Chat – ADHD and Cardiovascular Disease Risks: What does it mean for your Practice?

January 16, 2024 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET  | Free


CADDRA members are invited to join the 2024 series of free, member-only, virtual Fireside Chats.

About this session: What should clinicians be aware of regarding cardiovascular (CV) risks when prescribing ADHD medications? A recent JAMA Psychiatry publication raised some questions with regard to the impact of ADHD medication use on cardiovascular health. Cardiologist Dr Chi Ming Chow and psychiatrist Dr. Doron Almagor will discuss CV concerns in patients and whether any changes to practice should be considered. *Space limited


Guest Speakers

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is an attending staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a full professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science from Brown University, USA. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (1990) at McGill University (Montréal, Québec) and a Masters of Science in Epidemiology at McGill University (1997). He completed his training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McGill University. He then pursued his clinical and research echocardiography fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University (2000). Clinically he specializes in non-invasive cardiac imaging. He is the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a past president of the Canadian Society of Echo (CSE) and the president of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (CCMS). He has authored many popular medical education software programs that are being used by healthcare professionals worldwide. He had won multiple local and national teaching awards to recognize his teaching and innovation in medical education. Some of his awards include the CSE achievement award in 2017, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Distinguished Teacher Award in 2015, the Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education presented by the AFMC.

Dr. Doron Almagor is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist (Royal College Subspecialty Certified) who completed his specialty training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and associated issues. He is the past Chair of CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance and a current Chair of the CADDRA Advisory Board. In addition to directing The Possibilities Clinic, he has an appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has served as the President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association (OPA). Dr. Almagor was trained as a psychoanalyst and is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has lectured internationally and taught a variety of courses in the areas of ADHD and its comorbid disorders such as Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome and anxiety.


About CADDRA Fireside Chats
CADDRA’s series of member-only Fireside Chats are free one-hour online discussions on a particular topic hosted on zoom every two months feature leading health practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD. The Fireside Chats are informal chats between a moderator and a guest and audience participation through questions is encouraged. Space is limited.



January 16
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM