Biosketch

Dr. Jennifer Conway began her medical career by receiving her MD from the University of British Columbia in 2002. She subsequently went on to complete her pediatric and cardiology training at the IWK Heath Centre in Nova Scotia. Following, she underwent further subspecialty training at The Hospital for Sick Children  in Toronto in pediatric heart transplant, heart function and mechanical support.

She continued on at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto until June 2013 and joined the team at the Stollery Children;s Hospital in Edmonton over. Her subspecialty training, career to date and research interests, have been directed towards the care of children with end stage heart failure including mechanical assist devices and transplantation.

Objectives: 

  • To describe the incidence of heart failure in Beta Thalessemia
  • To describe the outcomes of heart failure in this population
  • To review the use of advanced heart failure therapies – including ventricular assist device and cardiac transplantation