Dr. Peter Liu is currently the Chief Scientific Officer and VP of Research of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and also Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Toronto and Ottawa. He is the former Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the President of International Society of Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure of World Heart Federation, and inaugural Director of the Heart & Stroke/Lewar Centre at University of Toronto. He received his MD degree from University of Toronto, and postgraduate training at Harvard University. His laboratory investigates the causes and treatments of heart failure, role of inflammation and identification of novel biomarkers and targets for intervention in cardiovascular diseases. He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles in high impact journals, and received numerous awards in recognition of his research and scientific accomplishments. He has chaired scientific sessions of the Heart Failure Society of America, International Society of Heart Research and Human Proteomic Organization, amongst others. He is also champion for knowledge translation, integrating the cardiovascular prevention guidelines and healthy heart policy in Canada and internationally, including the C-CHANGE guidelines.