Dr. Howlett graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1989 and completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship at Dalhousie University in 1994> He continued with Fellowship studies at the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, University of Toronto from 1994-1995 and then joined active staff at Dalhousie University/Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre from September 1995 to August 2008. He became Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Calgary in August 2008 and become director of Cardiac Function Clinic. His current activities include clinical research in heart failure, as well as evaluation of health care delivery and outcomes and knowledge translation. He initiated and led the 2.8 M study A Strategy of Telehomecare for the Treatment of Heart Failure (STARTEL), a multicentre Canadian study evaluating the impact of telehomecare treatment for heart failure patients with issues of difficult access to care in Atlantic Canada. He has served on several international cardiovascular consensus guideline committees and is past-Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Primary Panel, and the CCS Heart Failure Workshop Initiative He is currently involved in development of the Alberta HF Scorecard and other knowledge translation initiatives for heart failure care.