Program Co-Chairs: David E. Kandzari, MD, PhD, FSCAI and William L. Lombardi, MD, FSCAI
“We’re taking an in-depth approach to CTOs. With CTOs gaining momentum within the United States, starting a program requires a great deal of planning and insight. Our goal for this program is to arm physicians with the tools and knowledge they need for success while connecting them with a world-class faculty who can answer their questions and help them get started the right way.”
William L. Lombardi, MD, FSCAI
CTO Program Co-Chair
The SCAI CTO Regional Training Course will be a one-day training program that provides an introduction to CTO:
- Program development;
- Consent issues;
- Practical approaches; and
- Resources for continued education in this area.
Similar to the popular SCAI TRIP series, the CTO program will feature a combination of didactics and case presentations that allow participants to recognize the elements of CTO PCI case management, strategy, and program development. A flexible agenda will accommodate audience participation and allow faculty to field questions and interact with attendees.
The CTO course will feature basic and advanced information relating to setting up a CTO program, retrograde problem solving, developing a “CTO toolbox,” and case-based problem solving. In addition to gaining a stronger understanding of CTO case selection and management, attendees will learn the key decision-making strategies and recognize the hardware necessary for successful case management.