• Plan to Attend CTO Los Angeles on Nov. 16!

    Program Co-Directors

    David E. Kandzari, MD, PhD, FSCAI
    Piedmont Heart Institute
    Atlanta, GA

    William L. Lombardi, MD, FSCAI
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
    Bellingham, WA

    SCAI's Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) - Los Angeles regional training course on November 16, 2014 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza will be a one-day training program that provides an introduction to CTO:

    • Procedures;     
    • Equipment;     
    • Program development;
    • Consent issues;
    • Practical approaches; and
    • Resources for continued education in this area.
    “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-Director

    Similar to SCAI's popular Transradial Interventional Programs (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.

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  • Acknowledgements

    SCAI gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their generous support of the Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) through educational grants while taking sole responsibility for all content developed and disseminated through this event.

    Gold Sponsor

    • Abbott Vascular

    Silver Sponsor

    • Boston Scientific

    Bronze Sponsor

    • Terumo Interventional Systems