• SCAI-SLHA Advanced Course

    Saturday, March 14 - 15, 2020

    Hotel Galle Face
    Sri Lanka

    Space is limited! Register for the SCAI-SLHA Advanced Course sponsored by Medtronic India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 14–15, 2020.

    As interventional cardiology cases become more challenging there’s a lot to learn. Learn to become a better interventionalist with SCAI.

    This interactive, two-day course is designed to help you incorporate state-of-the-art coronary interventions into your real-world practice using a novel, interactive education approach focused on how you learn best. Already performing Complex PCI? We’ll help you be able to go where others may not to achieve better outcomes.


    Educational Highlights

    •  Case-based, intensive focus on challenging real-world scenarios

    •  State-of-the-art reviews throughout

    •  Learn tips, tricks, and complications in Coronary PCI

    • Learn from top national and international interventional cardiologists


    Agenda at a Glance

    Day 1—Coronary Interventions: A Case-Based Approach     

    SESSION 1: Vascular Access and Complications

    SESSION 2: Interventional Pharmacology and STEMI

    SESSION 3: Coronary Intervention in LMT and Bifurcation Lesions

    SESSION 4: Coronary Interventions in CTO Lesions

    SESSION 5: Tips, Tricks, and Complications in Coronary PCI


    Day 2 —TAVR and PAD Interventions     

    SESSION 1: PAD Interventions

    SESSION 2: TAVR Session 

    SESSION 3: Heart Failure Session


    International Course Directors

    National Course Directors


    James C. Blankenship, MD, MSCAI
    Past President, SCAI; Chair of Cardiology for the Geisinger Heart Institute, Pennsylvania
    Stanley Amarasekera, MBBS, MD, FCCP, FACC
    President Sri Lanka Heart Association; Consultant Cardiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka Colombo and Nawaloka Hospital Colombo
    Larry S. Dean, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FAHA
    Past President, SCAI; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Washington Department of Medicine
    W.S. Santharaj MD, FACC, FCCP, FRCP (Edin)
    Past President of Sri Lanka Heart Association; Past President of Asia Pacific Heart Network; Past Board Member of World Heart Federation Consultant; Cardiologist, Durdans Hospital and Nawaloka Hospital Colombo
    Ashok Seth, MD, MSCAI, FRCP, FACC, FESC
    President of Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology; Chairman of the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute; Chairman of the Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals
    Sepalika Mendis, MD
    Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Working at the Institute of Cardiology, at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka
      Nimali Fernando, MD
    Past President, Sri Lanka Heart Association, Nawaloka Hospital

    Call for Cases—Share Your Research

    Give the best exposure to your research and science. Submit your most interesting case to present your work. The SCAI –SLHA Advanced Course Scientific Committee is now accepting cases. The submission deadline is 15 February 2020, 23:59 (IST).

    Please read the essentials for cases carefully as abstracts not prepared correctly will not be considered for presentation.


    Case Presentation Guidelines

    Topics should engage the participants and create critical discussion. The subject matter should be well-balanced and provide educational value.  Focus on teachable moments.

    Topics can include:

    Coronary Interventions: A Case-Based Approach    

    • Vascular Access and Complications
    • Interventional Pharmacology and STEMI
    • Coronary Intervention in LMT and Bifurcation Lesions
    • Coronary Interventions in CTO Lesions
    • Tips, Tricks, and Complications in Coronary PCI

    TAVR and PAD Interventions    

    • PAD Interventions
    • TAVR Session
    • Heart Failure Session

    Each case presentation should be no longer than six minutes for slide presentation, allowing nine minutes for panel and participant discussion. Please do not include a data or literature review in your presentation slides, as they should be case-focused. Presentations should be in PowerPoint format sized to 16:9.

    • Please upload your file into this folder
    • Deadline for case submission: 20 February 2020
    • Maximum of 2 cases can be submitted per person