• April 27, 2010

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    SCAI WEBolution: Have You Visited the New SCAI.org?

    Have you visited the all-new SCAI.org? Streamlined navigation, new content and expanded interest areas are just some of the improvements you will find.

    One of the new additions that users will immediately notice is the rotating news spotlight that reflects the breadth and importance of current Society activities. SCAI's Calendar of Events has also been moved to the home page to make the user experience a quicker one.

    One important aspect to note is that the site will be continually evolving. Several projects are currently under way to add new tools and features in the coming weeks such as a new and improved Career Center and an index of registries. Be on the lookout for even more!

    Having Login Issues?

    If you haven't yet logged into the new SCAI.org we encourage you to do so. Please note that the new site requires you to use your email address and create a news password to login. Additional information on logging into the new site is available at http://www.scai.org/Membership/login.aspx. If you are still having issues please contact Mary Hogan at mhogan@scai.org.

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    Last Chance to Register Online for SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions

    SCAI is reminding members that online registration for SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions is still available, but closing early this week. There's still plenty of time to be part of the Best of the Best in Interventional and Invasive Cardiology Education - REGISTER NOW!


    SCAI 2010 Registration

    SCAI 2010 Website

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    CCI: Complete Revascularization Improves PAD Outcomes

    A 3-year, retrospective study by cardiologists from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the University of Minnesota determined that 28.8% of patients with significant coronary artery disease (CAD) who did not undergo complete revascularization had a higher mortality rate than patients completely revascularized. Results of this study appear in the May issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), the official journal of SCAI. More information on this study.

    CLICK HERE to Access the May Issue of CCI

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    Revised Committee Meeting Schedule Released for SCAI 2010

    SCAI has updated its schedule of Committee Meetings taking place at SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions. Remember — SCAI’s unique open-door policy means that every SCAI member is invited to attend the committee meetings of their choice. No formal appointments, no need to RSVP. Just take a look at the schedule below and see what interests you. Then come check it out! The schedule is also available for download.

    Please note: This schedule is subject to change. All meetings will convene at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront at 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, (619) 564-3333.

    Congenital Heart Disease: Wednesday, May 5, 4-5 p.m., Room: Sapphire E
    Structural Heart Disease: Thursday, May 6, 3-5 p.m., Room: Aqua 310
    Annual Business Meeting: Friday, May 7, 1-1:30 p.m., Room: Aqua 308

    8:30-9:30 a.m. COFFEE Aqua 314
    9-10 a.m. Training Program Standards Aqua 311
    9-10 a.m. Peripheral Vascular Disease Aqua 312
    9-10 a.m. Development Aqua 310
    10-11 a.m. Advocacy & Government Relations Aqua 311
    10-11 a.m. Credentials Aqua 312
    10-11 a.m. Ethics Aqua 314
    10-11 a.m. ICI/IFI Steering/Editorial Aqua 310
    11 a.m.-noon Budget, Finance & Audit Aqua 311
    11 a.m.-noon Seconds-Count Editorial Board Aqua 312
    11 a.m.-noon Program Aqua 310
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Aqua 314
    Noon-1 p.m. eSCAI Aqua 311
    Noon-1 p.m. Publications* Aqua 310
    1-2 p.m. Education Aqua 311
    1-2 p.m. Public Relations Aqua 312
    1-2 p.m. CAS/Neurovascular Aqua 314
    1-2 p.m. Interventional Career Development Aqua 310
    2-3 p.m. International Programs/Membership Aqua 311
    2-3 p.m. Interventional Aqua 312
    2-3 p.m. Cath Lab Standards Aqua 314
    3-5 p.m. BOARD OF TRUSTEES* Aqua 310
      *A rare exception to SCAI's open-door policy for committees, this meeting is by-invitation only.  

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