• November 13, 2009

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    Several Interventional Societies Sign on to GIS 2010 Has Yours?

    Being introduced in October 2010, SCAI's Global Interventional Summit is where the World of Interventional Cardiology Meets. And several interventional societies listed below from Asia, Europe and Africa have already committed to cosponsoring this event.

    Is your society on the list below? If not, encourage them to get involved for this global sharing of ideas and new perspectives with the goal of advancing the specialty of interventional cardiology and improving patient care worldwide.

    Chinese Society of Cardiology
    Cyprus Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Irish Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Working Group of Interventional Cardiology of the Latvian Society of Cardiology
    National Heart Association of Malaysia
    Malaysian Paediatric Cardiology Society
    Working Group on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society
    Working Group of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
    South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (SASCI)
    Slovenia Working Group for Interventional and Acute Cardiology

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    Dr. Donald Baim, Interventional Cardiology Pioneer, Remembered

    The SCAI community was saddened to learn of the untimely death of our colleague and friend Dr. Don Baim on November 6, 2009. Dr. Baim was a pioneer of our profession and for many years was a dedicated, compassionate caregiver. More recently, since 2006 he played a leadership role as chief medical director at Boston Scientific. Previously, Dr. Baim had a distinguished clinical career at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

    In a written statement, his family said that he died following surgery to treat adrenal cancer. Dr. Baim's memorial service was held Monday November 9 in Canton, Massachusetts. Dr. Bonnie Weiner represented SCAI at the service.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

    Click here for more information on Dr. Baim's key role in the founding of our profession as well as his significant contributions to the SCAI.

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    Your Input Sought on Transradial Diagnostics and PCI

    A team of researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Europe is conducting an investigation on the current state of the transradial approach worldwide. SCAI is encouraging its members to participate.

    Currently, physicians from 72 countries have participated. However the researchers still need additional participants to reach their target number of responses.


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    Several Societies Sending FITs to SCAI Fall Fellows Courses

    SCAI's Fall Fellows Courses have long been recognized as the premiere courses in the field of interventional cardiology as well as the pediatric, congenital and structural subfields.

    This year the Society is bringing this course to an even broader audience including approximately 50 future interventionalists from outside of the United States and Canada. SCAI would like to recognize the following societies for sending participants to this year's Fall Fellows program:

    Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology
    Association for European Paediatric Cardiology
    British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
    Malaysian Heart Association
    South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention
    Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Interventional Cardiology

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    SCAI Looking for "Members on the Move"

    Have a new title, affiliation or practice? Let your colleagues know where you're headed or what new projects you’ve delved into. The best part? It’s easy to do - just send your news to egrammer@scai.org.

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