In This Issue
SCAI Installs Dr. Larry S. Dean as 2010-2011 President
Larry S. Dean, MD, FSCAI, FACC, FAHA, was installed as SCAI's 33rd president during last week's SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Dr. Dean is director of the University of Washington Medicine Regional Heart Center in Seattle, where he specializes in cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology. He also conducts and publishes research related to his field.
Chief among Dr. Dean's priorities as president will be focusing on global cardiovascular health initiatives, including the education of future interventional cardiologists. Dr. Dean's interest in educating current and future physicians, both in the United States and internationally, is demonstrated by his position as chair of SCAI's Education Committee.
Dr. Dean also intends for SCAI to actively participate in health care reform efforts as they relate to interventional cardiology, ensuring optimal implementation of the newly passed health reform legislation.
More on Dr. Dean's Plans for the Coming Year
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SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions a Huge Success
SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions was a huge success drawing over 1,400 invasive and interventional cardiologists from all around the globe to join us for case reviews, cutting-edge abstract and poster presentations, late-breaking clinical trial data and distinguished lectures. Attendees had the opportunity to attend live cases and highly anticipated "hot topic" presentations focusing on advances in anti-platelet therapy, genetic testing, platelet inhibition and personalized medicine as well as emerging industry trends in transcatheter aortic valve replacement, imaging in congenital heart disease and coronary stent innovations.
Below is just a sampling of the new research presented in San Diego:
Round-the-Clock Cath Lab Staffing Speeds Heart Attack Care | view abstract
Commitment Pays Off When Training for Transradial PCI | view abstract
Radial Artery PCI Makes Same-Day Discharge Possible for Many Patients | view abstract
Early Warning System Alerts High-Risk Patients to Heart Attack | view abstract
New Protection Device Exceeds Expectations in Carotid Stenting | view abstract | view slides
MitraClip Safely Relieves Symptoms in Patients with No Surgical Options | view abstract
Late Breaking Clinical Trials -- Two-year Interim Results from the Single-arm Clinical Study of the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent" | view abstract | view slides
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SCAI Launches Early Leader Mentorship (ELM) Program
Are you part of the next generation of Interventional Leaders?
Interested in becoming a leader in the field of Interventional/Invasive Cardiology?
Are you between 3 and 7 years out of training and motivated to excel?
SCAI has announced the launch of its Emerging Leader Mentorship (ELM) Program a new leadership and mentorship initiative that will offer early career interventionalists:
- One-on-one focused mentoring
- Career development assistance
- Conference participation and speaking opportunities
- SCAI committee involvement
- Other professional development
The ELM Program is now in its formative stages. For more information contact Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., FSCAI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com
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