• April 12, 2010

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    GIS 2010: Preliminary Program & Registration Now Online

    Join the World of Interventional Cardiology at SCAI's Global Interventional Summit (GIS) in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Cardiology taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on October 22-24, 2010.

    The GIS Preliminary Program is now online as is Registration - start making your plans now!.

    Featuring separate sessions on adult and pediatric interventions, a faculty of international thought leaders in interventional/invasive cardiology, as well as support from over 30 interventional societies, you need to be part of this first-of-its-kind event in interventional cardiology.

    Register Online Now

    Download the Preliminary Program

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    Endovascular Today Profiles CCI Study Supporting CAS in Elderly

    Endovascular Today recently highlighted published findings by Arthur Grant, MD, et al from a study of the safety and efficacy of carotid artery stenting (CAS) in the very elderly appearing in the April issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) (2010;75:651-655).

    The background of the study is the emergence of CAS as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy in patients at high risk for complications from surgery. The very elderly (aged > 80 years) are one subgroup of patients identified as being at increased risk for carotid surgery. However, there is concern that the very elderly are also at increased risk for complications of CAS. A stroke and death rate of 12% was reported in very elderly patients during the roll-in phase of CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stent Trial).

    Read the Complete Endovascular Today Article

    Access the April Issue of CCI

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    All Members Encouraged to Attend SCAI's Annual Business Meeting at SCAI 2010

    SCAI is reminding members to plan to attend the society's Annual Business Meeting, which will be conveniently held at SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions on Friday, May 7, 1-1:30 p.m., in Room Aqua 308 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.

    The meeting will include the election of SCAI officers in addition to a vote on proposed bylaws amendments. All are welcome to attend; current SCAI Fellows and Senior Fellows (FSCAI) are eligible to vote. Members interested in additional information on the election and/or proposed amendments are welcome to send an email to info@scai.org with "SCAI 2010 Business Meeting" in the subject line.

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    Get Involved in SCAI: Attend a Committee Meeting at SCAI 2010

    SCAI Committees will be meeting at SCAI's 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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    Catch Up With SCAI at TCT Asia in Seoul, Korea on April 28-30

    Attending TCT Asia in Seoul, Korea on April 28-30?

    Be sure to visit SCAI at Booth B01 where you can sign up FREE for the Interventional Cardiologists Institute, register for SCAI's Global Interventional Summit (GIS) in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Cardiology, or find out about other SCAI programs.

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