In This Issue:
Fall Issue of Newsletter Profiles AUC App, Quality Track @ SCAI 2013, More
Highlighting the recent release of the AUC app, sweeping changes coming to interventional coding, and the all-new Quality Track at SCAI 2013 the Fall Issue of SCAI News & Highlights is now online!
Other features in this issue include a complete Guide to SCAI Committees, an article by Kartik Mani, MBBS, advising current interventional fellows-in-training how to find the right job in coming months, as well as a thought-provoking piece by Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc, FSCAI, "Professional Stewardship and the More Selective Use of Drug-Eluting Stents".
With additioanal information on SCAI's Distinguished Service Awards, the Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award, the Society's newest Fellows and members, SCAI's CTO education series, and more, the Fall issue is a must-read!
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Newsletter: “Professional Stewardship & More Selective Use of DES”
When Archives of Internal Medicine published an analysis of practice patterns in the use of drug-eluting vs. bare metal stents within the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, the media coverage was extensive, with many reports drawing conclusions not about variation but about appropriate use.
In the brand-new issue of SCAI News & Highlights, lead author Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc, FSCAI, discusses the mischaracterization of the study results as well as challenges facing Interventional Cardiology and all of Medicine. “That healthcare costs are rising in an unsustainable fashion is undeniable, and we no longer have the luxury of making medical decisions in a bubble shielded from the economic consequences of our actions,” wrote Dr. Yeh, as he makes the case for professional stewardship that will guide difficult decisions “better made with eyes wide open, informed by the collective wisdom and humanism of our profession.”
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Registration and Hotel Deadlines Quickly Approaching for TRIP Houston
The deadline to take advantage of the advance registration discount for SCAI's Transradial Interventional Program (TRIP) Houston is quickly approaching. Register by Friday, November 16 and save!
This is proceeded by the November 14 deadline to take advantage of the discounted room rate at Hyatt Regency Houston.
Led by Program Co-chairs Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI and Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FSCAI, the faculty consists of some of the most highly trained and well respected transradial experts in including Colin M. Barker, MD, FSCAI, Ian C. Gilchrist, MD, FSCAI, Charmaine D. Shields, RN, and Jennifer A. Tremmel, MD, FSCAI.
TRIP Houston will offer a dynamic mix of didactic lectures, a nurse/tech symposium, case reviews and one-on-one structured simulation training.
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SecondsCount: Free Webinar on TAVR in Children a Resource for Your Patients
Mended Little Hearts and SCAI's patient education resource, SecondsCount.org, are pleased to announce a free webinar for the families of children with congenital heart defects. Featuring SecondsCount Associate Editor-in-Chief Dennis Kim, MD, PhD, FSCAI, this educational program will explain how the transcatheter valve replacement works, its benefits and risks, who is eligible, and how the procedure is viewed by insurance companies. The webinar will include plenty of time for questions as well as interactive discussion between Dr. Kim and attendees.
Please share this information with your patients’ families!
Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Speaker: Dennis Kim, M.D., PhD, FSCAI, of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and SecondsCount.org
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Cosponsored by SCAI, Dallas-Leipzig Valve 2012 to Take Place Dec. 5-7
Co-sponsored by SCAI, Dallas-Leipzig Valve 2012 is a 3-day conference featuring a unique cardiology and surgery collaboration in live surgeries, didactic lectures, challenging case studies and intense debates of controversial areas of management of valvular heart disease.
Taking place Decemer 5-7, Dallas-Leipzig Valve 2012 is the only meeting of its kind in that it is truly an international collaboration of cardiologists and surgeons, directed by physicians who are stationed on opposite sides of the globe. Such a diverse faculty allows for balanced debates and effective roundtable discussions from leading physicians worldwide.
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