• April 6, 2010

     
     
     
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    SCAI 2010: Advance Registration Closes April 10

    If you can only attend one Interventional Cardiology education meeting this year, shouldn’t it be the Best of the Best? Shouldn't it be SCAI 2010 Scientific Sessions?

    Featuring an impressive education program presented by an international faculty of more than 200 of the foremost figures in Interventional and Invasive Cardiology, SCAI 2010 is also a great bargain - full registration is just $499 for members.

    The advance registration deadline is April 10 - REGISTER NOW!

    HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

    • JUST ADDED! Transradial mini-course
    • New emphasis on noncoronary work
    • Live cases and case reviews
    • Distinguished faculty of leaders in invasive and interventional cardiology including congenital, pediatric, structural and neuroscience specialties
    • Collegial atmosphere fostering networking opportunities
    • Interactive workshops
    • Case demonstrations illustrating current, state-of-the-art practices
    • Guidance through ABIM’s MOC process
    • Congenital Heart Disease track
    • Much more!

    Register Now - Member Registration Just $499

    Download the Advance Program

    More Information on SCAI 2010

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    CCI: Bailout Stenting Successful for Infants with Constricted Aortas

    Cardiac interventionalists and surgeons at University Clinic in Leuven, Belgium have achieved successful stent implantation and follow-up coarctectomy in premature infants suffering from aortic coarctation. Full findings are published in the March 1 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, now available online along with the April 1 issue.

    A research team led by Marc Gewillig, M.D., Ph.D., evaluated the safety and efficacy of stenting a coarcted aortic arch in critically ill neonates in order to defer corrective surgery until the infants had stabilized and gained weight. Dr. Gewillig explained, “Significant arch obstruction in critically ill infants currently requires a surgical intervention, but how and when to proceed with the surgery is crucial to successful outcomes. Our goal of stenting the coarctation was to provide the surgeon with a bigger and better patient for surgery to correct the arch obstruction.” More information on this study

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    Download March/April Issue of SCAI News & Highlights

    Featuring a debate on the clinical impact of PPIs on clopidogrel, a preview of SCAI 2010, a coding Q&A on ventricular assist device and much more, the March/April issue of SCAI News & Highlights is available online.

    Download the March/April Issue Now!

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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.

    OTHER SCAI COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
    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

    TIME COMMITTEE ROOM
    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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    JOIN THE SCAI WEBOLUTION!
    ICI & IFI Bigger, Faster and Easier-to-Use Than Ever Before

    It's an SCAI WEBolution. SCAI will be unveiling several revamped and upgraded web products for the interventional and invasive cardiology community in coming months.

    The first to be rolled out earlier this year? SCAI's newly enhanced eLearning sites - Interventional Fellows Institute (IFI) and Interventional Cardiology Institute (ICI).

    Designed for training and practicing interventionalists respectively, these two online curricula are now faster, easier-to-navigate, and still FREE thanks to an educational grant by the Cordis Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

    While there are additional new features such as a search function to quickly locate the topics and expanded navigation tools for each unit, both sites continue to provide a curriculum designed through the leadership of program director Manish Parikh, M.D., FSCAI with a team of the foremost experts in the field. This expertise is bolstered by interactive activities, narrated case studies, practice questions with instant feedback, and high quality visuals and animations.

    SIGN UP NOW!

    IFI - www.interventionalfellowsinstitute.com

    ICI - www.interventionalcardiologistsinstitute.com

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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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