• February 8, 2013

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    SCAI 2013: Your Best Coronary, Peripheral & SHD Cases Due Next Week

    Want to get more involved in SCAI 2013? Here's your chance!

    SCAI's Complex Coronary Complications (C3) Summit is not just for fellows-in-training anymore, with a new spin-off for SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions "i3, a C3 for Grown-Ups" planned to deliver an experience much like the fourth-year interventional cardiology fellows have been enjoying for the past eight years.

    So what are you waiting for? Show your great cases: therapeutic dilemmas, disasters, saves, close-calls, creative approaches, YOU NAME IT.

    Present before a panel of experts in front of your peers so that we might all learn. Presenters will need to send in angiograms in advance, along with a brief clinical synopsis. Panel moderators will select the cases that are most interesting, most spectacular, or make an important teaching point. If your case is selected, you will be expected to present and help discuss. Cases can be Coronary, Structural, or Endovascular (including arterial and venous).

    The submission deadline is Friday, February 15!

    How to Submit Your Case(s) for i3 Session at SCAI 2013

    Register Now for SCAI 2013!

    More Information About SCAI 2013

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    SecondsCount Participates in Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week

    In honor of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, Feb. 7-14, SCAI’s public education website, SecondsCount.org, will feature a series of articles developed to be resources for children and adults with congenital heart defects as well as their families and other caregivers. The new materials were developed by SecondsCount editors, led by Associate Editor-in-Chief Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD, FSCAI, with input from the patient advocacy group Mended Little Hearts.

    “The articles we are highlighting this week fall into a category we call ‘Growing Up with Congenital Heart Disease,’” said Dr. Kim. “We developed them to complement our already-extensive clinical information about heart defects, and how they are treated. This week, we’re addressing questions that patients and families often ask us, about topics such as participation in sports, pregnancy, obtaining medical records, and health insurance.”

    Today’s post is titled “Education & Congenital Heart Disease: Strategies for Success in School.”

    Stay up-to-date with all of these posts, share them with your colleagues and patients, and help us spread the word about congenital heart disease. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Search for #CHD and #CHDAware

    Also new on SecondsCount this week:

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    Preeclampsia Foundation Helps SCAI Spread the News About Heart Health

    Following presentation of new data from the SCAI-Women in Innovations (WIN) OB/GYN screening project by WIN Chair Roxana Mehran, MD, FSCAI, the Preeclampsia Foundation is helping SCAI and SecondsCount.org spread the word about heart health. Dr. Mehran recently shared the results of a survey conducted jointly by WIN and Abbott’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative (WHHI), which found that the women surveyed who had preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or preterm birth tended to have more cardiovascular risk factors following pregnancy than women without a history of these complications.

    The Preeclampsia Foundation’s February e-newsletter shares findings from the WIN-WHHI survey as well as key information from SCAI’s “Pregnancy & Your Heart” information sheet and quotes SecondsCount Editor-in-Chief John P. Reilly, MD, FSCAI.

    Read the Preeclampsia Foundation Newsletter

    Download SecondsCount's "Pregnancy & Your Heart" Info Sheet

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    eLearning Spotlight: PVD Online Designed for All Knowledge Levels

    Feedback from SCAI's membership has consistently ranked educational opportunities in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) as a primary interest. That's why the Society added the SCAI Peripheral Vascular Disease Online Curriculum to its eLearning Library.

    "The course is designed for all physicians, regardless of their background in PVD," said Course Director Christopher J. White, MD, FSCAI. "By providing information on basic as well as advanced aspects of PVD, we are able to offer a course that is just as useful to experts as it is to physicians just getting into this area"

    Offering up to 15 CME credit hours and ideal for physicians interested in learning the background, potential complications, and treatment options for peripheral vascular disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease Curriculum Online features 24/7 access to 15 modules that operate as an online textbook of information. Each module includes a slide presentation as well as a pre- and post-tests to help you assess your learning. Navigating through presentations is easy due to several key features, including expanded search capabilities that allow physicians to search for key terms and phrases within the text and audio to quickly target information.

    Find Out More about SCAI Peripheral Vascular Disease Curriculum Online

    Visit SCAI's eLearning Library

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    It's the Best Time of the Year to Post Your Resume to SCAI's Job Bank

    If you are looking to explore interventional/invasive cardiology job opportunities from all across the country, SCAI's Job Bank is the place to start your search. In the past few days alone, we've had openings listed in Oregon, Florida, New York and everywhere in between.

    With SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to post your resume to the SCAI Job Bank. Rapid increases in job ads and resume searches by employers will be at their peak during the weeks preceding SCAI 2013 and throughout the conference. Many employers never post their open positions, preferring to contact candidates who have posted their resumes.

    Job seekers benefit from:

    • Interventional and Invasive Cardiology Job Openings Across the U.S.: Search by location, specialty, keyword or company name.
    • Conference Connection: An improved way to network at SCAI events.
    • Resume Posting: Introduce yourself to hundreds of employers.
    • Job Alerts: Register for email updates about positions that match your qualifications and interests.

    Post Your Resume the SCAI Job Bank Now!

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