• December 20, 2012

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    Earlybird Discount & Hotel Deadlines for CTO Phoenix are Tomorrow

    Planning on attending SCAI's CTO Regional Training Course in Phoenix on January 19?

    Be sure to register by tomorrow in order to take advantage of the $50 earlybird registration discount and to beat an expected sell-out program.

    Similar to the popular SCAI TRIP series, the CTO program will feature a combination of basic and advanced information relating to setting up a CTO program, retrograde problem solving, developing a “CTO toolbox,” and case-based problem solving. In addition to gaining a stronger understanding of CTO case selection and management, attendees will learn the key decision-making strategies and recognize the hardware necessary for successful case management.

    This one-day program will also focus on the following topics:

    • Procedures;     
    • Equipment;     
    • Program development;
    • Consent issues;
    • Practical approaches; and
    • Resources for continued education in this area.

    Register Now - Enrollment is Expected to Sell Out

    Make Your Hotel Reservations - Discounted Rate Ends Tomorrow

    More Information on SCAI CTO Phoenix

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    SCAI 2013: Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 11

    The abstract submission deadline for SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions has been extended to January 11, 2013.

    SCAI 2013 will take place May 8-11, 2013 at the Peabody in Orlando. In addition to attracting an audience including the world's leading figures in interventional cardiology, there are several other reasons that you should think about SCAI 2013 first when submitting your research:

    • Top 3 Abstracts receive “Best of the Best Abstract Awards”
    • Top 10 Abstracts selected for Oral Presentation
    • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions- Interventional Cardiology's leading journal - will publish all presented abstracts
    • Complimentary Registration for Presenting Author
    • Abstract Submission is FREE


    More Info on Submitting Abstracts to SCAI 2013

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    Society Requests CIGNA to Extend Patient Access to pVAD Devices

    Late last week SCAI submitted a request to CIGNA to update and revise its medical coverage policy on ventricular assist devices (VADs) and percutaneous cardiac support systems (coverage policy 0054). The Society requested a revision to this coverage policy based upon current scientific literature, available guidelines regarding the use of pVADs and other existing positive coverage policies for pVADs. More importantly, such a revision would ensure appropriate patient access to these life-saving devices for CIGNA beneficiaries.

    Read SCAI's Comments to CIGNA

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    Be Sure Employers Can Find You; Post Your Resume to SCAI Job Bank

    Nearly 100 employers are looking for interventional cardiologists at the SCAI Job Bank. They are looking to fill openings all across the U.S., from San Antonio to Phoenix to Chicago and much, much more. In addition to posted opportunities, many employers are actively searching through posted resumes.

    Whether you are actively seeking job opportunities or just want to get the pulse of the current job market, the SCAI Job Bank offers:

    • Well over 100 current job openings specific to Interventional and Invasive Cardiology: 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.
    • Conference Connection: An improved way to network at SCAI events.
    • Job Alerts: Register for email updates about positions that match your qualifications and interests.

    Start Your Search at the SCAI Job Bank Now!

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    Happy Holidays! Wiley Offering SCAI Members 40% Discount

    Still need to purchase a few last-minute gifts? Perhaps you're looking to ring in the new year with resolutions.

    From must-have cookbooks to best-selling travel guides and everything in between, SCAI's publishing partner for Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), Wiley-Blackwell, is extending to you a 40% discount on virtually all John Wiley & Sons print books.

    An added benefit of SCAI membership, the discount is good through January 11, 2013.

    Take Advantage of this Offer Now at the Wiley-Blackwell Website

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    PICS-AICS to Take Place January 19-22 in Miami Beach

    Register now for the 17th PICS–AICS meeting, January 19-22, 2013 at the Loews Miami Beach. The symposium will focus on the latest interventional catheter strategies for congenital and structural heart disease in children and adults. We are busy ensuring this meeting will be the best yet! This year we are fully committed to ensuring the meeting maintains its clinical focus with the addition of taped cases to sessions on both congenital and structural heart disease as well as live case demonstrations from 9 centers around the globe. There will be many sessions and breakouts for all to select to attend.

    Program Updates and Registration

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    eLearning: Catch Up On All the Science Presented at SCAI 2012

    Did you miss SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions?

    Or were there concurrent sessions you were unable to attend?

    You can still catch up on all the science presented in Las Vegas with SCAI 2012 On Demand, offering you a year of 24/7 access to content presented at the Best of the Best in Interventional Cardiology Education.

    Featuring a combination of presentation slides linked with audio as well as streaming video of live and taped cases, SCAI 2012 On Demand is a great tool to use to train staff as well as expose colleagues to SCAI education.

    With tuition starting at just $99 for SCAI 2012 attendees, this is an educational opportunity you can't miss!

    Find Out More About SCAI 2012 On Demand

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