• July 12, 2013

    In This Issue:





    Fall Fellows Courses: Encourage Your Fellows-in-Training to Apply Now

    Attention all interventional and invasive cardiology training program directors, coordinators and fellows-in-training (FITs). SCAI has began accepting applications for its 2013 Fall Fellows Courses in Adult and Congenital/Structural Interventional at www.SCAI.org/Fellows.

    If you can only attend one fellows course this year, shouldn't it be the Best of the Best? Shouldn't it be SCAI's Fall Fellows Courses taking place December 8-11. Fall Fellows traditionally attracts approximately 90% of all US interventionalists-in-training. Be sure you're not amongst the 10% that misses out!

    Fellows-in-training in the U.S. and Canada serving in the fourth year of their interventional cardiology fellowship OR serving in the third or fourth year of their pediatric cardiology fellowship and interested in cardiac catheterization qualify to apply for the SCAI 2013 Fall Fellows Courses, which include:

    • FREE Tuition, Travel & Hotel (restrictions apply)
    • WORLD CLASS FACULTY featuring the Best of the Best in Interventional Cardiology
    • LARGEST MEDICAL-SIMULATION training program in the U.S.
    • HANDS-ON simulation workshops
    • UPDATES on the most widely used interventional procedures

    More on SCAI 2013 Fall Fellows Courses

    Download the Preliminary Program

    Find Out About FREE SCAI Membership for Interventional FITs

    Information on Marketing Opportunities at SCAI Fall Fellows

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    SCAI Reiterates Concerns on Draft Legislation to Repeal/Replace SGR

    Echoing concerns SCAI expressed earlier this spring, the Society and it's Alliance of Specialty Medicine partners provided feedback to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday regarding its updated June 28, 2013 draft legislation to repeal and replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

    Representing more than 100,000 physicians and surgeons, the Alliance again urged the Committee to embrace the following principles:

    • Repeal of the SGR, followed by a minimum 5-year period of stability in Medicare physician
    • Positive financial incentives for higher quality care, rather than penalties and withholds;
    • Physician-led quality improvement that allows the medical profession and medical specialties to determine the most appropriate and clinically relevant quality improvement metrics and strategies for use in future quality initiatives;
    • Flexible criteria that allow physician participation and engagement in delivery and payment models that are meaningful to their practices and patient populations, including a viable fee-for-service (FFS) option;
    • Legal protections for physicians who follow clinical practice guidelines and quality improvement program requirements;
    • Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); and,
    • Allowing for voluntary private contracting between physicians and Medicare beneficiaries.

    Read the Alliance Comment Letter Submitted to the Committee

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    NEW! Transradial Courses Added to Society's Fall Education Lineup

    Due to the popularity of its 2013 Transradial Interventional Program (TRIP) series SCAI is adding two more stops: Chicago on October 12 and Phoenix on December 14.

    Additional details, including registration, will be available next week. For now be sure to save the dates!

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    CCI: Check Out These CHD Early View Case Reports & Original Studies

    In order to get critical information to members as soon as possible, SCAI's official journal Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) offers accepted manuscripts online in its Early View Section prior to inclusion of that manuscript in a print issue.

    The following Early View articles in Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease are now available online - just log in at www.SCAI.org:

    Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease

    Original Studies


    Outcomes for balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in adults: Comparison with a concurrent pediatric cohort
    Nathaniel W. Taggart, Frank Cetta, Allison K. Cabalka and Donald J. Hagler
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Repeat balloon aortic valvuloplasty effectively delays surgical intervention in children with recurrent aortic stenosis
    Christopher J. Petit, Shiraz A. Maskatia, Henri Justino, Raphael J. Mattamal, Matthew A. Crystal and Frank F. Ing
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Catheterization-based intervention in low birth weight infants less than 2.5 kg with acute and long-term outcome
    Daisuke Kobayashi, Salaam Sallaam, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Harinder R. Singh, Daniel R. Turner, Thomas J. Forbes and Srinath T. Gowda
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in small infants with significant lung disease may offer faster recovery of respiratory function when compared to surgical ligation
    Anas A. Abu Hazeem, Matthew J. Gillespie, Haley Thun, David Munson, Matthew C. Schwartz, Yoav Dori, Jonathan J. Rome and Andrew C. Glatz
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Transcatheter trans-septal antegrade closure of muscular ventricular septal defects in young children
    Nageswara Rao Koneti, Sudeep Verma, Shweta Bakhru, Karunakar Vadlamudi, Pallavi Kathare, Raghava Raju Penumatsa and Shakeel Qureshi
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Early clinical experience with a modified amplatzer ductal occluder for transcatheter arterial duct occlusion in infants and small children
    Damien Kenny, Gareth J. Morgan, James R. Bentham, Neil Wilson, Robin Martin, Andrew Tometzki, Paul Oslizlok and Kevin P. Walsh
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Covered stents in the management of native coarctation of the Aorta—Intermediate and long-term follow-up
    Masood Sadiq, Asif Ur Rehman, Ahmad U. Qureshi and Shakeel A. Qureshi
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Morphology of the patent ductus arteriosus does not preclude successful patent ductus arteriosus stent implantation in high-risk patients undergoing hybrid stage I palliation: Recommendations to optimize ductal stent positioning
    Michael R. Recto, Sandy Doyle, Vitor C. Guerra, Song Gui Yang and Thomas Yeh Jr.
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Hemodynamic Rounds


    Hemodynamics of large ventricular septal defect and coexisting chronic constrictive pericarditis masquerading as Eisenmenger's syndrome
    Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Shyam S. Kothari, Anita Saxena and Balram Airan
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Reports


    Unmasking of an isolated right subclavian artery from the pulmonary artery after device occlusion of a patent arterial duct
    Matthew A. Crystal, Shannon M. Rivenes and Frank F. Ing
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Infolding of covered stents used for aortic coarctation: Report of two cases
    Andrea W. Wan, Kyong-Jin Lee and Lee N. Benson
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Transcatheter closure of acquired left ventricle to right atrium shunts
    Juha Sinisalo, Narayanswami Sreeram and Shakeel A. Qureshi
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue


    Stenting an aortopulmonary conduit with peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass support Alexander Incani, Joseph C. Lee, Mugur J. Nicolae and Darren L. Walters
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

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    Help! Dozens of Employers at SCAI Job Bank Need Interventionalists

    Dozens of employers are looking for interventional cardiologists at the SCAI Job Bank. They are looking to fill openings all across the U.S., from Virginia to Oklahoma to Alabama and much, much more.

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

    • Approximately 60 current job openings specific to Interventional and Invasive Cardiology: Search by location, specialty, keyword or company name.
    • 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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