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  • SCAI This Week
  • April 26, 2013

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    Start Getting Ready for Orlando! SCAI 2013 Final Program Now Online

    It's here.

    Featuring complete hour-by-hour schedules, a full faculty list, and a special message from the Program Chairs, the Final Program for SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions is now available online.

    Offering several concurrent tracks each day, SCAI 2013 provides attendees education offerings covering the full spectrum of interventional and invasive cardiology. Best yet, attendees don't have to miss a thing as they can take advantage of SCAI 2013 On Demand by upgrading to premium registration for only an additional $100.

    HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

    • NEW! QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TRACK
      Quality is Job #1 at SCAI 2013. Attendees are encouraged to bring members of their cath lab's quality team. SCAI 2013 is also great opportunity to educate administrators about the value of quality initiatives and accreditation in the cath lab. Come and learn how to take your cath lab from good to great!
    • THE FINEST IN PEDIATRIC/CONGENITAL EDUCATION
      The Congenital Heart Disease Symposium will mix exciting new additions such as "New Toys and Technology" and "Newer Procedures: Benefits vs. Risks?" with old favorites such as the the Mullins Lecture and the case-based "Brain Scratcher" & "I Blew It!" sessions.
    • A FOCUS ON THE WHOLE CATH LAB TEAM
      With an education schedule focused on providing education for cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses, technologists, technicians and other staff members including SICP Saturday Workshops.
    • HOTTEST TOPICS OF 2013
      How will headline-maker studies impact clinical practice? You've heard the headlines, but what do the biggest studies of the year mean for care of individual patients? In this interactive session, faculty and attendees will debate which studies will turn out to be the practice-changers, and just what those changes will look like.
    • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE
      We haven't even mentioned the finest faculty of national and international figures in interventional and invasive cardiology, the case reviews/demonstrations of state-of-the-art practices, Program Directors' Symposium, the interactive Breakfast With Benefits series, presentations of original abstracts and late-breaking clinical results, interactive workshops, our exhibit hall, or social functions. It's clear why SCAI Scientific Sessions has been providing the Best of the Best in Interventional and Invasive Cardiology Education for 36 Years!

    Download The Final Program

    More Information About SCAI 2013

    Online Registration Ends Wednesday - Register Now!

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    Time is Running Out! SCAI 2013 Advance Registration Closes May 1

    If you can only attend one interventional/invasive cardiology education meeting this year, shouldn't it be the Best of the Best? Shouldn't it be SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions?

    The Online Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 1 at midnight ET.

    SCAI 2013 will be a celebration of 36 Years of the Best of the Best in Interventional and Invasive Cardiology Education. No other interventional education program matches SCAI's focus on bringing you emerging trends in research and helping you apply it to clinical practice, all in an intimate learning environment of fellow interventionalists.

    DON'T WAIT — ENROLL NOW!

    Find Out More About SCAI 2013

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    SCAI 2013: Check Out List of Top Abstracts Slated for Stage Presentation

    They're simply the best.

    Some of them are even the best of the best.

    Out of nearly 600 abstracts submitted to SCAI 2013, there were a mere 27 slots for oral abstract presentation on stage at SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions.

    Representing nine categories of research ranging from pediatric to endovascular, this year's oral abstracts at SCAI 2013 have been announced and scheduled, including the coveted Best of the Best Abstracts.

    Take a Look at the Schedule of Oral Abstract Presentations

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    SCAI 2013: A Focus on the Whole Cath Lab Team, Includes SICP Saturday

    With an education schedule focused on providing education for cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses, technologists, technicians and other staff members, SCAI 2013 is a can't miss for the whole cath lab team - REGISTER NOW!

    HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

    • DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION
      Discounted registration for all cath lab personnel!
    • SICP SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
      If you can't make it during the week, be sure not to miss SICP's SICP Saturday Workshops on May 11 featuring sessions focusing on Hemodynamics, Cardiovascular, Endovascular and Electrophysiology topics.
    • WEEK FULL OF DYNAMIC EDUCATION
      SCAI 2013 will feature a week full of dynamic education — including the always popular Hemodynamics Symposium — covering information on hemodynamics and diagnostic catheterization that is rarely available in a course format. This year the focus is on solutions in structural interventions!
    • QUALITY TRACK DESIGNED TO BOOST YOUR LAB
      Take your cath lab from good to great by attending the standalone track on Quality Improvement which will focus on: peer review, credentialing and accreditation; transparency in public reporting; tools for self-evaluation and ongoing quality improvement and so much more!
    • THE LATEST IMAGING MODALITIES IN THE CATH LAB
      Find out what you need to know about: intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) during structural interventions; optical coherence tomography (OCT) for coronary and peripheral
      applications; coronary CT / MRI for guiding interventions; the emergence of CT-FFR; and more!

    DON'T WAIT — ENROLL NOW!

    Find Out More About SCAI 2013

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    Mastering FFR-IVUS Online Curriculum Launches its April Module

    SCAI recently introduced its Mastering FFR-IVUS Online Curriculum. Like other courses in SCAI's growing eLearning Library, the FFR/IVUS course material is a complimentary benefit available to all SCAI members, CME credit will be available for purchase after all of the modules have been released.

    This latest addition to the Society's menu of online educational offerings features an all-new twist: the release of a new curriculum module every month.

    Designed to ensure learners master the curriculum and build on competencies as they are introduced, this monthly release schedule will also allow for flexibility to continuously enhance the program while ensuring the content remains both current and comprehensive.

    April’s new module, "Fundamentals of Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging," presented by Morton Kern, MD, FSCAI is now available online. This presentation focuses on the rationale for using IVUS, how IVUS works, and reviewing grayscale IVUS image interpretation and measurements.

    Access the April Module Now!

    More Information on SCAI's Mastering FFR-IVUS Online Curriculum

    Visit the SCAI eLearning Library


    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

    This program is also supported by Volcano. The Society gratefully acknowledges this support, while taking sole responsibility for all content developed and disseminated through this effort.

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    It's Coming. MSCAI Membership Category to be Unveiled at SCAI 2013

    MSCAI is coming.

    SCAI has announced that it will unveil a new category of membership at SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Master Interventionalists of the Society (MSCAI), in recognition of Fellows of SCAI demonstrating excellence in the field over a career, manifested by a commitment to the highest levels of clinical care, innovation, publication and teaching.

    Stay tuned for further details as SCAI 2013 approaches.

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    Help Our Specialty By Contributing Your Expertise to a SCAI Committee

    SCAI is calling on members to lend your expertise to a SCAI Committee.

    Right now is the perfect time to join. SCAI Committees will be meeting at SCAI 2013 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 and see what interests you. Then come check it out!

    View the Schedule of Committee Meetings at SCAI 2013

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    HDRC Initiative Looks to Pair Researchers & Clinical Trial Sponsors

    As part of SCAI's continuing efforts to improve quality of life and health outcomes for women and minority patients through education, research and partnership, the Society is proud to announce the launch of the Health Disparities Research Consortium (HDRC).

    HDRC is a not-for-profit organization for physicians, researchers and medical product manufacturers looking to improve their clinical trial strategies as they relate to women and minority patients.

    The HRDC Investigator Database houses information from individual investigators and institutions with an interest in clinical trial participation. It's a great way to provide detailed information about your research interests and your site capabilities to companies looking to sponsor new clinical trials. You enter your profile info in the database either as an individual investigator or as a site administrator/coordinator and companies will query the database to find good matches for their trials. It's that easy.

    Sign Up to be Listed in the HDRC Investigator Database. It's FREE!

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