• September 28, 2012

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    SCAI-QIT: QI Regional CME Series to Kick Off in Jacksonville on Oct. 16

    We've just added a new tool to the SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit!

    SCAI-QIT will be bringing the latest developments in quality improvement to YOU as it launches the SCAI-QIT CME Dinner Series beginning with Jacksonville on October 16.

    Designed to facilitate discussion-fueled, intimate learning for physicians, nurses, technicians and other health professionals, program highlights include:

    • Defining the Cath Lab’s Quality Program
    • How to Customize and Implement a SCAI-QIT Module
    • The Fundamentals of AUC and an AUC App Demonstration

    With a faculty featuring Lyndon Box, MD, FSCAI and Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FSCAI, and offering 2 CME, this program will also focus on coronary revascularization and diagnostic catheterization appropriateness use criteria (AUC), including a first-hand look at the all-new SCAI-QIT AUC & Guidelines App.

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    Learn More About This Program

    Don't Wait - Access the SCAI-QIT AUC & Guidelines App Now!


    The SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit was developed with support from founding supporter Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC and AstraZeneca. The Society gratefully acknowledges this support, while taking sole responsibility for all content developed and disseminated through this effort.

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    SCAI 2013: Preliminary Program for Orlando Meeting Coming Next Week

    It's time to start planning for the Best of the Best in Interventional Cardiology Education: SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions.

    Next week SCAI 2013 Program Chairs Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, FSCAI and Morton Kern, MD, FSCAI will release the preliminary program for SCAI 2013, providing a first glimpse at the program being planned for Orlando, May 8-11.

    Here's a sneak peak at some of the highlights:

    • ALL NEW! After the great reception to last year's Quality Improvement Symposium, we've decided to provide an even greater emphasis on quality with a dedicated Quality Track!
    • ANOTHER ADDITION! Help us kick SCAI 2013 off with a bang during a can't-miss Opening General Session.
    • FOCUSED MINI-SYMPOSIA on CTO, CLI, TAVR, Transradial Interventions, and more
    • STAND-ALONE TRACKS on coronary, congenital, structural and peripheral interventions
    • AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE! Review the preliminary program next week to see for yourself!

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    Catch Up With All the Science Presented at SCAI 2012, Starting at Just $249

    Drawing record attendance and rave reviews, SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions was IMPORTANT, INTENSE, INSPIRING, and a whole lot of FUN in Las Vegas. In other words, it was a can't-miss program.

    However, if you did miss it, you can still catch up with all the science, the debates, case reviews and clinical revelations with SCAI 2012 On Demand.

    Starting at just $249 for non-attendee members, SCAI 2012 On Demand captures all the educational content from SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions, bringing you multimedia re-creations with audio synchronized with slides which can be viewed from your PC or laptop or on your iPhone or iPad while you are on the go. Content will be available through May 1, 2013.

    Purchase SCAI 2012 On Demand Now!

    Save the Date for SCAI 2013 in Orlando

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    CCI: New Early View Content Examines TAVI for Treatment of Severe AR

    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 article is now available online - just log in at www.SCAI.org:

    Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases

    Original Studies


    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe regurgitation in native and degenerated bioprosthetic aortic valves
    Kunal Sarkar MD, Gennaro Sardella MD, PhD, Francesco Romeo MD, PhD, Mauro De Benedictis MD, Giandomenico Tarsia MD, Alessandro Iadanza MD, Samin. K. Sharma MD, Marco Barbanti MD, Corrado Tamburino MD, PhD, FESC, FSCAI, Gian Paolo Ussia MD, FSCAI
    Article first published online: 19 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24479
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

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    Save The Date: Nov. 28 Webinar on Sweeping Coding Changes for 2013

    SAVE THE DATE! On November 28, SCAI, ACC, and HRS are coming together to host a webinar preparing you for the sweeping changes in cardiology coding coming in 2013.

    Mark your office calendars now for a web-based educational program designed to prepare you and your billing staff for major changes coming to cardiology coding in 2013. In an effort to protect the valuations for your bread-and-butter procedures, the House of Cardiology had to initiate a complete restructuring of the codes and coding conventions for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and ablation procedures.

    At this important webinar, you will learn directly from those who presented the codes and sat at the table during the CPT and RUC processes. Learn from nationally leading experts Robert Piana, MD, FACC, Amit J. Shanker, MD, FHRS, Art Lee, MD, FSCAI, and Cliff Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FSCAI, how to code for these procedures using the new coding paradigms.

    And don't miss this opportunity to hear from James Blankenship, MD, MACC, FSCAI, who serves as Cardiology's RUC Panel representative and will present our spotlight topic: "The RUC Process, the RUC Survey and the Benefits of Coalition Building." Dr. Blankenship will describe and take your questions about the impact of the RUC on you and your practice, why your participation in the process is essential, and how SCAI, ACC and HRS band together and engage others in our efforts to protect the values for the services and procedures you provide to your patients.

    Save Nov. 28 on Your Calendar & Stay Tuned for Updates!

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    Start Your Job Search; Post Your Resume at the SCAI 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 two days alone, we've had openings listed in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Job seekers benefit from:

    • Nationwide 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.
    • 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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