• Case-Based Learning Will Take Center Stage at SCAI 2014

    “More, more, more!”

    That's been the rally cry when SCAI Scientific Sessions attendees are asked about case-based sessions.

    At SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions, taking place May 28-31 in Las Vegas, interventional cardiologists and cath lab teams will get exactly that:  As many opportunities to learn from cases as the meeting will hold.

    “No matter which areas attendees are interested in, the availability of interactive, case-based sessions provides them with a strategic toolkit to take back to their practices,” says Morton J. Kern, MD, FSCAI, who is the SCAI 2014 Program Chair along with Co-chairs Michael R. Jaff, DO, FSCAI, and Roxana Mehran, MD, FSCAI. “The practical application obtained from case-based learning is what sets the SCAI Scientific Sessions apart from other meetings.”

    The slate of case-based sessions at SCAI 2014 features the following highlights:

    • Essential therapies, devices, and technologies — Plan on plenty of PCI, TAVR, and IVUS!

    • Structural Heart Nightmares and Saves: Best of the Past Year will keep you on the edge of your seat!

    • Moderated Case Sessions throughout will cover decision points in management, controversial approaches, complications, and new techniques.

    • Cases Highlight Practices of Quality Champions — Real-world, case-based learning is also the backbone of the SCAI 2014 Quality Track, which now includes the brand-new Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp. The Quality track and Boot Camp will offer an arsenal of strategies to help cath lab leaders "interventional cardiologists, nurses and technicians, cath lab administrators" to establish themselves as Quality Champions.

    • Exceptional Challenges in Radial Interventions, covering shock, ischemia and complications

    • Spanning the spectrum of invasive and interventional cardiology, including hemodynamics and imaging for carotid artery stenting in the Peripheral Track and imaging for Structural Heart Disease

    • C3 Summit for Interventional fellows-in-training will again provide opportunities for current third and fourth-year adult cardiology fellows to review and discuss complex coronary complications with expert faculty

    • Practicing interventional cardiologists can share in the C3 experience in two i3: Interaction, Intervention & Input sessions, where attendees have provided the cases, each chosen by faculty because the dilemma, disaster or creative solution will be of interest to peers.

    • Cases Over Cocktails -- There’s no better way to wrap up the day than combining SCAI’s signature collegiality with attendees’ passion for cases. These 30- to 45-minute mini-cath conferences, slated for the end of the day in the exhibit hall, will provide an informal continuation of case presentations from a full slate of hot topics, including PCI complications, unique techniques for salvage, and CTO cases.


    CHD Symposium Calls for I Blew It & Brain Scratchers Cases

    The simple concept behind the "I Blew It" & "Brain Scratchers" sessions at SCAI 2014's Congenital Heart Disease Symposium is that there is no better teaching method than coming together as a community and sharing our unusual and challenging cases. More importantly, theses sessions address how to avoid such events in the future.

    » Submit Your "I Blew It" & "Brainscratchers" Cases

  • Acknowledgements

    SCAI gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their generous support of the SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions through educational grants while taking sole responsibility for all content developed and disseminated through this event.

    Platinum Sponsors

    • Abbott Vascular
    • Boston Scientific

    Silver Sponsors

    • AstraZeneca
    • Medtronic

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Cook Medical
    • Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company
    • Covidien
    • Gilead Sciences
    • St. Jude Medical
    • Terumo Interventional Systems

    SCAI also appreciates the educational grant support provided by Spectranetics.