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    October 20, 2011

    Below is the latest bi-weekly email regarding the happenings at WIN. This email serves to provide you with updated information on events, news and opportunities through WIN, and I hope you will find it helpful..

    • Breaking News - SCAI and the ACC Maryland Chapter recently wrote a letter to the Maryland Health Care Commission clarifying the ACC/AHA/SCAI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Guideline recommendation that interventional cardiologists perform at least 75 cases a year. The letter noted that a variety of valid reasons for not reaching the 75 case threshold may exist, including pregnancy, citing the 2011 SCAI WIN publication radiation safety for female cath lab operators and personnel. To read the letter, click HERE. For more information, please contact WIN Director, Rebecca Ortega at rortega@scai.org.
    • Upcoming Events - SCAI WIN will have a presence at the 2011 TCT Conference in San Francisco, CA. WIN will host a lunch symposium on Wednesday, November 9th in the Presentation Theater North. For the agenda, please click HERE
    • World Tracker - WIN is supportive of global efforts to support women’s cardiovascular health. If you are interested in organizing a women and heart disease symposium or session as part of your country’s national meeting, please contact us. WIN can provide faculty recommendations, slide sets and marketing materials for your efforts.   
    • Hot Topics from the WINExchange Blog - Recent study shows plaque disruption in over one third of women with MI’s and non-obstructive CAD. To read more, visit the WINExchange Blog HERE

    Do you have something of interest to share with the WIN community? Please email me. And of course, please continue to spread the word about WIN in your own communities. We can only grow with your help!