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    April 07, 2011

    It was a pleasure seeing those of you who attended ACC. The WIN lunch symposium was a big success and the WIN committee meeting very productive. 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 - WIN leaders Dr. Roxana Mehran, MD, FSCAI and Kimberly A. Skelding, MD, FSCAI, represent WIN on the advisory board for the TransRadial Education and Therapy (TREAT) initiative, a cardiac safety critical path initiative under the oversight of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Office of Women's Health. The initiative kicked off in March of 2011, and the first stage of TREAT will be the Study of Access site For Enhancing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Women (SAFE PCI for Women), a prospective multicenter randomized trial of femoral vs. radial access in 2,000 women undergoing PCI. This will be a breakthrough study, and WIN looks foward to sharing more information with you as it becomes available. For more information about TREAT, visit www.cardiac-safety.org or pick up the latest issue of SCAI News and Highlights.
    • Upcoming Events - WIN will host two meetings at TCT Asia Pacific, held April 27-29 in Seoul, South Korea. The first will be WIN member meeting on Wednesday, April 27 from 3:00-4:00pm (Room 1-1 (Calla Room, 1F)). The second will be a breakfast symposium, held Thursday, April 28 from 7:00-8:10am in Room 2-1, Level 2. For more details on the symposium, please click HERE. We hope to see you in Seoul!
    • World Tracker - WIN will host a main session at EuroPCR 2011 in Paris, France. A large thank you to WIN Co-Chair Alaide Chieffo, MD FSCAI for organizing a top-notch session. For session details, please click HERE.
    • Hot Topics from the WINExchange Blog - EP Lab Digest just published a feature story on WIN, and WIN member Dr. Binita Shah launches an important survey. For these and other stories, 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!