SCAI Association News

Looking to reduce your transradial PCI learning curve?

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015

A study recently published in Circulation concluded that adoption of the transradial PCI technique is related to issues concerning operator proficiency and the need to overcome the assumed learning curve. The good news is that the learning curve is not as great as you'd imagine. Better yet, SCAI is here to help you tackle that learning curve with the launch of SCAI TRIP Online Curriculum. Featuring the very best presentations from SCAI's popular Transradial Interventional Program (TRIP) Series, this all-new eLearning offering is available as a full course (8 CME credits) or by individual session (1 CME credit each). Start tackling that learning curve today.

C3 SUMMIT at SCAI 2015 designed to meet needs of graduating FITs

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015

Are you completing your interventional/invasive cardiology fellowship this summer? Want to explore and discuss the most complex cases in interventional cardiology in an atmosphere that encourages rigorous exchange? Want to present and discuss your cases with leading figures in the field? If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, then be sure to submit your application to attend C3 SUMMIT® for Interventional Fellows-in-Training at SCAI 2015. It's where the FUTURE of interventional cardiology is shaped! Learn more and apply now.

Don't miss SCAI Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp 2.0 at SCAI 2015

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Until recently, cath lab directors, managers and other staff have had to develop the skills needed to successfully run their labs on their own, with no formal pathway and no consistent job description. Now this significant training gap has been filled by SCAI's Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp, which won acclaim from an enthusiastic standing-room audience when it debuted last year. In response to attendees' feedback, Boot Camp is being expanded into a full-day program at the SCAI 2015 Scientific Sessions in San Diego, May 6-9. Learn more and enroll.

SCAI Imaging Center is your online resource for the latest on FFR, IVUS, OCT and more

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Need a go-to resource to keep abreast of the latest information on FFR, IVUS, OCT and other imaging modalities? Then look no further than the SCAI Imaging Center. Organized by Imaging Center Editors Arnold H. Seto, MD, MPH, FSCAI, and Hoang M. Thai, MD, FSCAI, this all-new online center is aimed at helping interventional cardiologists and other members of the cardiovascular care team become proficient in the latest imaging modalities, whether at a beginner or advanced training level. Check it out now.

Pediatric SCAI-QIT Webinar to focus on procedural checklists on Jan. 27

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2015

Paul Seib, MD, FSCAI, will host SCAI's second Pediatric SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) Webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. ET. The program will feature a close-up look at Pediatric SCAI-QIT's module on Procedural Checklists. Simple human error can add to the risk inherent to procedures used for diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease. Find out how procedural checklists can be used to reduce risk and improve efficiency. This webinar will also explore the key elements of such checklists as well as samples. Find out more and register now.

Not ready for 2015 coding changes? Catch up with SCAI webinar

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2015

Not ready for coding changes and payment policies going into effect this year? Get up to speed with the archived SCAI's 2015 Coding & Payment Policy Update Webinar. Approximately 120 interventional cardiologists and cath lab professionals took time out of their busy schedules last month to learn about and discuss important items such as the CMS' new specialty designation for interventional cardiology, new TMVR codes and developments regarding coding for ad-hoc PCI. Find out what you missed!

Dr. Robert Harrington to deliver SCAI 2015 Hildner Lecture on need for more clinical research

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2015

In his SCAI 2015 Hildner Lecture, Robert Harrington, MD, FSCAI, chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, will focus on the need for more clinical research in interventional cardiology to ensure that quality indicators, such as public reporting and pay-for-performance programs, are on target. He will recommend ways to ease the path for new research and how to inspire the next generation of clinical investigators. "The need for evidence is not going to diminish," he said, "We need people who can generate it, interpret it and disseminate it." Learn more about Dr. Harrington's lecture and how you can register for SCAI 2015.

Improve your practice by attending interventional cardiology's meeting: SCAI 2015

SCAI SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2015

Want your cath lab to reach its top potential in 2015? Then join us for interventional cardiology's annual meeting: SCAI 2015 Scientific Sessions. Taking place in San Diego on May 6-9, SCAI 2015 is designed specifically for the everyday challenges your cath lab faces. To meet the demands of your cath lab team, the SCAI 2015 Program Committee has assembled a comprehensive curriculum that lets teams work together or on their own, immersing themselves in a topic track (choose from five: Congenital, Coronary, Peripheral, Quality and Structural) or expanding their knowledge about procedural techniques, the latest technology or leadership skills. What separates SCAI 2015 from every other program is the focus on the practical -- treating real patients, the people you see every day, and what you need to improve in your daily practice for their benefit. Make plans to attend now.

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