With an unparalleled focus on advances in interventional and invasive cardiology, SCAI 2018 will feature cutting-edge research, taped cases from around the world, case reviews, interactive workshops and more presented by the field's foremost thought-leaders and teachers all serve one goal - helping you optimize patient care.
It's time to start planning for the Best of the Best in Interventional/Invasive Cardiology Education: SCAI Scientific Sessions.
Are you an invasive / interventional cardiologist or cardiovascular interventionist?
A cath lab nurse or technologist?
Are you a cath lab or hospital administrator?
No matter what your role is on the Interventional Cardiology Heart Team, SCAI 2018 is the cutting edge, how-to meeting for you. We’ve carefully blended traditional features from previous annual meetings with innovative new sessions that will provide a program you can easily customize to help you do your job better as soon as you return from SCAI 2018.
The SCAI Scientific Sessions will be a great opportunity for exhibitors to showcase your products and services to more than 1,500 attendees.
SCAI Scientific Sessions represents a unique forum driven by issues of the day in invasive and interventional cardiology and of special interest to:
• Invasive and interventional cardiologists
• Other specialty and general cardiologists
• Cardiovascular Cath Lab Professionals including cath lab nurses, technologists, technicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions promotes excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and the advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care.
The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions began in 1976 under the guidance of Drs. F. Mason Sones and Melvin P. Judkins. These scientists, whose contribution permitted the development and implementation of invasive cardiology, foresaw the need for an organization which would service and advance the discipline further.
12:30–12:45 p.m. Welcome to SCAI 2018 (Dr. Kirk N. Garratt, MD, MSc, FSCAI, President 2017–2018 and Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FSCAI, Program Chair)
12:45–1:15 p.m. Hildner Lecture
1:30–3:00 p.m. Live Cases
3:00–4:00 p.m. Interventional Controversies and Debates
4:30–6:00 p.m. SCAI/Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) Joint Session
6:00–7:30 p.m. Presidents' Welcome Reception (Dr. Kirk N. Garratt, MD, MSc, FSCAI, President 2017–2018 and Dr. David A. Cox, MD, MSCAI, President 2018–2019)
8:00–8:30 a.m. Founders' Lecture
8:30–9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall
9:00–10:30 a.m. Live Cases
11:00 a.m.–noon Late-Breaking Clinical Science I
1:30–3:00 p.m. Live Cases
3:30–5:00 p.m. Best Cases From Around the World
5:30–6:30 p.m. Cases Over Cocktails
8:00–9:30 a.m. Live Cases
9:30–10:30 a.m. Interventional Controversies and Debates
11:00–noon Late-Breaking Clinical Science II
1:30–3:00 p.m. Live Cases 3:30–4:30 p.m. International Society Case-Based Session
4:30–6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Member Induction and MSCAI Ceremony Presidential Address (Dr. David A. Cox, MD, MSCAI, President 2018–2019)
6:00–7:30 p.m. Annual Celebration
Roberto Canessa, M.D. is one of the 16 survivors of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight that crashed into the Andes Mountain on October 13, 1972. A second-year medical student at the time, it was Canessa who suggested the survivors resort to cannibalism to survive.
In his recent book, “I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives” (March 2016), he shares how he overcame adversity and dedicated his career to saving the lives of infants born with congenital heart defects.
Dr. Canessa graduated from the Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay with a degree in cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He was awarded the Premio Nacional in Medicine in 1986 and the Gran Premio in Medicine in 1991 and 1999. Dr. Canessa currently practices as a pediatric cardiologist at the Hospital Italiano in Uruguay where he serves as the director of the Department of Cardiac Ultrasound and the Department of Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Diseases.