Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course | SCAI

Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course

December 3–5, 2021

This course is now full and applications have closed.

Program Overview

The SCAI Fellows Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course is designed for fellows in training focusing on structural heart disease. In this course, you will experience in-depth education, hands-on simulations, and step-by-step instructions for common procedures while building your confidence with anatomical abnormalities using case- and simulation-based imaging. You will also gain valuable clinical skills and connect with structural heart disease thought leaders through this interactive experience.

With unique access to experienced SCAI leaders, collaboration with industry, and interaction with your peers, the SCAI Fellows Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course will enable you to:

  • Achieve a comprehensive understanding of intracardiac ultrasound with the ability to manipulate the intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter to achieve standard views and identify normal and abnormal intracardiac anatomy.
  • Analyze standard views, identify normal and abnormal intracardiac anatomy, discuss fusion imaging, and describe necessary imaging of atrial septal structures and different morpho-spatial pathologic variants. 
  • Describe treatment modalities for patent foramen ovale closure, atrial septal defect closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair, and valve-in-valve therapy. 
  • Review the interventional equipment and technical skills/steps required while performing case-based simulation in a multitude of scenarios. 
  • Discuss the interventional skills for percutaneous transseptal puncture using appropriate transseptal sheaths, wires, needles, and other access devices such as radiofrequency ablation. 
  • Employ strategies for practice and professional development. 
  • Review steps for post-processing computerized tomography (CT) analysis for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and discuss novel techniques associated with TAVR: valve fracturing; bioprosthetic or native aortic scallop intentional laceration to prevent iatrogenic coronary artery obstruction (BASILICA); and coronary protection.


If you are currently in a structural fellowship program in the US or Canada or have previously attended this SCAI Fellows Course, you are eligible for the SCAI Fellows Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course.

Scholarship Details

All accepted participants will receive

  • Complimentary registration for the SCAI Fellows Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course
  • Reimbursed hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Miami for two nights (December 3–5) 
  • For attendees coming from the US or Canada, reimbursed coach airfare to and from Miami up to $500 (restrictions apply; the full travel policy will be provided upon acceptance).

Full participation is required for 100 percent reimbursement. All attendees must: 

  • Arrive by 11 a.m. on Friday, December 3
  • Book a flight departure after 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 5
  • Participate in all sessions, including the exhibit hall tour, satellites, and meal functions


Required Documentation

  • A signed letter from your program director stating the dates of your fellowship
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified within two weeks of the status of your application.

Important! Real ID

The deadline to have a Real ID is May 3, 2023. Your driver's license or state-issued ID may not be accepted when flying domestically. 

Federal officials will let Real ID applicants submit the required documents electronically to help states meet the May 3 deadline. For more information, go to:



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