Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course
December 1–3, 2023
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The Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course gives attendees the latest cutting-edge techniques from nationally recognized faculty: from the latest in 4D ICE guidance for structural procedures to the latest in aortic, mitral, and tricuspid technology and techniques for electrosurgery and complications management.
Most importantly, Fellows Courses bring attendees and faculty together in a smaller venue for personal interaction, networking, and real-world career advice.
Michael J. Rinaldi, MD, FSCAI
Applications for conference scholarships will be accepted until October 20 or when the program is full.
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
You are currently in a structural fellowship program in the U.S. or Canada. You may have previously attended the SCAI Fellows Course.
All accepted participants will receive:
- Complimentary registration for the SCAI Fellows Advanced Structural Heart Disease Interventional Cardiology Course
- Reimbursed hotel accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Miami for two nights (December 1—3)
- Reimbursed ground transportation up to $250 (home to airport, airport to hotel, and vice versa only) for attendees coming from the US or Canada *
- Reimbursed coach airfare to and from Miami up to $750 (restrictions apply; the full travel policy will be provided upon acceptance) *
*Not eligible for those out of Fellowship
Full participation is required for 100 percent reimbursement. All attendees must:
- Arrive at the hotel before the first session beginning 11:15 AM on Friday, December 1
- Make flight arrangements that depart after the final session ending at 1:45 PM on Sunday, December 3
- Participate in all sessions, including the exhibit hall tour and satellite meal functions
- 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.
The deadline to have a Real ID is May 7, 2025. 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 7 deadline. For more information, go to: www.dhs.gov/real-id