The Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course is a four-day meeting in which the advanced trainee in interventional cardiology is exposed to all facets of complex coronary and endovascular intervention. The faculty includes many of the acknowledged pioneers and innovators in the field. The format consists of didactic lectures, taped cases as shown live during TCT 2012, and angiographic reviews of challenging cases, with ample opportunities for interaction with faculty.
The Fellows Course offers in-depth coverage of all the major issues in today’s practice of interventional vascular medicine, including performance of complex angioplasty, appropriate use of drug eluting stents, atherectomy, and thrombectomy devices. There will be a special emphasis on adjunct pharmacological agents, imaging modalities, endovascular intervention, and acute infarct intervention.
After completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the current practices and controversies surrounding advanced coronary and vascular interventions and pharmaceuticals
- Appraise the newest technologies and drugs
- Apply evidence-based medicine from clinical trials during revascularization decisions
- Discuss cost-effectiveness considerations
This course is designed for interventional cardiology fellows in ACGME accredited fellowship programs, interventional cardiology fellows in non-ACGME fellowship programs, fellows in cardiovascular disease fellowship programs, and established interventional cardiologists.
Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.
It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and, therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.
Discussion of off-label product usage and/or off-label product use during live cases is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage are not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the conference directors of this activity.
Program Sponsorship and Support
This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters.
This course is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME).