SIS is a comprehensive course focusing on issues related to cardiac, vascular and neurological disease.
Presentations by thought leaders, data from recent investigations, discussions of clinical experiences and
live-case demonstrations are among the highlights.
New and innovative therapies are being developed at a rapid pace and our goal is to provide a state-of-the-art perspective of the field as well as presentations of evolving, future technologies and treatments in cardiac, vascular and neurological intervention.
This symposium is designed for physicians who specialize in cardiology, neurology and vascular medicine,
and healthcare professionals, nurses and cardiovascular technologists who work in catheterization laboratories
or manage patients with cardiovascular disease.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will provide better patient care through an improved
understanding and increased ability to:
- Compare and contrast the current and evolving drug-eluting stent platforms
- Describe approaches to complex PCI including left main disease and chronic total occlusions
- Explain the concept of vulnerable plaque and discuss potential diagnostic and therapeutic
- Review current percutaneous valve technology
- Discuss percutaneous approaches to structural heart disease
- Prescribe appropriate current adjunctive pharmacotherapy for endovascular intervention
- Describe current data, technologies and techniques of endovascular intervention for carotid
and peripheral arterial disease
- Contrast and discuss stroke interventional techniques and other neurovascular therapies
- Differentiate and apply current and evolving noninvasive imaging techniques for vascular
Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates the Main Session educational activity on August 2-3, 2007 for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Swedish Medical Center designates the Noninvasive Imaging educational activity on August 1, 2007 for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Swedish Medical Center designates the Neurotherapeutics educational activity on August 3, 2007 for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Nursing CE Contact Hours
Regarding the Cardiovascular Nurse/Technologist Symposium, this faculty-directed activity is approved for 6.8 contact hours by Swedish Medical Center (PA-57/May/09) an approved provider of continuing education by the Washington State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Technologist CE Contact Hours
The Cardiovascular Nurse/Technologist activity has been submitted to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for the approval of 6.5 Category A continuing education credits; Category A CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT.
It is the policy of Swedish Medical Center and the SIS Course Planning Committee to ensure balance,
independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational programs. None of the
didactic content within SIS — plenary sessions, parallel sessions, or accredited symposia — may be
influenced by industry involvement or support in any way. Any relationships between industry vendors
and SIS faculty, either perceived or real, will be openly disclosed and disseminated at the SIS meeting.
Persons who have not completed a conflict of interest disclosure form will not be allowed to participate
as faculty at SIS.
Because live-case demonstrations will be presented, you are reminded that any patient information
you may receive as a part of this Continuing Medical Education program is considered confidential.
Confidential patient information includes all information that could be used to identify the individual
patient. By participation in the CME program, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of all patient
information and not release that information to any third party.