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 methods used to impart the latest information. In addition, the Seattle Science Foundation’s state-of-the-art BioSkills Lab will provide the attendee with the opportunity to learn new minimally invasive and endovascular technologies using hands-on simulation and cadaveric specimens.
This symposium is designed for physicians who specialize in cardiology, neurology and vascular medicine.
Specific topics and learning strategy needs of this year’s attendees have been identified through last year’s course evaluations, expert opinion of the planning committee members,
clinical trial results, new device/drug approvals and reports of post market experiences, and newly released journal articles.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Compare and contrast the current and evolving DES stent platforms
- Describe approaches to complex PCI including left main disease and chronic total occlusions
- Understand the status of current clinical trials in coronary artery disease
- Identify current percutaneous closure devices for ASD, PFO and LAA
- Prescribe appropriate current adjunctive pharmacotherapy for endovascular intervention
- Describe current data, technologies and techniques of endovascular intervention for carotid and peripheral disease
- Differentiate and apply current and evolving non-invasive imaging techniques for vascular disease
- Identify and apply techniques for acquisition and interpretation of images
- Define the role of non-invasive imaging for interventional procedures including MRI, CTA and 3D TEE
- Demonstrate anatomical structures related to coronary and vascular disease including structural heart disease
- Apply new technologies acquired during training with cadaveric specimens
Accreditation with Commendation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Swedish Medical Center and the Seattle Science Foundation. 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 this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
SIS 2008 Planning Committee
Robert M. Bersin, M.D.
William A. Gray, M.D.
Thomas K. Jones, M.D.
Vinay Malhotra, M.D.
Mark Reisman, M.D.
S. Chiu Wong, M.D.
John J. Young, M.D.
SIS PROGRAM MANAGER
Laurie Turay, BA Ed