ACC Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006

BETHESDA, MD (February 7, 2006) For the first time, clinical cardiologists will have the opportunity to experience Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006, the first ACC meeting specifically geared toward interventional cardiologists. Hosting more than 3,000 attendees in its inaugural year from around the world, Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit will provide in-depth analysis on topics such as percutaneous coronary interventions, best practices for stenting and pioneering methods to improve patient care.

Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006, which is co-sponsored with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), will be taking place concurrently with ACC.06 at the Georgia World Congress Center on March 11-14. It will provide a forum for interventional cardiology experts to discuss new developments within the field as well as a focused venue to train, educate and guide their international colleagues in intervention and cardiac care. Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 is designed specifically for those interested in coronary and peripheral interventions.

Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 topics will include:

  • Drug eluting stents and other coronary interventions
  • Peripheral, vascular and non-vascular interventions
  • PCI during AMI and ACS
  • Patient outcomes and quality improvement
  • Pharmacologic therapy for interventional procedures

"Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 offers unsurpassed evidence-based content, presented by leaders in interventional cardiology. Live satellite transmissions, computer-based learning and simulation training make the content innovative and interactive," said William O'Neill, M.D., F.A.C.C., i2 Summit Co-Chair.

Attendees of Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 will have the opportunity to watch live cases from Europe, Asia and the United States via satellite. Expert simulation demonstrations along with late breaking clinical trials will also be presented.

Press briefings on the late-breaking and regular clinical trials research from both ACC.06 and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 will take place regularly Sunday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 14. For more information, please visit acc.org or contact Amy Murphy at 301-581-3476 or amurphy@acc.org.

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About the American College of Cardiology:
The American College of Cardiology (www.acc.org) represents the majority of board certified cardiovascular physicians in the United States. Its mission is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research, promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines- and to influence health care policy. ACC.06 and i2 Summit will bring together more than 30,000 cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists to share the newest discoveries in the treatment and prevention, while helping the ACC achieve its mission to address and improve issues in cardiovascular medicine.

About the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions:
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is a 3,400-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care. SCAI was organized in 1976 under the guidance of Drs. F. Mason Sones and Melvin P. Judkins. The first SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions were held in Chicago in 1978. The 29th SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions will be held on May 10-13, 2006 in Chicago.


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