August 10-11, 2018
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Only practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists are eligible to participate.
There is no cost to apply.

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This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Supported through educational grants from:

Abbott, ABIOMED, Inc., and Boston Scientific Corporation

BTG Group International, Medtronic, Philips, and Teleflex


This program is geared to all interventionalists seeking to improve their ability to manage any complications related to percutaneous coronary intervention. Participants will learn algorithms and management strategies to manage acute closure and sudden hemodynamic collapse. They will be able to better treat coronary perforation, atherectomy complications, and coronary gear entrapment.  Plus, they will gain insight through demonstration and discussion of vascular access issues of radial, femoral, transcaval, and perc axillary.

Expert faculty will use their combined experience to describe options to manage the most challenging complications and to help build systems that allow operators to have less fear over unintended, challenging events. Participants will move through simulations of CTO, atherectomy, snaring, deployment of coronary and peripheral covered stents, use of coils, and ancillary imaging. Participants are encouraged to bring cases for review at the dinner. The goal is that thorough discussion of complications attendees will feel more comfortable treating more complex coronary anatomy and high-risk patients.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants
will be able to:

  • Manage a wide variety of coronary perforations in multiple clinical situations.
  • Handle a multitude of vascular access complications.
  • Possess treatment strategies for atherectomy complications.
  • Understand risk mitigation and build support networks to manage more challenging technical and clinical patients.
This educational activity is designed for practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists and clinical cardiologists involved in the management of all patients with coronary artery disease.
Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation effectiveness, 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 is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, nor the course directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty in noncompliance with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following supporters for this program:

Abbott, ABIOMED, Inc., and Boston Scientific Corporation

BTG Group International, Medtronic, Philips, and Teleflex

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience.

Only practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists are eligible to participate. Travel and hotel support will be provided to accepted applicants who fully participate in the program per the acceptance guidelines. There is no cost to apply. This program is not CME accredited.

This activity is not CME accredited, and therefore, the supporter is required under the Sunshine Act (as part of the Affordable Care Act) to track and report all payments and transfers of value to US licensed physicians, including meals and expenses that are provided to you. In order to help supporters comply with the Sunshine Act, the names and contact information of all US and Canadian licensed physicians participating in this function will be provided to the supporter of this program. The information provided will be used for reporting purposes only.

Should you partake in this program, you will be reported as part of the Sunshine Act submission and will appear on the CMS Open Payments website on the next reporting cycle.


Vermont laws prohibit this program from providing any complimentary food, meals, or refreshments to healthcare professionals licensed by and regularly practicing in Vermont. Accordingly, healthcare professionals licensed by and practicing in Vermont are requested not to apply for this program.

Learning From CHIP Complications:
How to Be a Better Interventionalist



William L. Lombardi, MD University of Washington
Medical Center
Seattle, WA


Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SMNewYork-Presbyterian/
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

James M. McCabe, MDUniversity of Washington
Medical Center
Seattle, WA


Khaldoon Alaswad, MDHenry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

David Daniels, MDPalo Alto Medical Foundation
Burlingame, CA

Tony DeMartini, MDEdward Heart Hospital
Naperville, IL

Creighton W. Don, MD, PhDUniversity of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

J. Aaron Grantham, MDUniversity of Missouri Kansas City/
Saint Luke's Mid America
Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO

Cindy Grines, MDNorthwell Health, North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

Ravi S. Hira, MDUniversity of Washington
Seattle, WA 

David E. Kandzari, MDPiedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhDNewYork-Presbyterian/
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

John M. Lasala, MD, PhDBarnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Elizabeth A. Leedom, JDBennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.
Seattle, WA

Arasi Maran, MDMedical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Steven P. Marso, MDHCA MidAmerica
Kansas City, MO

Perwaiz M. Meraj, MD, FSCAINorthwell Health
Manhasset, NY

William W. O’Neill, MDHenry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Mitul Patel, MDUC San Diego Health
La Jolla, CA

Ashish Pershad, MDBanner University
Medical Center Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPHBeth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Boston, MA

Mark Reisman, MDUniversity of Washington Medical Center/Regional Heart Center
Seattle, WA

Robert F. Riley, MD, MSThe Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and the Lindner Center for Research and Education
Cincinnati, OH

Toby Rogers, MD, PhDMedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Richard Shlofmitz, MDSt. Francis Hospital
Roslyn, NY

Curtiss T. Stinis, MDScripps Clinic & Research Foundation Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
La Jolla, CA

Craig A. Thompson, MD, MMScBoston Scientific
Maple Grove, MN

Jennifer A. Tremmel, MDStanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

Lindsey Vanhoy, BSNUniversity of Washington
Seattle, WA

Jason Wollmuth, MDOregon Vascular Specialists
Bend, OR

R. Michael Wyman, MDTorrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance, CA


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There is no cost to apply.

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