The Emory Practical Intervention Course (EPIC) has been an annual event since 1981 providing training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and abroad. Last year, EPIC-SEC brought together fifteen academic medical centers to contribute to this clinical, educational and research consortium.
EPIC SEC is a cutting-edge update of the newest strategies in coronary, structural heart, and peripheral vascular imaging, physiology and intervention. Cardiovascular practice has never evolved more rapidly than today as cardiologists and surgeons collaborate to offer exciting new options for patients in need of percutaneous and minimally invasive hybrid therapies. Arteries, valves, veins, infarcting and hypertrophied myocardium and other anatomic sites are targets for intervention and symptom relief and are involved in a vast array of cardiovascular pathologies including STEMI, unstable angina/non-STEMI, cardiogenic shock, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, acute stroke, claudication and limb salvage, chronic valvular and perivalvular defects, adult congenital heart disease, and many other conditions. This course will feature live case demonstrations, lectures, presentations and discussions of complex cases, debates between well-known interventionalists and surgeons, and the opportunity for insightful audience participation and discussion. The national concern regarding appropriate selection for diagnostic studies and intervention will be addressed in detail. The conference will feature joint sessions, as well as dedicated tracks for coronary, structural and peripheral intervention.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is designed for interventional cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, interventional radiologists and other healthcare professionals interested in the optimal practice of interventional and structural cardiovascular medicine.
SPONSORSHIP AND ACCREDITATION
The program is sponsored by the Emory University School of Medicine. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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