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TCT 2014 will highlight pioneering women and women's issues in cardiology

WASHINGTON, DC September 9, 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2014 (TCT) will feature a number of sessions and presentations focusing on women in healthcare and interventional cardiology. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

"This year's TCT showcases just some of the current and future initiatives aimed at improving the medical treatment of women with cardiovascular disease," said Roxana Mehran, MD. Dr. Mehran is Chief Scientific Officer of the CRF Clinical Trials Center and a Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT). She is also Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute.

"We are also very excited to honor Dr. Marie Claude Morice as the first woman to be given the TCT Master Operator Award, as well as raise awareness of the importance of increasing the quality of professional opportunities for female interventional cardiologists," Dr. Mehran added.

The sessions and presentations featuring women in cardiology include the following:

Saturday, September 13

Hot Topic Lunch: Developments in Accountable Care in China
12:15 PM 1:45 PM
Room 209A/B

Tsung-Mei Cheng, an expert on comparative health systems in Asia, from Princeton University will lead a special lunch session on healthcare reform in China and the United States.

The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention's (SCAI) Women in Innovations (WIN) Reception
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Acadiana Restaurant (901 New York Ave NW)

Dr. Cindy Grines, current Chair of SCAI WIN and Dr. Roxana Mehran, founder of SCAI WIN, along with distinguished female interventionalists from around the world will share their perspectives on how women can influence the interventional space.

Sunday, September 14

TCT 2014 Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Operator Award
10:45 AM 11:00 AM
Main Arena (Level 3, Ballroom)

Marie Claude Morice, MD will be presented the TCT 2014 Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award. The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation. Dr. Morice, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, is the first woman to be recognized with this award.

Featured Clinical Research: Women in Interventional Cardiology: Update in PCI Practice Patterns and Outcomes From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry
12:15 PM 12:30 PM
Room 103 A

A retrospective study presented by Dr. Cindy L. Grines of more than 2.4 million percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) performed in 1,431 U.S. hospitals. The study examines the practice patterns and outcomes of PCI procedures performed by female interventional cardiologists.

Monday, September 15

TAVR in Women: The Present and the Future
6:30 AM 8:00 AM
Room 143C

Sponsored by SCAI, this breakfast symposia will examine female data and implications from trials of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Contact: Judy Romero
Cardiovascular Research Foundation


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