Just over a week ago, another TCT conference came to an end. Thousands of professionals in interventional cardiovascular medicine attended the conference in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. to experience the latest and greatest in clinical research, late-breaking trials and cutting-edge technologies in the industry.
The setting for the show was lively and energetic. The vibrant convention center acted as quite the fitting backdrop for the creative and innovative culture shared among TCT and its attendees.
Inside the exhibit halls, the Corindus team enjoyed another busy show meeting with physicians and other industry professionals to discuss elements critical to the future of heart care – precision and protection.
Beyond exhibition, there were plenty of captivating events taking place around the clock. Immediately outside of the exhibit hall doors was “Art from the Heart,” a display of beautifully designed, heart-inspired sculptures. Experts from across the world shared insights on TCT TV, where live cases, interviews and daily recaps were presented on an ongoing basis and streamed over screens throughout the convention center. In other areas located within the sprawling center, various presentations were in progress. These included presentations at the Coronary Theater, where a live case utilizing the CorPath System for robotic-assisted PCI was transmitted from Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
The issue of radiation safety in the cath lab is one that continues to experience a burgeoning awareness within the interventional community and this year’s annual meeting acted as a platform for the topic. Several sessions were dedicated to providing attendees with education on the recent findings related to radiation exposure and the latest methods and technologies making it possible for cath labs to be safer for cardiologists and staff. Corindus also highlighted the topic within the breakfast symposium “Robotic PCI: Precision and Protection from Occupational Hazards.” We will shortly make the presentations available online for those who may have missed it.
All in all, it was another wonderful annual meeting for TCT. We look forward to seeing everyone once again next year in San Francisco!