TCT 2014 Preview

Posted by Corindus Staff
September 08, 2014

TCT 2014 is just around the corner. In one week, interventional cardiologists will arrive in Washington, DC for the annual conference to take part in hands-on training sessions, attend presentations and symposia, and check out the latest technology on the expo floor. Along with discussions of optimizing patient treatment and new techniques, for the first time this year, TCT will host a session relating to occupational hazards and radiation reduction (Session I: Cath Lab Technology Evolution: Imaging Integration and Radiation Reduction, Monday, September 15th, 2:00pm - 3:08pm).

The discussion of occupational hazards has become a hot-topic in interventional cardiology since the recent publication by Dr. Ariel Roguin, who has been collecting data on brain tumors in Interventionalists. Products, such as CorPath provide new tools for Interventionalists as they work to combat the risks they face while working in the cath lab.

Corindus will have a large presence at this year’s conference. Not only will we have a booth in the expo hall (#1342) where attendees can use CorPath with a simulator, we will also be hosting a breakfast symposium on Tuesday September 16th.

The symposium, entitled Robotic PCI: Precision and Protection from Occupational Hazards will include presentations on the latest clinical data on robotic versus traditional PCI, physician perspectives on occupational safety and optimizing clinical outcomes, as well as case reviews on several complex procedures performed robotically. Details for the symposium are as follows:

BREAKFAST: 6:30 AM | PROGRAM: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144A

CHAIRS: Ehtisham Mahmud, MD | Giora Weisz, MD


7:00am Opening Remarks

7:05am PCI: A Personal Perspective Spencer B. King III, MD

7:15am Robotic Angioplasty: Protection and Precision Giora Weisz, MD

7:25am Improve Clinical Outcomes with Robotic Assistance Paul Campbell, MD

7:35am Case Review: Complex Robotic-assisted PCI Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

7:50am Discussion and Q&A

8:00am Adjourn

You can register for the breakfast symposium by visiting the TCT website. As clinical use of CorPath grows, users are increasingly getting their submissions accepted for presentation at large international conferences like TCT. This year, in addition to the simulator environment in our booth and the breakfast symposium, there will be several other ways to learn about robotic-assisted PCI at TCT including a live case on Sunday. Here are the details of where you will find CorPath at TCT 2014:


Sunday, September 14th | 11:00am

Transmitted to the Main Arena from Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel


Interventional Innovation III - Innovation in Transition: Emerging Technological Trends and New Device Concepts of 2014

Session I: Cath Lab Technology Evolution: Imaging Integration and Radiation Reduction

Monday, September 15th | 2:00pm - 3:08pm, Room: 147A


Feasibility of Complex Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Poster Session – Saturday, September 13th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Prospective, Online, Interactive Survey Comparing Visual Lesion Estimation to Quantitative Coronary Angiography – Campbell at al

Poster Session – Saturday, September 13th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

We hope you will join us for one (or all) of these events if you are attending TCT. If you cannot attend the conference, you can learn more about CorPath by viewing previous symposia presentations on our website. We will also be posting the symposia presentations from TCT shortly after the conference so stay tuned!



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