Since this will be a pure academic and scientific meeting , the MMC under MCI will give CME accreditation (the process of application for CME accreditation has started). However the physicians can claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the pathobiological and clinical considerations associated with successful recanlization of CTOs
- Explain how advances in operator technique, guidewire technology, and new devices have improved success rates of CTOs
- Describe advanced guidewire techniques and other adjunctive devices including the retrograde technique for CTO.
- Integrade the latest recommendations for how to use new CTO devices including new guidewires to optimize procedural success and minimizing complications
- Identify clinical considerations associated with selecting CTO lesions for PCi vs surgery
- Discuss safety aspects for both the physician and patients
This program will be designed not only for interventional cardiologists who are doing CTO interventions on routine basis but also for operator who do CTO interventions very infrequently and for DM/DNB student and interventional cardiologists who want to learn CTO recanalization in their practice.
Online evaluation will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs. Also a prospective registry will be started on line to collect basic data on CTO from various participants so that we can evaluate ourselves after one year.
It is the policy of the founder members of The IJCTO club to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry will not influence educational content, faculty selection, and /or faculty presentation, and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity on the educational activity.
Faculty participation are required to disclose to the active audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to thee content of their presentation.