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Transradial Angioplasty Training Course Announced for Scranton, Pennsylvania

Samir B. Pancholy MD
Samir B. Pancholy MD,

August 20, 2009 -- To help meet the need for training of cardiologists and staff in the technique of transradial access for angioplasty and stenting, Pennsylvania-based Drs. Samir B. Pancholy and Ian Gilchrist have organized a one-day training course in the method. The didactic course will be held on October 10, 2009 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

Dr. Pancholy told Angioplasty.Org that the session is being co-sponsored by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and has also been approved for six hours of Category I CME credit.

The course lists an all-star faculty of experts in the transradial field, including Olivier Bertrand, MD, Ron Caputo, MD, John Coppola, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Tak Kwan, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Tejas M. Patel, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI and more.

The course is titled TransRadial Intervention Program 2009 (TRIP2009) and the introductory notes state:

"Transradial access has been proven to be the safest, most comfortable way to perform catheter-based procedures. Learning transradial technique basics is the most difficult step in the process of transitioning from femoral to radial access. We are delighted to present a comprehensive course to provide the femoral operator with all the necessary basics for starting a transradial program at their catheterization laboratory. It will also have advance techniques for the more experienced operator. The course will be taught by world-class faculty, with special emphasis on technique and basics. A transradial computer-simulation module will be available for participants to have hands-on catheter manipulation experience from the radial route, in an interactive fashion, during breaks."

The course fee is $100.00 for physicians and $50.00 for Fellows, residents, nurses and techs. The program states that the fees will be refunded upon production of proof of trainee status on the day of the course.

For a complete agenda, more information or questions, visit the course website at