Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

April 2006 Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) News

Industry Sponsorship The SICP wishes to extend our appreciation and thanks to Datascope for their generous donation to SICP’s education initiative. Please extend your thanks when the Datascope representative visits your cath lab. Have Your Lab Featured on www.sicp.com Catch your lab in action! In an effort to involve the membership in our exciting website redesign, we are asking that you submit electronic pictures of your lab personnel in action. Files should be clearly labeled with your facility's name. Please remember if there is anyone recognizable in the photos, they will have to sign a photo release form before they can be used on our website. Also, when submitting your photos, please list all personnel that would be eligible for the SICP membership. Start snapping those photos! Please see www.sicp.com for examples. Renew online today at www.sicp.com Chapter News The Gulf Coast Chapter’s bowling tournament continues to be a success. The winning team received an AED, donated by Medtronic, to donate to a school, church, etc. of their choice. All teams bowled hard, and the team from Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas took the grand prize. The recipient of the AED was Clear Lake Intermediate School, of the Clear Creek School District. The AED was presented to the school during a faculty meeting on March 8, 2006. The Pensacola Review Course was a huge success, drawing instructors and participants from various areas of the country. There were 61 people in attendance. The course was very informative and a great opportunity to share information and exchange ideas. We would like to thank SICP: Jeff Davis, James Glasgow, Tracey Simpson, Nicole Shore; Misty Copeland, our local representative for Angio-Seal and St. Jude Corporation; Pam Barnes and Baptist Hospital; and Boston Scientific Corporation. Thank you to everyone who contributed and the attendees. You all have made this program a success! Belinda Trollinger, President Emerald Coast Chapter, SICP The Illinois Chapter meeting in February was a great success, involving many cardiovascular professionals from the Chicagoland area. Many of the lab physicians are also interested in being involved. The Chapter also held their annual elections. The elected leaders are: President - Cindy Pastern; Vice President- Milka Gemaljevic; Secretary -Russell Hoest, and Treasurer -Zorka Musovic. The Illinois chapter wishes to thank everyone who has supported the chapter and participated. We look forward to having participation from each of the cath labs in our area. A gracious thank-you is also owed to Director of Cardiology, Dr. Solomon Secemsky, who supported the chapter initiative. Guidant representative John Olson has been responsible for the generous support. Please extend your thanks to your Guidant representative as well. The Keystone Chapter, serving South Central Pennsylvania, held its first dinner lecture meeting on February 16, 2006. Seventy-four individuals representing sixteen different hospitals and companies attended a buffet dinner sponsored by Steve Cox of Medtronic Vascular. Attendees heard an excellent presentation on current research on the use of bioabsorbable stents and gene therapy by Dr. Ron Waksman from the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Mark Myers and Cindi Miller from GE Healthcare. We seemed to have generated significant interest in joining SICP and our local chapter, and look forward to future meetings. Our next meeting is tentatively planned for either April or May. Calendar of Events Do you know of an event in your area? Are you planning to be at a conference and would like to know if other SICP members will be there? Please send event information to membership@sicp.com. RCIS Review Course June 10-11 Tomball, TX The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals will present a two-day Registry Review course conducted by two of our premier Review Course presenters. This course is designed to review information for the CCI RCIS invasive registry. It will help you identify areas in which you need to concentrate your studies or will serve as an overview for those who are prepared to take the exam. The Gulf Coast is generously hosting this course, which allows for a favorable registration fee. Tomball Regional Hospital is one of the Gulf Coast Chapter member facilities located in the Greater Houston area. Topics to be covered will include hemodynamics, calculations, cardiovascular A&P, cardiovascular disease, diagnostic techniques, interventions, pharmacology, equipment and instrumentation. SICP Members: $60 SICP Non-members: $110 Pre-registration is required no onsite registrations will be accepted. Registration deadline is May 15, 2006. For complete schedule details and instructor information, please visit www.sicp.com. Registry Information If you have recently received your RCIS or know someone who has, please send the information to: membership@sicp.com. Fellowship Status Are you a SICP Fellow? Have we heard from you lately? SICP wants the Fellow members to get involved. Please contact SICP to see how you can participate in local, state and national events. For more information, please contact Nicole Shore at SICP HQ, at director@sicp.com.
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