Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

SICP Chapter News

RCIS Cruise Review. Enjoy a group cruise discount with the Emerald Coast Chapter. Let Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) cook your Thanksgiving dinner while we help you prepare for the RCIS test. The Emerald Coast Chapter of the SICP is inviting everyone to share a group rate with a RCIS Cruise Review on NCL. Our dates will be November 18-25, 2007. Departure and return will be from New Orleans. The instructor for this RCIS Review is Pat Thomas. Ports are New Orleans, Costa Maya, Santo Tomas De Castilla, Belize City and Cozumel. Please email us at and we will be happy to answer any questions. The Emerald Coast Chapter had its March SICP meeting in Pensacola, Florida, sponsored by Boston Scientific. We would like to thank our speaker, Dennis Dowd of Boston Scientific. The Emerald Coast Chapter welcomes all cardiovascular professionals in northwest Florida to join us for our local chapter meetings. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2007. Dr. S. Jaalouk will be our speaker. Please contact us at for more meeting information. See you soon! Angie Bowles, RN, CCRN, Emerald Coast Chapter President, 2007 On Thursday, March 22nd, the Illinois Chapter of SICP held their spring meeting at Jimmy’s Char house in Elgin, IL. The meeting was sponsored by Schering-Plough. Our local representative, Ed Svejda, invited Dr. Michael H. Salinger who presented an educational session on the use of integrilin in coronary care. The annual election of officers was also held the same evening. The results of the 2007 elections were: President: Russell Hoeft, Delnor Community Hospital President-Elect: Zorka Musovic, Sherman Hospital Secretary: Natida Nelson, Sherman Hospital Treasurer: Marc Henderson, VA Hines We would like to thank all of those who attended and for the continued support of those who could not attend. All cardiovascular professionals are welcome at the chapter meetings. Thank you, Russell P. Hoeft cathman26 (at) aol. com Greetings from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter! On March 20th, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter held its second meeting at Montgomery Inn, sponsored by The Medicines Company. We had over 30 attendees present and went over responsibilities of our committees as well as updated everyone on our upcoming RCIS Review Course in April. Dr. D.P. Suresh of Comprehensive Cardiology Consultants gave an inservice on pharmacological management of the PCI patient. A special thank you to The Medicines Company and Dr. Suresh for a great meeting! Our website is: Have a great day! Molly Newsom, RT (R)(CI), RCIS (513) 702-6410 The Central Texas Chapter We hosted an RCIS review on April 14-15, 2007 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Our membership drive was a great success, with twenty people joining SICP for the year 2007-2008. We have asked for nominations for the positions of secretary and treasurer/membership board positions, with elections held at the April meeting. Corrie Umscheid has begun her position as president of our chapter for the following year and is busy planning our calendar. Thank you! Christine Gillett, 2006-2007 President New! The Alabama Chapter We are forming a SICP Chapter in the Mobile/Mobile Bay/Gulf Shores, Alabama area. Please join us! All cardiovascular professionals are invited to attend. We had our first meeting in March. We would like to say thank you to our speaker, Marsha Holton RN RCIS FSICP, of Cardiovascular Orientation Programs. Thanks also to our sponsor, Medtronic. It’s time to Jubilee! Debbie Charlton, chapter contact DebbieCharlton (at) mobileinfirmary. org