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TCT presents new, ‘massive’ integrated, hands-on learning center


Brand new at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics is a large learning center, where hands-on training workshops will be conducted in eight pavilions devoted to specific fields.

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San Diego Convention Center

This major innovation brings TCT back to basics, Juan F. Granada, MD, president and CEO of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and codirector of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, said in an interview.

Dr. Granada was closely involved with the program and said it’s been in the works for a couple of years. The emphasis of these workshops is to teach physicians an understanding of anatomy. TCT is devoting a massive amount of space to this effort, about 60% of the exhibit hall. The eight pavilions are dedicated to training tracks, and every single tool available to interventional cardiologists will be there, he said.

If you preregistered before all 4,000 spots filled up some days ago, consider yourself lucky. But be assured that the TCT organizers are tracking the registrations, even those submitted after the limit was reached, to help them plan for next year’s meeting in San Francisco.

The workshops will run over 3 days, from Saturday through Monday, Sept. 22-24.

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