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Special Notes for Attendees: 
Travel assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to U.S. based interventional cardiologists and Fellows-in-Training interested in serving as SCAI-WIN faculty or panelists.  Preference will be given to SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions faculty.  Please email your interest to:

These programs are free and participants do not need to attend SCAI Scientific Sessions. If you wish to register for SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions, please visit:
SCAI Women in Innovations Leadership Summit
Friday, April 27, 2018

Manchester Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Room: Seaport G

  Reception, 7:00 - 7:30 pm

  Keynote Address by Susan F. Reynolds, MD, PhD 
  and Dinner, 7:30-9:30 pm


Dr. Reynolds is CEO of The Institute for Medical Leadership and the author of Prescription for Lasting Success: Leadership Strategies to Diagnose Problems and Transform Your Organization. During this interactive presentation, Dr. Reynolds will share data about the success factors that make good physician leaders and specifically what makes a great female physician leader. She will share her insight on how physicians’ personality types and communication styles differ from C-Suite executives and how to use this information to advance your vision and career.

Joining her will be a panel of healthcare executives and physician leaders who will share their personal experiences and pearls of wisdom for being a female leader in today’s healthcare industry.
  • J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI
  • Anita Asgar, MD
  • Carole Bruner, Senior Director, Professional Relations, Medtronic
  • Kiersten Combs, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Marketing, AstraZeneca
  • Devi Govender, Director of Global Affairs,  Abiomed
  • Cindy Grines, MD, FSCAI
  • Dr. Priya Jagasia, Divisional Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Vascular
  • Alexandra Lansky, MD, FSCAI
  • Kusum Lata, MD
  • Ramesh Mazhari, MD, FSCAI
  • Jacqueline Saw, MD, FSCAI
  • Kristen Skelton, Vice President of Sales, Edwards Lifesciences

SCAI Women in Innovations Forum

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Manchester Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

Room: Seaport G

(Earn up to 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)


7:15 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions—Kim Skelding, MD, FSCAI

7:40 a.m. Women and Interventional Cardiology: Past, Present and Future—Bonnie Weiner, MD, MSCAI

7:55 a.m. Crazy Busy: How to Work Towards a Work/Life Balance
Kim Skelding, MD, FSCAI

8:15 a.m. Financial Planning: What We Don’t Discuss at  Cardiology Meetings, But Should—Bonnie Weiner, MD, MSCAI

8:35 a.m. Valvular Heart Disease: Which Patients Are We Getting to
Treatment and When Are We Missing the Boat?— Molly Szerlip, MD, FSCAI
• Eligible Patients
• Under treated Groups
• Opportunities
• Questions and Answers

8:55 a.m. Structural Dilemma: Low flow low gradient.  To treat or not to treat?

Anita Asgar, MD

9:05 a.m. Structural Cases
Wah Wah Htun, MD
Puja Parikh, MD, FSCAI
Jacqueline Saw, MD, FSCAI

9:50 a.m. Complex Coronary Interventions—The How and Why
• CTO—Sheila Sahni, MD
• Hemodynamic Support—Kusum Lata, MD
• LM and Bifurcations—Katrine Zhiroff, MD, FSCAI
• Questions and Answers

10:25 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Coronary Cases

Jaya Mallidi, MD
Kyriaki Poumpouridis, MD
Claudia Serrano, MD

11:15 a.m. Why I Chose to Excel at Structural Heart Interventions and 
How I Did It — Anita Asgar, MD

11:30 a.m. Why I Chose to Excel at CTO and How I Did It— Arasi Maran, MD

11:45 a.m. Questions and Answers

12:05 p.m. Let’s Talk About Radiation Risk and Pregnancy—Patricia Best, MD, FSCAI

12:20 p.m. Lunch—Ascending the Ladder: 5 Keys to a Successful Career in Interventional Cardiology
(Expert Leadership Panel)
J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI
Sophia Elissa Altin, MD
Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, FSCAI
Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI
Leslie A. Webb, MD

1:10 p.m. Breakout Panel Discussions Ascending the Ladder: 
Designing Your Professional Development Plan
All Faculty

1:55 a.m. TRAnsition for VALUE—The Economics of TRA

• How to Start a TRA Program
• How to Go from Good to Great
Christina Economides, MD, FSCAI

Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI

2:15 p.m. How to Engage Media to Raise Your Public Profile—Shelley Wood, Managing Editor, TCTMD

2:30 p.m. What Is an OBL and Should I Start One?—Kim Skelding, MD, FSCAI

2:45 p.m. Stent and Pharmacological Updates—Cindy Grines, MD, FSCAI, Kyriaki Poumpouridis, MD
• Device Advances
• Length of DAPT
• What’s Coming Next

3:05 p.m. Gender Based Therapies—Alexandra J. Lanksky, MD, FSCAI
• Access and Bleeding Strategies to Lower Risk
• What Is New on the Horizon
• Endothelial Testing and Treatment

3:20 p.m. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas
• Low Flow Low Gradient: To Treat or Not to Treat—TBD
• Below the Knee: Diagnosis and Treatment—Sasanka Jayasuriya, MD
• SCAD: Mechanical and Pharmacologic Decisions—Patricia Best, MD, FSCAI

3:50 p.m. Coffee Break

4:05 p.m. Next Generation of Female Interventionalists: How Can We Increase the Pipeline?
Christina Economides, MD, FSCAI
Katrine Zhiroff, MD, FSCAI

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Evaluations

4:45 p.m. Adjourn

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