held immediately following the SCCT Review Course for the Cardiovascular Board Examination July 14-15, 2010
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Award Winners Announced
SCCT is proud to take part in two awards programs developed to support the professional and clinical development of top residents and fellows from radiology and cardiology programs in the United States with demonstrated potential in the field of cardiovascular CT. Backed by Toshiba Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare, these programs promote the research and writing skills of the trainees, as well as their oral presentation skills.
Toshiba Young Investigator Awards The Toshiba Young Investigator Awards are sponsored by an educational grant from Toshiba Medical Systems, and are intended for those within five years of completion of a training program. The finalists each submitted a mini-manuscript of 1,000 words, concerning research related to the technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT. Each finalist also gave an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting. All five finalists will be granted a free year of SCCT membership, and two winners have been recognized.
Congratulations to the two winners:
- Raman Dusaj, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington D.C. "Estimation of Right Atrial and Ventricular Pressure by CT Coronary Angiography"
- Thomas Smith, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles. "Assessment of the Morphologic Features of Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Using 64-slice Multidetector Computed Tomography"
SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research Awards The Siemens Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) program is supported by an educational grant from SIEMENS Healthcare. Exceptional radiology and cardiology fellows and trainees in their 2nd year of training or beyond, who hold an interest in cardiovascular CT imaging, were nominated by their department chairmen or program heads. Five finalists were selected and each was assigned a dedicated topic in the area of Cardiovascular CT Imaging, based on either the trainee's current clinical or research experience in Cardiovascular CT Imaging, or previously completed work highlighting clinical implications and outlining areas of future research interest. Each finalist wrote a 3000 word review manuscript, and gave an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting. One winner has been recognized with a five hundred dollar prize and will have their review paper published in an issue of JCCT.
Congratulations to this year's winner:
- Tobias Pflederer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany "Aortic Valve Stenosis: CT Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment"
Best Abstract Awards A record number of abstracts were submitted to SCCT for a second year in a row, with numbers up more than fifty percent. A selection of 225 oral and poster abstracts were finalized to be presented at this meeting. The Best Abstract Award Committee reviewed all poster and oral abstract presentations during the meeting, and the committee has selected five winners in categories of clinical and technical research. Each abstract lead author receives a certificate of merit and a five hundred dollar check.
This year, the five winning abstracts recognized were:
- Jorg Hausleiter, MD, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Munich, Germany. Abstract 101, "Prospective Randomized Trial On RadiaTion Dose Estimates Of CT AngIOgraphy In PatieNts Scanned With A Sequential Scan Protocol The PROTECTION III Study"
- Martin Hadamitzky MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States. Abstract 121, "Prognostic Value of Coronary CT Angiography for the Prediction of Mortality: A Prospective Multicenter Study of 10,596 Patients."
- Troy Labounty, MD, Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States. Abstract 171, A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Trial Comparing 80 kV and 100 kV Tube Voltage for Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography in Patients with a Normal Body Mass Index."
- Zhen Qian, MD, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, United States. Abstract 207, Validation of Quantitative Vasodilator Stress-Rest 320-Detector Row Volumetric CT Perfusion Imaging Against Invasive X-Ray Coronary Angiography and Fractional Flow Reserve Measurements."
- Karl Schuleri, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States. Abstract 208, "Delayed Contrast-Enhanced Multi-Detector Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Therapeutic Effects of Stem Cell Transplantation in Chronic Heart Failure."
Congratulations to all the winners!
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