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15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography  

Seattle, WA | July 16 - 19, 2020

SCCT2020 is designed to engage physician and healthcare professionals in a comprehensive exploration of the most current developments in the field of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, appropriateness criteria and clinical practice.


Join world-class experts as the discuss the latest developments in CCT along with their predictions of where the field is going.

View the Program at a Glance

View the faculty


Registration includes:

  • **NEW** Online access to recorded sessions (about 90% of SCCT2020 will be recorded)
  • Educational Sessions on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall
  • Complimentary ticket to the Friday night Cocktail Reception
  • Access to SCCT2020 mobile app

Workshops & courses | Pre-program events and Technologist Course require separate registration

SCCT offers specialty hands-on workshops, symposia and courses in addition to main scientific program designed to give an in-depth look at targeted techniques and technologies. Pre-program events will be held on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 and require separate registrationSpace is limited; register early.


Board Review and Update Course 

July 15 - 16, 2020

The 12th Annual SCCT Comprehensive Board Review and Update of Cardiovascular CT is designed to engage physicians and healthcare professionals interpreting cardiac CT in a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, and clinical practice. The course focuses on "core" knowledge and is intended for those wanting to review the basics and those studying for the CBCCT and ACR Board Exams.

Learn more


Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium

July 16, 2020

This interactive symposium – which will feature some of the most prominent leaders in preventive cardiology - will provide an overview of the changing landscape of preventive cardiology and an update on novel therapies and risk assessment tools for preventing cardiovascular disease. Learn how to incorporate the latest advances in pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions for lowering cardiovascular risk.

Learn more


Specialty Hands-On Workshops

July 15 and July 16, 2020

SCCT offers specialty hands-on workshops designed to give an in-depth look at targeted techniques and technologies. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 and are pre-program events SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting and requires separate registration. There are only 20 seats in each workshop; register early.

CTA academy | July 15 - 16
Faculty: John Lesser, MD, MSCCT and Victor Cheng, MD, FSCCT

Congenital heart disease workshop | July 15 - 16
Faculty: Kelley Branch, MD, FSCCT and Kelly Han, MD, FSCCT 

Comprehensive cardiac CT: CTP and CT FFR workshop | July 16
Faculty: Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT and Carlo DeCecco, MD, PhD, FSCCT

Structural heart interventions:  The fundamentals workshop | July 16
Faculty: Jonathon Leipsic, MD, MSCCT and Jonathan Weir-McCall, MBCHB, PhD

Structural heart interventions: Advanced procedures workshop | July 16
Faculty: Philipp Blanke, MD, FSCCT and Omar Khalique, MD, FSCCT

Technologist Course 

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Faculty: Ed Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT and Kelley Branch, MD, MSc, FSCCT



The Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee welcomes submission of abstracts for original contributions to the field for poster and oral sessions.


There are two types of abstracts accepted for submission — standard abstracts and educational poster abstracts.

  • Standard abstracts are considered for either oral presentation or poster presentation and should consist of technical or clinical research.
  • Educational poster abstracts are designed to teach or review imaging signs, pathologic correlations, procedures, techniques, treatments and interventions or other aspects related to the practice of imaging.

All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT), with the exception of educational poster abstracts, and be eligible to win the following awards: 

  • CVRF of So. Ca. - Ma Family - SCCT Best Abstract AwardsJudges will review all poster and oral abstract presentations and select winners in categories of clinical and technical research. All entries will be automatically considered for best abstract award. 
  • Canon Young Investigator Awards (YIA): Sponsored by an educational grant from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc, this award is open to those who are within 5 years of completing a training program. The YIA award requires special entry requirements and additional information beyond the regular abstract submissions. Five finalists will be selected and two winners will be recognized. A judging panel will select five finalists and ultimately two winners.

All presenters are required to register for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee. Abstracts will be presented by oral or poster format, at the discretion of the Annual Scientific Program Committee. If you prefer to present your abstract by poster format only, please indicate that at the time of abstract submission. Once abstract are placed in sessions, requests to change formats will not be accepted.

Withdrawals will not be accepted after 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 15, 2020. Presenting authors may request a substitute to present in their place. Request for approval of substitute presenter must be submitted online: by 2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on July 1, 2020; emails cannot be accepted.


Key dates for the SCCT2020 abstract program

Dec. 9, 2019 Abstract submission opens
Mar. 9, 2020 Abstract submission closes
Apr. 21, 2020 Notifications sent to First Authors
May 15, 2020

Abstract withdrawal deadline

Withdrawals will not be accepted after 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 15, 2020.


           View the instructions for standard abstracts 

           View the instructions for educational poster abstracts

For additional information, email or call +1.703.766.1706. 

Exhibits & sponsors

SCCT is grateful for the support and participation of our partners and exhibitors. Don’t miss the SCCT2020 Exhibit Hall, which is bigger and better than ever.


Caristo Diagnostics
Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT) / APCA
Cohesic, Inc. 
CuraCloud Corporation
Guerbet LLC 
Heart Imaging Technologies


Interesting in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor?

Hotel & travel

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

SCCT Discounted Rate: $269 Single/Double plus 15.6% plus $2 per room taxes per night

The cut-off date for the discount rate is Friday, June 12, 2020.


Reserve your room

If you are having trouble booking your room, please call the SCCT office at +1.703.766.1706.



SCCT2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated March 26

For 15 years, SCCT has advanced our understanding of cardiovascular computed tomography and helped us improve patient care – 2020 will continue that tradition. 
At this time, given available information, it is still too soon to make decisions about the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting in July. However, to the extent that we can, we are preparing for alternative options, which include remote participation or an entirely online meeting. 
We are asking our faculty and attendees to please keep July 16 - 19 on your calendars. 
We also suggest that you either hold off purchasing your air tickets or, if you decide to purchase early, that you buy cancel-for-any-reason travel insurance.
First and foremost, while the world grapples with an issue of enormous scale, our hearts go out to those who have been affected. Please be assured that the health, well-being and safety of our faculty, attendees and your patients is our first priority. SCCT continues to closely monitor the health and safety updates and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as state and local health organizations.
We will keep in touch as plans for SCCT2020 come together.


Statement on the COVID-19 virus from the hotel

Marriott International: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Marriott International is reinforcing recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), applicable guidelines of the global and local health authorities, and taking relevant health and safety measures. The wellbeing of our guests and associates continues to be of paramount importance. Additional information on COVID-19 is available on the WHO and CDC websites. 
The Sheraton Grand Seattle is reinforcing recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities.  Our focus is on cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.  We are actively talking to our associates about washing their hands and staying home if they are sick. The wellbeing of our guests and associates continues to be of paramount importance.  Additional information on COVID-19 is available on the WHO and CDC websites.

Since the initial report on the novel virus, Marriott has been providing extensive procedures and protocols.  Our focus has been on:

Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.  Our Ecolab products are effective on the coronavirus.
Promoting good hygiene and hand washing.
Encouraging associates who are sick to stay home.
Asking associates who have had contact with others who have visited China and other impacted countries to self-quarantine.


With the increase in cases across the country, we will be taking additional precautions, including:

Public area attendants focused on cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting high touch areas including escalator handrails and restrooms.
In Starbucks, Fountain Wine Bar and Banquets, associates will wear black sterile gloves.


Airport Transportation

Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA) | 14.5 miles


International Attendees

Approximately a third of the attendees at SCCT Annual Scientific Meetings arrive from countries outside the U.S., and SCCT’s goal is to make their entire experience as hassle-free and rewarding as possible. All sessions will be conducted in English.

If you are attending SCCT2020 from a country requiring a visa, please be sure to apply early and complete all required fields. Applications may be denied if necessary information is not included when submitted.

Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Information
The U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens and nationals from 38 countries to travel to and enter the U.S. for business or visitor purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. Please review the U.S. Department of State website to stay up to date with important government announcements.

VWP Requirements

  • As of April 1, 2016, you must have an e-passport to use the VWP. An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. You can readily identify an e-Passport, because it has a unique international symbol on the cover.
  • All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the VWP must apply for authorization using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website.

ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the U.S. under the VWP. It collects the same information as the paper I-94W form that VWP travelers currently fill out en route to the U.S. ESTA applications may be completed online and submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended that travelers apply when they begin preparing travel plans.

An ESTA authorization generally will be valid for up to two years. Authorizations will be valid for multiple entries into the U.S. DHS recommends that ESTA applications be submitted as soon as an applicant begins making travel plans.

Visa Information

Some participants from outside the U.S. will need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, Consulate or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. To obtain a visa you will need a letter of invitation, a valid passport, a photo ID and a completed Form DS 156 (nonimmigrant visa application form).

A visa is not required for visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. Currently, 34 countries are enrolled. For more information about visa requirements, how to apply for a visa or the Visa Waiver Program, visit the “Visas for Foreign Citizens” section of the U.S. Department of State website. Use the Visa Wizard as a guide to help foreign citizens understand which visa category might be appropriate for their travel to the U.S.


Visa Application Tips

  • If you are planning to come to SCCT2020, apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Attaching evidence of your previous visits to SCCT2020 may help the application processing time.
  • Attaching evidence of your intended return trip to your home country can shorten the application processing time.