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SCCT Winter|2020: Tel Aviv
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The upcoming meeting will focus on innovation in cardiovascular CT, while combining original scientific contributions and clinically oriented lectures divided into focused sessions covering a variety of subjects.

Leading experts in the field of cardiovascular CT and cardiovascular medicine from around the globe will discuss the current state of cardiovascular CT and the role it will play in 2020 and beyond. Topics will include broadening clinical application, updates on technical optimization and discussion of current and future innovation and research in this rapidly evolving field. 
SCCT Winter|2020: Tel Aviv will explore all aspects of cardiovascular CT, including debates on areas of contention, with the aim of informing and educating participants on cardiovascular CT's strengths, weaknesses, and increasing clinical indications.

Pre-courses will include a one-day CTA academy for beginners and a one-day Technologist course.

An interesting exhibition of innovative devices and imaging modalities as well as from other medical companies will be presented in the exhibit hall within the convention site.

The meeting will take place in Tel-Aviv, a lively city combining modern facilities in a Mediterranean style. The meeting venue is located at the Dan Panorama Hotel, facing the wonderful promenade of the Tel Aviv beach.

We therefore welcome you to submit your abstracts and join us at this exciting conference combining high quality lectures, original research, innovative technologies in a unique and friendly scientific atmosphere.

We do hope that you will take the opportunity to participate in this esteemed scientific meeting and look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful visit to Israel in January 2020.

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This meeting have met the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


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Suhny Abbara, MD, MSCCT
Andrew Kelion, MD
Stephan Achenbach, MD, MSCCT Paul Knappen, MD
Nina Arcuri Ran Kornowski, MD
Galit Aviram, MD
Jonathon Leipsic, MD, MSCCT
Shmuel Banai, MD
Jonathan Lessick, MD
Mona Bhatia, MD, FRCR
Pal Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT
Marcio Bittencourt, MD, PhD, MPH
Aloha Meave, MD
Philipp Blanke, MD, FSCCT
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT
Ron Blankstein, MD, MSCCT
Jeffrey Carr, MD, FSCCT
Trupti Patel
Patrick Donnelly, MD, MBBS MRCP, FSCCT
Francesca Pugliese, MD, PhD, FSCCT
Ronen Durst, MD
Ronen Rubinshtein, MD
Timothy Fairbairn, MBChB, PhD
Yishay Salem, MD
Paul Fefer, MD Amit Segev, MD
Natalie Gartland  Aryeh Shalev, MD
Tamar Gaspar, MD
Leslee Shaw, PhD, MSCCT
Orly Goitein, MD
Mati Shnapp
Phil Greenland, MD
Ahmad Slim, MD, FSCCT
David Halon, MBChB
Yan Topilsky, MD
Ashraf Hamdan, MD
Todd Villines, MD, MSCCT
Eyal Herzog, MD
Eric Williamson, MD, FSCCT
Lynne Hurwitz-Koweek, MD, FSCCT
Arik Wolak, MD
Dinesh Kalra, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Doron Zahger, MD

Abstract submission deadline: Nov. 4, 2019.

The SCCT Winter 2020: Tel Aviv Meeting Organizing Committee welcomes submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field for poster presentations. 

Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register for and attend SCCT Winter 2020: Tel Aviv. All accepted abstracts will be published in an online supplement of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT).

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Guidelines and tips

Start preparing now to present your work at this premier cardiovascular CT event. Review the following guidelines and tips for successful abstracts. 


Key dates for the SCCT Winter 2020 abstract program

Sept. 11, 2019   Abstract submission opens 
Nov. 4, 2019   Abstract submission closes
Late Nov. 2019    Notifications sent to First Authors
Early Dec. 2019   Abstract acceptance/decline deadline


Commercial Relationship Disclosure Procedures

  • All financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to the research reported in the abstract must be disclosed.
  • As the First Author, it is your responsibility to provide all commercial relationship disclosures for yourself, your spouse/partner and each of your co-authors during the abstract acceptance process.
  • Relevant non-remunerative positions that may create a conflict of interest must also be reported.


SCCT Winter | 2020 Tel Aviv Organizing Committee

  • Ronen Rubinshtein, MD, chair
  • Stephan Achenbach, MD, MSCCT
  • Ron Blankstien, MD, FSCCT
  • Jonathon Leipsic, MD, MSCCT
  • Edward Nicol, MD, FSCCT
  • Leslee Shaw, PhD, MSCCT 


For additional information, please email or call +1.703.766.1706. 

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CTA Academy Course
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 | Dan Panorama  | Tel Aviv, Israel

Mentored interpretation of coronary CTA on dedicated cardiac CT workstations. Learn to read cardiac CT scans using various post-processing tools, interpret coronary artery disease, and handle common artifacts. All cases will be accompanied by correlation with invasive coronary angiography and clinical scenario. Workshop includes 25 hands-on cases.

Learning objectives:

  • Apply cardiac workstation and available post-processing techniques to interpret coronary CT angiograms. 
  • Diagnose and report coronary artery disease on CT angiograms and correlate the results with invasive coronary angiography. 
  • Recognize the strengths and pitfalls of coronary CT angiography. 


Jonathon Leipsic, MD, MSCCT
Arik Wolak, MD

This activity is supported by workstations and in-kind support from Philips Healthcare.

Technologist/Radiographer Course

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 | Dan Panorama | Tel Aviv, Israel

This broad-spectrum training course, delivered by a highly experienced team, will provide radiographers with a complete understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of the acquisition of cardiac CT. This training will be delivered to candidates through a series of lectures and small group learning. The overall outcome is to provide candidates with the knowledge base and practical skills to competently perform cardiac CT in their own workplace.

Topics covered include understanding cardiac anatomy and ECG, recorded scanning seminars, CT pitfalls and perils and post-processing and reporting.  


Ed Nicol, MD, FSCCT
Jeffrey Carr, MD, FSCCT
Orly Goitein, MD


This activity is supported by Medtronic.



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SCCT Winter | 2020: Tel Aviv Meeting


Registration includes scientific courses, tea and coffee breaks, lunch and drinks reception. Non-member registrants are eligible for complimentary SCCT membership following the close of SCCT Winter|2020: Tel Aviv.

For a limited time, Emerging Markets membership is free (regularly$95) thanks to a grant from Arineta Cardio Imaging. Use the promo code ARINETA19100 at checkout. Emerging Markets membership is available to physicians and scientists employed outside the United States in countries other than Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.

Registration rates


SCCT 2020 Winter Meeting

SCCT member


€ 338*




€ 599*


 Technologist/Radiographer  ₪521  € 135*  $150
 For a limited time, Emerging Markets membership is free (regularly$95) thanks to a grant from Arineta Cardio Imaging. Use the promo code ARINETA19100 at checkout. Emerging Markets membership is available to physicians and scientists employed outside the United States in countries other than Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.

Technologist/Radiographer Course



€ 162*


Registration includes the Technologist/Radiographer Course and one-year of SCCT membership. Membership begins/renews in February 2020. 

CTA Academy

SCCT member


€ 248*


Non member


€ 473*


SCCT Trainee


€ 203*


Non-member Trainee




 For a limited time, Emerging Markets membership is free (regularly$95) thanks to a grant from Arineta Cardio Imaging. Use the promo code ARINETA19100 at checkout. Emerging Markets membership is available to physicians and scientists employed outside the United States in countries other than Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.

*Registration fees are charged in US$.  ‎ILS and Euro figures are provided for comparison purposes only and may vary with currency exchange rates. Rate conversions we last pulled Oct. 28, 2019. 

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Cancellation Policy

The SCCT Winter | 2020 registration fee is partially refundable if you cancel your registration by 11:59pm EST on September 30, 2019. Any cancellation made by September 30, 2019 is subject to a $150 administration fee. Any cancellation after this deadline will not result in refund. 

The registration fees for all pre-program courses are non-refundable or transferable.


Cancellation of conference or meeting registration does not constitute a cancellation of your hotel room. Please be sure to handle both separately. 


Dan Panorama Tel -Aviv
Kaufmann St 10
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Room Rates:
$247.00 USD – Single
$257.00 USD – Double
$284.00 USD – Triple



Airport to City
TLV International Airport (Ben Gurion) is located just 25 kilometers outside of the city centre. Israel Railways operates a 24 hour train service during the week to Tel Aviv’s main train station (Savidor). During daytime, the train stops at all 4 stations in Tel Aviv, including the Tel Aviv Convention Centre Station.

Train Travel Time from TLV International Airport 
Tel Aviv Haganah Station – 12 minutes  
Tel Aviv Shalom Station – 16 minutes 
Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station – 21 minutes  
Tel Aviv Convention Centre Station – 26 minutes


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SCCT is grateful for the support and participation of our partners and exhibitors. 

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    For sponsorship queries please contact:

    Yael Ziv, Industry Liaison Manager
    Paragon Group
    Joanne M. Olson, Executive Director
    Society of Cardiovascular
    Computed Tomography



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