The 18th International Symposium on Thrombolysis and Interventional Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infa (ACUTEMI)

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2002
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The diversity and complexity of available therapeutic options and the seemingly continuous flow of new information make it difficult for physicians to remain informed about emerging trends in the management of AMI. This full-day symposium for physicians will provide an overview of the latest developments in AMI management. Presented by an international faculty of cardiology thought leaders, the agenda includes discussion of fibrinolytics, new antithrombins, novel fibrinolytic-antithrombotic combinations, adjuncts to infarct angioplasty, facilitated PCI, mechanical support devices, and a look at real world data from registries. Audience participation is encouraged during panel discussions.

Intended Audience:
The 18th International Symposium is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers who treat patients with myocardial infarction, as well as for research scientists.

Learning Objectives:
After attending the symposium, participants should be able to:

1) Discuss the latest trends and research in myocardial reperfusion therapy
2) Evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel combination therapies to treat AMI
3) Appreciate results of efforts at distal protection of the microvasculature as a component of AMI management
4) Assess new devices for percutaneous coronary intervention

Program Topics
Session 1: Infarct Size
Infarct Size: The Ultimate Arbiter of Outcome
Estimating Infarct Size by ECG
Estimating Infarct Size by Imaging Techniques
Infarct Size Reduction with Adenosine
Infarct Size Reduction with P-Selectin
Infarct Size Reduction with Magnesium (MAGIC Trial)
Infarct Size Reduction with GIK during PCI
Heart Failure Complicating Acute MI

Session 2: Reperfusion Trials
FASTER (Tirofiban and t-PA)
New Longer Follow Up: New Data from GUSTO-V
New Longer Follow Up: New Data from ASSENT-3
New Longer Follow Up: New Data from Admiral
New Longer Follow Up: New Data from CAPTIM
New Longer Follow Up: New Data from Cadillac

Session 3: Devices
Emboli Associated with MI PCI
Preventing Emboli: The Xsizer
GRACIA PCI > 12 h: Lysis vs. Conservation
Which New Devices to Enhance MI PCI Will Survive?
Facilitated PCI in Krakow
Prague-2: Streptokinase vs. Transfer for PCI in 850 Patients


Additional Information

Registration Fees: To register for the 18th International Symposium on Thrombolysis and Interventional Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction in advance, complete the registration form. The registration fee is $50. Payment must accompany your registration form, and unfortunately, refunds cannot be made for canceled or unused registrations. If you use a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card to pay the registration fee, you may fax the completed form to 202-994-1791. Please be sure to print the credit card numbers and expiration date clearly, and be sure to include the card holder's name and signature. Checks and money orders should be made payable in US funds to "The George Washington University Medical Center" and must be drawn on a US bank. Symposium Date and Location: The 18th International Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The hotel is located at 301 East North Water Street. Please note, this event is not part of the Official 75th Scientific Sessions as planned by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Program.