Emory hosting national consortium on innovative heart disease therapies

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 20, 2017

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Emory University School of Medicine is hosting its 36th annual Emory Practical Intervention Course-Southeast Consortium (EPIC SEC). The event, held April 20-22 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, is bringing together 17 leading academic medical centers and features cutting-edge updates of the newest strategies in coronary, structural heart, peripheral vascular imaging, physiology and intervention.

Since 1981, EPIC has provided training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and all over the world. This year, approximately 17 leading academic medical centers will actively contribute to this important clinical, educational and research consortium.

A vast array of cardiovascular conditions including acute stroke, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, STEMI, cardiogenic shock and adult congenital heart disease will be covered at the 2017 EPIC SEC meeting.

The event will feature live case demonstrations, lectures, discussions of complex cases, debates between well-known interventionalists and surgeons, presentations and the opportunity for audience participation and discussion.

Attendees will include interventional cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, interventional radiologists and other healthcare professionals interested in the optimal practice of interventional and structural cardiovascular medicine. 

Participants in this year’s EPIC SEC are Emory University, Duke University, University of Texas Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Ochsner Health System, University of Arkansas, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Florida Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, University of Kentucky, East Carolina University and University of Texas Southwestern.

For more information on the EPIC SEC conference, please click here