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Interventional Cardiology Fellows Essentials

Educating our members is central to SCAI's mission. With 65 hours of content, this robust online course is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional cardiology Fellows-in-Training and Interventional Cardiology Program Directors. Access is provided free to all members of SCAI.

If you haven't joined SCAI yet, please click here to join with a complimentary FIT Membership. Then, come back to access the course.

For Fellows-in-Training
This course will provide a solid foundation and the latest science and practice of Interventional Cardiology. Our goal is a comprehensive online learning opportunity that is aligned to ACGME/ABIM standards and thus the most relevant material for board exam preparation. This didactic material should serve as reinforcement to the hands-on education and guidance of fellowship training.

For Program Directors
SCAI aims to aid Program Directors through structured resources that provide guidance and direction to your Fellows-in-Training.

See below for a detailed description of the content available in this course.

Fellows Interventional Cardiology Course
This course presents the core didactic content for the interventional year. Please plan to join us in Miami for SCAI Fellows 2023!

This course has 34 hours of content.

Cath Lab Essentials

  • Case Reviews With the Experts: What Would You Do?
  • Cath Lab Disasters: What to Do When Cases Go Bad
  • Contemporary Intravenous Antiplatelet Strategies in PCI
  • Gearing Up: Tools, Strategies, and Drugs for Optimal Intervention
  • Interventional Jeopardy
  • It is 3 AM and You Are on Call
  • Managing STEMI as a New Attending
  • Modern PCI: Identify. Treat. Repeat.
  • My Worst Complication and Best Save of the Year

Calcium Management

  • Complex Lesions: How to Treat Left Main, Multivessel, Bifurcation, and CTOs
  • Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Didactic and Hands-On Training
  • Techniques to Deal With Challenging Lesions
  • The Management of Calcium with IVL – Consistent Results in Coronary and Peripheral Applications


  • Calcium Scoring With IVUS – Do Not Forget the VASCULAR Portion of Cardiovascular Disease
  • FFRangio – The New Standard in Coronary Physiology Assessment
  • Physiology: Standing Out From the Crowd
  • The Current State of Iodinated Contrast Media

Peripheral Vascular

  • Bloodless Thrombectomy for VTE: Current Landscape and Future Directions
  • Coronary and Peripheral Thrombus Management – What's Your Algorithm for Removal?
  • Vascular and Endovascular Medicine: Part 1
  • Vascular and Endovascular Medicine: Part 2

Professional Development

  • Meet the Mentor: Faculty Roundtable Meet & Greet
  • SCAI Women in Innovations (WIN) Career Development Dessert Reception


  • Lifetime Management – Taking TAVR Further
  • Structural Heart Disease and Intervention: Valve Therapies
  • Structural Heart Interventions: More Than Just Valves

Vascular Access

  • Femoral Access Site Management
  • Large Bore Access: Critical Skills for Interventional Fellows
  • Radial and Femoral Tools and Techniques for Complex Cases: From Basics to Bailout
Cath Lab Boot Camp
These symposia were recorded at SCAI 2023 in the Cath Lab Boot Camp track, which covers management and administration of the cardiac cath lab. 

This course has 6.5 hours of content.
  • Crisis Management: Becoming a Leader of the Cath Lab Team
  • Featured Abstract Stage: Quality Improvement
  • Navigating Transitions Over Your Career
  • Optimizing Cardiac Cath Lab Team Operations: A How-to Guide
  • Advocacy Impacts the Lives of our Patients and our Careers: Engagement is Essential to our Future!
  • How to Run a Financially Sound and Sustainable Cath Lab: From Profitability to Waste and Supply Chain
  • Cardiac Artificial Intelligence Software and the Cath Lab: The Future Is Here!
  • Cardiac Cath Lab Economics: If you Live in this House You Need to Comprehend the Money
This course features recordings from the 2022-2023 academic year in which interventional cardiology fellows presented cases and faculty discussed best practices. Topics listed below.

This course has 15 hours of content.
  • PCI Decisions in Uniquely Challenging Lesions
  • Complications—How to Manage (or Avoid) Potential Disaster
  • Adjunctive Lesion Assessments and Clinical Decision Making—Intracoronary Imaging and Coronary Physiology 
  • Complex Decision-Making in STEMI—Thrombus, Non-Culprit Lesions, Shock, and More 
Quality Improvement Toolkit
SCAI-QIT is flexible and customizable based on the needs of each facility. Use these practical tools to document your strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and fulfill value-based care requirements. This course was published in 2020 by the SCAI Quality Improvement Committee.

This course has 1.25 hours of content.

  • Defining Quality in the Cath Lab
  • Operator and Staff Requirements
  • Procedural Quality
  • Facility and Environmental Issues
  • Care Coordination with Referring Physicians
CLTI Workshop Series for Fellows
This comprehensive fellow- and early career-focused workshop, aired winter 2020-2021, is dedicated to promoting a multidisciplinary approach to chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) clinical competencies and practice building in an intimate, collegial setting. This series provides maximum learning with in-depth education taught by thought-leaders in the treatment of CTLI. 

This course has 8 hours of content. 

Topics include:
  • Complex Iliac
  • Complex Superficial Femoral Artery
  • No Stent Zones
  • Intravascular Imaging
  • Atherectomy
  • Alternate Access
  • Emerging Below Knee Technologies
  • Complication Management
Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair eBook
The TEER procedure is a complex, multi-step procedure that requires advanced skills to achieve optimal outcomes. These skills include a detailed understanding of normal and diseased mitral valve anatomy, imaging with transesophageal echocardiography, and the multiple steps and nuances of delivering and deploying the MitraClip (one or multiple) to the appropriate locations on the mitral valve leaflets. This eBook provides practical knowledge on how to perform the TEER procedure.
Vascular Access Management and Closure EBook
With over 20,000 readers across the world, the now classic Vascular Access Management and Closure e-Book is available on the Fellows Essentials Course.

The authors of this educational tool have endeavored to develop a contemporary, practical, highly visual tool to aid practicing physicians by supplementing their current understanding and, in some instances, providing step-by-step tutorials for performing various access and closure procedures.

This eBook is divided into 3 chapters:
  • Chapter 1 covers routine (<8Fr) access and closure procedures
  • Chapter 2 covers large bore (>8Fr) access and closure procedures
  • Chapter 3 reviews access site complications and management

Each chapter contains several short sections that are easy to review and include references to more definitive works. Photos, illustration, and videos enhance the content of this digital eBook. Our clinically focused authors share their techniques with an emphasis on best practices whenever available.
© 2021-2024 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). All rights reserved.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.25 CME Credits
1.25 ABIM-MOC Points
30.75 Participation Credits
Contains: 8 Courses
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