Annual Summits


The ISCTR Summits gather experts from around the globe to present in-depth, up-to-the-minute information about cardiovascular translational research. With online access, these summits provide comprehensive presentations that can be reviewed on your schedule and offer keynote addresses from the recipients of the ISCTR-Nelson Award for Innovation and Translation in Cardiovascular Medicine including world-renowned physicians such as Eugene Braunwald, Magdi Yacoub, Spencer King, Alain Cribier, and former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.

Target Audience

The summits focus on topics in cardiovascular translational research, discussed both in terms of their place in the pathways of translational research as well as points of view from clinical scientists, payors, guideline writers, patients, reimbursement officials, and others. Professionals who would benefit from these summits include:

  • Clinician
  • Engineers
  • Industry
  • Inventors
  • Medical Students
  • Reimbursement Agencies
  • Regulators
  • Payers
  • Investors
Summit Benefits
  • Most up-to-date information on translational innovation
  • Singularly focused on research and medical device product development
  • Presentations from international experts and key opinion leaders
Keynote Speaker

Spencer King, III, MD

Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine

Translational Pathways for Cardiovascular Devices

September 25, 2019

Discussions centered on development of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, including those for complex coronary lesions, heart failure, imaging, and more


Cardiovascular Translational Research

September 21, 2018

Insights into translational pathways for development and iteration of specific types of devices, including valves, stents, and ablative and assist devices

Keynote Speaker

Martin B. Leon, MD

Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Keynote Speaker

Alain Cribier, MD

Professor Emeritus, Rouen University
Keynote Speaker

Sir Professor Magdi Yacoub, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Consensus Summit: Clinical Endpoints/Surrogates and Effect Size for Approval of Cardiovascular Devices

October 29, 2017

Focused on standardization of the clinical/surrogate endpoints for cardiovascular device  evaluation


Consensus Summit: The Translational Pathways for Cardiovascular Devices: Current and Future Directions

October 29, 2016

Foundational presentations and discussions to develop a consensus document for a translational pathway for future cardiovascular device development

Keynote Speaker

Robert M. Califf, MD

Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Course Speakers & Presenters

Bram Zuckerman, MD, FDA
Renu Virmani, MD, CV Path Institute
Nabil Dib, MD, MSc, FACC
Ian Meredith, MD,
David R. Holmes, Jr., MD, MACC,
Spencer King III, MD, MACC,
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