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  /  ISCTR NEWS HOMEPAGE   /  Join us in San Francisco for TCT event on September 25th, 2019

Join us in San Francisco for TCT event on September 25th, 2019

We are excited for the upcoming ISCTR-TCT 2019 Symposium in San Francisco.  We are proud to announce that our Keynote Speaker and recipient of the ISCTR-Nelson Award is Dr. Spencer B. King, III, MD, MACC, FSCAI, FESC. Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. King will be speaking on“Education and Implementation of the Translational Pathways Document.”   King is known for his hands-on work at the cutting edge of interventional cardiology, he has also devoted much of his time and derived great satisfaction from leadership positions in education and advocacy roles. He was the first interventional cardiologist to head up the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI), which performed sterling work in improving cath labs and interventional procedure.

In the late 1990s, he served as President of the American College of Cardiology ACC, which then numbered about 20 000 cardiologists among its ranks. During this time, he worked to reposition interventional cardiology from what was essentially a large bundle of techniques, to a sub-division of cardiology. Notwithstanding initial resistance from the American Board of Medical Specialties, interventional cardiology gained sub-specialty recognition and King served as the first chairman of the newly created sub-specialty board from 1999 to 2009. He oversaw the development of examinations and accreditation processes for the recognition and certification of official practitioners of interventional cardiology.

In 2017, he completed a 10-year tenure as editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. He views the rise of the publication to become the leading journal in interventional cardiology as particularly rewarding. He describes the last decade as a ‘golden era’ of academic publishing with JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, EuroIntervention and Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions all launching simultaneously and providing a platform for publication and dissemination of knowledge which he feels has been the driver of growth and development in the arena. He has contributed over 600 articles to journals and edited 10 textbooks and numerous articles and columns.