Chronic coronary syndromes (CCS), have a major societal impact, affecting our patients' quality of life (QoL). Recent trials, many presented during EuroPCR 2018, re-address the role of PCI in CCS, demonstrating that PCI with latest-generation DES are an effective strategy for the treatment of CCS in terms of symptom relief and hard outcomes. New data points to the usefulness of physiological guidance for stenting, and as important asset in planning the intervention and predicting outcomes.
A report on interventional cardiology practice from an extensive survey is presented today at EuroPCR 2018, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Results from the innovative SYNTAX III Revolution trial underline the effectiveness of evolving non-invasive algorithms for Heart Team decision making using state-of-the-art imaging. A distinctive clinical trial in that it randomised the doctors -- in this case, the Heart Team -- rather than the patient, the goal was to better understand the present and future role that non-invasive assessments could play in deciding and planning revascularisation strategies.
Results from the physiology-stratified analysis of ORBITA presented at EuroPCR 2018 and simultaneously published in Circulation demonstrate that PCI improves ischaemia as assessed by dobutamine stress echocardiography, renders more patients free of angina than does placebo and that FFR and iFR do predict the strength of the PCI effect on ischaemia, but this is only clearly seen on blinded stress echo evaluation. It is not visible in the symptom scores or exercise times.
Results from the first patient-level pooled analysis of all existing trials comparing FFR-guided PCI with contemporary stents versus medical therapy demonstrates improved hard outcomes. In patients with stable coronary lesions, contemporary PCI -- i.e., guided by FFR -- reduces the risk of future myocardial infarction or cardiac death independently of its impact on symptoms.
When a 50-year-old mother or father returns home after a heart attack, will the whole family adopt a better diet? Is it really necessary? This is an issue facing millions of families each year and one of the many to be addressed next month at EuroHeartCare 2018, the annual congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will present new research and discuss the most recent developments in clinical sleep medicine and circadian science at SLEEP 2018, the 32nd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), June 3-6, 2018, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
The British Ecological Society and the UK's statutory nature conservation agencies are holding a conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, bringing together policy officials, practitioners, natural and social scientists from across the UK and internationally to set a new direction of travel for nature conservation in the UK.
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) Research & Development (R&D) team will present research focused on new findings in anti-aging skin and hair research at the 2018 International Investigative Dermatology Meeting (IID) in Orlando from May 16th- 19th.
Austria will become the centre of the Universe in August this year, when more than 3000 astronomers from more than 88 countries gather in Vienna for the XXX General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The meeting will take place from 20 to 31 August 2018 and will feature thousands of scientific presentations, numerous policy discussions and several exciting media events. The IAU offers complimentary press registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers.
Rochester Institute of Technology is presenting a three-day workshop about artificial intelligence and how the technology is being developed to advance industries such as manufacturing, security and heath care.
Lake Superior and its cold-water fishes will be prominent in the first-ever Charr Symposium held in the United States. Charr are a cold-water group of fishes that includes lake trout, brook trout, bull trout, dolly varden and arctic charr and are the northernmost freshwater fishes on Earth. The symposium will be June 18-21, 2018, in Duluth, Minnesota, on the shore of Lake Superior. Registration is required and the deadline is May 31.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has organized AiDecentralized, a first-of-its-kind conference to explore how emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies might be integrated to open new avenues of research and innovation.
The American Geophysical Union's Space Physics and Aeronomy Section (AGU/SPA) and the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division (AAS/SPD) will meet next week for the second Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS), which runs 20-24 May 2018 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia.
A half dozen winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics are expected on Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University campus June 1-4 for a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Standard Model of Physics, which coalesced in 1967-68 and gradually became accepted as the best explanation of all matter and how it holds together. The list includes Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, whose 1967 paper, "A Model of Leptons," is considered a cornerstone of the model.
The world's biggest robotics conference is coming to Brisbane. The agenda includes robots at war and human teams going head-to-head in an attempt to solve one of the greatest gripes for households everywhere. Some of the biggest international names in robotics will converge on the city next week, and the public has the chance to meet the experts and get up close to the bots prior to the main event.
EuroPCR 2018, the annual Course of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), will take place in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, from 22 to 25 May. EuroPCR 2018 abstracts are now available online in the PCR Abstract Book
Global experts are gathering in Edinburgh to tackle health disadvantages associated with migration, ethnicity and race. Around 700 experts from 50 countries are meeting to examine a wide range of topical issues, ranging from providing healthcare for Syrian and Rohingya refugees to the health impact of modern slavery in the UK. The meeting aims to galvanise global efforts to improve healthcare for migrants and other populations worldwide who face discrimination.
The world's foremost course in interventional cardiovascular medicine and the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) of the European Society of Cardiology, EuroPCR 2018 will be taking place from May 22-25, 2018, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.
Longenesis, a Hong Kong-based leader in applying the latest advances in deep learning and blockchain technologies to healthcare announces the presentation of its co-founder, Alex Zhavoronkov, at the Consensus 2018 Conference, organised by CoinDesk, on May 16, 2018, New York, USA.
Experts working with microplastic pollution in the ocean will conduct a public workshop on May 17 in Stockholm examining innovative ways to reduce marine litter and its impact.
Members of NASA's Juno mission team, some of the world's leading observers of Jupiter, and citizen scientists from across the globe will attend a workshop 'New Views of Jupiter: Pro-Am Collaborations during and beyond the NASA Juno Mission' at the Royal Astronomical Society in London on 10-11 May.
The Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials will host the APS-CNM Users Meeting to be held at Argonne from May 7 to 10.
The 12th annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting will bring together over 700 neuroscientists from Canada and abroad to share the latest discoveries about the brain and nervous system. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about all areas of neuroscience research, and meet neuroscientists. Among the highlights of the 2018 meeting are public lectures on the topic of addiction, a workshop on the important topic of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Neuroscience and award presentations.