Welcome to Saudi Arabian Cardiac Intervention Society (SACIS) Forum 2016 in Dammam.
This is our third annual conference for SACIS, the only official society representing Interventional Cardiology in Saudi Arabia. We thank you very much for your contributions to make the previous two meetings successful with over 900 attendees. Pre-conference this year is on schedule for the bi-annual SACIS/SCAI Fellow Course led again by Dr. Mirvat Alasnag and the SCAI leaders. This Fellow Course mirrors the official SCAI fellow Course in USA but in intensive mode over one day discussing up to date innovation in Interventional Cardiology ( Tools, technologies and Clinical trials ).
“ Cath lab nursing and Technician Symposium,” sponsored Medtronic Academia will be running parallel to the SACIS/SCAI fellow course. The start of the SACIS Forum fo r the last two years was based on live transmissions. This year, we expanded this vision to include more live transmission sites locally and Internationally performed by world experts in interventional Cardiology. We have also introduced a new partnership with the Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) to discuss the best of TCT 2015. A unique new session in SACIS Forum 2016, in the form of town hall discussion to discuss physician’s rights and the rule of Saudi FDA.
We invited the top leaders from Saudi FDA to facilitate this discussion. A medical lawyer will be available for legal-related issues as well. For the first time, we introduced two additional tracks parallel to SACIS Forum 2016, namely Peripheral Interventions and Congenital Heart Disease Interventions. Each track focuses on how to start and link with local experts for future collaborations. On behalf of the SACIS Board, we are proud for such an advancement of SACIS and invite all of you to attend our annual General Assembly to present in detail the SACIS achievements and updates of our future plans.