Newswise — NEW YORK – May 28, 2020 – PCR and CRF are pleased to announce the creation of virtual Partners in Learning sessions that will be broadcast during the PCR e-Course (June 25-27, 2020) and CRF’s TVT Connect meeting (June 18-28, 2020). The sessions, which will cover coronary artery disease in TAVI patients and TAVI in low risk patients, are part of a collaborative educational series from the two groups.

“This is a natural extension of an educational partnership with CRF we launched earlier this year,” said William Wijns, MD, PhD, Co-Director of EuroPCR, Co-Director of AfricaPCR, and Chairman of PCR. “Our common goal is to teach and empower the global cardiovascular community to use the latest techniques and treatments to improve patient care. Enhanced collaboration and selfless partnership are more important than ever as we address the current crisis and its future consequences.”

“We’re honored to partner with PCR to deliver practical education in a new and exciting virtual format,” said Juan F. Granada, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. “We look forward to seeing the tremendous impact this partnership will have on patient care around the world.”

The sessions will be broadcast during the following dates and times:

Case Based Learning for the Heart Team: Coronary Artery Disease in TAVI Patients

During PCR e-Course: June 25, 2020; 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (CEST)

During TVT Connect: June 25, 2020; 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (EDT)

Low Risk TAVI Trials in the Real World: Where Are We in 2020?

During PCR e-Course: June 26, 2020; 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM (CEST)

During TVT Connect: June 26, 2020; 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (EDT)

“TAVI in low risk patients and CAD in TAVI patients are key areas of emerging need for clinicians,” said Jean Fajadet, MD, Co-founder and Course Director of EuroPCR and Vice-chairman of PCR. “These sessions will provide them with a high-quality forum to enhance their knowledge and skills.”

“CRF and PCR are renowned for bringing together global experts to teach state of the art interventional techniques to practicing physicians,” said Martin B. Leon, MD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of CRF. “This type of collaboration is essential for advancing science and the field.”

“We look forward to collaborating with CRF to bring exceptional education in an interactive and engaging setting for the next generation of clinicians,” said Bernard Prendergast, MD, Course Director of PCR London Valves and Coordinator for Valve & Structural activities at PCR. 

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About PCR

Since 1989, the mission of PCR is to serve the needs of each individual patient by helping the cardiovascular community to share knowledge, experience and practice. Its activities cover a large spectrum: the organisation of annual Courses in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, provision of a scientific journal and specialist textbooks, as well as training sessions and on-line education. PCR prides itself on providing independent medical education, of which its flagship Course EuroPCR, which annually gathers 11,000+ active participants. Gateways for the continuing education of healthcare practitioners are available on 

About CRF and TVT

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For nearly 30 years, CRF has helped pioneer medical advances and educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease.

For over 10 years, Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) has provided healthcare professionals with the latest advances, tools, and techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease using nonsurgical procedures. TVT Connect is the virtual course with expertly developed series on TAVR, Mitral, Tricuspid, LAA Closure, and PFO Closure, plus late-breaking clinical science, challenging cases, industry-sponsored sessions, and connection to a community of thought leaders from across the globe.

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