The 1st Angioplasty Summit was held at the auditorium in Asan Medical Center, Seoul.


Dr. Gary S. Mintz, chief medical official of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has joined as course director.


For the first time in Korea, it performed a live demonstration of percutaneous intervention procedures via satellite transmission to TCT in Washington, DC.


Wide range of topics related to Interventional Cardiology set up. (Peripheral Vascular Intervention Session added)


CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF) was founded and TCTAP jumpstarted to systematically run with the support of CVRF.


Summitmd.com was launched to educate physicians and improve communications between researchers, healthcare professionals, and industry all over the world.


The location of the meeting changed to the new convention center, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, with over 2,000 total attendees, including 200 international faculty members. Abstracts were published in a special supplement of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Intervention (IJCI).


At its 10th anniversary, the name of the meeting changed to Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific co-sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation group (CRF) in the USA. A few international organizations, including EuroPCR started to join academic program development. Abstracts were published in the American Journal of Cardiology (AJC).


The 2nd Left Main and Bifurcation Summit was held in conjunction with the 13th Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific. It opened Endovascular Arena dedicating to interesting topics, new devices, and trial results in the Endovascular field.


The name of the conference changed to ANGIOPLASTY SUMMIT-TCTAP. As a leading interventional cardiology conference, emerging fields, and hot topics on FFR and TAVI rooted in evidence-based practice were discussed.


TCTAP Fellowship Course was initiated, specially designed for fellows, young cardiologists, and all health-related professionals who need to understand and apply the basic principles of patient care and get the latest concepts and knowledge on each topic.

The 1st TCTAP Award “Master of the Masters” was established to recognize and acknowledge his/her meaningful contribution to the field of cardiovascular medicine and the growth of TCTAP.


More global partners participated in “Partnership Session with Global Societies”.

Live demonstrations of Renal Denervation Therapy and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) were performed for the first time in Korea.


CTO LIVE, a one-day interactive course composed of lectures, case studies, and live demonstrations, started to be held.

TCTAP Award “Best Young Scientist Award” was established to acknowledge and recognize mid-level young clinical investigators.


45 global partners and regional affiliates from 18 countries joined in organizing programs.

All accepted abstracts are published in an online format as a supplement issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).


TCTAP celebrated its 20th Anniversary.


The official Facebook page was opened to share useful information and enjoyable moments.

The webcast was also launched specifically to ensure attendees take lectures and live case demonstrations through the online service.


A wide array of interesting themes including CTO, Endovascular, Coronary, and Valve showcased during the meeting.

To provide a better academic and accessible infrastructure, a Poster Abstract session was introduced in the digital format; a touch screen and TCTAP Wrap-up Interview were available to watch live via webcast.


Training courses operated by sponsoring companies were expanded to provide attendees with practical learning opportunities such as basic lectures and hands-on training.

Celebrating 10 years of the ACT Program, the ACT homecoming session is held.


TCTAP was first held virtually in joint with AP VALVES to continue to provide educational opportunities lost due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Live Chat Service” is provided by inviting Live Chat Discussants so that participants can actively Q&A during the conference.


Officially reorganized and opened Social Network Service (SNS) channels to strengthen online communication: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

“Social Media Ambassador” was launched to generate buzz and excitement before, during, and after events by posting photos, videos, highlights, and engaging content on social media.


The latest metaverse concept was grafted onto our website such as the TCTAP virtual lounge to provide our audience with new experiences. It enabled us to present interesting content about TCTAP and opportunities to interact with each other not having space restrictions.


After 3 years of virtual meetings, TCTAP was held in a hybrid format, providing tremendous communication opportunities for both virtual and on-site participants.