AP VALVES & Structural Heart(LAA and PFO)
CardioVascular Summit-TCTAP
Course Directors
Seung-Jung Park, MD, Duk-Woo Park, MD, Myeong-Ki Hong, MD, Martin Bert Leon, MD, Gregg W. Stone, MD
Course Co-Directors
Donghoon Choi, MD, Bon-Kwon Koo, MD, Seung-Whan Lee, MD, Jung-Min Ahn, MD, John Robert Laird, Jr., MD, Alan C. Yeung, MD, William F. Fearon, MD, Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, Susheel Kodali, MD
We host the premier conference for the field of interventional cardiology
CardioVascular Summit-TCTAP is an annual international conference focusing on interventional cardiology to be held in April in Seoul, Korea. Over the past two decades, this has played an integral part in the Asia Pacific region to educate physicians and all affiliated medical professionals who are specialized and interested in this field. In close collaboration with global working groups, it has become one of the leading names representing interventional therapy, and it will continuously grow to achieve the ultimate goal of improving the quality of medical care for patients.
Featured Tracks
  • The 1st Angioplasty Summit was held in 1995 in Asan Medical Center, Seoul with 400 attendees.
  • Dr. Gary S. Mintz at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York joined the meeting as a course director in 1997.
  • For the first time in Korea, Angioplasty Summit broadcasted percutaneous intervention procedures to TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) in Washington DC via satellite in 2000.
  • In 2001, Peripheral Intervention Session opened.
  • With the foundation of the CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF) officially approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea in 2002, this meeting jumpstarted to systematically run by the support of CVRF.
  • The 9th annual event opened with over 2000 attendees and 200 international faculty members in 2004. Featured live case satellite transmissions were received from Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York (USA), the CCT group (Japan), Asan Medical Center and the two domestic university hospitals; Ajou University Hospital and Chonnam National Hospital. finally moved from the Asan Medical Center to the new convention center of the Sheraton Grand Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul. In the same year, the first call for abstract submission was also published in a special supplement of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Intervention (IJCI) this year.
  • In 2005, the great changes were made. The 10th Angioplasty Summit was unfolded under the name of the Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific co-sponsored by CRF in New York. EuroPCR, the biggest working group in Europe was invited as one of the associations to contribute into the scientific program and live cases were demonstrated from world-leading institutions, the Columbia University (USA), Columbus Hospital (Italy), Toyohashi Heart Center (Japan), Fu Wai Hospital (China) and Asan Medical Center as well as several domestic sites to celebrate this inaugural meeting. Moderated Abstract Presentations and Outstanding Research Awards were highlighted and especially the accepted abstracts were published in the American Journal of Cardiology (AJC) from this year.
  • In 2008, 2nd Left and Bifurcation Summit was held in conjunction with 13th Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific.
    It opened Endovascular Arena dedicating to interesting topics, new devices and trial results in the Endovascular field.
  • In 2010, The name of the conference changed as ANGIOPLASTY SUMMITTCTAP.
    As a leading interventional cardiology conference, emerging field and hot topics on FFR and TAVI rooted in evidence-based practice were discussed.
  • In 2011, TCTAP Fellowship Course was initiated in 2011, specially designed for fellows, young cardiologists, and all health-related professionals who need to understand and apply the basic principles of patients’ care and get the latest concept and knowledge on each topic.
    The 1st TCTAP Award “Master of the Masters” was established to recognize and acknowledge his/her meaningful contribution in the field of cardiovascular medicine and to the growth of TCTAP.
    (The winner was Dr. Masakiyo Nobuyoshi)
  • In 2012, 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.
  • In 2013, CTO LIVE, one-day interactive course composed of lectures, case studies and live demonstrations, started to held together. TCTAP Award “Best Young Scientist Award” was established to acknowledge and recognize mid-level young clinical investigators.
  • In 2014, 45 global partners and regional affiliates from 18 countries had 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).
  • In 2015, TCTAP had celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
  • In 2016, the official Facebook page was opened to share useful information and enjoyable moments. The webcast was also launched specifically to ensure attendees to take lecture and live case demonstrations through the online service.
  • In 2017, a wide array of interesting themes includes CTO, Endovascular, Coronary and Valve showcased during the meeting. To provide a better academic and accessible infrastructure, a Poster Abstract session was introduced as digital format of touch screen and TCTAP Wrap-up Interview was available to watch on live via webcast.
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