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CHEST Simulation Center Awarded $3 Million in Equipment Donation

5/16/18: “This equipment is a huge benefit because it will allow CHEST to continue to help clinicians meet challenges and address the increasing demands for more complex and specialized training within the health care field,” says John Studdard, MD, FCCP, President of CHEST. “We are always looking for new ways to grow and build on our chest medicine training expertise, and this provides us with the perfect opportunity to remain global leaders in this field.”

Contemporary Update to Progress-CTO International Registry Shows Successful Outcomes

4/26/18: Updated data including more than 3,000 patients from multiple centers in the U.S. and abroad provides modern benchmark of success.

Results of the FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) Study were Presented As Late-breaking Clinical Science at SCAI 2018

4/26/18: First-of-its-kind clinical trial treats pulmonary embolism without thrombolytics.

New Study Shows Therapy for Psoriasis Can Reduce Heart Plaque

4/26/18: First-in-human observational study examines short-term relationship between FDA-approved treatment and coronary plaque.

ACOG Redesigns Postpartum Care

Given the urgent need to reduce severe maternal morbidity...

March 31 is Our Nation’s First Ever National Stop the Bleed Day

3/29/18: New nationwide day of observance will offer the public training courses in bleeding control techniques, empowering them with the skills and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Elects New Leaders

3/29/18: AIUM congratulates these individuals and looks forward to their contributions to the future of medical ultrasound.

American College of Cardiology Begins Search for New CEO

3/23/18: Korn/Ferry International selected to help search committee choose College’s next leader

Mammography Protections Included in Omnibus Spending Bill Can Save Lives

3/23/18: Step Will Protect Efforts to Address Racial and Regional Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes

American Academy of Ophthalmology Finds Google’s AI Program is Building Better Algorithms for Detecting Eye Disease

3/14/18: Study published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology lays important groundwork for an automated system that can detect diabetic eye disease

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford Performed 117 Pediatric Organ Transplants in 2017

3/13/18: Dane Conrads, now almost 4, was "desperately ill" and weighed under five pounds when he received his liver transplant in 2014. Today he is thriving following his second organ transplant in 2017, one of the year's most complex kidney transplants performed at Packard Children's.

First Sinus Surgery in U.S. Using Augmented Reality Technology Conducted at Memorial Hermann and UTHealth

3/13/18: UTHealth sinus surgeons affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to use augmented reality technology in minimally invasive sinus surgeries, allowing them to better navigate complex anatomy.

Dr. C. Michael Valentine New American College of Cardiology President

3/12/18: Valentine assumes role at the close of the College’s 67th Annual Scientific Session

Society of Breast Imaging and American College of Radiology Bring World Renowned Experts to Las Vegas for the Largest Conference Devoted to Breast Imaging in the World

3/12/18: Monica Morrow, MD, FACS, Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Surgical Service will keynote

Technology-Based Process Boosts Cardiac Rehab Referral Rates

3/7/18: Simply changing cardiac referral processes to opt-out rather than opt-in significantly increased referral rates, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Annual Conference (NCDR.18) in Orlando. The technology-based program also provides resources to staff and patients about the significance and impact of cardiac rehab.

ACC to Launch New Product for EMS Providers

3/7/18: NCDR eReport EMS part of an initiative designed to strengthen the hospital-EMS provider relationship

Perioperative Short Haul Air Travel Associated with Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Following Lower Limb Arthroplasty

3/6/18: New research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found a correlation between flying following hip or knee arthroplasty and an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This is the first study to identify such a risk as previous studies found no additional risk from perioperative air travel in patients following lower limb arthroplasty (LLA).

NCDR Annual Conference Highlights the Power of Clinical Data

3/5/18: The American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Annual Conference begins on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Orlando. The conference brings together registry professionals, quality improvement professionals, physicians and administrators involved in the NCDR suite of cardiovascular data registries.

Special JACR Issue Focuses on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Use in Medical Imaging

3/1/18: A new special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) addresses clinical, regulatory, technological, societal and ethical challenges faced as medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) use advances.

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