Dear LATAM interventional cardiology fellows,
For those of you who do not know it, this program aims at providing a forum for interventional cardiologist trainees in LATAM where they can share real-life cases, so that experts can discuss and comment on them and promote learning and refreshing of daily practice concepts. Additionally, these cases are evaluated, and some are selected to be presented at the following ProEducar meeting.
How should the cases be presented?
- Each case should be presented in writing through the SOLACI web site in The Fellow’s Corner section; it will be published on the following Monday.
- Each case is assigned a moderator, who will begin with the case analysis and will ask the trigger questions.
- After the debate, a guest medical expert will close the presentation and make the final comments.
- Firstly, presenters will introduce the case together with a summary of the medical history and the diagnostic imaging. Then, they will explain the problem without revealing the outcome.
- From that moment onwards and for 5 days, participants can take part in the debate, adding comments or input in the comments section. Presenters should monitor comments and questions made in that section.
- We highly recommended that, whenever possible, comments include reference literature or papers on which they are based, so that fellows can take more advantage of the debate.
- On the 5th day, presenters will show the case outcome, and there will be time for related comments.
- On the following Monday, a guest medical expert will make the final comments and a brief case explanation, bringing the debate to an end.
Remember that our main goal is to learn from each other’s experience, so do not hesitate to submit your case and comments in the forum!
See you there!
How to send a case
Cases will be sent via https://wetransfer.com/ (free file sharing site) to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com
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Which structure should the case follow?
- CASE TITLE: the title should be eye-catching and related to the case. If possible, it should also be funny.
- Name of the Site / Department of Hemodynamics.
- Full name of the Department Chief.
- Full name of case presenters.
- CASE PRESENTATION: Case presentation should include a summary of the medical history, including pathologic background, reason for consultation, supplemental studies conducted, and diagnostic methods used before the alluded event. All images and videos submitted should include its reference and corresponding description.
- CASE RESOLUTION: the submission should detail how the case was solved, describing the technique used and the reasoning behind that decision.
Format and requested information
- Format. The case should be submitted in a PowerPoint or Word file.
- Videos. All videos and diagnostic imaging included with the case should be properly organized in folders or with clear numeric references in order of appearance, so that they can then be edited and published on the webpage.
- Endorsement letter. An endorsement letter from the head of the participant’s healthcare center, endorsing their participation, must be included.
- Personal information. The following information should be submitted in a Word file or in the submission message body: full name, nationality, healthcare center for the prospective presenter, case title, academic institution to which the prospective presenter belongs, and conflicts of interest, if any.
We recommend that, once the case has been submitted, presenters keep track of comments and questions posted in the forum to maintain a lively debate.