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Part I Case Summary Submission Now Closed
Part II Submission Opens: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Part II Video Submission Deadline: Friday, August 3, 2018 (2 PM, ET)

TCT 2018 is offering a presentation opportunity for which you can submit your own edited taped interventional procedure demonstrating a novel therapeutic or imaging technology in coronary, peripheral, or structural heart disease intervention that provides a unique solution for an unmet clinical need. The technology can be either investigational or in clinical use outside of the United States, but not yet commercially available in the United States.

Edited Taped Case submitters will have the opportunity to present during TCT to a world-renowned panel of key opinion leaders, and those with accepted submissions will become TCT faculty and have their registration fees waived. Excellent examples include new percutaneous valves, heart failure support devices, novel peripheral atherectomy systems, cerebral thrombus extraction devices, etc.

Description of an Edited Taped Case

An edited taped case is a video presentation (not a slide presentation) that condenses the following four elements of an interventional procedure performed in a cath lab in real time as if the procedure was performed “live”:

  • 1. Narrated patient history slides and an introduction of the case
  • 2. A wide camera shot of the primary operator from across the table performing and narrating the demonstration
  • 3. A close-up of devices and techniques used during the procedure
  • 4. Live imaging captured from fluoroscopy, echo, IVUS, etc

These four elements are then edited together into a single, seamless video presentation with the operator's audio narration to show a point of interest at each phase of the case. Often, picture-in-picture (PIP) technology is used to allow for multiple images to appear on screen concurrently.

Periods of inactivity are removed to reduce the overall playtime of the case. Please note: We will not have a 3-D theater this year and thus cannot accept 3-D submissions. Cases in PowerPoint format (not video) should instead be submitted to the Call for Challenging Cases.

Submission Guidelines

Step 1: Edited Taped Case Summary

  • A written summary of no more than 500 words describing your case and why it should be presented at TCT2018.

After receiving notification of your accepted summary, you will be asked to complete Step 2 (below).

Step 2 is only open to those accepted to Step 1.

Step 2: Edited Taped Case Video

Accepted Edited Taped Case Summary submitters will receive an invitation to a link for video submission.

  • The edited case must be in an NTSC 4:3 format and can be no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Insert two (2) to four (4) introductory slides describing the patient, clinical history, planned procedure, and technology at the beginning of the edited taped case.
  • The case should be edited so there are clear and concise teaching points. There should also be places in the presentation where the case can be paused to allow for panel discussion.
  • The presentation is strictly for educational purpose and is not promotional, although the company manufacturing the device may be acknowledged at the beginning of the presentation.
  • No company logos are allowed.
  • Animations may be included if they do not contain company logos
  • All patient identifying information must be removed throughout the presentation in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.

These videos will be reviewed for quality and adherence to presentation guidelines before final acceptance. Additional edits may be suggested as necessary. If you have questions about the suitability of a device or theme, please email tctcallforscience-support@crf.org.

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