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What should a fellow-in-training expect at national cardiovascular conferences? The interventional cardiology fellows' perspective. Journal: Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions.Published: 2016ISSN: 1878-0938.UI/PMID: 27743574.Subject(s): *Attitude of Health Personnel | *Cardiology/ed [Education] | Comprehension | *Congresses as Topic | *Education, Medical, Graduate | *Fellowships and Scholarships | Humans | *Internship and Residency | Learning | *Perception | Surveys and QuestionnairesInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2016.08.009 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 17(7):438-440, 2016 Oct - Nov.Local Holdings: Available in print through MWHC library: 2002 - present.Abstract: BACKGROUND: It has become challenging for cardiovascular fellows-in-training (FIT) to determine which national cardiovascular conference (NCC) to attend given the broad range of meetings and the breadth of information offered. The aim of this study was to report our own experiences of the utility and individual strengths of the NCCs and to further understand the interventional cardiology (IC) FITs' viewpoint regarding the benefits of the individual NCCs.Abstract: METHODS: A survey was formulated with questions and scenarios regarding topics deemed to be of highest importance for an IC-FIT. The survey emphasized experiences regarding the utility and benefits of the NCCs, time management, optimization of acquired education, and specific interests in clinical and research topics. The completely anonymous survey was sent via an email format to a total of 234, majority of IC (fourth and fifth years) and a minority of general (third year), FITs.Abstract: RESULTS: A completed survey response was received from 131 of the fellows (56%). The results demonstrated that the IC-FITs endorsed that the small, focused sub-specialty interventional meetings vs. the large society general meetings were more beneficial in regard to the didactic education offered. In addition, the IC-FITs indicated that pre-planning for the meetings is the most beneficial approach in optimizing one's education and that the caliber of expert faculty, case-based and live-case presentations are among the most important aspects of the meetings.Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Interventional cardiology FITs prefer the small sub-specialty interventional meetings over the large society general NCCs in regard to the benefits of didactic learning.Abstract: Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.