NCVH Annual Conference New Cardiovascular Horizons 14th Annual Conference | June 5-7, 2013

We would like to thank all of our attendees for a wonderful 2013 conference.

To view this year's presentations and Live Cases, please click here.

Registration is now open for 2014.

Click Here to register for our Annual Meeting, May 28 - 30 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.


New Cardiovascular Horizons

New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is a Peripheral Intervention Conference focusing on Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) with a special emphasis on Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI).

The goal of NCVH is to bring together key disciplines to focus on a team approach to total cardiovascular care in patients with PAD and CLI. This approach creates an environment for clinical collaboration to address the continuum of care for the patient.

NCVH is the highlight educational program of the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our educational leadership team includes 25 course directors and 200 faculty from the leading peripheral intervention centers around the world.

The course directors and faculty develop innovative contemporary content that fosters interaction among attendees. Our program provides actionable clinical insights in the areas of cutting edge interventions, new technology and education to support optimal outcomes for patients.

Each year, on average, the conference assembles 1,600 attendees and 100 exhibitors. We provide 32 LIVE interventional cases, 8 LIVE case transmission sites around the world, 300+ scientific lectures and 200+ faculty including clinicians considered preeminent in the field of medicine.

NCVH is well known for hospitality and a family friendly environment. The learning experience is like no other in a city that celebrates life!

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Abstract Submissions:

NCVH 2013 Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Thank you to all who submitted an abstract for 2013.  Accepted abstracts will be distributed via print format in the “Proceedings of New Cardiovascular Horizons 2013” publication.  Complimentary copies will be available onsite at the conference June 5-7, 2013.

Please click here to view the NCVH 2013 Abstract Book.

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ACCREDITATION and Designation Statements
American Medical Association
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Arizona Heart Foundation and South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation (SLCRF).  The Arizona Heart Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
A maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are approved by the Arizona Heart Foundation.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Doctors of Osteopathy
Category 2 credit will be awarded for formal educational programs that are ACCME-accredited or AAFP approved.
Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit for the organizations accredited by ACCME. 
Allied Health Professionals
A maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are approved by the Arizona Heart Foundation. 
American Academy of Family Physicians
This Live activity, New Cardiovascular Horizons, with a beginning date of 06/05/13,  has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 22.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
Promedica International is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495.  New Cardiovascular Horizons is approved for 22 contact hours.
American College of Healthcare Executives
This program has been developed and is presented locally by SE LA ACHE Chapter.  Face-to-Face Education Credit (1.5 hours per program) is approved from the American College of Healthcare Executives. 
International Physicians
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

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Abbott Vascular
AccessClosure, Inc.
ACIST Medical Systems
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Amarin Pharmaceuticals
American Professional Wound Care Association
AMP Symposium
AngioDynamics, Inc.
Angioslide, Ltd
Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Arizona Heart Foundation
Arstasis, Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Atrium Medical Corporation

Bard Peripheral Vascular
Bayer HealthCare
Biotronik, Inc.
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boston Heart Diagnostics
Boston Scientific
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Cardio Health Solutions
CardioDx, Inc.
CardioProlific, Inc.
Cardiva Medical, Inc.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.
Control Medical Technology
Cook Medical
Cordis Corporation
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Dauterive Hospital
Gilead Sciences
Gore & Associates
Hansen Medical, Inc.
Horizons International Peripheral Group
IDEV Technologies, Inc.
International Society of Endovascular Specialists
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Koven Technology, Inc.
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lane Regional Medical Center
Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.
Medi Rub Foot Massagers
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
My Leg My Choice
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Opelousas General Health System
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Pamlab LLC
Pfizer, Inc.
RADPAD® Protection
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
St. Jude Medical
Takeda USA
TEI Biosciences, Inc.
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Terumo Interventional Systems
The Medicines Company
ThermopeutiX, Inc.
The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
TriReme Medical, Inc.
TriVascular, Inc.
U. S. Army
Väsamed, Inc.
Vascular Access Centers
Vascular Solutions, Inc.
Volcano Corporation


Come to New Orleans for NCVH and stay for the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival!  Scheduled the weekend of June 8-9, it's the perfect opportunity to stay an extra day or two and experience the real New Orleans and an authentic Louisiana good time.  For tickets and more details, visit or click here.  

Laissez les bons temps rouler!


Meeting Venue and Hotel Accommodations

New Orleans Marriott
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hotel Description

The New Orleans Marriott is perfectly positioned in the French Quarter near Bourbon Street and within easy walking distance to Jackson Square and the Riverfront area. This stunning forty-one story New Orleans hotel on Canal Street boasts beautiful panoramic Mississippi River and city views. Explore a variety of conveniences including a fully equipped fitness center and the award-winning 5 Fifty 5 restaurant, serving savory regional cuisine in an exceptional dining environment.

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What to bring and wear: Business Casual attire during the conference.
(Please note, General Session rooms have a preset temperature.  Bring a jacket if you tend to get cold easily.)
Louisiana weather is always unpredictable.  This time of year the weather is typically warm.  Please continue to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
Transportation: Airport to Hotel
Taxicabs:  A cab ride estimated cost is $33.00 from the airport for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation.  Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.
Parking: Valet parking at the New Orleans Marriott is $35.00 per day. 

To book a New Orleans tour, click the Grayline image.

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival

Come to New Orleans for NCVH and stay for the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival! Scheduled the weekend of June 8-9, it's the perfect opportunity to stay an extra day or two and experience the real New Orleans and an authentic Louisiana good time. For tickets and more details, visit or click here.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Conference News: What's On The Horizon?

What's On the Horizon? is the official conference newspaper of NCVH.
Check out highlights and photos from each day!


CLICK HERE for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

CLICK HERE for Thursday, June 6, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

CLICK HERE for Friday, June 7, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

Cardiatis Live Case NCVH 2013

EXCITE Trial Live Case NCVH 2013

Fellows Course NCVH 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award - ​Dr. Biamino NCVH 2013

Spectranetics Brings Radiation-reducing Products, Physician Training Simulation - NCVH 2013

Toshiba’s Infinix-i Vascular X-ray Systems Help Treat Limb Ischemia for Better Patient Outcomes
New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), a leading peripheral intervention conference focused on peripheral artery disease with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia, will feature four live cases using Toshiba’s Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems.

Boston Scientific to introduce two new machines
Boston Scientific will introduce two new devices to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia at the New Cardiovascular Horizons conference in New Orleans June 6 – 9.

IDEV Technologies Introduces SurePath Guidewires
WEBSTER, Texas, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEV Technologies, Inc. (IDEV), an emerging innovator in peripheral vascular devices, announced the United States introduction and launch of a new line of interventional guidewires manufactured with a proprietary alloy combining strength with flexibility.

Wellmont cardiologists to operate as physicians watch via satellite
KINGSPORT — Dr. Chris Metzger, who directs the carotid artery stenting program at Holston Valley Medical Center, and his partner, Dr. Rahul Sakhuja, will share their expertise Thursday with their colleagues across the country via satellite to New Orleans.

Local doctor's treatment helps patients avoid amputation
NEW ORLEANS -- Twenty million people in the U.S. have a condition that causes people to lose a leg to amputation. Smoking, diabetes and aging are the main causes. Family history of cardiovascular disease can also raise your risk. But now a local doctor is working to save patient limbs.

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Presentations are now available online.

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