By Mark Oldendorf, M.D., Contributing Physician
The Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention (SAIP) held its Annual Scientific Sessions April 15-17, 2011, and inaugural CIMT Training Academy April 14-15, 2011, in Bethesda, Md. Although Dr. Cobble, an SAIP member, was unable to attend, he kindly requested that I provide a summary and overview of the meeting. I accepted his invitation, and along with my fellow SAIP officers, have developed a recap of the most important and interesting developments at the conference.
The SAIP is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular imaging and preventive cardiology and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to its members and the public. The Society’s mission is to explore and develop treatment strategies based on traditional risk stratification plus imaging; it was apparent throughout the meeting in Bethesda that this mission was being fulfilled.