At the New Cardiovascular Horizons meeting, chaired by Dr David Allie and Dr Craig Walker, held in New Orleans in October, Dr Tom Fogarty was presented with the 4th annual achievement award. The Masters and Legends – The Olympus Symposium was an afternoon which saw leaders in their field address the New Cardiovascular Horizons audience. Dr Julio Palmaz reviewed the current state of stents, Dr Ted Deithrich looked at gene therapy and tissue engineering and Professor Giancarlo Biamino discussed 20-years of laser experience. With the current interest in carotid stenting following the approval of Guidant’s system in the US, Dr Jay Yadav’s talk on carotid stenting and the Sapphire trial attracted much attention.
With the meeting being held in New Orleans, the events that ran alongside the meeting focused on music, the Mississippi and Mardi Gras-style parades.