Join SCAI WIN & Abbott Vascular's Women's Heart Health Initiative at EuroPCR on Wednesday, May 26

SCAI Women in Innovations is pleased to invite you to a cocktail reception, hosted by Abbott Vascular’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative on Wednesday, 26 May in Paris during EuroPCR. Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 26 May
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Maison des Arts et Métiers
                    Salon Président

For a map, click HERE

Website: www.maison-artsetmetiers.com

Please feel free to bring guests, male or female. The purpose of this reception will be networking and a brief introduction into SCAI Women in Innovations and Abbott Vascular’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative.

Please be in touch with any questions. I look forward to seeing you in Paris.

Rebecca Teichgraeber
SCAI Associate Director of Education


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