History

TCTAP has driven discoveries, innovations and initiatives that advance interventional cardiology medicine for over 20 years.

1995

The 1st Angioplasty Summit was held at the auditorium in Asan Medical Center, Seoul.

1997

Dr. Gary S. Mintz, chief medical official of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has joined as course director.

2000

For the first time in Korea, it performed a live demonstration of percutaneous intervention procedures via satellite transmission to TCT in Washington, DC.

2001

Wide range of topics related to Interventional Cardiology set up. (Peripheral Vascular Intervention Session added)

2002

CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF) was founded and TCTAP jumpstarted to systematically run by the support of CVRF.

2003

Summitmd.com was launched to educate physicians and improve communications between researchers, healthcare professionals and industry all over the world.

2004

The location of the meeting changed to the new convention center, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, with over 2,000 total attendees, including 200 international faculty members.

Abstracts were published in a special supplement of International Journal of Cardiovascular Intervention (IJCI).

2005

At its 10th anniversary, the name of the meeting changed to Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific co-sponsored by Cardiovascular Research Foundation group (CRF) in USA.

Few of international organization, including EuroPCR started to join academic program development. Abstracts were published in the American Journal of Cardiology (AJC) from this year.

2008

2nd Left Main and Bifurcation Summit was held in conjunction with 13th Angioplasty Summit-TCT Asia Pacific. It opened Endovascular Arena dedicating to interesting topics, new devices, and trial results in the Endovascular field.

2010

The name of the conference changed as ANGIOPLASTY SUMMIT-TCTAP. As a leading interventional cardiology conference, emerging field, and hot topics on FFR and TAVI rooted in evidencebased practice were discussed.

2011

TCTAP Fellowship Course was initiated, specially designed for fellows, young cardiologists, and all health-related professionals who need to understand and apply the basic principles of patients’ care and get the latest concept and knowledge on each topic.

The 1st TCTAP Award “Master of the Masters” was established to recognize and acknowledge his/her meaningful contribution in the field of cardiovascular medicine and to the growth of TCTAP.

2012

More global partners participated in “Partnership Session with Global Societies”.

Live demonstrations of Renal Denervation Therapy and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) were performed for the first time in Korea.

2013

CTO LIVE, one-day interactive course composed of lectures, case studies and live demonstrations, started to be held together.

TCTAP Award “Best Young Scientist Award” was established to acknowledge and recognize mid-level young clinical investigators.

2014

45 global partners and regional affiliates from 18 countries had joined in organizing programs.

All accepted abstracts are published in an online format as a supplement issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

2015

TCTAP had celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

2016

The official Facebook page was opened to share useful information and enjoyable moments.

The webcast was also launched specifically to ensure attendees to take lecture and live case demonstrations through the online service.

2017

A wide array of interesting themes includes CTO, Endovascular, Coronary and Valve showcased during the meeting

To provide a better academic and accessible infrastructure, a Poster Abstract session was introduced as digital format of touch screen and TCTAP Wrap-up Interview was available to watch on live via webcast.

2019

Training courses operated by sponsoring companies were expanded to provide attendees with practical learning opportunities such as basic lectures and hands-on training.

Celebrating 10 years of ACT Program, ACT homecoming session is held.

2020

TCTAP was first held virtually in joint with AP VALVES to continue to provide educational opportunities lost due to the Covid outbreak.

“Live Chat Service” is provided by inviting Live Chat Discussants so that participants can actively Q&A during the conference.

2021

Officially reorganized and opened Social Network Service (SNS) channels to strengthen online communication: Facebook, Instagram, Twiter, Youtube

“Social Media Ambassador” was launched to generate buzz and excitement before, during, and after events by posting photos, videos, highlights, and engaging content on social medias.