October 27, 2013 in Special Events News

Cardiovascular Research Foundation Providing SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab® to 10,000-Plus Attendees at TCT Symposium

SAN FRANCISCO – October 27, 2013Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, is partnering with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) to provide pre-loaded Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 8.0 tablets to the more than 10,000 paid attendees of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, which kicks off today in San Francisco and runs through November 1. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), a nonprofit organization and sponsor of the annual symposium, is providing the tablets to honor the meeting’s 25th anniversary and theme “Envisioning the Future,” which acknowledges the growing use of tablets, smartphones and other mobile technology in patient care, research and education.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 8.0 tablet – the latest device from the leading provider of Android tablets – will serve as an integral, interactive part of this year’s attendee experience and will be pre-loaded with information on various aspects of the meeting. Unique content includes the official TCT and TCTMD apps and shortcuts to other medical apps and resources.

With the newly redesigned TCT 2013 app, attendees will be able to:
  • View and search the TCT program
  • Plan their schedule
  • Participate in live session chats
  • Rate sessions for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Communicate with faculty and other attendees
  • Live stream Main Arena presentations
  • View all archived live case transmissions
  • Access abstract, slides and TCT Factoids
  • Navigate the event venue
  • Take notes
  • Share TCT info

  • “We are excited to partner with the CRF on this tablet initiative to help them achieve their long-term digital strategy of innovating and enhancing medical education, making it more interactive, dynamic and informative,” said Todd Bouman, vice president for product marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “This is an opportunity to engage with healthcare providers and physicians who may be looking at adopting tablet technology and to demonstrate how devices like the Galaxy Tab can help to drive mobility, achieve greater efficiency and enhance the patient experience.”

    According to a recent Mobile Trends Report by Epocrates, nearly half of all providers who own a tablet use it for electronic health record (EHR) management and other clinical documentation. By 2014, nine in 10 healthcare providers will use smartphones and nearly as many will use tablets.

    “Currently attendees at medical meetings tend to be passive recipients of information. We want to radically change the conference experience, with the tablet becoming the interface between the faculty and attendee.” said Dr. Gregg W. Stone, co-director of the TCT symposium. “CRF aims to leverage the latest digital advancements and technologies so that we can optimize the educational experience and enhance learning for all TCT participants, at this meeting and beyond.”

    For more information on the 25th Anniversary TCT scientific symposium, please visit http://www.tctconference.com/. To learn more about Samsung Electronics’ healthcare division, its subsidiaries and products, please visit samsung.com/global/business/healthcare.

    About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
    As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales.  We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC).  For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com

    About The Cardiovascular Research Foundation
    The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease through research and education. Since its inception in 1991, CRF has played a major role in realizing dramatic improvements in the lives of countless numbers of patients by establishing the safe use of new technologies and therapies in interventional cardiovascular medicine. CRF is the sponsor of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For more information, please visit http://www.crf.org/.

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