Academic Satellite Programs

Academic Satellite Programs at TCT® present an unparalleled opportunity for companies to catapult their brand presence and engage with a highly targeted audience comprising key opinion leaders and members of the Heart Team. These programs offer a platform to demonstrate expertise, foster collaborative discussions, and establish thought leadership within the rapidly evolving landscape of transcatheter therapies. Furthermore, sponsoring a satellite program allows companies to directly contribute to the advancement of medical education and patient care, solidifying their commitment to improving outcomes in the field.

These one-hour programs are held in conjunction with the TCT® conference and are solely planned by the sponsoring company. These programs are not part of the scientific program, but they are designed to fulfill the same standards of evidence, scientific rigor, and fair balance criteria as the scientific program. Academic Satellite Programs may be accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) or content may be industry driven, although it must be educational in nature.

There are 5 different types of Academic Satellite Programs offered at TCT®. Please see the chart below to compare the options:

Satellite Type Location Room Set-Up & AV Food & Beverage Competing Content Live-Streamed Application Fee LOA


Convention Center


Lunch Application

World Connect Premium Lunch*

Convention Center


World Connect Lunch Application


Convention Center


Standard Application

World Connect Standard*

Convention Center


Standard Application


Marriott Marquis


Evening Application

*World Connect, an extension of TCT®, enhances the conference experience by delivering meticulously curated content and selected industry-sponsored satellite programs (World Connect slots) through two dedicated channels on CRF Connect. All content streamed from this platform is freely accessible, ensuring global education accessibility and expanding the program's reach. Sponsoring companies of World Connect sessions not only advance this mission but also forge connections with healthcare professionals and industry stakeholders worldwide, bolstering their influence in the cardiovascular sector. Sponsors also benefit from extended visibility of their content, as World Connect sessions remain available on-demand for three months post-event, providing unmatched brand exposure and maximizing return on investment.

Academic satellite program time slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Available dates and times are listed on each of the Satellite LOAs. Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, April 15th, at 1:00 PM EST. Requests submitted before this time will not be considered.

For more information, please contact:

Ashley Purper
Project Manager, Medical Education & Training
Industry Relations
Tel: 646-434-4388
[email protected]

Penny Tsougas
Senior Project Manager, Medical Education & Training
Industry Relations
Tel: 646-434-4509
[email protected]

Payment Policy: Payment in full is required before the Academic Satellite Program LOA can be reviewed and approved. Following payment, an official confirmation letter with key logistical details will be issued.

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