The annual Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions Meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and was co-sponsored by the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions. The meeting was co-chaired by Rafael Beyar and Chaim Lotan, and took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 6-8 December 2009. It was a continuation of the series of international conferences in interventional cardiology held in Israel since 1995. The meeting is distinctive in that it provides a wide perspective on the innovative technologies and therapies for cardiovascular applications. Unique sessions covering emerging technologies, relationships between academia and industry, as well as regulatory aspects of medical devices provided participants with a wide perspective on current and future technologies. The Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions Meeting was attended by over 700 participants from over 40 countries, including cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals. The world's leading experts in the field of interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and radiology presented the latest information on innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for cardiovascular pathology, and delivered expert lectures and clinical overviews, as well as presentations on the advances and controversies in basic, translational and clinical research. The meeting was accompanied by thematic live cases and a parade of new technology companies. Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions Meeting 2009 presentations are available to watch and download at www.congress.co.il/ici2009 .