Practical Breast MRI: Applications & Interventions for Clinical Practice

Click below to view brochure Brochure
Requires Adobe PDF Reader Get Adobe Reader

Practical Breast MRI: Applications & Interventions for Clinical Practice

Atlanta, GA

Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite at the IAME Registration Desk in the Intercontinental Buckhead.

Conference Co-Chairs
Michael T. Nelson, MD
Gillian Newstead, MD

Faculty
Christopher Comstock, MD
Wendy Burton DeMartini, MD
Steven E. Harms, MD
Nora Jaskowiak, MD
Michael D. Lagios, MD

What will you take away from this conference?
  • How to get breast MRI up, running and accredited in your practice
  • Protocols and interpretation approaches you can use daily
  • Effective use of your magnet
  • The most current ways to integrate ultrasound and molecular imaging together with MRI correlation
  • Techniques you can use for CAD and guided interventions
Who should attend:
  • Radiologists
  • Other physicians who perform Women's Imaging
  • MRI technologists
After attending Practical Breast MRI: Applications & Interventions for Clinical Practice each participant will
  • Describe the basics of image acquisition and breast MR image interpretation
  • Achieve improved understanding of the correlation of MRI with mammography and ultrasound
  • Achieve increased confidence in the use of breast CAD MRI and the performance of MRI interventions
  • Improve patient outcomes through the appropriate application of breast MRI

Conference Co-Chairs

Michael T Nelson, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Fairview University Breast Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Gillian Newstead, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Faculty

Christopher Comstock, MD
Attending Radiologist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center
New York, NY

Wendy Burton DeMartini, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Steven E. Harms, MD
Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Radiologist, The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Nora Jaskowiak, MD
Surgical Director, Breast Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Michael D. Lagios, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
Stanford University
Breast Services, St. Mary's Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Breast Cancer Consultation Service
Tiburon, CA

Friday, March 9
7:00amRegistration & Morning Refreshments
8:00amBasics of Image Acquisition - Newstead *
8:45amClinical Applications for Breast MRI - Comstock *
9:30amThe Breast MRI Lexicon - DeMartini
10:15amCoffee Break
10:45amScreening MRI: What is the evidence? - Harms
11:30amScreening MRI: What is the future? - Nelson
12:15pmPanel discussion - Moderator: Nelson
12:45pmLunch on your own
2:00pmHow I interpret breast MR including case review - Comstock
2:45pmHow I interpret breast MR including case review - Newstead
3:30pmHow I interpret breast MR including case review - Harms
4:15pmCoffee Break
4:30pmHow I interpret breast MR including case review - Nelson
5:15pmHow I interpret breast MR including case review - DeMartini
6:00pmAdjourn
Saturday, March 10
7:00amMorning Refreshments
8:00amStaging the Axilla with Ultrasound - Stavros
8:45amStaging with MRI - Newstead
9:30amMR-Directed "Second Look" Ultrasound - Stavros
10:15amCoffee Break
10:30amTreatment Implications of Staging with MRI - Jaskowiak
11:15amPathology: Can we select patients to avoid RTx and Tamoxifen - Lagios
12:00pmManagement of the Axilla in 2012 - Jaskowiak
12:45amLunch on Your Own
1:00pmPanel Discussion - Moderator: Harms
1:45pmMR-Guided Breast Biopsy - Harms
2:30pmFactors Influencing Concordance in Breast Pathology- Lagios
3:15pmCoffee Break
3:30pmWorkshops:
a) Breast MRI Interpretation - Comstock & Newstead
or
b) MRI-Guided Biopsy - Nelson, DeMartini, & Harms
3:15pmAdjourn
Sunday, March 11
8:00amBreast Implant Evaluation - Comstock
8:45amAdvanced Imaging Techniques - De Martini
9:30amUltra-High field: the Future? MRI - Nelson
10:15amCoffee Break
10:30amReview of MR Interpretation Workshop cases - Comstock & Newstead
12:00pmQuestions
12:35pmAdjourn

*Earn one SAM credit for this session.

The tuition for PRACTICAL BREAST MRI: Applications & Interventions for Clinical Practice includes lectures, workshops, the syllabus on CD and all continental breakfasts and refreshments.

Early Bird registration applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2012. Registrations postmarked after this date are an additional $40. Funds should be in US dollars drawn on a US bank, and made payable to IAME. Cancellations received in writing up to 2 weeks prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. Refunds will not be given to 'no-shows'.

Due to space limitations, your application will be processed on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Early Bird Tuition postmarked by February 17, 2012
Physicians - $795
Residents / Fellows / Military (letter required); MR technologists / retired physicians - $595

Postmarked after February 17, 2012
Physicians - $835
Residents / Fellows / Military (letter required); MR technologists / retired physicians - $635

Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/overview/atlbh

Phone: 404-946-9000

Rate: $179 per night single occupancy plus applicable taxes
Cut-Off Date: February 13, 2012

Please specify that you will be attending the IAME meeting when making your reservations. Neither IAME nor the hotel can guarantee that rooms will not sell out prior to the stated deadlines. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book early.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance showing Category 1 credits earned and a list of subjects covered in the course. Many attendees will find this useful for submission to credentialing boards, managed care organizations and accreditation bodies.

Self Assessment Module (SAM)
Practical Breast MRI: Applications & Interventions for Clinical Practice
includes 1 self-assessment module (SAM) credit, Basics of Image Acquisition and Clinical Applications for Breast MRI, ABR reference number IAMD100212-1333 approved February 23, 2012. This SAM is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements for the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.

Category A, ARRT Continuing Education Credits
This course meets the criteria and has been approved by the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators for 20 Category A, ARRT Continuing Medical Education Credits (LEC4314).