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Current Practice of Vascular Ultrasound

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Current Practice of Vascular Ultrasound
April 29 - May 1, 2011
Las Vegas, NV

Conference Co-Chairs
John S. Pellerito, MD
Joseph F. Polak, MD
Heather Gornik, MD
Frederick Kremkau, PhD
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT
Lawrence Nedleman, MD
Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT
Patricia A. Poe, BA, RVT

Also being offered
April 8-10, 2011 - Atlanta, GA

After attending CURRENT PRACTICE OF VASCULAR ULTRASOUND, each participant will:

  • Integrate Doppler waveform analysis into the interpretation of vascular studies
  • Recognize the pathologic characteristics of abnormal blood flow patterns
  • Apply the diagnostic criteria for carotid artery disease
  • Optimize the color Doppler and pulsed wave Doppler technical parameters form improved diagnostic accuracy
  • Establish protocols for reliable and consistent performance of carotid artery Doppler examinations
  • Recognize and avoid pitfalls of the carotid Doppler examination
  • Recognize the technical needs for integrating carotid IMT into their clinical practice
  • Diagnose complex and unusual cerebrovascular pathologies
  • Compare the diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasound to MRI and CT angiography
  • Achieve improved patient outcomes through vascular ultrasound practice
  • Distinguish normal from abnormal venous waveform
  • Diagnose and evaluate the significance of venous insufficiency
  • Appropriately integrate ultrasound with CT and MRI in the diagnostic workup of thromboembolic disease
  • Understand the diagnostic strategies used to identify patients in need of anticoagulation
  • Be able to apply the ACCP guidelines for early anticoagulation
  • Integrate the value of diagnostic testing with therapy in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis
  • Apply specific Doppler criteria in the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease
  • Apply ultrasound to the diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Describe the appropriate use of thrombin for the treatment of pseudo-aneurysms
  • Define the role of ultrasound in the follow up to bypass surgery and stent placement
  • Identify and characterize renal artery stenosis
  • Integrate vascular ultrasound to the evaluation of the abdominal vessels
  • Define the role of Doppler ultrasound in gynecological applications
  • Achieve improved patient outcomes through vascular ultrasound practice

John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Hofstra University School of Medicine
Associate Chairman, Department of Radiology
Chief, Division of Ultrasound, CT, MRI
Director, Peripheral Vascular Laboratory
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH
Professor of Radiology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director Ultrasound Reading Center
Tufts Medical Center
Chief of Radiology
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA

Heather L. Gornik, MD, FSVM (Atlanta only)
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory
Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland, OH

Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
Professor and Director
Center for Medical Untrasound
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT
Assistant Professor of Surgey
Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Lawrence Needleman, MD (Las Vegas only)
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Divison of Abdominal Imaging
Medical Director, Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSVU
International Director
Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
Vascular Resource Associates
Harrisburg, PA

Patricia A. Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU
Director Noninvasive Vascular
Laboratory Services
University of Cincinnati
Physicians Vascular Division
Cincinnati, OH

Vascular Ultrasound program

The tuition for Current Practice of Vascular Ultrasound includes lectures, hands-on instruction, the course syllabus on CD, and all continental breakfasts and refreshments. The Box Lunch Workshops are an additional $60 (pre-registration is required).

Early Bird registration applications must be postmarked by April 8, 2011. The Early Bird tuition is $695 for physicians and $545 for residents/fellows/full-time military (verification required), retired and sonographers.

The full course tuition for applications postmarked after April 8, 2011 is $735 for physicians and $585 for residents/fellows/full-time military (verification required), retired and sonographers.

Cancellations received in writing up to two weeks prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $50 precession fee. There will be no refunds after that date. Refunds will not be given for "no-shows".

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

Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rate: $209
Cutoff: 03/29/2011
Use Code 8IAMO411

Wynn Las Vegas is now sold out of all but the most expensive rooms.
Although there are many alternatives in Las Vegas, the following are closest and they all have availability:
Trump International
Treasure Island

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 19 AMA PRA Category 1 credit ™ (plus 1 additonal credit for attendance at each Box Lunch Workshop). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) for 21 CME credits (19 credits for the course and 1 credit for attendance at each Box Lunch Workshop). These credits are accepted by the ARDMS, by the ARRT as Category A credits, and they fully satisfy the CME requirement for Vascular Lab Accreditation.

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.

This product or service is not affiliated with or endorsed by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).