The National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound

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The National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound

Chicago, IL

Nuchal Translucency Education & Quality Monitoring Program

Chicago, IL

Conference Chair
James Shwayder, MD, JD

Carol Benson, MD
William Brown III, MD
Wesley Lee, MD
Lawrence D. Platt, MD
Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS

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The National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound

A distinguished panel from the renowned IAME faculty will focus on issues of practical importance to obstetrician-gynecologists, perinatologists, radiologists and sonographers.

The Conference is geared toward the improvement of clinical outcomes for you and your patients. The goal is to provide you with:

  • A review of screening strategies in first and second trimester
  • 3D ultrasound applications you can use in everyday practice
  • Instruction in current and newer applications of ultrasound in the gynecologic patient
  • Interactive discussions on interpretation and critical pathways using IAME's Audience Response System

Attendance at this conference provides valuable assistance in managing ultrasound lab accreditation through:

  • Satisfaction of CME requirement for accreditation
  • Informational session on coding and medico-legal strategies

Course Objectives
By attending The National Conference On Ob-Gyn Ultrasound, each participant will:

  • Describe the most common indications for ultrasound
  • Identify the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of abnormal bleeding
  • Learn technical aspects of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound evaluation including important new techniques
  • Improve their ability to evaluate the OB-GYN patient with gray scale, 3D and Doppler ultrasound
  • Improve patient outcomes through better use of ultrasound

The Takeaway
What you can expect to take away from the 2011 Conference:

  • Acquire new and sharper interpretive skills
  • Become more thorough in supervising and performing OB-GYN Ultrasound
  • Learn how the experts use 3D ultrasound to manage the same problems you face
  • Better organize your approach to fetal echocardiography and complex cardiac pathologies
  • See case examples and how others manage them
  • Reaffirm your knowledge base
  • Increase your understanding of challenging areas such as cardiac anatomy, Doppler, ectopic pregnancy and nuchal translucency

Nuchal Translucency Education & Quality Monitoring Program

Nuchal Translucency (NT) measurement in association with first trimester biochemistry has been shown to be an excellent screening modality for chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Foundation (MFMF) recognizes the need for quality assurance in the area of first trimester risk assessment and presents this educational course with the Institute of Advanced Medical Education on the theories and techniques involved in obtaining accurate NT measurements. This program is designed for physician sonologists and sonographers and meets the education course requirement component of credentialing by the MFMF.

After attending the NT Credentialing course each participant will:

  • Understand the data underlying first trimester screening, second trimester screening, and a combination of first and second trimester screening for fetal aneuploidy
  • Become familiar with the standardized technique for imaging and measuring the fetal nuchal translucency
  • Understand the importance and methods underlying quality assurance for nuchal translucency sonography
  • Be aware of the pitfalls and implementation difficulty in applying nuchal translucency base screening to a clinical practice
  • Use information acquired in this activity to achieve NT Credentialing

Conference Chair
James Shwayder, MD, JD
Associate Professor
Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
Chief: Division of Gynecology
Director: Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Carol Benson, MD
Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Ultrasound and Co-Director of High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

William Brown III, MD
Director, Ambulatory Ob/Gyn and Ultrasound
Denver Health Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Dept. OB-GYN
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Wesley Lee, MD
Section Chief, Women's and Fetal Imaging
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Lawrence D. Platt, MD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Center for Fetal Medicine and Women's Ultrasound
Los Angeles, CA

Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS
Executive Director
Maternal Fetal Medicine Foundation
Professor Emeritus
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Friday, November 4th
Optional Pre-Conference Nuchal Translucency Education & Quality Monitoring Program
Faculty: Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS and Lawrence D. Platt, MD
7:00-7:50amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
7:50-8:00amIntroduction - Shwayder
8:00-8:45amRisk Assessment: What does the data show?
8:45-9:30amCombining First and Second Trimester Testing and the Genetic Sonogram
9:30-9:45amQuestions & Answers
10:15-11:00amOther Benefits of First Trimester Ultrasound and Risk Assessment in Twins
11:00-11:45Technical Aspects of Nuchal Translucency and Nasal Bone Imaging
11:45-NoonQuestions & Answers
Friday, November 4th
Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound
12:50-1:00pmWelcome and Introduction - Shwayder
1:00-1:45pmAssessing Early Pregnancy with Ultrasound: Success or Failure - Brown
1:45-2:30pmFirst Trimester Anatomic Assessment: Is This the Future? - Platt
2:30-2:45pmQuestions & Answers - Faculty
3:15-4:00pmTwins and Multiple Gestation - Benson
4:00-4:45pmFetal Growth: Normal and Abnormal - Platt
4:45-5:15pmCoding in OB-GYN Ultrasound - Shwayder
5:15-5:30pmQuestions & Answers - Faculty
Saturday, November 5th
7:00-8:00amContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:45amFetal Cardiac Screening: Improving Your Diagnostic Skills - Lee
8:45-9:30amThe Fetal Abdomen: GI and GU Assessment - Benson
9:30-9:45amQuestions & Answers - Faculty
10:15-11:00amThe Fetal Skeletal System - Benson
11:00-11:45am3D and 4D Evaluation of the Fetal Heart - Lee
11:00am-NoonQuestions & Answers - Faculty
Noon-1:30pmLunch on Your Own
1:30-2:15pm2nd and 3rd Trimester Emergency Ultrasound - Benson
2:15-3:00pmUltrasound in the Evaluation and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy - Shwayder
3:00-3:15pmQuestions & Answers - Faculty
3:45-4:30pmEvaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding- Brown
4:30-5:15pmUltrasound in the Evaluation and Management of Adnexal Masses - Shwayder
5:15-5:30pmQuestions & Answers - Faculty
Sunday, November 6th
7:00-8:00amContintental Breakfast
8:00-8:45amCranial and Facial Evaluation - Platt
8:45-9:30amMRI of the Fetus: When and Why - Lee
9:30-10:15am3D/4D in Obstetrical Ultrasound: Do We Really Need MRI? - Platt
10:15-10:30amQuestions & Answers - Faculty
10:45-11:30amUltrasound in the Evaluation of the Infertile Patient - Brown
11:30am-12:15pmLiability in OB-GYN Ultrasound - Shwayder
12:15-12:30pmQuestions & Answers - Faculty

Online registration is now closed. Please sign up onsite on Friday morning.

Early Bird registration applications must be postmarked by October 14, 2011. The Early Bird tuition for The National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound is $695 for Physicians and $545 for Residents/Fellows/Full-Time Military (verification required), retired and sonographers. The Early Bird tuition for the Nuchal Translucency Education & Quality Monitoring Program is $310 for Physicians and $235 for Residents/Fellows/Full-Time Military (verification required), retired and sonographers. Tuition for applications postmarked after the Early Bird dates is an additional $40.

Funds should be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to IAME. Cancellations received in writing up to two 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.

The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-744-1900

Rate: $259 single occupancy per night plus applicable taxes and fees
Cut-Off Date: October 14, 2011

Please specify that you will be attending the IAME meeting when making your reservations. Our block is based on a limited number of rooms. Neither IAME nor the hotel can guarantee that these rooms will not sell out prior to the stated deadlines. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book early.

Guest rooms feature Westin's insanely comfortable Heavenly Bed® and invigorating Heavenly Bath®, as well as splendid views of the Chicago skyline or the Chicago River. Relax in luxurious surroundings with all the amenities in an ideal central location.

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 Credits™ (15 credits for the National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound and 4 credits for the Nuchal Translucency Education and Quality Monitoring Program). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Application pending with ACOG.

Sonographers can use Category 1 credits in fulfillment of the continuing education requirement of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical-Sonographers (ARDMS). Radiographers will receive SDMS credits which are accepted by ARRT as Category A credits.

Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance showing Category1 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.