Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 33rd Annual Case Review with the Experts

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Date & Location
Friday, January 19, 2018 7:15 AM - Sunday, January 21, 2018 5:00 PM   Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Specialties
Cardiology, Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

Overview

A major national healthcare imperative for noninvasive imaging is to use the tests in a manner that provides value. This directive couples two major goals, which entails using imaging resources judiciously while ensuring the proper image application to identify and guide therapy for at-risk patients to improve clinical outcomes. To this end, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI studies provide powerful tools that physicians must optimally perform, interpret, report and act upon, and order for the right patients.

Additionally, effective methods to reduce radiation exposure need to be implemented to maximize patient safety. The objectives of the program are designed to meet the current needs of professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT or cardiac MRI studies. Using these studies optimally requires knowledge of best practices for the modalities, from performing to reporting the studies, the evidence base regarding their use, the relevant appropriateness of their use in specific clinical settings, and the treatment options that should be recommended based on the results.

We are pleased to be able to meet these educational needs through a live three-day symposium titled Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 33rd Annual Case Review with the Experts. The course emphasizes using these modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen day-to-day by physicians in a typical practice, for evaluating individuals with suspected or known coronary disease as well as other non-coronary cardiac disease states.

With a stellar faculty,  Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 33rd Annual Case Review with the Experts will provide the latest information in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI using images and clinical correlations from multiple cases as the principal teaching method. The course is designed to increase quality in performing, interpreting, reporting and applying nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT studies.



Objectives
  1. Implement latest protocols for acquisition and processing, including the use of instrumentation and software, to provide optimal quality studies
  2. Reduce radiation exposure to patients by implementing new acquisition protocols and reconstruction methods
  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of the modalities and select the test best suited to the needs of individual physicians and their patients
  4. Demonstrate improved skills in image interpretation, including the recognition of imaging artifacts, and create optimal reports that integrate test findings with clinical information
  5. Select patients for imaging studies based on appropriate use criteria to reduce the frequency of inappropriate tests and increase the use of appropriate tests
  6. Recommend or suggest change in patient management following testing so the test information can be optimally used to improve patient outcomes
  7. Analyze the clinical settings in which the studies provide value in terms of outcomes and cost
  8. Utilize most contemporary approaches to pharmacologic stress
  9. Improve skills in semi-quantitative and quantitative methods of interpretation, including assessment of absolute coronary blood flow
  10. Utilize the combination of myocardial perfusion and ventricular function information from gated MPI procedures more effectively
  11. Utilize in practice the ability of ischemia shown by SPECT and PET-MPI to guide management decisions regarding coronary revascularization
  12. Identify applications of new myocardial perfusion and adrenergic nervous system imaging agents and the potential of nuclear cardiology for molecular imaging
  13. Discuss the extensive evidence base supporting the use of cardiac CT in a wide variety of settings
  14. Assess the use of coronary artery calcium scanning in prevention of coronary artery disease
  15. Identify the underlying principles of cardiac CT and the ways in which cardiac CT can examine coronary arteries, other aspects of cardiac structure, function, and extracardiac findings
  16. Recognize how the assessment of coronary artery plaque can add to coronary stenosis in assessing prognosis and predicting the likelihood of an acute coronary event
  17. Discuss the methods by which cardiac CT can simultaneously assess coronary anatomy as well as the physiologic significance of coronary stenosis (e.g., CP perfusion and FFRct)
  18. Utilize CT for non-coronary studies to guide treatment planning of TAVR
  19. Evaluate the capabilities of Cardiac MRI and the evidence supporting its use
  20. Identify the specific circumstances for which Cardiac MRI is the test of choice

Registration

FULL CONFERENCE (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY)

Early Rates-Register by 12/15/2017
Member Rates:
Physician: $695.00
Non-Physician: $495.00
Resident/Fellow: $295.00     

Non-Members: 
Physician:         $895.00       
Non-Physician:   $595.00
Resident/Fellow: $295.00     


CT SEGMENT ONLY (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

Early Rates-Register by 12/15/2017

Member Rates:
Physician: $365.00
Non-Physician: $260.00
Resident/Fellow:     $150.00     

Non-Member Rates:
Physician:           $465.00
Non-Physician:   $310.00

Resident/Fellow:     $150.00     

To Pay by Check:

Mail registration form and payment (with checks made payable to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) to:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Attn: Registrations
8797 Beverly Boulevard, #250
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be submitted in writing, and refunds will be subject to an administrative charge. Please e-mail cancellation request to cme@cshs.org. If you do not receive confirmation of your cancellation via e-mail, please call (310) 423-5548.



Accreditation
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.