Advances in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI: 34th Annual Case Review with the Experts

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Date & Location
Friday, January 18, 2019 7:00 AM - Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:00 PM   Harvey Morse Conference Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Target Audience
Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

Overview
A major national healthcare imperative for noninvasive imaging is for the tests that are used provide value. Nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI studies provide powerful tools for diagnosis, risk assessment, and guiding management of selected patients with known or suspected cardiac disease. In the current environment, imaging must address the combined considerations of improving outcomes and containing costs. To this end, advanced cardiac imaging studies must be ordered on the right patients and optimally performed, interpreted, reported, and acted upon by physicians and allied health professionals. Additionally, effective methods to reduce radiation exposure need to be implemented to maximize patient safety. There is a clear need of physicians performing, interpreting and those who order the tests to understand the issues regarding value-based imaging and to optimally implement this understanding.

The course is designed to meet the current needs of professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT or cardiac MRI studies. The course covers the use of these modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen by cardiologists in typical day-to-day practice. The faculty is uniquely comprised of 26 of the most widely recognized speakers in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI in the world.

Course will include topics in:
- SPECT and PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)
Clinical applications of Nuclear Cardiology
- New and future developments in PET and SPECT
- Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
- Cardiac MRI, practice trends and best articles of 2018



Objectives
  1. Learn up-to-date evidence regarding the information provided by tests, the appropriate use of testing and how the tests affect outcomes and costs in coronary, noncoronary heart and aortic disease
  2. Know the latest acquisition/processing protocols, instrumentation and software for the multiple imaging modalities
  3. Appreciate how new approaches to functional assessment such as coronary flow reserve, noninvasive fractional flow reserve, plaque measurements increase test information
  4. Improve image interpretation and recognition of image artifacts
  5. Recognize strategies to reduce patient radiation and contrast exposure while conducting high quality studies
  6. Apply optimal protocols for pharmacologic stress testing
  7. Create optimal reports that integrate test findings and provide guidance for patient management
  8. Identify the latest information regarding how test findings should be used to guide patient management decisions
  9. Use criteria and evidence-based strategies to reduce inappropriate testing
  10. Identify knowledge gaps regarding blueprints for the CBNC and CBCCT Boards

Registration

 Physicians  $695
 Non-Physicians  $395
 Resident/Fellows   $295 

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, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90048

*Check must be received two weeks before the course.

Refund 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 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses
The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME for Category 1 credit as meeting the educational requirements for license renewal.