Program

Program

Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
9:00-11:00 AM Breast Anatomy, Pathology, And Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look The Way They Do
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
11:15-12:00 Asymmetries Of The Breast: Simplified And More Validated Imaging Approaches
12:00-1:30 Evaluation Of Breast Masses And Calcifications: It’s Easier Than It Seems
1:30-2:45 Break for Lunch on Your Own
2:45-4:45 Management Of Nonpalpable Lesions: Surveillance Strategies, Image Guide Biopsy (Including Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI); Technique Tricks And Controversies In Surgical Recommendations
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
9:00-11:00 AM Breast MRI, Part I: Silicone Evaluation And Tumor Evaluation
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-1:15 Breast MRI, Part II: Techniques, Pitfall, Outcomes
1:15-2:30 Break for Lunch on Your Own
2:30-3:45 Breast Density: Evaluation Of Risk And Efficacy Of Supplementary Screening (Discussion Of Whole Breast Ultrasound, Tomosynthesis, MRI, Nuclear Imaging)
3:45-4:30 Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation: Analysis And Relevance To Radiologist
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
9:00-11:30 AM Medical Legal Aspects Of Breast Imaging: Strategies To Avoid False Negative Studies, Communication Issues, General Principles
11:30-12:00PM Wrap Up: Questions And Answer On All Subjects (Including Topics Not On This Schedule)

Objectives

Objectives

Course Description

Objectives This course provides an integrated full discussion aimed at comprehending the basis and applications of breast imaging in five distinct sessions, using a case based approach supported by evidence-based literature review.

Session 1 will take the attendee through the histopathologic basis for benign and malignant breast disease with imaging correlates. Conventional topics with simplified and novel strategies are presented to both review and advance the practice of mammography and ultrasound. Session 2 focuses on imaging diagnoses for which surveillance may be reasonable and will emphasize techniques and analytic parameters regarding intervention and tissue diagnosis.

Session 3 will address the critical issues of breast density risk assessment as well as perspectives on supplementary screening such as whole breast ultrasound and tomosynthesis.

Session 4 explores in depth both current and evolving concepts and strategies in MRI interpretation with review of literature and case based presentation.

Session 5 explores the issues of medical legal accountability in interpretation and communication as well as providing strategies to avoid liability.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the histopathologic basis for benign and malignant breast lesions
  • Analyze more robust and simplified methods of evaluating asymmetries commonly seen at screening and diagnostic settings
  • Assess criteria for imaging diagnoses of benign, probably benign, and suspicious imaging findings on mammography, ultrasound, MRI
  • Assess Criteria For Imaging Diagnoses And Need For Tissue Diagnosis Of Identified Breast Lesions
  • Determine suitability for nonpalpable lesions subject to imaging surveillance as opposed to biopsy
  • Analyze applications, techniques, and pitfalls of stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI-guided biopsy
  • Evaluate the basis and evidence for recommending surgical excision of “high risk” lesions determined by percutaneous biopsy
  • Analyze current issues involved in breast density evaluation including risk and supplementary screening indications
  • Evaluate efficacy of supplementary screening and advanced screening techniques including whole breast ultrasound, tomosynthesis, MRI, and nuclear medicine imaging of the breast
  • Evaluate evidence based approaches to MRI lesion evaluation, and determine efficacy of different indications for use of breast MRI
  • Determine medical legal implications of different approaches to clinical breast imaging and communications and develop strategies toward risk reduction

Target Audience:

targets1. General radiologists and trainees interested in breast imaging
2. Radiology residents and fellows in training
3. Radiology technologists, nurses and radiology physician assistants
4. Breast surgeons
5. Allied health care professionals who desire to have an update on the state of current imaging as an aid to patient management for diseases of the breast.

Location


The Westin Excelsior, Rome – The Legend of Rome

The Westin Excelsior is one of the cities most imposing palaces, rich in history and located on one of the most celebrated and talked about streets of Rome, close to the main attractions in Rome: the legendary Via Veneto, nestled between the Spanish steps and the Borghese Gardens & Gallery.

Special contracted rates for single occupancy rooms are ‎€390 per night and double occupancy rooms are ‎€410 per night plus VAT, currently 10% and city tax Euro €7 per person, per night. All rates include buffet breakfast.

To make your reservation, You can book your room ONLINE HERE by May 23rd, 2018, 5:00pm local Rome time.
Don’t miss out on these special rates, they are available on a first come, first-served basis and may sell out before the cut off date.

For Grandluxe rooms, please contact the Hotel directly, addressing your request to Alessia Garavaglia, Event Sales Coordinator, at alessia.garavaglia@starwoodhotels.com
(phone number: +39 06 4708 2705).

Rome and Italy Travel, Transportation and Tours

Known as the “magnificent white palace on Via Veneto”, The Westin Excelsior, Rome is nearby to Piazza di Spagna and the Vila Borghese gardens and is considered to be one of the world’s great classic hotels. Located on Via Veneto, the most well-known street in Rome, the Excelsior establishes a link between a brilliant past and a compelling present. Visit the hotel live webcam on Via Veneto.

Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) is Rome’s main airport and is is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train. The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome’s main train station) takes about 30 minutes. If you have much luggage you will prefer to travel by taxi or private transfer (IDI Travel can arrange transfers for you).

Within Italy and nearby cities in Europe you may find traveling by train convenient.

Make the most of your visit to Rome and Italy: IDI Travel is at your service to arrange pre-trips, post-trips, transfers, private tours and guides. Contact Martina Pivato of Italian Dream Travel (IDI).

Email: martina@iditravel.com | Tel. +390415936299 Fax +390415931232 | Website: IDITravel.com

Discounts on airfare  have been arranged for our conference registrants and their guests.

For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Discount Code: ZZ3U644419. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

For Delta Airlines, Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMQKE on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Accreditation

Accreditation and CME Certificates

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and CME Science. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test and evaluation online, your certificate will be made available immediately.

15.25 of these hours are in Breast Imaging
(All 15.25 will count toward mammography hours)
2.00 of these hours are Stereotactic Biopsy
2.00 of these hours are Ultrasound Biopsy
2.00 of these hours are MRI biopsy
4.00 of these hours are MR
2.00 of these hours are Ultrasound
4.00 of these hours are Digital Mammography

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Earn SAM Credit

Qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.

“Breast Imaging from A to Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts” has been qualified by the American Board of Radiology for 8 SAM credits. 

SAM credits are required for radiologists certified since 2002, and strongly suggested for all radiologists. Due to recent CMS negotiations with the American Board of Radiologist, EVEN radiologists with grandfathered lifetime certification are now encouraged to participate in the MOC process. Specifically, pay for performance incentives–that may evolve into penalties for noncompliance–are being linked to “being in the process of obtaining” MOC. You can contact the ABR for specifics.

As an attendee of the Breast Imaging from A to Z course, you are eligible to obtain 8 SAMS credits offered for this course. The process is very simple and will take only a few minutes to complete. At the course you will be given a website link to go to to take the post course quiz and print out your own SAMs certificate.

Technologists

This course is pending approval for up to 16.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

CME Accreditation inquiries/Certificate Copies

Physicians – For courses held in 2013 and beyond, please contact:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
367 Inverness Parkway, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720-895-5322
Fax: 303-858-8848
Reese Walters- Email: Rwalters@pimed.com

For a CME Credit Modality Breakdown, Please email, info@cmescience.com

Technologists – all courses:
Email: info@cmescience.com

Registration Details

Registration

Practicing Physician/Industry $1,195.00 USD
Military/Retired/Scientist/VA $1,095.00 USD
Resident/Fellow/Technologist/PA/Nurse $895.00 USD

 

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If you would like to mail or fax in your registration, please download the conference brochure and use the registration form in the brochure. Checks should be made payable to CME Science and mailed/faxed to:

CME Science
3790 El Camino Real, Suite 2029
Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
FAX: 650 887-2113

 

Registration Questions? – – Please call (855) 383-7116.

Note: Cancellations received in writing at least four weeks prior will receive a refund less a $100.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact our staff prior to the live event at 213 342-1263 or via email at info@cmescience.com

 

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