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A few testimonials:

“State of the art literature review with common sense, practical strategies that surpass classic teachings. Anyone in either academic or private practice should be sure to attend this course at least once.”
Margo M. Moskos, MD, MPH
Senior Staff, Clinical Breast Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School


“We’ve read that this was one of the best teaching courses on breast imaging out there, by people who had been to most courses. That no one in breast imaging, private or academic, should miss attending this course. We’ve been to the course. It’s all true!”

Peter Jokich, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Breast Imaging
Rush Medical College and Rush 
University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

“I thought the comments had been exaggerated- Not True! The best Breast Imaging course I have attended. I have already recommended it to colleagues.”
Stacey Piche, MD

“Thank you for such a great and informative meeting. The location was beautiful, the speaker was very informative, and everything was organized very well. Thank you!”
Sylvia Nobles, RT
Supervisor Mammo
Carolina East Diagnostic Center

 

Program

Program

October 20, 2016
Time
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
8:00-10:00 Breast Anatomy, Pathology, and Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look the Way They Do (Interactive)
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-10:45 Sentinel Lymph Node Analysis and Its Place in Imaging Strategies
10:45-12:00 Evaluation of One and Two View Breast Asymmetries: Simplified and More Validated Approaches
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break (on own)
1:30-3:00 Evaluation of Breast Masses and Calcifications
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 2: Surveillance
3:15-4:30 Imaging Surveillance (Mammography, Sonography, MRI): Rationale, Approach, Outcomes
4:30-5:30 Questions and Answers

 

October 21, 2016
Time
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
SESSION 3: Breast Density and MRI: Current Status, Future Directions
8:00-10:15 Breast MRI: Part I. Silicone and Tumor Studies: General Principles and Indications
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:30-12:00 Breast MRI: Part II: Tumor Studies, Pitfalls, Strategies, Outcomes, Relationship to Other Physiologic Imaging
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break (on own)
1:30-3:00 Breast Density: Issues of Risk and Analysis of Supplementary Screening Options
(Tomo, MBI, Ultrasound, MRI, Others)
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 4: Intervention
 3:15:4:15 Biopsy Techniques: Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle Localization: Practical Tips
4:15-5:15 Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsies
5:15-5:30 Questions and Answers

 

October 22, 2016
Time
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Exhibits and  Continental Breakfast
SESSION 5: Medical/Legal Issues
8:00-10:30 Medical Legal Issues for the Radiologist and Facility: Avoiding False Negatives and Miscommunication
10:30-11:00 Questions and Answers
11:00 Course Adjournes

 

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

Location

110 Wynn Tower King Barbara Kraft
Luxury and attention to detail are what you’ll experience from the moment you arrive at Wynn. The five-star, five-diamond Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Resort is the leader in quality and luxury on the Las Vegas strip. The hotel has also received a Michelin ranking of Five Red Pavilions; the only resort in Las Vegas to have received this designation and Wynn holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards than any other casino resort in the world.

Rooms features expansive floor space, complete with floor to ceiling windows, separate sitting areas, luxury bedding, and soaking tubs with separate glass enclosed shower. Both the Wynn and Encore towers have their own spas, pools, restaurants, casinos, fitness centers, nightclubs, lounges and shops and guests of either tower can enjoy the amenities of the complete resort.

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A special rate of $219.00 weekdays and $269.00 weekends (Friday and Saturday nights) per room per night for a Resort Suite has been reserved for our conference participants. This rate is for single or double occupancy and is subject to tax. To receive this special rate, please make your reservation no later than September 14, 2015. Rooms at this special rate have been reserved for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the cut-off date. Please ask reservations for availability and rates on suites.

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Don’t be disappointed by waiting too long; reserve your room now ONLINE HERE or by contacting Wynn Room Reservations Department. Phone: 1-866-770-7555 or (702) 770-7000, or Fax: (702) 770- 1571. Please identify yourself as a participant of the CME Science Breast Imaging conference, group code 8CME1016. For more information on the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, please visit their website at www.wynnlasvegas.com or call (702) 770-7000, tollfree 1-888-320-7123.

 

LAS VEGAS TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION:

220px-Las Vegas 89Wynn Las Vegas is easily located just a ten minute drive from Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport. Taxis between the airport and hotel are easy to get and average $20.00 each way. Discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our conference registrants and their guests.

Discounts on airfare and car rentals 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 Z Code: ZVNA & Agreement Code: 225182. 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 NMLTZ 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.

For Virgin Airlines: Reservations and ticketing are available via www.virginamerica.com. Select the Cities you are flying From and To. Select the number of Travelers. Select the Travel Dates. Click “Promo Code”. Enter your Promo Code (MCVXBREASTATOZ16) Terms and Conditions * October 20, 2016 at 11:59pm PT. This offer is valid only for nonstop or connecting travel; offer is not valid for any multi-city itineraries. Travel must occur between 10/18/16 thru 10/24/16. Promo code is valid for non-refundable Main Cabin. Promo code may only be used for bookings made on virginamerica.com and is only valid on itineraries of up to 2 guests only.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Special Discounted rates have been arranged for conference participants and their families, call 1-800-654-2240 reference Convention Number use code: 04K20007 and click HERE to book.

For Advantage Rent A Car.  The discount is 10% off their already low internet rates – this discount is valid throughout the countrythroughout the year without blackouts! Please click here for the discount http://www.advantage.com/?rc=CD03541309 or call 800-777-5500 and mention discount code CD03541309.

For Avis, Special Discounted rates have been arranged for conference participants and their families. Call 1 (800) 331-1600 Reference the course and use AWD code: J906925 To book on-line: Avis.com

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For Enterprise and National car rental. To use please go to www.nationalcar.com Enter location, dates, and contract ID (L23J799).

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.

LAS VEGAS and HAWAII COURSES: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.00 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.

18.0 of these hours are in Breast Imaging
(All 18.0 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. (Reference #CMED100414-1952).

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

The Las Vegas course has been approved for up to 16.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

The New York course has been approved for up to 15.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

The Hawaii course has been approved 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

Physicians – For the 2012 course only please contact:
Email: info@cmescience.com

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

Registration Details

Registration

 

Practicing Physician/Industry $1,195.00
Military/Retired/Scientist/VA $1,095.00
Resident/Fellow/Technologist/PA/Nurse $795.00

 

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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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