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Course Brochure

A few testimonials:

“Dr. Brenner is a SUPER-STAR. I’m a very picky critic but his explanatory style is A+. “
Arash Afari, MD
Simi Valley Hospital, SV, CA
Yale University Med School
UCLA School of Medicine

“Great Review and up to date, covering all aspects of Breast Imaging.”
David Coupland, MD
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

“Having a single speaker with the depth of knowledge that Dr. Brenner has results in the perfect conference, with salient points covered in depth without duplication. I have attended this conference twice & will come back again”
Linda Gordon, MD
Alta Bates Summit Med Ctr.

“Very Concise Course.”
Eileen Liljerblad, MD, MD
University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX

Program

Program

September 17, 2016
Time
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, 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 on Your Own
SESSION 2: Imaging Surveillance
1:30-2:30 Evaluation of Breast Masses and Calcifications; Diagnosis Made Easier
2:30-3:00 Imaging Surveillance and Biopsy Technique: Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle Localization, Practice Tips: Part I
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
3:15-4:00 Biopsy Techniques: Part II
SESSION 3: Breast Density Risk Assessment
4:00-5:30 Breast Density: Risk Assessment and Supplementary Screening (Whole Breast Ultrasound, Tomosynthesis, etc.)
5:30-6:00 Questions and Answers

 

September 18, 2016
Time
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
SESSION 4: MRI Interpretation
8:00-10:45 Breast MRI: Part I. Silicone and Tumor Studies: Fundamentals and Guiding Strategies
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break and Exhibits
11:00-12:30PM Breast MRI: Part II: Tumor Studies, Pitfalls, Outcomes, Relationship to Other Physiologic Imaging
12:30-1:30 Lunch on Your Own
SESSION 5: Medical Legal Issues
 1:30-3:00 Medical Legal Issues for the Radiologist and Facility Part I: Clinical Practice Aspects of Potential Liability and Defensible Approaches
 3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
3:15-5:00 Medical Legal Issues for the Radiologist and Facility Part II: Avoiding False Negatives and Miscommunication
5:00-6:00 Questions and Answers

 

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

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

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The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel is one of the most famous old hotels in New York. With New York’s hard-to-find affordability in Midtown Manhattan the New Yorker is a convenient location across from Penn station and close to Times Square. Located on 8th Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan, come revel in the newly re-imagined setting of this historic hotel.  Special rates beginning at $299.00 plus tax per room per night for single or double occupancy rooms with one queen bed have been reserved for our conference participants. Larger rooms and suites and rooms with two beds are also available at discounted rates based on availability. To receive these special group rates, please make your reservation no later than August 15, 2016. Rooms at group rates have been reserved for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the cut-off date.

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Please ask reservations for availability and rates on suites. Additional charges apply for rooms with two beds and for more than two adults per room.

Don’t be disappointed by waiting too long; reserve your room ONLINE HERE or by contacting The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel toll free at 1-866-800-3088, direct at 1-212-971-0101, by fax at 1-212-563-1476, or by email to reservations@nyhotel.com

Please identify yourself as a participant of the CME Science Radiology Courses September 2016 presented by CME Science group ID 09166961BI. For more information on The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, please visit their website www.newyorkerhotel.com.


New York Travel and Transportation

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel is easily located just a five minute walk from New York Penn Station for those arriving by train. Attendees arriving by plane will find LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport and Newark Airport all offer easy access to Midtown Manhattan.

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.

CME Science has negotiated a special discount with 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.

CME Science has negotiated a special discount with Enterprise and National car rental. To use please go to www.nationalcar.com Enter location, dates, and contract ID (L23J799).

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

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.

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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