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A few testimonials:

“This course really does “what it says on the tin”! Completely holistic approach to breast imaging with intensive seminars on pathology, mammography, MRI, ultrasound, new technology and plenty of problem solving. Professor Brenner has decades of breast imaging experience and an extensive collection of well-annotated slides. The breadth and depth of his lectures is extremely impressive and his rad-path correlation is superb. As somebody with 20 years of breast imaging behind me, I found this course refreshing, thought-provoking and stimulating; I came back to work with renewed enthusiasm! Well worth while.”

-Dr Eleanor Moskovic, FRCP, FRCR
Royal Marsden Hospital, London

“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
Rush Medical College 

“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

 

Program

Program

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time
7:30-8:00am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 Introduction to Course
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
8:15-10:15 Breast Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look the Way They Do (Interactive)
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:30-11:00 Sentinel Node Analysis: What the Radiologist Needs to Know
11:00-12:30pm One and Two View Asymmetries Seen on Screening: Simpler, Smarter, Better Approaches (When Tomosynthesis Helps and When it Doesn’t)
12:45-1:45 Luncheon Provided
1:45-3:15 Masses and Calcifications—Beyond Textbook Lectures; Gaining an Imaging Edge
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 2: Surveillance & Interventional Issues
3:30-4:15 Surveillance Imaging: Rationale and Data Review: When is it Okay, When is it Not Okay
4:15-5:30 Biopsy Techniques-Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle LOC: Avoiding Pitfalls and New Horizons
5:30-6:00pm Questions and Answers
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time
7:30-8:00am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
SESSION 3: Breast MRI Current Status, Future Directions
8:00-10:00 MRI: Silicone Images, Tumor Imaging Part I: Evolving Science and Criteria, Dispelling Myths
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-12:15pm MRI Tumor Imaging Part II. Revisiting Indications and Controversies, What You Need to Know
12:15-12:30 Questions and Answers
12:30-1:30 Luncheon Provided
SESSION 4: Breast Density and Tomosythesis: Risk Analysis and Supplementary Imaging
1:30-3:00 Breast Density: Risk Considerations and Review of Supplementary Imaging Strategies: Fact and Fiction, Critical Literature Review and Image Analysis
3:00-3:45 Implementation Issues in Tomosynthesis: Going Beyond What They Tell You at the 8 hour Qualifying Courses
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break and Exhibits
4:00-5:15 Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsies: Making Sense of Conflicting Data
5:15-5:45pm Questions and Answers
Monday, June 29, 2020
Time
SESSION 5: Medical Legal Perspectives on Breast Imaging Practice
7:30-8:00 Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
8:00-10:45 Medical Legal Aspects of Breast Imaging and Reporting and Avoiding False Negative Studies: Putting Everything in Context
10:45-11:00 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 Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel, London


Commanding a prime location in London, a short walk from King’s Cross St Pancras station and Euston station, Pullman London St Pancras (PullmanLondonStPancras.com) opens up new travel possibilities, with Europe on your doorstep and Heathrow Airport accessible in 35 minutes by train.

A block of Classic rooms at special room rates has been reserved for course participants. Rates are: £230.00/single and £240.00/double; room rates include breakfast, and VAT . Full amount of stay is due at booking time and is not refundable. Bookings can be made by contacting Agathe Deschodt at The Pullman London St Pancras at H5309-RE2@accor.com or call: 0044 207 666 9051. To receive the special rates please reference CME150619. Room Reservations Opens August 1, 2019. Please note that the cutoff date for the room block is May 3, 2020. We recommend attaining travel insurance for unforeseen cancellations if booking the group non-refundable rate.

For flexibility, please book at the Pullman website at best prevailing FLEXIBLE rates. As of June 2019, the best prevailing FLEXIBLE rates, that can be canceled up to 2PM on day of arrival, are £263.00/night for a Classic Room with Breakfast (includes VAT) and £236.00/night for a Classic Room , no breakfast (includes VAT)
The Pullman London St Pancras hotel is ideally located just a few minutes from three of the city’s major railway stations: King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras International (Eurostar). 
The Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel, 100 – 110 Euston Road, NW1 2AJ, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Tel: (+44)20/76669000, Fax: (+44)20/76669025

Airline Discounts

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  Code: ZHD3365474. 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 NMTM3 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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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 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 is pending approval for up to 15.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

The Hawaii 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: 720-895-5357
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 $1,295.00
Military/Retired/Scientist/VA $1,195.00
Resident/Fellow/Technologist/PA/Nurse $995.00

 

 

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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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