ICUS Basic Training Cardiovascular CEUS: Let's Get Started!

- Saturday, April 21 -
Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Steve Feinstein, MD - Professor, Rush University Medical Center; Program Host
Thomas Porter, MD - Chair of Cardiology, University of Nebraska
Joseph Petrusa, RDCS - Manager, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory
John Grabowski, BSN, RN - Nursing Supervisor, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory

Program description:  Cardiovascular CEUS

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify specific clinical cases that would benefit from CEUS and potentially improve clinical outcomes;
  2. Perform a basic CEUS examination for specific applications;
  3. Interpret the enhancement changes which occur following microbubble contrast agent injection;
  4. Set up a CEUS laboratory with required supplies, protocols and ordering/compliance mechanisms in place, and with involvement of hospital administration;
  5. Interpret and apply relevant CEUS labeling; and
  6. Report and submit reimbursement forms for CEUS usage.

CME information

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 the Illinois State Medical Society and International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS).  The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration and agendas

Registration is $100 per program, including program materials and meals.  Students and trainees will receive a $50 refund after showing appropriate ID when checking in for the program.  Registration does not include transportation or lodging, which must be arranged by participants.  To register and view the program agenda, please visit:   www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingcardiacceuschicago

Agenda

8:00 a.m.    Registration, coffee, visit exhibits
8:30 a.m.    Welcome: Overview of CEUS and clinical uses (Echo lab, ED, CCU, etc.)         
9:00 a.m.    Ultrasound contrast agents:  Composition, safety, labeling, guidelines & criteria    
        
9:20 a.m.    Benefits and drawbacks of CEUS vs other imaging options              
9:40 a.m.    BREAK
10:00 a.m.  Breakout sessions:  Knobology, equipment, ultrasound contrast agents
11:00 a.m.  How to set up a successful CEUS lab - P&T, work flow, reimbursement, other issues        
11:30 a.m.  How to scan: Techniques for injecting, imaging, positioning of patients, etc.     
Noon          What images do you need?  And what do they show?                 
12:30 p.m.  BUFFET LUNCH and EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS
1:30 p.m.    LVO - Rest and treadmill/bicycle and dobutamine  stress echo            
1:50 p.m.    Quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging                    
2:10 p.m.    Carotid    CEUS imaging                                
2:30 p.m.    BREAK    
3:00 pm.     Additional uses:  E.g., cardio-oncology, EF, sonothrombolysis, therapy        
3:30 pm.     Commonly asked questions: Yours and ours                     
4:00 p.m.    Wrap up                                     
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn

For additional information, please contact:

Stephanie Wilson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Steve Feinstein - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ICUS Basic Training Abdominal CEUS: Let's Get Started!

- Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Speaker: Richard Barr, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Host: Stephanie Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary  

Program description:  Abdominal CEUS

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Prepare and inject a microbubble contrast agent according to the specific requirements for that agent;
  2. Perform a basic CEUS examination of the liver;
  3. Interpret liver CEUS images as showing malignancy on the basis of nodule washout in the portal venous phase;
  4. Provide accurate diagnoses for benign liver masses based on their specific enhancement patterns in the arterial phase;
  5. Categorize liver nodules shown on CEUS in those at risk for HCC according to ACR LI-RADS; and
  6. Select appropriate patients for CEUS examination recognizing the contributions of CEUS to vascular imaging.

CME information

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 the Illinois State Medical Society and International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS).  The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration and agendas

Registration is $100 per program, including program materials and meals.  Students and trainees will receive a $50 refund after showing appropriate ID when checking in for the program.  Registration does not include transportation or lodging, which must be arranged by participants. To register and view the program agenda, please visit:  www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingabdominalceuschicago

Agenda

7:30 am           Registration, coffee, visit exhibits

8:00- 8:10        Welcome
 
8:10 – 9:00       Microbubble Contrast Agents and Their Imaging Techniques
        
9:00 - 10:30     Tips of the Trade:  How to perform terrific CEUS

10:30 -10:45    Break
10:45 - 11:30   A CEUS examination, standard and quantification: What images do you need?  

11:30 - 12:00    Questions:  Yours and mine

12:00 – 1:30     Exhibits / Lunch Break

1:30– 2:00        CEUS as compared with CT and MR scan    

2:00 – 2:45       The fundamentals for interpretation of liver CEUS
 
2:45  -  3:30      The fundamentals for interpretation of renal CEUS
 
3:30 - 4:00         An interactive quiz:  CEUS case studies

For additional information, please contact:

Stephanie Wilson, MD - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Steve Feinstein, MD - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CEUS Basic Training

ICUS is proud to expand its educational programs in 2018 to include practical training for successful use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the cardiovascular system and abdomen.

Learn when and how to use CEUS to improve patient care, outcomes and workflows.

Chicago - April 21-22, 2018

Cardiac CEUS
Saturday, April 21 - Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Steve Feinstein, MD - Professor, Rush University Medical Center; Program Host
Thomas Porter, MD - Chair of Cardiology, University of Nebraska
Joseph Petrusa, RDCS - Manager, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory
John Grabowski, BSN, RN - Nursing Supervisor, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory

Abdominal CEUS
Sunday, April 22 - Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Speaker: Richard Barr, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Host: Stephanie Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary  

Registration

A $100 registration fee per training program includes program materials and meals.  Registration does not include transportation or lodging, which should be arranged by participants themselves.

Students and trainees will receive a $50 refund after showing appropriate ID when checking in for the program.

Online registration links:

Cardiac CEUS (Saturday, April 21):     www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingcardiacceuschicago
Abdominal CEUS (Sunday, April 22):     www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingabdominalceuschicago


Program Description

(To see full agendas and course description, click here:
Cardiac CEUS             Abdominal CEUS: )

Expert lectures will address practical skills needed to implement a successful CEUS program, with multiple ultrasound systems and contrast agents available for participants to examine.  Topics will include:

  1. Microbubble contrast agents: Safety, uses, cost effectiveness.  
  2. Getting started: From set-up to injection to optimizing settings and performance.   
  3. Interpreting the images:  Basic and advanced skills.
  4. CEUS economics: What you need to know about billing codes, and using CEUS to reduce the length of hospital stays and time to diagnosis.  
  5. Knobology – Break out rooms with personalized opportunities to "touch and feel" multiple ultrasound systems and contrast agents, examine settings, etc.

Programs are suitable for physicians, sonographers, nurses, technicians, administrators, industry and others interested in CEUS.

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  • Telephone: 202-408-6199

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