CEUS Education and Training – Chicago 2019

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (“CEUS”) is now an integral part of ultrasound imaging throughout the world, and indications are growing.

Learn basic and advanced CEUS skills and insights at educational programs sponsored by the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). Physicians, sonographers, technicians, students and trainees will benefit from these well-received educational experiences.

Essentials of Abdominal CEUS:
The Basics and Beyond

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Willis Tower, Suite 5900 (Dentons) * 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago
Stephanie Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary – Program host & speaker
Richard Barr, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University – Speaker

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7:30 – 8:00 Registration, coffee, visit exhibits  
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome from ICUS S. Wilson
8:10 – 8:30 Microbubble contrast agents and how to image them R. Barr
8:30 – 9:00 How to set up a CEUS lab R. Barr
9:00 – 9:30 Tips of the trade: How to perform excellent CEUS S. Wilson
9:30 – 10:00 What can go wrong and to fix it R. Barr
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK – Your questions and Ours S. Wilson, R. Barr
10:15 – 10:45 The fundamentals for interpretation of liver CEUS S. Wilson
10:45 – 11:15 The fundamentals for interpretation of renal CEUS R. Barr
11:15 – 12:00 CEUS applications beyond the liver and kidney S. Wilson
12:00 – 1:30 EXHIBITS / LUNCH BREAK  
1:30 – 2:00 CEUS as compared to CECT and CEMR S. Wilson
2:00 – 3:00 HCC imaging and CEUS LI-RADS S. Wilson
3:00 – 3:30 CEUS guidelines R. Barr
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK – Your questions and Ours S. Wilson, R. Barr
3:45 – 5:00 GREAT CASES in an interactive format S. Wilson, R. Barr

Essentials of Cardiovascular CEUS:
The Basics and Beyond

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Willis Tower, Suite 5900 (Dentons) * 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago
Steve Feinstein, MD
Professor, Rush University Medical Center – Program host & speaker
Thomas Porter, MD
Chair of Cardiology, University of Nebraska – Speaker

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8:00 a.m. Registration, coffee, visit exhibits
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of ultrasound contrast agents: Composition, safety, guidelines & criteria
9:00 a.m. Clinical CEUS in the echo lab, ED, CCU and more
9:30 a.m. CEUS vs other cardiovascular imaging options: Benefits & drawbacks of each
10:00 a.m. Coffee and Exhibits: Examine multiple ultrasound contrast agents and ultrasound systems
11:00 a.m. How to scan: Techniques for injecting, imaging, positioning of patients, etc.
11:30 a.m. What images do you need? And what do they show?
Noon Practical issues in setting up a successful CEUS lab: P&T, work flow and more
12:30 p.m. Buffet lunch and 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. Coffee and Exhibits: Examine multiple ultrasound contrast agents and ultrasound systems
3:00 p.m. Cardio-oncology, EF, and other advanced CEUS uses
3:30 p.m. CEUS and therapy: Monitoring and sonothrombolysis today, gene/drug delivery tomorrow?
4:00 p.m. Commonly asked questions: Yours and ours
4:30 p.m. Adjourn



Registration is $100, including materials and meals. A $50 rebate is available for students and trainees after showing appropriate ID at check-in. Full scholarships are available. Registration does not include transportation or lodging.

Learning objectives

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.

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 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Discounted parking

Discounted parking is available at the Traders Self Park Garage, located approximately one block south of the Willis Tower on Franklin St. between Jackson Blvd. and Van Buren. The reduced fee is $17 (all day). You may obtain a parking sticker at the ICUS registration desk upon presenting your parking ticket. (Note that discounted parking is not available at the Tower Self Park Garage immediately across from the Willis Tower.)

Venue – Willis Tower

The ICUS educational programs in Chicago will take place in the Dentons conference suite on the 59th Floor of the Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive. Since the building is under construction, please plan to use one of the entrances on Franklin St. or Adams St., as the Wacker Drive entrance will be closed. Taxis will be available at the Franklin St. entrance.

Check-in at Willis Tower lobby

Visitor passes will be emailed to your smart phone before the event. If you do not receive a visitor pass via email, please check in at the Visitor’s Desk in the lobby of the Willis Tower. Then proceed through security to the 59th Floor, Dentons’ conference suite, where the program will be held. A valid photo ID or passport will be required for security clearance.


Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Exhibit deliveries

To arrange delivery of your exhibit, please contact Diana Huggins, c/o Dentons — 312-876-2384 or 312-340-9083, diana.huggins@dentons.com. The Willis Tower loading dock address is 233 S. Lower Wacker Drive. Loading dock hours are sx[; times must be reserved in advance. Certificate of Insurance forms must be returned to Diana by May 13.

ICUS 2019 educational programs

  • Orlando — Abdominal CEUS — April 10, 2019
  • Chicago—Abdominal CEUS–May18, 2019
  • Chicago — Cardiovascular CEUS — May 19, 2019
  • Washington, DC — Abdominal CEUS — September 21, 2019
  • Washington, DC — Cardiovascular CEUS — September 22, 2019
  • Los Angeles—Abdominal CEUS — October19, 2019
  • Los Angeles—Cardiovascular CEUS — October20, 2019

For additional information please contact:
Steve Feinstein (stevebfeinstein@gmail.com) or Stephanie Wilson (Stephanie.Wilson@ahs.ca)