ICUS Grand Rounds: FAQ

Category: ICUS Grand Rounds
  • Independent, expert speakers on Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
  • Approved and off-label uses, techniques and safety
  • For hospitals, physicians, sonographers, medical insurers and the public

What is ICUS Grand Rounds?

"ICUS Grand Rounds" is a new educational initiative of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). ICUS Grand Rounds lectures and demonstrations are available for hospitals, physicians, sonographers, medical insurers and the general public to foster awareness of CEUS safety and appropriate uses. Lecturers are internationally recognized experts in CEUS, including professors, physicians, researchers and sonographers.

How are ICUS Grand Rounds different from "speakers bureaus"?

Each expert lecturer controls the content of his or her own presentation, subject to the policies and ultimate control of the ICUS Board of Directors.

What is CEUS -- and how does it improve patient care, costs and outcomes?

CEUS is a safe, low-cost, radiation-free diagnostic imaging tool.

Specifically, CEUS uses biocompatible ultrasound contrast agents to improve front-line ultrasound scans. This reduces unnecessary downstream testing, thereby lowering overall health care costs and improving patient experiences. CEUS also reduces the need for radiation-based diagnostic imaging, reduces patient mortality and generally improves patient outcomes.

What topics and speakers are available?

Click here to see a list of lecture topics.

How can we sign up for an ICUS Grand Rounds presentation?

To learn more about ICUS Grand Rounds or to arrange a presentation, please contact:

International Contrast Ultrasound Society
c/o Robin J. Adams
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Tel: 202/408-6199

ICUS Grand Rounds Policies and Procedures

Category: ICUS Grand Rounds

General

ICUS Grand Rounds speakers will present independent educational programming based on scientific literature and clinical experience. Speakers will prepare and control the content of their own slides, written materials, and presentations -- subject to ICUS Board policies, firewalls and controls.

Firewalls

ICUS policies, firewalls and controls are designed and implemented to preserve the independence of all ICUS Grand Rounds programs. Any input, whether written or oral, from third parties may be provided on an advisory basis only and will be subject to such policies, firewalls and controls as the ICUS Board of Directors may promulgate from time to time. ICUS speakers may not use branded slides or distribute branded materials at any ICUS program. Sponsor representatives may attend ICUS Grand Rounds programs but may not make presentations.

Honoraria and Expenses

Any honoraria and expense reimbursement will be paid by ICUS, and no Grand Rounds speaker may accept compensation from a commercial entity in connection with a Grand Rounds program.

Travel Policy

Grand Rounds travel arrangements will be made through:

Great Time Tours of Hoffman Estates, IL.
847/882-8881
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Grand Rounds speakers should contact the agency directly. Any speaker who wishes to make his or her own travel arrangements must first obtain prior approval, which will be granted subject to the following restrictions:

  1. All air and ground transportation fares are to be booked in Coach class or equivalent.

  2. All accommodation is to be in regular room size (i.e. no suites).

  3. All claims for reimbursement are to include receipts and copies of paid invoices.

ICUS Grand Rounds

Category: ICUS Grand Rounds

Expert lectures on Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) for hospitals, physicians, sonographers, medical insurers and the public

ICUS Grand Rounds is an independent educational program that features presentations and demonstrations by experts in the field of CEUS, with a special focus on clinical applications, techniques and safety.

Aim

To draw awareness to appropriate uses, techniques and safety of CEUS. ICUS speakers may discuss off-label uses of CEUS, as well as approved uses of CEUS. All slides, written materials and presentations will be the responsibility of individual ICUS speakers subject to ICUS Board policy and control. Firewalls will be strictly enforced. 

Agenda

Individual lectures and demonstrations will be arranged in conjunction with host professional organizations, medical centers and other health care stakeholders. Click here to see a list of lecture topics.

Contact

To request an ICUS Grand Rounds program, please contact:

International Contrast Ultrasound Society
c/o Robin J. Adams
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 202/408-6199

ICUS Grand Rounds Lectures and Presentations

Category: ICUS Grand Rounds
  • CEUS Imaging -- Approved and Off- Label Options

How CEUS works, when to use it, and how it adds value. Presenters are available to discuss any one or more of the following specific clinical uses of CEUS:

  • Cardiac and Vascular Imaging (LVO, stress echo, myocardial perfusion, carotid artery)
  • Liver Imaging
  • Prostate Imaging
  • Body Imaging
  • IBD
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Safety of CEUS Imaging

The latest safety data will be presented.

  • Tips for Sonographers Using Ultrasound Contrast Agents

How UCAs work, when to use them and how they can add value for patients and your lab.

  • How to Set Up Your Echo Lab for CEUS
  • Reimbursement for CEUS Imaging (USA)
  • Current and Future Uses of CEUS

Originally developed to improve front line diagnostic imaging, ultrasound contrast agents may one day be used to deliver therapeutic compounds including drugs and genes. Presenters will trace the evolution of CEUS and its exciting possibilities for the future.

ICUS Sponsors

ICUS gratefully acknowledges its 2017 sponsors:

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Contact ICUS

  • Address: 1900 K Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20006-1102, USA
  • Telephone: 202-408-6199

About ICUS

ICUS is the world’s only professional society exclusively devoted to contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) medical imaging technology.

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