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Conference Schedule

Below you will find the conference schedules for the following offerings:

Women's Imaging Symposium
Breast Ultrasound Tutorial

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 
Moderator: Annina Wilkes, MD
 8:00 -  8:45 Breast Ultrasound: Indications and Overview Annina Wilkes, MD
 8:45 -  9:15 Physics Christopher R.B. Merritt, MD
 9:15 -  9:45 Optimization Techniques Cynthia Rapp, BS, RDMS
 9:45 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 11:00 BIRADS Lexicon Lisa Zorn, MD
11:00 - 11:45 Solid Masses Cynthia Rapp, BS, RDMS
11:45 - 12:30 Cystic Masses Lisa Zorn, MD
12:30 -  1:45 Lunch on your Own  
 1:45 -  2:30 Screening by Ultrasound - Techniques and Controversies Regina Hooley, MD
 2:30 -  3:00 ABUS for Breast Cancer Screening Alexander Sevrukov, MD
 3:00 -  3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
 3:30 -  4:15 Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy Annina Wilkes, MD
 4:15 -  4:45 Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation - Emerging Alternative to Surgery Alexander Sevrukov, MD
 4:45 -  5:00 Questions and Answers  

Women's Imaging Symposium
Advances in Ob/Gyn Symposium

Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
Moderator: Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
 8:00 -  8:45  Pelvic Pain: Uterine Causes Edward A. Lyons, MD
 8:45 -  9:30 Ultrasound Evaluation of the Infertile Patient Mary C. Frates, MD
 9:30 - 10:15 Pelvic Pain: Non-Uterine Causes Edward A. Lyons, MD
10:15 - 10:45 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:45 - 11:30 Is It Really Pelvic Pain? Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
11:30 - 12:15 3D-4D Obstetrical Ultrasound Julia Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
12:15 -  1:45 Lunch on your Own  
 1:45 -  2:30 First Trimester Ultrasound Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
 2:30 -  3:00 Systematic Approach to Fetal Cardiac Imaging Julia Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
 3:00 -  3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
 3:30 -  4:00 The Three Vessel View Julia Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
 4:00 -  4:45 Mistakes To Avoid in the 2nd and 3rd Trimester: Fetal Anatomy and Measurements Mary C. Frates, MD
 4:45 -  5:30 Interesting Case Review Chrystia Slywotzky, MD
Thursday, May 10, 2018 
Moderator: Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
 8:00 -  8:30  Ultrasound Evaluation of Aneuploidy Julia Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
 8:30 -  9:15 Obstetrical Unknowns in the Thorax and Abdomen Mary C. Frates, MD
 9:15 - 10:00 Answer the Question, Please Edward A. Lyons, MD
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:15 Multiple Gestations Mary C. Frates, MD
11:15 - 12:00 Ectopic Pregnancy: An Update Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
Moderator: Levon Nazarian, MD
 8:00 -  8:45 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Levon Nazarian, MD
 8:45 -  9:30 Ultrasound of Shoulder J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
 9:30 - 10:15 Ultrasound of Shoulder Pathology Levon Nazarian, MD
10:15 - 10:45 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:45 - 11:30 Demonstration of Ultrasound of the Shoulder Nandkumar Rawool, MD, RDMS
11:30 - 12:00 Ultrasound of the Elbow Suzanne Long, MD
12:00 -  1:30 Lunch on your Own  
 1:30 -  2:00 Ultrasound of the Hand/Wrist Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
 2:00 -  2:30 Demonstration of Ultrasound of the Elbow, Hand, Wrist J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
 2:30 -  2:45 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
 2:45 -  3:30 Ultrasound of the Foot/Ankle Suzanne Long, MD
 3:30 -  4:00 Demonstration of Ultrasound of the Foot/Ankle Nandkumar Rawool, MD, RDMS
 4:00 -  4:30 Ultrasound of the Hip & Knee Levon Nazarian, MD
 4:30 -  5:00 Demonstration of Ultrasound of the Hip & Knee Levon Nazarian, MD
 5:00 -  5:45 Knobology: How to Make a Great Image Nandkumar Rawool, MD, RDMS
Thursday, May 10, 2018 
Moderator: Levon Nazarian, MD
 8:00 -  8:45 Principles of Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Todd Stitik, MD
 8:45 -  9:30 Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerves Levon Nazarian, MD
 9:30 - 10:00 Demonstration of Peripheral Nerve Scanning J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
10:00 - 10:15 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:15 - 11:00 US Guided Nerve Hydrodisection Todd Stitik, MD
11:00 - 11:30 Ultrasound in Rheumatology Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
11:30 - 12:00 Ultrasound in Joint Replacement Levon Nazarian, MD
12:00 - 12:15 Q&A  
12:15 -  1:30 Lunch on your Own  
 1:30 -  2:15 Dynamic Imaging in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
 2:15 -  3:00 Ultrasound of Soft Tissue Masses Levon Nazarian, MD
 3:00 -  3:15 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
 3:15 -  4:00 Ultrasound of Hernias Levon Nazarian, MD
 4:00 -  4:30 Demonstration of Ultrasound of Hernias Levon Nazarian, MD
 4:30 -  5:00 Q&A  

Vascular Ultrasound Imaging & Doppler

Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Moderator:  Laurence Needleman, MD
7:00 - 8:00 Doppler Frederick Kremkau, PhD
8:00 - 8:30 Aortic Disease: Surgeon's Perspectives Paul DiMuzio, MD
8:30 - 9:00 Aorto Iliac Doppler George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
9:00 - 9:30 Cerebrovascular Protocols George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
9:30 - 10:00 Cerebrovascular Interpretation Edward Grant, MD, FACR
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:00 Cerebrovascular Cases Edward Grant, MD, FACR
Laurence Needleman, MD
11:00 - 11:30 Cerebrovascular Quality Assurance Needleman, Berdejo, Grant, Kupinski, DiMuzio
11:30 - 12:00 PAD: Surgeon's Perspectives Paul DiMuzio, MD
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:15 Natural History of DVT Laurence Needleman, MD
2:15 - 3:00 Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity Venous Protocols Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:30 - 4:00 Lower Extremity Reflux Protocol and Diagnostic Criteria Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
4:00 - 4:30 Venous Case Conference Needleman, Kupinski, Sheth
4:30 - 5:30 Practice Issues: Terminology, Protocols, Stats and Preliminaries Faculty
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Moderator: Laurence Needleman, MD 
7:30 - 8:00 Transcranial and Orbital Doppler Overview Barbara Alberto, MS, RVT
8:00 - 8:30 Knobs, Toggles and Buttons, Oh My! Traci Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT
8:30 - 9:00 Non Vascular Findings during Vascular Exams Lauren Lown, BS, RDMS, RVT, RMSK
9:00 - 9:30 Reasonable Arterial Protocols George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
9:30 - 10:00 Arterial Findings and Interpretation Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:00 Hemodialysis Fistulas and Grafts Brian Burke, MD
11:00 - 11:30 Doppler Confusions, Mistakes and Outdated Concepts Traci Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT
11:30 - 12:00 Interesting Vascular Cases Burke, Fox, Needleman
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:00 Post Interventional Vascular Injury and Collections Rick Feld, MD
2:00 - 2:30 Scrotal Doppler Brian Burke, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Renal Arteries Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 Break  
3:30 - 4:00 Portal Vein and Portal Hypertension Sheila Sheth, MD
4:00 - 4:30 Renal Transplants Brian Burke, MD
4:30 - 5:00 Questions and Answers Faculty

Principles Tune-Up

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 
Moderator: Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
 8:00 - 10:00 Ultrasound & Transducers Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 12:00 Instruments Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
12:00 -  1:30 Lunch on your Own  
 1:30 -  2:00 Artifacts Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
 2:00 -  2:30 The New Paradigm for Understanding, Teaching and Testing Sonographic Principles Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
 2:30 -  3:30 Doppler Principles Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
 3:30 -  4:00 Self-Evaluation Quiz Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD

Contrast Agents in Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 
Moderator: Flemming Forsberg, PhD
 8:00 -  8:05 Introduction Flemming Forsberg, PhD
 8:05 -  8:45 Microbubbles - What Do They Do and Is That Really Safe?
Flemming Forsberg, PhD
 8:45 -  9:15 A Sonographer's Guide to Techniques and Instrumentation for CEUS Corinne Wessner, BS, RDMS, RVT
 9:15 -  9:45 How to Start Your CEUS Practice and Perform Successful Billing Maria Francesco, BS, RT (R)(M)(CT)
 9:45 - 10:15 Break
 
10:15 - 10:45 Pediatric CEUS Susan Back, MD
10:45 - 11:15 Renal Ceus Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
11:15 - 11:45 Liver CEUS Edward Grant, MD
11:45 -  1:15 Lunch on your Own  
 1:15 -  1:45 Voiding Urosonography in Children with CEUS Susan Back, MD
 1:45 -  2:05 The Economics of CEUS in A Large County Hospital Edward Grant, MD
 2:05 -  2:30 Treatment Augmentation and Monitoring with CEUS John Eisenbrey, PhD
 2:30 -  3:00 CEUS Guidance in the Biopsy Suite Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
 3:00 -  3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
 3:30 -  3:50 Investigating CEUS as a Biomarker for Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment Kibo Nam, PhD
 3:50 -  4:10 Cardiac Catherization or CEUS? Jaydev Dave, PhD
 4:10 -  4:30 Clinical Experiences with Lymphosonography Priscilla Machado, MD
 4:30 -  4:45 Questions and Answers Panel

Abdominal Ultrasound

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Moderator: Laurence Needleman, MD 
7:30 - 8:00 Getting Started with Contrast Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
8:00 - 8:30 Echogenicity Alfred Kurtz, MD
8:30 - 9:00 RUQ after 5 Sheila Sheth, MD
9:00 - 9:30 What To Do About Thyroid Nodules Edward Grant, MD, FACR
9:30 - 10:00 Bowel Brian Burke, MD
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:00 Hernias Levon Nazarian, MD
11:00 - 11:30 Missed Abdominal Cases Sheila Sheth, MD
11:30 - 12:15 What to do about Liver Masses
Found at Cirrhosis Screening and
After Contrast Enhancement
Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
12:15 - 12:30 Questions and Answers Faculty
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:00 Post Interventional Vascular Injury
and Collections
Rick Feld, MD
2:00 - 2:30 Scrotal Doppler Brian Burke, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Renal Arteries Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 Break  
3:30 - 4:00 Portal Vein and Portal Hypertension Sheila Sheth, MD
4:00 - 4:30 Renal Transplants Brian Burke, MD
4:30 - 5:00 Questions and Answers Faculty

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