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Conference Schedule

Below you will find the conference schedules for the following offerings.  Please note that schedules may be subject to changes.

Women's Imaging Symposium
Breast Ultrasound Tutorial

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This day-long session, directed by Annina N. Wilkes, MD covers all the key topics from both the clinical and the imaging perspectives.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Moderator: Annina Wilkes, MD
8:00 - 8:45 Breast Ultrasound: Indications and Overview Annina Wilkes, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Physics and Optimization Techniques Christopher R.B. Merritt, MD
9:30 - 10:00 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:00 - 10:45 BIRADS Lexicon Lisa Zorn, MD
10:45 - 11:30 Solid Masses Cynthia Rapp, BS, RDMS
11:30 - 12:15 Cystic Masses Cynthia Rapp, BS, RDMS
12:15 - 12:30 Questions and Answers  
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch on your Own  
1:45 - 2:15 Ultrasound Evaluation of Lymph Nodes Lisa Zorn, MD
2:15 - 2:45 Mammography/MRI - Sonography Correlation Annina Wilkes, MD
2:45 - 3:15 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:15 - 4:15 Supplemental Screening by Ultrasound in Dense Breasts Alexander Sevrukov, MD
4:15 - 5:00 Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy Annina Wilkes, MD
5:00 - 5:15 Questions and Answers  

Women's Imaging Symposium
Advances in Ob/Gyn Symposium

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2019

This course, directed by Mani Montazemi, RDMS provides practice updates, discussion of current issues and presentations on recent advances in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Moderator: Mani Montazemi, RDMS
8:00 - 8:45 The Fetal Genitourinary System Tom Winter, MD
8:45 - 9:30 First Trimester Ultrasound - What We Can See Today Reem Abu-Rustum, MD
9:30 - 10:15 Fetal Lung Masses Joan Mastrobattista, MD
10:15 - 10:45 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:45 - 11:30 Umbilical Artery Doppler Mani Montazemi, RDMS
11:30 - 12:15 US of the Endometrium and Saline Infused Sonohysterography Tom Winter, MD
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch on your Own  
1:45 - 2:30 Interesting Pelvic US Cases Tom Winter, MD
2:30 - 3:15 Fetal Abdomen - Top 5 "Do Not" Miss Diagnosis Joan Mastrobattista, MD
3:15 - 3:45 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:45 - 4:30 Ultrasound in the Evaluatioon of Adnexal Masses James Shwayder, MD
4:30 - 5:15 A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Fetal Heart Reem Abu-Rustum, MD
5:15 - 5:30 Questions and Answers Faculty
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Moderator: Mani Montazemi, RDMS
8:00 - 8:45 Obstetric Sonography - Latest Markers & Modalities Reem Abu-Rustum, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Pregnancies of Unknown Location James Shwayder, MD
9:30 - 10:15 Obstetrical Measurements - Pitfalls & Pearls Mani Montazemi, RDMS
10:15 - 10:45 Break  
10:45 - 11:30 Challenging OB Ultrasound Cases Joan Mastrobattista, MD
11:30 - 12:15 Maximizing Coding and Minimizing Liability James Shwayder, MD
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch on your Own  
1:45 - 2:15 Pelvic Pain James Shwayder, MD
2:15 - 2:45 Obstetrical Emergencies Mani Montazemi, RDMS

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This two-day program, directed by Levon N. Nazarian, MD, provides a comprehensive overview of key topics in musculoskeletal ultrasound. The course is designed to teach physicians and sonographers how to apply the technology of musculoskeletal imaging in their daily practice.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Moderator: Levon Nazarian, MD
The Basics of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
8:00 - 8:45 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Levon Nazarian, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Ultrasound of Shoulder Anatomy 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
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Moderator: Levon Nazarian, MD
Advanced Topics in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
7:30 - 8:00 Ultrasound in Rheumatology Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
8:00 - 8:30 Ultrasound in Joint Replacement Levon Nazarian, MD
8:30 - 9:15 Principles of Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Todd Stitik, MD
9:15 - 10:00 Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerves Levon Nazarian, MD
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:00 Demonstration of Peripheral Nerve Scanning J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
11:00 - 11:45 US Guided Nerve Hydrodissection Todd Stitik, MD
11:45 - 12:00 Q & A  
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:45 Ultrasound of Hernias and Demonstration of Ultrasound of Hernias Levon Nazarian, MD
2:45 - 3:15 Dynamic Imaging in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound J. Antonio Bouffard, MD
3:15 - 3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:30 - 4:15 Ultrasound of Soft Tissue Masses Levon Nazarian, MD
4:15 - 4:45 Q & A  

Vascular Ultrasound Imaging & Doppler

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 2019 Vascular Course at the Leading Edge directed by Laurence Needleman, MD and George Berdejo, BS, RVT provides a comprehensive update and refresher for all ultrasound practitioners who provide vascular services.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Morning Moderator:  George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
7:00 - 7:55 Doppler Physics and Instrumentation Christopher R.B. Merritt, MD
7:55 - 8:00 Introduction George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
8:00 - 9:00 Integrating Duplex Doppler: The Building Blocks of Duplex Diagnosis Traci Fox, EdD, RDMS,, RVT
9:00 - 9:30 Waveform Analysis in the Vertebral and Great Vessels Mindy Horrow, MD
9:30 - 10:00 The Ideal Native Arterial Evaluation: Normal Findings and Protocols Part 1 George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 10:45 The Ideal Native Arterial Evaluation: Normal Findings and Protocols Part 2 George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
10:45 - 11:00 Arterial Workup Discussion George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
Lauren Lown, BS, RDMS, RVT,, RMSK
Traci Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT
11:00 - 11:20 Mapping Prior to AV Fibulas Lauren Lown, BS, RDMS, RVT, RMSK
11:20 - 12:00 Post op and Post Intervention Evaluation (Arteries and Groin) Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
Afternoon Moderator:  Laurence Needleman, MD
1:30 - 2:00 Mesenteric Duplex Maria Stanczak, MS, RDMS, RVT
2:00 - 2:30 Portal Hypertension and Liver Sharlene Teefey, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Renal Artery Patrick Washko, BS, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
3:00 - 3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:30 - 4:00 Aorta and Illiac George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
4:00 - 4:30 Nonatherosclerotic Arterial Disease Laurence Needleman, MD
4:30 - 5:00 Questions and Answers Faculty
5:00 - 5:30 Cases Patrick Washko, BS, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
Laurence Needleman, MD
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Moderator: Laurence Needleman, MD 
7:30 - 8:00 Transcranial Doppler Joseph P. Hughes, FSVU, RVS, RVT
8:00 - 8:30 Carotid Protocols Phil Bendick, PhD
8:30 - 9:00 Cerebrovascular Diagnostic Criteria Laurence Needleman, MD
9:00 - 9:15 Carotid Pitfalls Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
9:15 - 9:30 Carotid Cases Laurence Needleman, MD and Faculty
9:30 - 10:00 Historic Baggage Phil Bendick, PhD
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 10:50 What's New in the Vascular Literature Phil Bendick, PhD
10:50 - 11:10 What Is the SVU and Why It Matters Joseph P. Hughes, FSVU, RVS, RVT
11:10 - 12:10 Vascular Cases Patrick Washko, BS, RVT, RDMS, RT(R) and Faculty
12:10 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:00 What Does the Future of Vascular Diagnosis Look Like? Flemming Forsberg, PhD
2:00 - 2:30 Lower and Upper Extremity Protocols George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
2:30 - 3:00 Venous Reflux Examinations Phil Bendick, PhD
3:00 - 3:30 Break  
3:30 - 4:00 Venous Thrombosis Diagnostic Criteria  Laurence Needleman, MD
4:00 - 4:30 AV Fistulas and Grafts Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT
4:30 - 4:50 Case Reviews and Questions and Answers Faculty

Principles Tune-Up : Fundamental and Advanced

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Principles Tune-Up, directed by Frederick Kremkau, PhD, covers the major topics involved in understanding how ultrasound imaging works. Principles of Doppler covers the major topics involved in understanding how the detection, presentation and evaluation of blood flow and tissue motion are accomplished with Doppler Ultrasound.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Moderator: Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
8:00 - 10:00 Ultrasound & Transducers Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
10:00 - 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 - 11:30 Instruments Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
11:30 - 12:00 Artifacts Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:30 Doppler Principles Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
2:30 - 3:00 Your New Paradigm for Understanding and Applying Sonoographic Principles Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
3:00 - 4:00 Self-Evaluation Quiz Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD

Contrast Agents in Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The 2019 symposium, directed by Flemming Forsberg, PhD, will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in ultrasound contrast materials.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Moderator: Flemming Forsberg, PhD
8:00 - 8:05 Introduction Flemming Forsberg, PhD
8:05 - 8:30 Basic Physics and Safety of Contrast Microbubbles Flemming Forsberg, PhD
8:30 - 9:00 A Sonographer's Guide to Techniques and Instrumentation for CEUS Corinne Wessner, BS, RDMS, RVT
9:00 - 9:40 Appropriateness and Billing of Contrast Microbubble Studies Wui Kheong Chong, MD
9:40 - 10:15 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:15 - 10:45 CEUS in Children Ryne Didier, MD
10:45 - 11:15 Renal CEUS Wui Kheong Chong, MD
11:15 - 11:55 Liver CEUS and LI-RADS - An Update Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
11:55 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:00 Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux Studies Ryne Didier, MD
2:00 - 2:35 CEUS Outside of the Liver and Kidneys Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD
2:35 - 3:00 Monitoring Liver Cancer Treatments with CEUS John Eisenbrey, PhD
3:00 - 3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:30
- 3:50 Prostate CEUS Ethan Halpern, MD
3:50 - 4:10 Cardiac Pressure Estimation with CEUS Jaydev Dave, PhD
4:10 - 4:30 Hepatic Vein CEUS Signals Indicate Portal Hypertension Priscilla Machado, MD
4:30 - 4:50 Targeted Microbubbles for CEUS Kibo Nam, PhD
4:50 - 5:10 Questions and Answers Panel

Abdominal Ultrasound

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This track will consist of an overview of abdominal diagnoses.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Moderator: Laurence Needleman, MD  
8:00 - 8:30 Pediatric Abdomen Part 1 Ryne Didier, MD
8:30 - 9:00 The Complicated Gallbladder Sharlene Teefey, MD
9:00 - 9:30 Pediatric Abdomen Part 2 Ryne Didier, MD
9:30 - 10:00 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:00 - 10:30 Pitfalls in Renal US Mindy Horrow, MD
10:30 - 11:00 TIRADS and Thyroid Nodules Sharlene Teefey, MD
11:00 - 11:30 Liver Screening Rationale and Protocol Mindy Horrow, MD
11:30 - 12:00 Case Analysis with Emphasis on QA and Communication Mindy Horrow, MD
Sharlene Teefey, MD
Laurence Needleman, MD
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your Own  
1:30 - 2:00 Mesenteric Duplex Maria Stanczak, MS, RDMS, RVT
2:00 - 2:30 Portal Hypertension and Liver Sharlene Teefey, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Renal Artery Patrick Washko, BS, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
3:00 - 3:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall  
3:30 - 4:00 Aorta and Illiac George Berdejo, BA, RVT,, FSVU
4:00 - 4:30 Nonatherosclerotic Arterial Disease Laurence Needleman, MD
4:30 - 5:00 Questions and Answers Faculty
5:00 - 5:30 Cases Patrick Washko, BS, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
Laurence Needleman, MD