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33rd Annual Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: Featuring Case Review with the Experts
Fairmont Hotel
2401 M Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia United States 20037
Washington, Columbia
http://www.cardiosource.org/nuclearcard
Cardiovascular imaging is a powerful weapon in the ongoing battle against coronary artery disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. By revealing patient risk before a cardiac event and guiding care management after an event, cardiovascular imaging is the key to early diagnosis and assessment. Physicians, technologists and cardiac care associates must become knowledgeable of the new research, clinical applications, appropriate use criteria and evolving technologies in the critical and constantly evolving field of cardiac imaging.

Explore various imaging modalities and cutting edge technologies at the 33rd Annual Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: Featuring Case Review with the Experts. This stimulating, three-day program offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to hear from the experts and their peers about developments in this critical and constantly evolving field.

Join expert faculty in challenging discussions and multiple workshops that address such key topics as:

Advances in cardiac SPECT and PET
New approaches for pharmacologic stress testing
Recent evidence about clinical applications of cardiac CT
Complementary roles of cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology in the clinical setting
Future of nuclear cardiology in the context of developments in cardiac CT and cardiac magnetic resonance
Recently released Appropriate Use Criteria guidelines and their impact on clinical practice 

http://www.cardiosource.org/nuclearcard

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
16:00:00 Registration
Thursday, May 5, 2011
06:30:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
07:45:00 Course Objectives Daniel S. Berman
07:55:00 Myocardial Perfusion | Function SPECT Daniel S. Berman
08:00:00 Current Protocols for Myocardial Perfusion SPECT and PET and Their Physiological Basis JAMSHID MADDAHI
08:45:00 Physics, Quality Control and Certification for SPECT/PET | The Essentials Guido Germano
09:15:00 Update on Pharmacologic Stress | With and Without Exercise Focus on Adenosine and Regadenoson Sean W. Hayes
10:00:00 Panel Discussion JAMSHID MADDAHI, Sean W. Hayes, Guido Germano, Daniel S. Berman
10:15:00 Break
10:30:00 Workshop I | Systematic Interpretation Reporting of Gated Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/PET | Classic Cases Daniel S. Berman
11:00:00 Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/PET | Recent Advances Piotr Slomka
11:30:00 Workshop II | Integrating Visual and Quantitative Analysis of SPECT and PET Case Illustrations Sean W. Hayes
12:15:00 Panel Discussion Piotr Slomka, Sean W. Hayes, Daniel S. Berman
12:30:00 Lunch Presentation | Overview of Health Care Reform and the Effect on Cardiology Practice James Fasules
13:45:00 Workshop III | PET vs. SPECT for MPI | Comparative Advantages Timothy M. Bateman
14:30:00 Appropriate Use Criteria, Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Judgment Regarding Test Use for Cardiac Radionuclide in Patient Management Robert C. Hendel
15:00:00 SPECT and PET Before Non-cardiac Imaging and After CABG and PCI | Case Illustrations Robert C. Hendel
15:30:00 Break
15:45:00 Workshop IV Troubleshooting SPECT | Understanding the Raw Data /Imaging Registration and Imaging Facts Sean W. Hayes
16:30:00 SPECT and PET | Optimizing Protocols, Reducing Radiation, and Improving Coding and Maximizing Reimbursement in Today’s Challenging Environment Timothy M. Bateman
17:15:00 Panel Discussion Piotr Slomka, Robert C. Hendel, Sean W. Hayes, Timothy M. Bateman, Daniel S. Berman
17:30:00 Adjournment
Friday, May 6, 2011
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
07:55:00 Risk Stratification and Patient Management Rory Hachamovitch
08:00:00 Risk Stratification and Predicting Benefit in Guiding Patient Management | Role of SPECT and PET Rory Hachamovitch
09:00:00 Myocardial Viability | Integrating the Use of Nuclear, MRI and Echo Methods Robert O. Bonow
09:30:00 Workshop V Assessment of Myocardial Viability and Ischemia | Case Illustrations JAMSHID MADDAHI
10:00:00 Panel Discussion JAMSHID MADDAHI, Rory Hachamovitch, Robert O. Bonow, JACK A. ZIFFER
10:15:00 Break
10:30:00 New SPECT Cameras and Approaches to Reconstruction Protocols for Myocardial Perfusion SPECT JACK A. ZIFFER
11:15:00 Which Test for Which Patient | Relative Roles of Coronary Calcium, Coronary CTA and Nuclear Cardiology | Present and Future Considerations Daniel S. Berman
11:45:00 Panel Discussion JACK A. ZIFFER, Daniel S. Berman, Rory Hachamovitch
12:00:00 Lunch Presentation | Impact of Health Care Reform in Nuclear Cardiology Jenna Wilkes
13:25:00 Combined Perfusion | Function SPECT Studies Guido Germano
13:30:00 Workshop VI | Quantitative Analysis of Gated Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/PET Guido Germano
14:00:00 Workshop VII | Pitfalls of SPECT and PET | Software Tools for Recognizing and Working with Artifacts Piotr Slomka
14:45:00 Pitfalls of SPECT and PET | Recognizing and Working with Artifacts JACK A. ZIFFER
15:30:00 Break
15:45:00 Flurpiridaz F 18 | A New PET Perfusion Tracer and Likely Clinical Impact JAMSHID MADDAHI
16:15:00 Workshop VIII | Coronary CTA vs. Rest | Stress MPI in the ER JACK A. ZIFFER
17:00:00 Panel Discussion Piotr Slomka, JAMSHID MADDAHI, Guido Germano, JACK A. ZIFFER
17:15:00 Adjournment
Saturday, May 7, 2011
06:00:00 Workshop IX | Coronary CTA: Case Examples | Recognizing and Working with Artifacts Wm. Guy Weigold
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
07:55:00 Cardiac CT and Its Relationship to Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Daniel S. Berman
08:00:00 Fundamentals of Cardiac CT | Essentials of the Physics and Instrumentation and SCCT Guidelines for Acquisition and Processing of Coronary CTA Wm. Guy Weigold
08:30:00 A Systematic Approach to Interpretation and Reporting of Coronary CTA Gilbert Raff
09:00:00 Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Coronary CTA | What is the Evidence to Date? JAMES K. MIN
10:30:00 Break
10:45:00 Workshop X | Coronary CTA in Patients with Chest Pain Presenting in the ED | Case Examples and Clinical Evidence Gilbert Raff
11:30:00 Workshop XI | Clinical Applications of Coronary CTA in Stable CAD JAMES K. MIN
12:15:00 Panel Discussion Wm. Guy Weigold, Gilbert Raff, JAMES K. MIN, Daniel S. Berman
12:30:00 Lunch
13:15:00 Beyond Coronary CTA | The Future of Cardiac CT Albert C. Lardo
14:00:00 When is Cardiac Magnetic Resonance the Test of Choice? Daniel S. Berman
14:30:00 2010 ACCF/ SCCT/ASNC Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiovascular CT | How to Apply Them in Clinical Practice JAMES K. MIN
15:15:00 Panel Discussion JAMES K. MIN, Albert C. Lardo, Daniel S. Berman
15:30:00 Program Adjournment
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