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13th Annual Vascular Ultrasound Symposium

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

University Conference Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
30 Conference Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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Audience and Purpose

This program will provide an educational opportunity for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other health care professionals to increase their knowledge about vascular diagnostic imaging and its role in the care of patients with arterial and venous disease. It will provide an open forum for vascular health care professionals to learn and discuss best practices and emerging trends.

Overall Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the relationship of duplex vascular imaging and applications in specific vascular surgery interventions.
  • Improve utilization of new technologies in daily imaging.
  • Define normal and abnormal vascular pathology related to physiologic and duplex evaluations.

Keynote Speaker

Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD, FACR, FAIMBE, FAIUM, FASA

Dr. Kremkau is professor of radiologic sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University and the University of Rochester. He is currently in his 50th year in academic medicine.

He is a past president of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and holds fellowship in multiple organizations. He co-directs the annual AIUM Advanced Ultrasound Seminar in Orlando and the annual Thomas Jefferson University Leading-Edge diagnostic ultrasound conference in Atlantic City and authors the textbook, Sonography Principles and Instruments, which is in its 10th edition.



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses using AMA credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 6.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Sonographers using AMA credit

Sonographers will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 6.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education.

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)

Application has been made to the SDMS for CME credit.


Fee includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

  • Physicians: $170
  • Sonographers and all other health care professionals: $120
  • Sonography students: No fee

Students must use coupon code D6569DG when registering to receive the special rate. Verification of status must be faxed to 717-531-5604 or emailed to


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.


Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

A list of Hershey area lodging is available upon request or online.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel 814-863-0471/TTY. US M.Ed. D6569

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