12th Annual Vascular Ultrasound Symposium

Saturday, May 4, 2019

University Conference Center

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

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Conference ID

D6305

Neumeyer Keynote Speaker

George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU

George Berdejo is the director of vascular ultrasound outpatient services at the White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. Before that, he was director of vascular ultrasound services at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City from October 1989 through December 2011.

His leadership and experience include serving as an item writer for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) as well as being on the annual conference planning committees of both the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He is a former board member and past (2004–2005) president of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), and is currently on their annual conference committee. In addition, he has served on the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU) editorial review board as well as contributing section editor of JVU’s Doppler Digest. Since 1992, Berdejo has been the chair for the Advances in Vascular Imaging and Diagnosis (AVID) Symposium, which is considered to be among the best vascular ultrasound meetings of its kind in the world.

Berdejo has published more than 40 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, primarily addressing the diagnosis and treatment of various vascular disease processes. His career has been highlighted by a passion for the advancement of quality vascular ultrasound through education of practicing technologists and sonographer as well as mentoring and training of ultrasound students, medical and surgical residents and young faculty. Berdejo has also passionately advocated on behalf of the mission of the SVU and its members through his meeting. He has dedicated his career to serving as a role model for his students, is a respected colleague across health professions and has been a strong community leader and a national voice in vascular ultrasound.

Audience and Purpose

This program will provide an educational opportunity for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other healthcare 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 healthcare professionals to learn and discuss best practices and emerging trends.

Objectives

  • Provide education and networking opportunities for regional vascular specialists.
  • Describe current trends and new technologies and implementation in current workflows.
  • Discuss best practices for vascular diagnosis and treatment with ultrasound technology.

Credit

AMA

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 7.0 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 7.0 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.

Sonographers using AMA credit

Logo for the Society of Diagnostic Medical SynographySonographers will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 7.0 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.

Agenda

7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • 7:15 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 7:55 a.m. | Introductions
    Robert Atnip, MD, FACS, RPVI
  • 8 a.m. | Mesenteric Imaging
    Josh Radtka, MD, FACS, PRVI
  • 9 a.m. | Mastering the Maze: Hepato-Portal Sonography
    Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS, FAIUM
  • 10 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 10:15 a.m. | Correlating Arterial Duplex Imaging
    Faisal Aziz, MD, FACS
  • 11:15 a.m. | Neumeyer Keynote: Strategic Use of Duplex Ultrasound for Evaluation and Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
    George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch/Exhibits
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunchtime Lecture: Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Imaging
    Elizabeth Bhagat, RVT
  • 1:30 p.m. | Intrigues and Enigmas of the Vascular Lab
    Robert Atnip, MD, FACS, RPVI
  • 2:30 p.m. | Interesting Cases
    Presented by Vascular Ultrasound and Vascular Surgery Residents
  • 3:30 p.m. | Adjournment

For a printable PDF brochure of this program, contact continuinged@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Faculty

Robert Atnip, MD, FACS, RPVI
Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
Medical Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital Center for Wound Care
Hershey, PA

Faisal Aziz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Program Director, Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Hershey, PA

Elizabeth Bhagat, RVT
Vascular Sonographer
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
Director, Outpatient Vascular Ultrasound Services
White Plains Vascular Associates
White Plains Hospital
White Plains, NY

Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS, FAIUM
CEO and International Director
Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
Vascular Resource Associates
Harrisburg, PA

Josh Radtka, MD, FACS, PRVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Hershey, PA

Fee

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

  • $169 for physicians
  • $99 for sonographers/other health professionals
  • Free for sonography students

Registrations received after May 3, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellation

Cancellations received later than April 26, 2019, will incur a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after April 30, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Please provide a cell phone number so we can reach you in the event of a last-minute change or cancellation. 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.

Sponsor

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine.

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.

Changes

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.

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