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13th Annual Vascular Ultrasound Symposium

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

Internet Live Course (Zoom)

This training will be offered as a live online course via Zoom, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event.

How to connect

Watch your email! All registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom link to join the activity.

Registered participants can also log in to COMPASS. The Zoom link will be available at least three days before the activity in the resources section of the account, along with a quick-start guide.

Problems? Any registered participant who has not received an email at least three days before the activity should check junk or spam folders. If it’s not in junk or spam, email ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or call 717-531-6483 before the day of the activity.


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Conference ID

D6569

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.

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
Hershey, Pa.

Faisal Aziz, MD, Distinguished-FSVS, 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.

Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD, FACR, FAIMBE, FAIUM, FASA
Professor of Radiologic Sciences
Center for Experiential and Applied Learning
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, N.C.

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

Josh Radtka, MD, FACS, RPVI
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.

Tanya Ross Flohr, MD, RPVI
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.

Agenda

  • 7:30 a.m. | Virtual Exhibits
  • 8 a.m. | Introductions
    Amanda Bornais, MHA, RVT, EMTP
  • 8:15 a.m. | The Role of Vascular Ultrasound in Dialysis Access
    Josh Radtka, MD, FACS, RPVI
  • 8:45 a.m. | The Current Role of Atherectomy in Treating Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
    Tanya Ross Flohr, MD, RPVI
  • 9:30 a.m. | Q-and-A
  • 9:45 a.m. | Virtual Exhibits/Break
  • 10 a.m. | Interesting Case Studies in Vascular Ultrasound
    Robert Atnip, MD, FACS, RPVI
  • 10:45 a.m. |
    Neumyer Keynote

    A New Era for Sonography: Virtual Beamforming
    Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD, FACR, FAIMBE, FAIUM, FASA

  • 11:45 a.m. | Virtual Exhibits/Break
  • Noon | Correlating Vascular Duplex with Intraoperative Findings
    Faisal Aziz, MD, Distinguished-FSVS, FACS
  • 12:30 p.m. | The Vascular Sonographer as a Medical Detective
    Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS, FAIUM
  • 1 p.m. | Adjournment

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 4.75 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 4.75 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 4.75 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 approved by SDMS for 4.75 credits.

Fees

Fee includes cost of instruction and online handout materials.

  • Physicians: $120
  • Sonographers and all other health care professionals: $80
  • 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 ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after Oct. 9, 2020, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Oct. 3, 2020, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Oct. 6, 2020.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

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 any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

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

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all 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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