CardiacMR_1400

Cardiac MR

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


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May 15 - 17, 2024 | December 16 - 18, 2024 |

Cardiac MR

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

This three-day course is designed to optimize clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting cardiac MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty.

Participants will have access to over 150 cardiac MR and vascular MR angiography cases for review. Post-processing techniques and interpretation will be emphasized. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation.

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Program and Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify normal cardiovascular anatomy and normal anatomic variants
  2. Determine the spectrum of ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, including function, rest and stress perfusion and viability
  3. Evaluate pericardial constriction, cardiac masses, valvular disease, pulmonary veins and cardiac shunts
  4. Identify new techniques such as assessment of area at risk and myocardial edema with T2W imaging
  5. Recognize imaging manifestations of cardiovascular disease, and the complementary role of MRI to echocardiography, CT and cardiac catheterization in therapeutic decision making
  6. Apply the technical basis of Cardiac MR, including hardware requirements, sequence selection and optimization, and technical limitations
  7. Interpret vascular MRA, including aorta, renal, carotid, visceral and peripheral vessels
  8. Apply post-processing techniques for functional, flow and angiographic evaluation
  9. Review ongoing technical and clinical developments in the field of Cardiac MR

What Your Colleagues Are Saying


I am already planning my next course. After this great experience, I don't think there is a need to go anywhere else for a worthwhile learning experience.

“Excellent teaching by the faculty. I really appreciate the time that each spent discussing not only “textbook” style teaching, but also addressing how they would approach a case in practice.”

Accreditation Information


Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accredited CME Activity that includes Evaluation of the Learner with Feedback: This activity includes evaluation of the learner with feedback for American Board of Radiology diplomates not completing their OLA annual progress requirement.

Maintenance of Certification Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:  Through an agreement between the American College of Radiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, MOC Program Participants may record self-assessment programs or simulation activities developed and accredited by the American College of Radiology in Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program.

Disclosure of Commercial Support:  This activity is supported by an educational, in-kind donation of software licenses and on-site application support provided by Medis Medical Imaging Systems, Inc.

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please contact info@acr.org.

 

7:00 a.m.

Check-In, Breakfast, Workstation Introduction

8:00 a.m.

Lecture: History/Introduction of CMR and Basic Sequences and Protocols

 9:00 a.m. Supervised Case Review

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

Lecture: Myocardial Fibrosis and Sudden Cardiac Death

11:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Myocardial Inflammation and Edema:  Introduction to T2 Imaging and Mapping

1:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:30 a.m.

Lecture: Valve and Flow:  Introduction to Phase Contrast Analysis and Assessment of Regurgitation and Stenosis    

9:30 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Lecture: Myocardial Fibrosis and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies: Introduction to LGE, T1 Mapping and ECV

 11:15 a.m. Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Lecture: Assessment of the Pericardium, Masses and Thrombus: Introduction to Real-Time Imaging and DWI

1:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

5:30 p.m.

Break

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:30 a.m.

Lecture: Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease             
 9:30 a.m. Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

 2:00 p.m. Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

3:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Course Co-Directors

Jacobo Kirsch, MD

Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FACR

Cleveland Clinic, Florida
Headshot Dr. Hanneman

Kate Hanneman, MD, MPH, FRCPC

University of Toronto

Faculty


Stefan Zimmerman, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Location

Date

Registration

Reston, VA May 15 - 17, 2024 Register
Reston, VA December 16 - 18, 2024 Register

Americans with Disabilities Act


The ACR encourages the participation of all people. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact our Meeting Services team at meetingservices@acr.org.

Hotel


For each course, ACR works diligently to reserve the accommodations we need for our attendees. The hotel we choose is a safe, reputable, and centrally located property. The rates at the hotel are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to the public.

**SEE BELOW FOR DIRECT RESERVATION BOOKING LINK. IF YOU PREFER TO BOOK BY PHONE, PLEASE CALL 1-800-627-7468 AND REFERENCE THE MINI CODE FOR YOUR COURSE.**

Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Room Rate: $119 - $159/night for single/double + taxes and fees 

Reservation deadline: Fourteen (14) days prior to each course.

Deposit: First room night deposit or guarantee with a major credit card.

Cancellation: Please notify the hotel at least 24 hours before arrival.

Rooms are available at the rates listed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations made after the reservation deadline for each course will be accepted on a space-available basis.

If you have trouble receiving the ACR Education Center rate using the link, please contact ACR Meeting Services at meetingservices@acr.org.

 

Location

Date

Reservation Link

Mini Hotel Code

Reston, VA May 15 - 17, 2024 Book Hotel ACS
Reston, VA December 16 - 18, 2024 Book Hotel ADD

Air Transportation


The Westin Reston Heights is located just 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.

If you need assistance booking your flight, please contact Corporate Travel Planners (CTP Travel) at 1.888.317.7814. A travel agency fee will apply to all reservations.

Ground Transportation


The new Silver Line Metro Station at Wiehle-Reston East is just a few minutes from the ACR Education Center and connects Reston to Tysons Corner, Washington, DC, and the greater DC metro area.

Complimentary daily shuttle bus service will be provided between the Westin Reston Heights and the ACR Education Center for all registrants.

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Depart ACR Ed Center

Arrive Westin

Depart ACR Ed Center for IAD

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