Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

This two-day course focuses on the rapidly developing field of structural heart disease. The course provides physicians with essential background on the disease process and the central role cardiac and vascular CTA have in the treatment planning process for TAVR therapies.

The course provides an individual, hands-on experience with a case simulator to teach physicians how to accurately acquire and interpret cardiac and vascular CTA cases performed during the planning process for TAVR in both routine and challenging scenarios.

Attendees should have prior experience in reading cardiac CT and familiarity with their specified workstation.

Course Materials
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Program and Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify relevant anatomy and variants

  • Recognize the role of cardiac and vascular CTA in the planning process for structural heart disease

  • Explain how to obtain cardiac and vascular CTA measurements for valve

  • Recognize imaging features that may impact successful placement of the valve sizing using advanced workstations

  • Identify how to successfully image patients in challenging clinical scenarios (i.e., arrhythmia and renal dysfunction)

  • Interpret imaging features that may impact successful placement of the valve

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Attendees who interpret a minimum of 40 TAVR cases will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

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 20.5 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.  

This activity is supported by educational, in-kind donations of on-site computer software applications provided by Philips, Siemens, TeraRecon and Vital Images 

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

7:00 a.m.

Workstation Introduction

8:00 a.m.

Pathophysiology of Aortic Stenosis

8:20 a.m.

Treatments of Aortic Stenosis: The Rationale for TAVR

8:40 a.m.

CCTA in Structural Heart Disease: Understanding the Aortic Root

9:00 a.m.

CT Protocols for TAVR Annular Measurement

9:15 a.m.

How to Measure the Annulus

9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

Work Simulation I: Annular Segmentation and Measurements

11:00 a.m.

Work Simulation II: Aortic Root Segmentation and Measurements



12:30 p.m.

Work Simulation II (continued)

1:00 p.m.

Sizing and Device Selection

1:15 p.m.

Work Simulation III: Challenging Aortic Root Cases

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Approach to Valve in Valve Cases

3:30 p.m.

Work Simulation IV: Valve in Valve

5:00 p.m.

Summary of Learning Objectives and Questions and Answers

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

8:00 a.m.

Measurements for Vascular Access

8:30 a.m.

Work Simulation V: Optimizing Vascular Access

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.


 10:45 a.m. Work Simulation VI:  Challenges in Vascular Access/TMVR



12:30 p.m.

Work Simulation VI (continued)

1:00 p.m.

TAVR Complications

1:15 p.m.

Work Simulation VII: Challenging Cases

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Work Simulation VII (continued)

3:30 p.m.

Questions and Answers and Course Wrap-Up

4:00 p.m.

Course Concludes


Amar Shah, MD

Co-Course Director

Northwell Health

Teaching at following courses:
June 1–2 and October 2–3

Stefan Zimmerman, MD

Co-Course Director

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

Teaching at all upcoming courses.

Reddy Gopireddy, MD

University of Florida

Teaching at following courses:
June 1–2 and August 15–16

Katarzyna J. Macura, MD, PhD, FACR

Johns Hopkins University

Teaching at following courses:
August 15–16 and October 2–3

Lilian Wang, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Teaching at October 2–3 course.

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.

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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Day 3 2:30pm
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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.


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.



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