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24th Annual Mammography in Santa Fe: Music, Mammograms, and Mountains

NOW with FOUR OPTIONAL interactive workshop tracks!

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Course Description

FOUR GREAT WAYS TO MEET ALL YOUR INITIAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR MQSA AND ACR ACCREDITATION IN MAMMOGRAPHY, BREAST MRI (Society of Breast MRI Hands-on 200 case review), TOMOSYNTHESIS, & AUTOMATED WHOLE BREAST ULTRASOUND, ALL IN ONE CONFERENCE!

This course is designed for radiologists who find themselves challenged by the new practical issues of performing successful high-quality breast imaging in a changing medical environment. This year, we have redesigned the course to better meet every radiologist’s ongoing breast imaging needs:

FOUR GREAT WAYS TO MEET ALL YOUR INITIAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR MQSA, FDA, AND ACR ACCREDITATION IN MAMMOGRAPHY, BREAST MRI, TOMOSYNTHESIS, & AUTOMATED WHOLE BREAST ULTRASOUND, ALL IN ONE CONFERENCE!

Attendees have a CHOICE of attending the didactic track encompassing all breast imaging modalities, and/or any or all of the FOUR interactive workshop tracks, all taught by a world class faculty:

1. In MAMMOGRAPHY (300 unknown cases read by each attendee at the workstation) [up to 10 hours of CME]
2. In MRI (Society of Breast MRI Hands-on 200 case review at the workstation) [up to 10 hours of CME], and
3. In TOMOSYNTHESIS (8 hours of interactive instruction- includes tomosynthesis 200 cases to be read at the workstation).
4. In AUTOMATED WHOLE BREAST ULTRASOUND (4 Hour training course plus 4 hour prerequisite self-study prior to hands-on session)

By doing so, attendees can meet the 240 case initial recertification requirements in mammography under MQSA, meet the 100 cases MRI interpretation requirements for ACR accreditation in breast MRI, and meet the initial 8 hours of  training required by FDA for interpretation of Tomosynthesis cases!

Attendees can choose to attend only the didactic track, OR can combine the didactic track with ANY OR ALL of these interactive tracks! (They also may choose to attend only the 8 hour Tomosynthesis track. In order to receive the 8 hour certification in tomosynthesis, FDA requires 8 hours of prior training in digital mammography. If you do not have prior training in digital mammography, this can be fulfilled by also taking the digital mammography workshop track.)

Attendees can also choose to attend the interactive workstation-based physician-only Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound track.

The extremely popular and successful hands-on workshops teaching stereotactic, ultrasound-guided, and MR needle biopsy techniques and Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound, featuring the latest equipment from a wide spectrum of vendors, will also again be offered and will be included as part of the didactic lecture track.

This year, we are honoring DR. TOM STAVROS as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. STAVROS is considered the world’s most outstanding expert in breast ultrasound. His textbook remains the definitive reference on breast ultrasound, and his lectures continue to amaze and enlighten radiologists worldwide.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND THE 8 HOUR ALL DAY INTERACTIVE TOMOSYNTHESIS COURSE ON THURSDAY:
This course includes the option to read up to 200 tomosynthesis cases on your own at the workstation. Attendees can do so PRIOR TO the interactive Tomosynthesis lecture course on Thursday, OR can review the tomosynthesis cases at the workstation on Thursday afternoon, after the morning didactic session on Tomosynthesis. The latter way of attending the Tomosynthesis course is more ideal, as the attendees would be gaining the full benefit of the didactic lectures prior to reviewing cases “live” at the workstation. HOWEVER, if you wish to review tomo cases at the workstation up to and including Wednesday night instead of waiting until after the didactic portion of the tomosynthesis course on Thursday, you will have completed 8 hours of tomosynthesis training by the end of the didactic course at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, and do not have to attend the Thursday afternoon workshop session. HOWEVER, if you choose to do this, it would be VERY HELPFUL to you to attend the workshop orientation session at 3:15 PM on Monday, August 5.

If you choose the option of reading tomosynthesis cases at the workstation after the didactic tomosynthesis lectures on Thursday morning (which is the PREFERRED ORDER for the most learning benefit), then you must stay until 5:15 PM Thursday to complete the 8 hours of the Tomosynthesis course.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, registrants will be able to:

  • Apply new and improved skills in perception to the interpretation of screening mammograms.
  • Develop strategies to reduce the possibility of a missed lesion at screening.
  • Perform a more comprehensive evaluation of screening-detected abnormalities, including appropriate use of special mammographic views, ultrasound, MR, and other modalities
  • Appraise the current status of interventional breast procedures, especially core biopsy.
  • Perform the techniques of stereotactic, ultrasound, and MR-guided core needle biopsy of the breast.
  • Delineate the expanding role of the Breast MR in the everyday practice of breast imaging, including its role in screening high-risk patients.
  • Perform interpretation of up to 300 digital mammograms at the workstation, documented toward accreditation or re-accreditation in mammography under MQSA
  • Perform interpretation of up to 200 Breast MR examinations, documented toward ACR Breast MR accreditation.
  • Acquire up to 8 hours of Tomosynthesis interactive instruction, documented toward fulfilling the 8 hours required by FDA for one to perform and interpret Tomosynthesis.
  • Appreciate the role of Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound in breast cancer screening.

Accreditation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of Didactic Lecture Course only 23.75 and up to 36.50 for entire 5 day course. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Modality Breakdown

This program provides the following CME Credit Hours by Modality:
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY (didactic sessions): 7.5 hours
BREAST ULTRASOUND (didactic sessions & interventional workshop): 5.5 hours
BREAST MRI (didactic sessions & interventional workshop): 5.0 hours
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY: WORKSHOP AT THE WORKSTATION: up to 10.0 hours
BREAST MRI: WORKSHOP AT THE WORKSTATION: up to 10.0 hours
TOMOSYNTHESIS INTERACTIVE COURSE (didactic & workshops): 8.0 hours
AUTOMATED WHOLE BREAST ULTRASOUND (Both special training sessions): 4.0 hours
Also – 8 SAMS

Schedule

Monday, August 05

QUALITY BREAST IMAGING: THE BASICS

7:00 – 7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 7:45 AM Introduction and Announcements
7:45 – 8:45 AMThe Jeff Desiderio and Heidi Zhang Memorial Lecture: Mastering the Art of Mammographic Screening – LINVER (SAM lecture)
8:45 – 9:30 AMThe Screen-Detected Lesion: What do you do next?– CARDENOSA
9:30 – 10:15 AMFalse Negative Ultrasound BI-RADS Classifications: What causes them and how to prevent them – STAVROS
10:15 – 11:00 AMBREAK
11:00 – 12:00 Noon Massology and more – CARDENOSA (SAM lecture)
12:00 – 1:00 PMLUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, sponsored by KONICA MINOLTA
1:00 – 1:45 PMWhy Breast Imagers should use BI-RADS 4 Subcategories - STAVROS
1:45 – 2:45 PMBreast MRI: Clinical Indications - LEUNG (SAM lecture)
2:30 – 3:15 PMFundamentals of Breast MRI: Interpretation – COMSTOCK
3:15 PM CONCLUSION OF DAY’S DIDACTIC LECTURES
3:15 – 4:00 PMFOR THOSE TAKING ANY OF THE OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: Introduction to the Workstation-based Workshops in Mammography, Tomosynthesis, and Breast MRI – COMSTOCK AND LINVER
4:00 - 6:00 PMFOR THOSE TAKING THE OPTIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY AND/OR BREAST MRI WORKSHOPS: First interpretive session at the workstation, with faculty assistance.
6:00 – 10:00 PMContinue interpretive sessions at the workstations, on your own.
4:00 – 6:00 PMFOR THOSE TAKING THE OPTIONAL AUTOMATED WHOLE BREAST ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP: Training session at the workstation, Part 1 – JOCELYN A. RAPELYEA, MD, FSBI
6:00 – 8:30 PMTraining Session at the workstation, Part 2 – on your own. (NOTE: You may wish to complete Part 2 later in the week during the afternoon or evening workstation sessions.)

Tuesday, August 06

BEYOND THE BASICS

7:00 – 7:45 AMContinental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:00 AM Announcements
8:00 – 8:45 AMMultimodality Approach to Problem-solving - CARDENOSA
8:45 – 9:30 AMBreast Density and Breast Cancer Screening - LEUNG
9:30 – 10:15 AMAbbreviated MR and Contrast-enhanced Mammography - COMSTOCK
10:15 – 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 - 12:00 NoonKEYNOTE LECTURE: Ultrsound Features as Quantitative Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers- Going Beyond Just Biopsy vs. No Biopsy – STAVROS (SAM lecture)
12:00 – 1:00 PMLUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE sponsored by HOLOGIC
1:00 – 1:45 PMGermline Genetics for the Breast Imager - SMITH
1:45 – 2:30 PMUltrasound of Regional Lymph Nodes of the Breast - STAVROS
2:30 – 3:15 PMAxillary Lymph Nodes: Innocent Bystanders or Treasured Messengers? – SMITH
3:15 PM CONCLUSION OF DAY’S DIDACTIC LECTURES
3:15 – 6:15 PMSecond interpretation session at the workstation for Optional Mammography Hands-on 300 case review and Society of Breast MRI Hands-on 200 case review Tracks (with Faculty Proctors present for assistance)
6:30 – 10:00 PMContinued interpretation at the workstations (review on your own)

Wednesday, August 07

HANDS-ON INTERVENTIONAL BREAST IMAGING: CORE AND MORE

7:00– 8:00 AMFULL BREAKFAST AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE sponsored by CIANNA MEDICAL
8:00 – 8:30 AM Visit with vendors and faculty
8:30 – 9:30 AMEstablishing Clinical, Imaging, and Pathology Correlation – CARDENOSA (SAM lecture)
9:30 – 10:15 AMUnusual Presentations and Histologies: Case-based learning - LEUNG
10:15 – 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 – 11:15 AMUltrasound Biopsy: Tips & Tricks – GIESBRANDT
11:15 – 12:15 AMStereotactic and MR Biopsy – GIESBRANDT (SAM lecture)
12:15 – 1:15 PMLUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE sponsored by SIEMENS
1:30 – 3:00 PMHANDS-ON WORKSHOPS in Ultrasound Biopsy, Stereotactic Biopsy, MR biopsy, and Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound - FACULTY
3:00 – 6:30 PMThird and FINAL interpretation session at the workstation for Optional Mammography Hands-on 300 case review and Society of Breast MRI Hands-on 200 case review Tracks (with Faculty Proctors present for assistance)
6:30 – 10:00 PM Continued interpretation at the workstations (review on your own)

Thursday, August 08

TOMOSYNTHESIS COURSE, MORNING SESSION (open to all attendees)

7:00 – 8:00 AMFULL BREAKFAST AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE sponsored by SENO MEDICAL
8:00 – 9:00 AMTomosynthesis principles, and approach to masses – LINVER (SAM lecture)
9:00 – 9:30 AMTomosynthesis: what are the supportive data? – GIESBRANDT
9:30 – 10:15 AMTomosynthesis: Controversies and Advances - LEUNG
10:15 – 10:30 AMBREAK
10:30 – 11:15 AMTomosynthesis Case Review - LINVER
11:15 – 12:00 PMTomosynthesis – Question and Answer session – FACULTY
12:00 PM DAY ENDS FOR NON-TOMO COURSE ATTENDEES (UNLESS ATTENDING THE FULL TOMO COURSE FROM 1:00 TO 5:00 PM: see below)
12:00 – 1:00 PMLUNCH ON YOUR OWN FOR TOMO COURSE ATTENDEES

TOMOSYNTHESIS COURSE, AFTERNOON SESSION (open only to Tomo Course attendees)

1:00 – 5:15 PMTomosynthesis Review of 200 Cases, AT THE WORKSTATION – FACULTY
5:15 PM TOMOSYNTHESIS COURSE ENDS

Friday, August 09

MRI AND OTHER ISSUES

7:00 – 7:55 AMFULL BREAKFAST sponsored by X-Ray Associates of N.M.
7:55 – 8:00 AMAnnouncements
8:00 – 9:00 AMThe Screening Guidelines Controversy - LINVER (SAM lecture)
9:00 – 9:45 AMBreast MR use in Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment- Past, Present, and Future - NELSON
9:45 – 10:30 AMBreast Imaging in the Setting of Pregnancy and Lactation - GIESBRANDT
10:30– 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 – 11:30 AMBreast MR as a Biomarker: Update on Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer - NELSON
11:30 – 12:00 NoonQuestions and Answers – ENTIRE FACULTY
12:00 NOON COURSE ENDS

Speakers

Program Director

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director of Mammography Emeritus

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

GUEST FACULTY

Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR, FSBI

Former Professor of Breast Imaging

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

 

Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director of Breast Imaging Education

Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Attending Radiologist

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

 

Jessica W.T. Leung, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Chief, Section of Breast Imaging

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

 

Michael T. Nelson, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor of Radiology

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR

Professor Specialist

Department of Radiology

University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas

 

LOCAL FACULTY

Jamie Giesbrandt, MD

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Anthony J. Miller, M.D.

Co-director of Mammography

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stuart B. Paster, MD, FACR

Co-Director of Mammography (Retired)

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Linda A. Smith, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Registration

If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.

Fees

Registration Type Early Rate * Regular Rate

$100 off If you register by June 5th! Simply use code 24MISF2019 below. DOES NOT APPLY TO THE STAND ALONE ABUS WORKSHOP

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PHYSICIAN REGISTRATION FEES

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Didactic course ONLY$1195.00
Didactic course PLUS Society of Breast MRI hands-on 200 case review$1650.00
Didactic course PLUS 300 case Mammo workshop$1650.00
Didactic course PLUS BOTH MR workshop & Mammo workshop$1950.00
Entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course ONLY$750.00
Didactic course PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1450.00
Didactic course PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1850.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1850.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$2195.00
Whole Breast Ultrasound Workshop, if attending didactic course$195.00
Whole Breast Ultrasound Workshop ONLY$295.00

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RESIDENT/FELLOW/RETIRED/MILITARY REGISTRATION FEES

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Didactic course ONLY$895.00
Didactic course PLUS Society of Breast MRI hands-on 200 case review$1295.00
Didactic course PLUS 300 case Mammo workshop$1295.00
Didactic course PLUS BOTH MR workshop & Mammo workshop$1595.00
Entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course ONLY$595.00
Didactic course PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis$1150.00
Didactic course PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1495.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1495.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1795.00
Whole Breast Ultrasound Workshop, if attending didactic course$100.00
Whole Breast Ultrasound Workshop ONLY$195.00

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TECHNOLOGISTS REGISTRATION FEES

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Didactic course ONLY$750.00
Didactic course PLUS Society of Breast MRI hands-on 200 case review$1150.00
Didactic course PLUS 300 case Mammo workshop$1150.00
Didactic course PLUS BOTH MR workshop & Mammo workshop$1395.00
Entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course ONLY$495.00
Didactic course PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$995.00
Didactic course PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1250.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1250.00
Didactic course PLUS MR workshop PLUS Mammo workshop, PLUS entire 8 hour Tomosynthesis course$1595.00

* Early Registration must be completed by June 05, 2019

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 06/05/2019.

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Accommodations

La Fonda Hotel

100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

(800)523-5002 or (505)982-5511

Online: www.lafondasantafe.com/group-reservation-request/

Room Rate: $229.00 Single/Double
Group Code: X-ray Associates of New Mexico

Reservations must be received by Friday, July 5, 2019 or until block has been filled. After that date, room space available basis only. To be assured of a room at this lovely hotel, we urge you to make your reservations early. The charge for additional person(s) in a room, after two, is $15.00 each, per night. Children 12-and-under stay with parents, utilizing existing bedding. All sleeping rooms are subject to Lodger's tax of 7% and Gross Receipts tax. Theses taxes are subject to change without notice. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and Check out time is 12:00 noon. Individual may change their hotel departure date as late as the day they arrive. Upon check in they will be asked to re-confirm their departure date by signature.

Summer is an extremely popular season in Santa Fe and hotel reservations must be made in advance to secure good accommodations, so please plan ahead.

Venue

La Fonda Hotel

100 E. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 United States

https://www.lafondasantafe.com/

800-523-5002

THE SANTA FE OPERA AND SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Every July and August since 1957, opera lovers have been drawn to the magnificent northern New Mexico mountains to enjoy productions by one of America’s premier summer opera festivals. The Santa Fe Opera’s dramatic adobe theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape. It is this fusion of nature and art that leaves such an enduring impression on all who come. More than half the audience of 85,000 comes from outside New Mexico, representing every state in the union as well as 25 to 30 foreign countries. The demand for tickets for both the Opera and the Chamber Music Festival is extremely high. Consequently, ticket requests should be made as early as possible. Contact the Opera at 800-280-4654 or at www.santafeopera.org, and the Chamber Festival at 888-221-9836 or at www.santafechambermusic.com

ABOUT SANTA FE

Santa Fe has charmed visitors since the early sixteenth century as well as being a vibrant home to Pueblo Indians for more than a thousand years. Ever since 1957, The Santa Fe Opera has been the summer oasis for internationally acclaimed operatic talents and opera enthusiasts! Northern New Mexico provides visitors a cornucopia of natural and worldly pleasures that include 19 nearby Indian Pueblos; 44 National and State Parks, including 10,000-year-old archeological ruins, 13,000-foot mountain peaks, 650-foot canyons, lakes and deserts; world-class art galleries and restaurants; and some of the world’s finest hotels, spas and bed & breakfasts. Visitors are encouraged to make reservations early. Santa Fe’s performing arts encompass dance, theater, opera, choral and chamber music. Find information about performing arts events at Santa Fe Arts & Culture Portal. The Santa Fe Opera invites you to let your dreams run wild when you visit for the first time or return to make new discoveries in the “Land of Enchantment.”

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