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Mammography in Virtual Santa Fe PLEASE NOTE: Course will Now be a Live Streaming Event!

  • Location VIRTUAL,
  • Date Aug 7 - 9 2020
  • Price $495.00 – $795.00*
  • Credits 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

Registration deadline is THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020 AT 12:00 NOON CDT!!

Welcome to our First Live Streaming Activity!

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. The integration of new breast imaging technologies with the traditional ones is the focus of a world-class faculty, even in these challenging times.


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

  • Apply new and improved skills in perception to the interpretation of screening mammograms.
  • Develop strategies to counter the attacks on the performance of regular screening mammography in women beginning at age 40, especially those at high risk for breast cancer.
  • 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.
  • Delineate the expanding role of Breast MR in everyday practice of breast imaging, including its role in screening high-risk patients, and the new role of abbreviated breast MR.
  • Appreciate the role of Whole Breast Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Mammography in breast cancer screening.
  • Discern the burgeoning role of breast ultrasound as a screening and diagnostic tool.
  • Understand the value of breast density in helping to establish breast cancer risk on imaging.



This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education and X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C. The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program provides the following CME Credit Hours by Modality:

Mammography:  5.0 hours
Tomosynthesis:  2.75 hours
Breast Ultrasound:  4.75 hours
Breast MR:  5.0 hours


Friday, August 07

Registration deadline is THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020 AT 12:00 NOON CDT!!


PLEASE NOTE: Schedule times have changed slightly




10:25- 10:40 AMWelcome and Announcements – LINVER
10:40 – 11:25 AMThe History of Controlling Breast Cancer: Past and Present – TABAR
11:25 – 12:30 PM Controlling Breast Cancer: the Future – TABAR
12:30 – 12:45 PMBREAK
12:45 – 1:45 PMAsymmetries – TABAR
1:45 – 2:00 PMQ & A for Dr. Tabar
2:00 – 3:15 PMLUNCH BREAK, and OPTIONAL LUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, "AI as an Aid for Early Detection & Breast Cancer Risk Assessment" by Nico Karssemeijer, PhD SPONSORED BY SCREENPOINT MEDICAL
3:15 – 4:00 PMThe Art of Screening Mammography Interpretation – LINVER
4:00 – 4:40 PMBreast Tomosynthesis in Clinical Practice – DESTOUNIS
4:40 – 4:55 PM BREAK
4:55 – 5:25 PMTomosynthesis: Evaluation of Calcifications – LINVER
5:25 – 6:10 PMTomosynthesis Case Review – LINVER
6:10 – 6:30 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Destounis and Linver

Saturday, August 08


10:00 – 10:05 AMAnnouncements – LINVER
10:05 – 10:40 AMA History of Breast MR – NEWSTEAD
10:40 – 11:40 AM Breast MR: Indications – NEWSTEAD
11:40 – 12:20 PMFundamentals of Breast MR: Interpretation – COMSTOCK
12:20 – 12:35 PM BREAK
12:35 – 1:15 PMAbbreviated MR and Contrast-Enhanced Mammography – COMSTOCK
1:15 – 1:30 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Newstead and Comstock
1:30 – 2:30 PMLUNCH BREAK, and OPTIONAL LUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, “How Wide Angle Breast Tomosynthesis is Changing Clinical Practice” by Dr. Brandi Fagin, SPONSORED BY SIEMENS
3:30 – 4:20 PMDCIS on Breast MR – PORTER
4:20 – 5:05 PMMR of Lobular Breast Cancer – PORTER
5:05 – 5:20 PMBREAK
5:20 – 6:05 PMImaging Evaluation of Breast Symptoms – LEUNG
6:05 – 6:55 PMTomosynthesis: Controversies and Advances – LEUNG
6:55 – 7:10 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Porter and Leung

Sunday, August 09


10:00- 10:02 AMAnnouncements – GIESBRANDT
10:02 – 11:15 AMBreast Anatomy as seen with Ultrasound – STAVROS
11:15 – 12:15 PMBreast Cancer: Tabar Types and Molecular Subtypes by Ultrasound – STAVROS
12:15 – 1:05 PMCombined Qualitative Diagnostic & Predictive Diagnostic Biomarkers: How It Could Be Done – STAVROS
1:05 – 1:20 PM BREAK
1:20 – 2:10 PMScreening with Whole Breast Ultrasound – ROUX
2:10 – 2:25 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Stavros and Roux
2:25 – 3:30 PMLUNCH BREAK, and OPTIONAL LUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, Practical Application of Elastography by Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley SPONSORED BY HOLOGIC
3:30 – 4:15 PMBreast Density and Breast Cancer Screening – DESTOUNIS
4:15 – 5:05 PMEvaluation of the High Risk Patient – LEWIS
5:05 – 5:20 PMBREAK
5:20 – 5:55 PMUltrasound, Stereo, and MR Biopsy – GIESBRANDT
5:55 – 6:25 PMBreast Imaging in the Setting of Pregnancy and Lactation – GIESBRANDT
6:25 – 6:45 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Destounis, Lewis, and Giesbrandt



Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director Emeritus of Mammography

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

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Adjunct Professor of Radiology

George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC


Jamie Giesbrandt, MD

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





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


Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Imaging Sciences,

University of Rochester
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC
Rochester, New York


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

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Deputy Chair of Department of Breast Imaging

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Tiffany Lewis, DO

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


Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR

Director Emeritus

First Hill Diagnostic Imaging
Seattle, Washington


Gillian M. Newstead, MD, ChB, FACR

Director of Global Breast Imaging

Department of Radiology

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois


Susan G. Roux, MD

Medical Director

Carol Hatton Breast Care Center

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, California


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

Professor Specialist

Department of Radiology

University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas


Laszlo Tabar, MD, PhD, FACR (Hon.)

Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine

Medical Director Emeritus

Department of Mammography

Falun Central Hospital
Falun, Sweden





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.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$595.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$495.00


Physician (1 Day) - After July 7th$395.00

Residents, Fellows, Retired & Military (1 Day) - After July 7th$295.00

Technologists / Allied Health Prof. (1 Day) - After July 7th$195.00


Physician (2 Day) - After July 7th$595.00

Residents, Fellows, Retired & Military (2 Day) - After July 7th$495.00

Technologists / Allied Health Prof. (2 Day) - After July 7th$395.00


Recording Only$395.00

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.


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It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., as sponsors of this meeting, claim no responsibility for the acts of any supplier to this meeting nor for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The total amount of liability during the meeting will be limited to a refund of the attendance fee. Purchase non-refundable airline tickets at your own risk.