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Breast Imaging in the Big Apple

  • Location New York, NY
  • Date Dec 4 - 7 2017
  • Price $750 – $995*
  • Credits 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

The course will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine.

The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Course Purpose

This course provides a balanced overview of more traditional breast imaging, blended with the newest state-of-the-art breast imaging techniques and modalities. Special attention will be given to Breast MRI, Digital Mammography, and Breast Ultrasound, as well as the newly evolving technologies of Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Patient communication and medicolegal issues will also be addressed.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Review the basic principles of screening mammography for detecting early breast cancer.
  • Outline the current applications of breast ultrasound in diagnostic, screening, and interventional settings for earlier detection and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • Describe the major aspects of breast MR, including imaging techniques, image interpretation, biopsy techniques, and current indications, as an evolving new weapon in the war on breast cancer.
  • Discuss the current medical and legal concerns regarding the missed breast cancer, in an effort to improve early detection of breast cancer.
  • Delineate the current and future application of information about breast density and its role in determining individualized approaches to breast cancer screening.
  • Appreciate the evolving roles of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Whole Breast Ultrasound, and Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography in Breast Cancer Detection.

Target Audience

This course is intended for all radiologists with a special interest in breast imaging.  The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized expert teachers of breast imaging with a broad breadth of experience and knowledge in this field.


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.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Modality Breakdown

Digital Mammography 6.5
Breast MR 3.5
Breast Ultrasound 3.0
Breast Tomosynthesis 3.0
4 SAM’s credits pending ABR approval.


Monday, December 04

7:00-8:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AMThe New BI-RADS for Mammography – Michael N. Linver, MD
8:45-9:30 AMAlgorithmic Approach to Breast Masses – Jean M. Seely, MD
9:30-10:15 AMBreast Ultrasound: An Overview – Janice S. Sung, MD
10:15-10:30 AMBreak
10:30-11:15 AMImaging Evaluation of Calcifications – Jean M. Seely, MD
11:15-12:15 PMClinical Aspects of Breast MR, & the New MR BIRADS – Janice S. Sung, MD [SAMS]
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers

Tuesday, December 05

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AMAppropriate Use of Breast MRI– Jean M. Seely, MD
8:45-9:30 AMThe Development of DBT: From Concept to Clinical Care – Daniel B. Kopans, MD
9:30-10:15 AMDigital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT): What do the Data Show? – Emily F. Conant, MD
10:15-10:30 AMBreak
10:30-11:30 AMKEYNOTE LECTURE: Fiction and Facts in Breast Cancer Screening – Daniel B. Kopans, MD [SAMS]
11:30-12:15 PMCase-Based Tomosynthesis & Synthetic 2D Imaging Implementation – Emily F. Conant, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers

Wednesday, December 06

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AMThe Missed Cancer: Causes & Cures – Michael N. Linver, MD [SAMS]
9:00-9:45 AMBreast MRI Techniques – Jean M. Seely, MD
9:45-10:30 AMMolecular Breast Imaging: Where does it fit in? – Michael N. Linver, MD
10:30-10:45 AMBreak
10:45-11:30 AMContrast-enhanced Digital Mammography – Christopher Comstock, MD
11:30-12:15 PMAbbreviated Breast MRI: The Future of Screening? - Christopher Comstock, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers

Thursday, December 07

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AMRisk Reduction Strategies in Mammography – Ruth Rosenblatt, MD
8:45-9:30 AMTalking with Patients: Ways to Gain their Trust – Michael N. Linver, MD
9:30-10:30 AMBreast Density & Beyond: Risk Assessment in Breast Imaging – Emily F. Conant, MD [SAMS]
10:30-10:45 AMBreak
10:45-11:30 AMScreen-detected Cancers in the Digital Age – Ruth Rosenblatt, MD
11:30-12:15 PMHigh Risk and In Situ Lesions – Emily F. Conant, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers



 Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director of Mammography

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico



Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR, FSBI

Attending Radiologist

Director, Residency Training Program

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York


Emily F. Conant, MD, FSBI

Professor of Radiology

Chief of Breast Imaging

Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ruth Rosenblatt, MD, FACR

Staff Radiologist, Mammography

New York Medical Imaging

Professor Emeritus, Cornell Weill Medical College

New York, New York


Jean M. Seely, MD

Associate Professor

University of Ottawa

Head of Breast Imaging

The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario


Janice S. Sung, MD, FSBI

Assistant Attending Radiologist

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York



Daniel B. Kopans, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Founder, Breast Imaging Division

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts



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$895.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$795.00

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. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 11/04/2017.


Sign-in will take place on Monday at 7:00 AM in the NYAM Foyer .

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The Hotel Wales

1295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(917) 639-4870

Group Room Rate:

Classic Queen Room                       $349.00
Carnegie King Suite                         $399.00
Premium Suite                                  $419.00
Two Double Bedded Suite           $419.00

The iiCME- Breast Imaging in the Big Apple Group 2017 rates are now available online. Our guest have the option of booking their reservations with the link below or calling off site reservations at  1866.925.3746.

Group Code – 217467

HTML Link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=15229&Chain=6158&arrive=12/3/2017&depart=12/7/2017&adult=1&child=0&group=217467

Cut Off Date

The Cut off date for reservations is Saturday, November 3, 2017. Reservation request after the cut-off date will be based upon availability and booked at the best available rate.

Check in/ Check out

Check-In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

The Hotel Wales features the following complimentary amenities:

  • 24hr beverage service
    • Coffee
    • Tea
  • Business Center including internet access and faxes
  • 24hr Fitness Studios

Room rates are exclusive of applicable NY Sales Tax (14.75%), NY City Occupancy Tax which is currently $2.00 (Standard Room) and $4.00 (Suite) per room/per night, and Hotel Unit Fee of $1.50. The reservation cut-off date for group rates is November 3, 2017, after the cut-off date reservations will be based upon availability and book at the most available rate. Individuals have two days (48 hours) by 3:00 pm to cancel their reservation without penalty. After this time, guest will be subjected to one nights room and tax.



Cancellations received in writing by November 04, 2016, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


You will receive registration confirmation via regular mail from the International Institute of Continuing Medical Education, Inc. approximately two weeks after your registration is received. Sorry, we are unable to confirm your registration by fax or email.

A Special Note To The Disabled

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please indicate so on your registration form.

Disclosure Statement

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.