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Cardiac MRI Workshop


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Registration*

Program Dates Fee                                 
 September 8 - 12, 2014    $2,500     REGISTER NOW

*Registration space is very limited.  Register early to ensure availability. Please review the cancellation/refund policy below before registering. 


 

Program Director

Dipan J. Shah, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac MRI
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Invited Faculty

Faisal Nabi, MD, FACC
Cardiac Imaging
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD, FACC, FASE
Assistant Professor
Cardiology Department
Cardiovascular Multimodality Imaging
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Mohamad G. Ghosn, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering/Medical Imaging
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas 


Program Overview

Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) is a unique imaging modality that is used in diagnosing and subsequently managing cardiovascular diseases in patients. CMR provides a robust, noninvasive means of assessing myocardial function, viability, and morphology. Additionally, it can be useful in assessing valvular heart disease, cardiac tumors, and the vascular system. There are many advantages to obtaining CMR; with detailed images and quantitations, referring physicians are able to obtain one test to answer their questions with the treatments of their patients. This technology holds tremendous promise in evaluating and treating CV diseases.

Associated with its robust nature, CMR is also a very complex technology with a steep learning curve. As a result, there are currently few centers performing CMR in routine clinical practice. The Cardiovascular MRI Workshop is a weeklong program that covers the practical applications of Cardiac MRI. Topics will include basic MRI priciples, cardiac anatomy, late gadolinium enhancement, stress imaging, vascular imaging, case interpretations and troubleshooting of image acquisitions. This program emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge, therefore it is limited to small groups in order to better facilitate lectures and hands-on experiences. The workshop is geared for cardiologists, radiologists, and technologists who are interested in gaining exposure to CMRI, and attendees can expect to review more than 50 clinical CMR cases.  


Target Audience

Cardiologists, radiologists, and MRI technologists 


Educational Objectives

  • Apply the basics of MRI physics to CMR
  • Demonstrate the appropriateness of CMR for cardiac/vascular imaging
  • Describe assessment and principles of vascular imaging
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case interpretations
  • State the appropriate use of stress imaging 
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Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Houston Methodist designates this live activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Program Agenda

 Monday

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Lectures:  Basics of MRI physics and MRI safety; Image acquisition with cardiac gating; Cardiac cine sequences; and Cardiac morphologic sequences

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clinical case observation, troubleshooting tips, and hands-on scanning

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break 

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinical Case Interpretation

Each attendee will have his/her own workstation and will independently review and interpret each study, followed by a group discussion of the interpretation approach and findings.

 Tuesday

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Image Processing (Optional*)

Attendees will have the opportunity to perform LV/RV function analysis, flow analysis, and 3-D manipulations.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Lectures: Cardiac viability technique and clinical applications 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clinical case observation, troubleshooting tips, and hands-on scanning

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinical Case Interpretation

Each attendee will have his/her own workstation and will independently review and interpret each study, followed by a group discussion of the interpretation approach and findings.

 Wednesday

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Image Processing (Optional*)

Attendees will have the opportunity to perform LV/RV function analysis, flow analysis, and 3-D manipulations.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Lectures: Cardiomyopathies and stress perfusion imaging

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clinical case observation, troubleshooting tips, and hands-on scanning 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinical Case Interpretation

Each attendee will have his/her own workstation and will independently review and interpret each study, followed by a group discussion of the interpretation approach and findings. 

 Thursday

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Image Processing (Optional*)

Attendees will have the opportunity to perform LV/RV function analysis, flow analysis, and 3-D manipulations.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Lectures: Assessment of valvular heart disease

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clinical case observation, troubleshooting tips, and hands-on scanning  

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinical Case Interpretation

Each attendee will have his/her own workstation and will independently review and interpret each study, followed by a group discussion of the interpretation approach and findings.  

 Friday

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Lectures: MRI assessment of central vascular system (aorta and pulmonary veins)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clinical case observation, troubleshooting tips, and hands-on scanning 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Clinical Case Interpretation

Each attendee will have his/her own workstation and will independently review and interpret each study, followed by a group discussion of the interpretation approach and findings.  

* Please note that optional sessions are not CME-certified.



Location

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030
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Hotel Accommodations and Reservations 

Marriott Texas Medical Center (connected to Houston Methodist Hospital via crosswalk)
6580 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030
713-796-0080 or 1-888-236-2427
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A limited block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $199/night (single/double occupancy) until Monday, August 18, 2014. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Cardiac MRI Workshop when making your reservation to ensure the discounted rate.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation and registration refunds must be in writing and received by the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at least 15 business days before the course begins. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will be refunded minus half the registration fee ($1,000). Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be mailed to the OCME or faxed to 713-441-0589.

The OCME reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, OCME's liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.

Proceeds from the course will be used to further Cardiac MRI training and education at Houston Methodist Hospital


 

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Houston Methodist will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this symposium. Please call 713.441.4948 or email cme@houstonmethodist.org for further information, or if you need special assistance.


For more information:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin, MGJ9-004
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-441-4971
Fax: 713-441-0589
E-mail: cme@houstonmethodist.org