26th Annual Radiology in the Desert

03/04/19 - 03/08/19
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia | Scottsdale, Arizona

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 22.25

Category A CE Credits:

About the Meeting
This five-day course will provide a broad overview of selected radiology/imaging subjects of particular importance to diagnostic radiologists in clinical practice. A broad range of lecture topics, with emphasis on practical applications, will be presented. Topics will include, but are not limited to: breast imaging, musculoskeletal, thoracic, abdomen, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and neuroradiology.

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Physicians
Scientists
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$ 975
Retired Physicians
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P.A./R.A.Technologists
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* Must receive letter from your director certifying status - IF LETTER IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF REGISTRATION YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE ADDITIONAL FEE!
$ 775
Full Color Printed Syllabus$ 95
About the Meeting
This five-day course will provide a broad overview of selected radiology/imaging subjects of particular importance to diagnostic radiologists in clinical practice. A broad range of lecture topics, with emphasis on practical applications, will be presented. Topics will include, but are not limited to: breast imaging, musculoskeletal, thoracic, abdomen, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and neuroradiology.
Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily intended and designed to educate diagnostic imaging physicians who perform and interpret imaging procedures. It should also be useful in educating referring physicians who order imaging procedures as well as radiologic technologists.
Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Effectively utilize diagnostic imaging modalities to evaluate body, breast, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
  • Provide a full range of differential diagnoses for body, breast, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
  • Integrate appropriate imaging protocols to assess body, breast, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders into clinical practice.
  • Recognize the appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology of all organ systems.
  • Discuss current safety regulations and guidelines as they apply to diagnostic imaging procedures.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.
Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.
Acknowledgement
Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.
Registration Information
Tuition includes all course materials, including a comprehensive electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95, advanced purchase only), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after February 21, 2019. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.

Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to February 1, 2019 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.
Disclaimer
Educational Symposia (ESI) as planner and presenter of this meeting, and Professional Travel as the official travel agency for this meeting, claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee, and Professional Travel's responsibility is limited to that of an agent.
Special Note for the Disabled
Educational Symposia wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (813)806-1000.
Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia
Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologists: This activity is approved for credit by the ASRT for 25.75 hours in Category A CE Credit, provided it is completed as designed.
Program Director: Joel F. Platt, M.D.

Richard K.J. Brown, M.D., FACR
Professor
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Director, General Clinical Nuclear Imaging
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Jon A. Jacobson, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Ravi Kaza, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology
Division of Abdominal Radiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Departments of Radiology & Internal Medicine
Interim Chair
Department of Radiology
Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Alexis Virginia Nees, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Breast Imaging
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Joel F. Platt, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Director of Abdomen Division
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Richard H. Wiggins, III, M.D., CIIP, FSIIM
Director of Head and Neck Imaging
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Imaging 
   Sciences, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck 
   Surgery, and BioMedical Informatics
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019
   
6:30 – 7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
7:30 – 7:35 Welcome and Announcements
Joel F. Platt, M.D.
   
7:35 – 8:20 Lung Cancer Screening: Lung-RADSTM Update 1.1
Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S.
   
8:20 – 8:55 The Incidental Renal Mass
Joel F. Platt, M.D.
   
8:55 – 9:30 Lung Cancer Screening: Quality and Performance
Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S.
   
9:30 – 9:45 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
9:45 – 10:00 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:00 – 10:45 Sinonasal Infectious and Inflammatory Pathology
Richard H. Wiggins, III, M.D., CIIP, FSIIM
   
10:45 – 11:30 Thoracic Incidental Finding Management
Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S.
   
11:30 – 12:15 PM Top 10 Head and Neck Imaging Pearls
Richard H. Wiggins, III, M.D., CIIP, FSIIM
   
12:15 – 12:30 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:30 End of Session
   
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
   
7:00 – 7:30 AM Discussion and Continental Breakfast
   
7:30 – 8:15 Cervical Lymphadenopathy
Richard H. Wiggins, III, M.D., CIIP, FSIIM
   
8:15 – 8:55 Patient Centered Radiology
Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., M.S.
   
8:55 – 9:40 Interesting Head and Neck Cases
Richard H. Wiggins, III, M.D., CIIP, FSIIM
   
9:40 – 9:55 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
9:55 – 10:10 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:10 – 10:55 Nuclear Brain Imaging
Richard K.J. Brown, M.D., FACR
   
10:55 – 11:30 Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Joel F. Platt, M.D.
   
11:30 – 12:05 PM Applications of SPECT/CT
Richard K.J. Brown, M.D., FACR
   
12:05 – 12:20 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:20 End of Session
   
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019
   
7:00 – 7:30 AM Discussion and Continental Breakfast
   
7:30 – 8:15 Lumps, Bumps, Discharge and Skin Changes: Management of the Symptomatic Patient
Alexis Virginia Nees, M.D.
   
8:15 – 9:00 Important Bowel Findings on CT
Joel F. Platt, M.D.
   
9:00 – 9:45 Imaging Evaluation of the Post Surgical Breast
Alexis Virginia Nees, M.D.
   
9:45 – 10:00 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:15 – 11:00 PET/CT Review
Richard K.J. Brown, M.D., FACR
   
11:00 – 11:45 Challenging Abdominal CT Cases
Joel F. Platt, M.D.
   
11:45 – 12:20 PM New Tracers and Challenging Cases in Nuclear Medicine
Richard K.J. Brown, M.D., FACR
   
12:20 – 12:35 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:35 End of Session
   
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
   
7:00 – 7:30 AM Discussion and Continental Breakfast
   
7:30 – 8:15 Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Is It The Better Mammogram?
Alexis Virginia Nees, M.D.
   
8:15 – 8:55 Cystic Pancreatic Lesions: Update
Ravi Kaza, M.D.
   
8:55 – 9:40 Leopards to Zebras: Interesting/Challenging Breast Imaging Cases
Alexis Virginia Nees, M.D.
   
9:40 – 9:55 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
9:55 – 10:10 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:10 – 10:55 Radiology of Subtle and Important Fractures
Jon A. Jacobson, M.D.
   
10:55 – 11:35 Pitfalls in Pancreatic Cancer Imaging
Ravi Kaza, M.D.
   
11:35 – 12:15 PM Radiographic Evaluation of Arthritis
Jon A. Jacobson, M.D.
   
12:15 – 12:30 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
12:30 End of Session
   
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
   
7:00 – 7:30 AM Discussion and Continental Breakfast
   
7:30 – 8:15 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with MRI Correlation
Jon A. Jacobson, M.D.
   
8:15 – 9:00 MRI of Focal Liver Lesions
Ravi Kaza, M.D.
   
9:00 – 9:15 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
9:15 – 9:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
9:30 – 10:10 Pitfalls in Musculoskeletal MRI
Jon A. Jacobson, M.D.
   
10:10 – 10:40 Recent Advances in CT Technology
Ravi Kaza, M.D.
   
10:40 – 11:00 Question and Answer Session
Faculty
   
11:00 End of Course
   
  Faculty & topics subject to change.
 
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

About The Resort
Experience the flavors of Spain at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. When you escape to this exclusive destination, you won’t have any reason to leave the Arizona resort as you walk down the Alhambra walkway on your way to bask in one of the three pools, enjoy a soothing massage at the award-winning, Moroccan inspired Joya Spa or tempt your taste buds with the culinary delights at one of the world-class restaurants. If you choose, you can venture off-site to climb picturesque Camelback Mountain or to tee off at one of the many world-class golf courses. Scottsdale has an abundance of shopping, dining, cultural and outdoor activities and Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is the perfect spot to enjoy it all.
 
How to Get There
Fly directly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), located just 25 minutes southwest from the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.  Daily non-stop flights are available to Phoenix for major national and international Carriers.
 
Call for Reservations: 888-627-3010 and identify yourself as a registrant of the "Radiology in the Desert Symposium",
click here to reserve online. Call Professional Travel at (813)806-1000 for further assistance.

Hotel Tax:13.17% (subject to change)

DEPOSIT POLICY: Credit cards will be charged first night's room and tax charges at time of reservation.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations, arrival and departure date changes must be made 3 days prior to arrival to avoid penalties. Any guest that cancels a reservation after such time will have a charge of one night’s room and tax applied to their account. Early departure fee is one night room plus tax. Check in time is: 4:00 PM; check out is 12:00 Noon.
 
HOTEL:
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
 
PH: (480)627-3200