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Update on Advanced Cardiac Imaging:
What Referring Providers Need to Know

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Applications have been submitted to the AOA and to the AAFP. Determination of credit is pending.
This activity is approved for 5.5 Category A CE credits by the ASRT.

Course Brochure

Saturday, March 8, 2014

7:00 am - 12:30 pm

University of Michigan
Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center
Danto Auditorium
1425 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Target Audience
This course will be particularly relevant to internists, family physicians, cardiologists, and other health care providers who manage patients with common cardiac conditions.

Parking & Directions
Please use parking structure P5 (Cardiovascular Center Parking Structure, Ann Street at Observatory Street - see map below). The entrance is below street level off of Observatory and Ann Streets. Street signs off East Medical Center Drive will help direct you to the Cardiovascular Center. Parking will be free. Take a parking ticket to enter the structure. You will be given a parking coupon at the course registration desk to receive free parking when you exit. Please do not use valet service unless medically necessary - this is for patient appointments only. Once in building, Danto Auditorium is on floor two of the Cardiovascular Center. Follow signs to the auditorium.

Click here for driving directions.

Registration Fees
You are encouraged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee educational materials for applicants who are not preregistered and prepaid by Friday, February 28, 2014. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. Fees include continental breakfast, coffee service, and course materials for participants. On-site registration will also be available.

Physician-in-Training, Retired Physician, RN & Allied Health
U-M Faculty & Staff
Full Course
No charge. Preregistration is still required.

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
Phone (734) 232-3469
Fax (734) 998-0085

Cancellation Policy
An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Friday, February 28, 2014. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Program Objectives
There has recently been rapid growth and development of cardiac imaging techniques, and it can be increasingly challenging to determine which imaging modalities provide the most clinical utility. Recent advances have occurred across the spectrum of cardiac imaging modalities, and include 3D echocardiography, echocardiographic strain and speckle tracking, coronary CT angiography, SPECT with attenuation correction, PET imaging, and cardiac MRI. The goal of this course is to present and discuss recent advances in cardiac imaging that can be used by internists, primary care providers, and cardiologists to evaluate and manage patients with common cardiac conditions.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to implement:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Applications have been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association and to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Technologists: This activity is approved for 5.5 Category A CE credits by the ASRT. Other credits by specialty may apply.


7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 Opening Remarks & Announcements
Troy LaBounty, MD & Smita Patel, MD

Section 1: Coronary Artery Disease
Debate: The Best Noninvasive Test to Evaluate Chest Pain is...

Nuclear and MRI Stress Testing
Venkatesh Murthy, MD

Stress Echocardiography
Theodore Kolias, MD

Coronary CT Angiography
Troy LaBounty, MD

8:35 Typical and Challenging Cases - Audience Response and Panel Discussion
9:25 Break

Section 2: Valvular and Structural Heart Disease

How Does Multimodality Imaging Determine Treatment Options in Severe Aortic Stenosis?
Troy LaBounty, MD

When Should Our Patients with Mitral Regurgitation Be Referred for Intervention?
David Bach, MD

How Should We Evaluate Suspected Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?
Sharlene Day, MD

Audience Response and Panel Discussion


Section 3: Cardiomyopathy

When is Cardiac MRI Helpful in Patients with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy?
Gisela Mueller, MD

Chemotherapy and Cardiotoxicity: How Should We Monitor Our Cancer Patients?
Monika Leja, MD

When Should We Revascularize Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiomyopathy?
Matthew Romano, MD

Audience Response and Panel Discussion

11:25 Break

Section 4: Imaging Safety and New Technologies

Radiation Risk From Cardiac Imaging Procedures: What Should We Tell Our Patients?
Smita Patel, MD

What Really Works to Prevent Contrast-Induced Nephropathy?
Matthew Davenport, MD

New and Emerging Technologies
Smita Patel, MD and Theodore Kolias, MD

Audience Response and Panel Discussion

12:30 pm Course Adjourns