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SVU 2021 Annual Conference Evaluation

As a result of participating in this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Explain the impact of COVID-19 on your Vascular Ultrasound Practice
  • Discuss the complementary role of ultrasound and other cross sectional imaging modalities in EVAR and cerebrovascular evaluation
  • Utilize various sonographic windows to optimize visualization and interrogation of the abdominal vasculature
  • Describe optimal techniques for evaluation of Ilio-Caval Vein Compression Syndromes and Aorto-Iliac Artery Imaging In Occlusive Disease
  • Determine and void common pitfalls in the setting of Transcervical Carotid Artery Revascularization, Complex Central Venous Obstruction, IVUS And Conventional Ultrasound With Iliac Vein Compression Diagnosis And Treatment and Acute Lower Extremity Ischemia
  • Acquire an update on current Ergonomics Issues and the status of the IAC Carotid Consensus Project
  • Apply Doppler waveform nomenclature to current practice
  • Determine the following In arterial disease of the lower extremity arterial disease:
  • Relate the history and physical assessment to the vascular laboratory visit
  • Providing full cycle patient care from the physical exam to the post intervention follow-up
  • Distinguish between utility and pitfalls of physiologic data obtained during evaluation
  • Translate results of non-invasive exams into clinical decisions
  • Explain applications for post-operative surveillance
  • Discuss the importance of and implement new techniques for the comprehensive evaluation of the patient who presets with “diabetic foot” complications.
  • Explain and gain familiarity with the various emerging and established endovascular and open revascularization techniques performed in the vascular surgery practice today.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of critical limb ischemia and describe diagnostic and treatment pathways.
  • Hone skills and practical applications via Innovation stations and “Real Time Imaging” sessions
  • Consider and explore professional development and career track opportunities
  • Recognize the clinical and sonographic signs that should prompt evaluation of the iliac venous system in patients who present with chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Modify protocols to more efficiently evaluate the patient chronic venous insufficiency
  • Describe the role and utility of ultrasound in carotid plaque characterization and Giant Cell arteritis
Speaker Disclosures
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the speakers for this course have been asked to disclose to participants the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) (e.g., paid speaker, employee, paid consultant on a board and/or committee for a commercial company) that would potentially affect the objectivity of his/her presentation or whose products or services may be mentioned during their presentation.

The following disclosures were made:

George Berdejo, BA RVT FSVU– No Relationships
SVU 2021 Annual Conference Chair
White Plains Hospital
White Plains, NY

David Dawson, MD, RVT, RPVI – No Relationships
Baylor, Scott & White
Temple, TX

Barbara Forney – No Relationships
Program Manager of Live Programs/Compliance
Office of Continuing Medical Education
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

The following presenters had no relationships to disclose:

Kwame Amankwah, MD
Barton Bean, RVT FSVU
Phillip Bendick, PhD RVT FSVU
Adam Beyer
Kelly Byrnes, BS RVT FSVU
John Carson, MD RPVI FACS
David Dawson, MD DFSVS RVT
Molly Dent, RVT
Anahita Dua, MD MS MBA
Christina Fields, BS RVT RDCS RDMS FASE
Amanda Frederick, Mohammad Hasan, MBBS
Anita Harrington, MS RVT RDMS FSVU
Joseph Hughes, RVT RVS FSVU
Bhupinder Kalsi, RVT
Steven Knight, BSc RVT RDCS RDMS
Anil Kumar, MD
Jessica Kralec, RDMS RVT RPhS
Josh Lee, BS RVT
Mani Montazemi, RDMS
Laurence Needleman, MD
Patricia (Tish) Poe, BA RVT FSVU
Joseph F. Polak, MD MPH
Sergio Salles Cunha, PhD RVT FSVU
Brian Sapp, RVT RPhS
Tony Smet, BS RDMS RVT
Denise Smith, MD PhD
Watson Smith, BA RDMS RVT
Jill Sommerset, BS RVT
Brandon Sumpio, MD
Steve Talbot, RVT FSVU
Peta Tehan, MD
Desarom Teso, MD RPVI FACS
Patricia Vargas, DHSc RVT
Max Wohlauer, MD RPVI
Leslie Wormely, AA AS RVT
Eugene Zierler, MD RPVI

Off-Label Disclosure Statement
Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label, unapproved uses of devices and drugs. Physicians should consult full prescribing information before using any product mentioned during this educational activity.

Learner Assurance Statement
The University of Cincinnati is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest issues that could arise as a result of prospective faculty members’ significant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). The University of Cincinnati is committed to retaining only those speakers with financial interests that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Society for Vascular Ultrasound.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclaimer Statement
The opinions expressed during the live activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Cincinnati. The information is presented for the purpose of advancing the attendees’ professional development.