Upcoming Medical Conferences in Virginia
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Nursing
Perianesthesia Challenges Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Surgical Technicians Surgical First Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.30 contact hours. Course Description : If you care for patients in the perianesthesia, operative, interventional or diagnostic setting who receive sedation, anesthesia and analgesia, this seminar is for YOU! Attend this seminar and learn from someone who has "walked" in YOUR shoes! Dolly has over 46 years of nursing experience and 40 years of experience in the specialty of perianesthesia nursing. She understands your challenges and will give you standard specific solutions to those challenges. Learn skills from a certification coach on resources, core knowledge, and essential skills necessary for successful CPAN/CAPA certification. Have your patient be the one who tells others about their "certified nurse"! Whether you work in the outpatient or inpatient setting, this seminar will increase your confidence in caring for your patients, increase patient satisfaction and create optimal patient outcomes. Course Objectives are : • Identify the "whys" and "hows" of specialty certification. • Differentiate the pharmacology and physiology of frequently-used induction, inhalation, neuromuscular blocking and reversal agents used in the perianesthesia setting. • Discuss appropriate management strategies for acute pain in the post-operative setting. • Determine interventions for post-op complications, Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST), and Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) • Analyze malpractice concerns, ASPAN standards, and effective documentation as driving forces in appropriate patient care. • Demonstrate the effectiveness of a team-centered approach on perianesthesia practice and values. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 22 - 26, 2018 | CME 58.75 | USD $3600 | Cardiology | Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular CT Imaging: Intensive Level II Training Course and Introduction to 3D Vascular Angiography and Stress Perfusion CT is organized by Cardiovascular Associates, Ltd and will be held during Jan 22 - 26, 2018 at Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Cardiovascular Disease Specialists, Radiologists, Fellows-in-training and Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 58.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Information : Multiple approaches to evaluation of cardiovascular CT studies exist with varying accuracy depending on the type of workstation, type of scanner, referral population, patient selection, and training mentor preferences. Few courses offer an algorithmic, comprehensive approach to interpretation and offer coronary cath/ IVUS, echo, and MRI correlations or review extracardiac thoracic interpretation or the application of CTA to peripheral angiography. Cardiovascular Associates and Bayview Physicians Group have joined together to design a comprehensive course to provide a unified educational program based on the standards co-developed by the ACC and SCCT. Course Objectives : After the activity, participants will be able to: • Operate a 3-dimensional workstation to extract pertinent information from a thoracic volume of interest (VOI), then analyze and interpret the cardiovascular findings systematically, using the VRT-MIP-MPR method, to construct a complete and accurate Cardiovascular CT Report • Judge the quality of Cardiovascular CT studies and its relationship to cardiac CT technical factors including the advantages and disadvantages of various types of cardiovascular CT scanners: 32 slices, 64 slices, 256 slices, dual source CT, and PET-CT hybrid imaging • Formulate an acquisition protocol for CT contrast administration, recognizing the kinetics of triphasic injection and caveats in special patient populations such as those with valvular disease, a history of adverse reactions to contrast media, intra-cardiac shunts, and high BMI • Cite CT radiation dose reduction strategies, radiation risk measures, and published radiation dose values in comparison to other cardiac modalities, and manipulate CT scan collimation, temporal resolution, and the three fields-of-view for cardiac patients to minimize risks to the patient • Characterize plaque density and vulnerability for individual lesions, difference between abnormal findings and image artifact, and caveats of stenosis estimation including the effect of window and level view settings • Evaluate regional contractility, calculated estimation of ejection fraction, myocardial resting perfusion, native and mechanical valves, and pericardial disease • Evaluate typical and complex tertiary referral studies including acute aortic syndromes, pulmonary embolism, simple congenital heart disease, post-aortic surgery studies, pre and post electrophysiologic intervention, and cardiac masses, etc. (see table of typical and tertiary cases presented) • Interpret extracardiac thoracic structures such as pleural effusions, lung nodules, lymphadenopathy, infiltrates and cite the Fleischner Society guidelines for Management of Small Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Scans • Construct an appropriate workflow and staff training program, utilizing the patient SPARR (Selection, Preparation, Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Reporting) system including the appropriate integration into clinical care Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 26, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $1495 | Healthcare Technology
Implementing ISO 13485:2016 - 2 day In person Seminar is organized by GlobalCompliancePanel and will be held during Jan 25 - 26, 2018 at Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion. The final version of ISO 13485:2016 is now available and companies should be planning their implementation. There are significant changes from the earlier version; they will require major modifications to the Quality Management System (QMS). The new version has better alignment with FDA's QSR, but there are still major differences that create issues for effective QMS implementation. This workshop covers the differences from the 2003 version to the 2016 version and offers practical implementation advice to update your QMS. Participants will also learn the differences with QSR and understand how to resolve them. The workshop uses extensive examples and exercises to help clarify the concerns. Some regulatory systems will rely on ISO 13485:2016 through the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP). The US will participate in MDSAP, but doesn't expect to change its regulations. The EU is not participating, has published its own version, EN ISO 13485:2016, and will continue with the Notified Body system. However, the EU intends to replace the directives with new regulations resulting in new versions of EN ISO 13485:2016 and EN ISO 14971:2012. The workshop covers implications in particular regulatory systems including MDASP and its nonconformity grading system. who should attend: The transition to ISO 13485:2016 can be complicated and, for some companies, the period is short, depending on when the current certificate expires. Start planning and implementing as soon as possible. This workshop provides the knowledge and understanding to update your QMS. Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn the major changes in the new version of the standard. In addition, they will understand where the new standard and QSR do not agree. The primary objective is to give participants the understanding needed for an efficient and effective QMS update. Who Will Benefit: • Quality managers • Management Representatives • Quality engineers • Quality assurance and quality control • Regulatory affairs managers • Regulatory affairs professionals • R&D managers • R&D engineers • Product design and development • Operations managers • Production managers and supervisors • Manufacturing engineers • Risk managers • Complaint system team members • CAPA team members Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 27, 2018 | CME 34.25 | USD $5000 | Oncology | Breast Radiology
Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis is organized by American College of Radiology (ACR) and will be held during Jan 25 - 27, 2018 at American College of Radiology, Reston, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 25 SAM Credits. Course Overview : This course is designed to provide practising radiologists with an intensive, hands-on experience to breast imaging. Throughout the three-day program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies through hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening, diagnostic mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis cases at their own individual Hologic digital workstation. Participants will enhance their perceptive skills with direct assistance from a panel of expert radiologists. In addition, interventional workshops will be available in breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy. Specific instruction in the use and application of computer-aided techniques will also be provided. This course satisfies the following MQSA and ACR accreditation requirements : • Re-establishing continuing experience requirements of the MQSA which requires radiologists to have interpreted or multi-read, under direct supervision of a qualified interpreting physician, at least 240 mammographic examinations • Initial qualifications for Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) under MQSA • Continuing education requirements for stereotactic breast biopsy • Continuing education requirements for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy • This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA Program Objectives : At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to: • Utilize perception skills for detection of cancer at digital mammographic screening • Interpret digital mammographic screen-detected findings • Demonstrate skills to minimize the call-back rate for normal/benign findings at mammographic screening • Conduct interventional workshops for stereotactic- and ultrasound-guided biopsy • Recognize diagnostic work-up of screen-detected findings and symptomatic patients • Incorporate DBT into clinical practice and case read out Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 28 - 28, 2018 | CME 4.00 | USD $390 | Optometry
Virginia Optometric Association (VOA) One-Day CE Conference is organized by Virginia Optometric Association (VOA) and will be held on Jan 28, 2018 at Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 4.00 hours of continuing education Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 29 - 31, 2018 | CME 34.00 | USD $5000 | Radiology
American College of Radiology (ACR) Dartmouth Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Course is organized by American College of Radiology (ACR) and will be held during Jan 29 - 31, 2018 at American College of Radiology, Reston, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 25 SAM Credits. Course Overview: This course is designed to provide practicing radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians with an intensive, hands-on experience in reading PET-CT. The course is geared to physicians who have already completed some formal course work on PET and/or PET-CT but have only gained a limited experience reading scans in their daily clinical practice. The attendee will interpret in a front-line fashion over 150 PET-CT scans covering all clinical applications including those in oncology, neurology and cardiology. Through participation in multiple scan interpretation sessions, each concluding with a detailed review of the key findings, the attendee will develop a higher level of expertise and confidence in interpreting PET-CT. Conference Objectives : Upon completing this preceptorship, participants will be able to: • Identify and discuss the clinical applications of PET/CT • Describe a systematic approach to interpreting PET/CT • Recognize normal variants, incidental findings, and pitfalls on PET/CT • Develop expertise in interpreting PET/CT for a wide range of oncologic indications including assisting in diagnosis, staging, restaging, and monitoring response to therapy in a variety of cancer types. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 02 - 04, 2018 | CME 35.00 | Free | Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal MR - Commonly Imaged Joints is organized by American College of Radiology (ACR) and will be held during Feb 02 - 04, 2018 at American College of Radiology, Reston, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 25 SAM Credits. Course Description: This course is designed to provide the practicing radiologist an intensive hands-on experience in the technique and the interpretation of MR imaging of the knee, shoulder, ankle/foot and hip. The course is focused toward the nation musculoskeletal trained radiologist responsible for interpretation of these often complex examinations. Program Objectives : • Identify the normal appearances of important anatomic structures on MR imaging of the knee, shoulder, ankle/foot and hip • Identify abnormalities involving the menisci, cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, extensor mechanism and osteochondral structures on MR imaging of the knee • Recognize important MR imaging features of rotator cuff tears, glenoid labral injuries and their clinical implications • Detect common abnormalities of frequently injured tendons, ligaments and osteochondral structures on MR imaging of the ankle/foot • Recognize important imaging features of avascular necrosis, labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement syndrome and traumatic injuries on MR of the hip. NOTE: This course will offer the optional Workstation Refresher session at 7:00am on the first day of the course. Those who attend this session will receive one additional CME credit.
Feb 04 - 06, 2018 | USD $250 | Neurology | Psychiatry | Medicine
12th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference is organized by Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and would be held during Feb 04 - 06, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia, United States Of America. The target audience for this medical event for Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Delegates at the Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference are drawn from academia, industry, associations/societies, government and media. Conference Objectives are : • Train a cadre of interdisciplinary scientists in the principles of drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease. • Provide a platform to exchange ideas, knowledge and resources about drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease. • Stimulate pre-clinical research in the discovery and testing of novel compounds aimed at the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease. • Build public-private partnerships that will accelerate drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 09 - 10, 2018 | CME 11.00 | Free | Dentistry
Practical Guide to Treating Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs Course is organized by Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) and will be held during Feb 09 - 10, 2018 at Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11 CERP Credits. Conference Description : Practical Guide to Treating Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs is a free continuing education course for dental professionals hoping to improve their ability to care for individuals with special health care needs (ISHCN). Dr. Matthew Cooke, a pediatric dentist, dental anesthesiologist, and Director of Healthy Athletes, Special Olympics of VA and PA, will present two days of case-based presentations covering several topics related to dental treatment for ISHCN, including communication, conditions with orofacial implications, risk vs. benefit, and behavioral guidance. Kami A. Piscitelli, RDH, VA Department of Health Special Needs Oral Health Coordinator, will provide a presentation regarding oral hygiene considerations for ISHCN. Conference Objectives are : • Identify at least one strategy for communication and/or behavioral guidance while providing treatment for ISCHN. • Identify at least one chronic condition or disability and a potential orofacial implication linked to that condition. • Identify at least one adaptation or modification to allow ISHCN to improve their daily oral hygiene. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 09 - 11, 2018 | CME 35.00 | Free | Abdominal Radiology
American College of Radiology (ACR) Abdominal Imaging Conference is organized by American College of Radiology (ACR) and would be held during Feb 09 - 11, 2018 at American College of Radiology, Reston, Virginia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 25 SAM Credits. Course Overview: This medical course focuses on technical aspect of rapidly developing field of CT and its application in the abdomen and pelvis. The course will provide physicians with essential background on the disease process in the abdomen and pelvis and the central role of CT in the diagnosis, treatment planning and assessing therapeutic effectiveness in various neoplastic and other non-neoplastic pathologies. The topics covered during the conference are Radiation reduction, Low radiation dose CT protocols, Optimizing the use of advanced CT scanners, Dual energy CT, Staging, Post Op Treatment. Conference Objectives : At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to: • Understand how to protocol CT studies for various clinical indications in the abdomen. • Learn the multimodality investigation of liver, biliary, pancreatic and renal diseases. • Confidently deal with complex CT including postoperative imaging. • Apply algorithms to manage incidental lesions in the abdomen and pelvis This course will offer the optional Workstation Refresher session at 7:00am on the first day of the course. Those who attend this session will receive one additional CME credit. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.