Radiology CME

The Stanford Department of Radiology Presents

4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and
Molecular Imaging

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
February 12 - 14, 2009


Course Directors:

Andrew Quon, MD and Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD


PET/CT Scans


 


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Learning Objectives

This course is intended for practicing radiologists and radiology technologists, nurses, scientists, and others who are interested in current techniques and applications for PET/CT and molecular imaging.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Statement of Need

Our 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular Imaging covers rapidly emerging technological advances and clinical challenges in PET/CT imaging. Given the growing diversity and sophistication of PET/CT technologies and clinical applications, PET/CT interpretation requires a fundamentally different approach than conventional medical imaging. Our course fills this professional gap by providing radiologists with the essential tools to integrate current PET/CT innovations into clinical practice through expert lectures, case studies, and the real-time interpretation of unknown cases during our “Faculty Face-Off” competition. Course topics include improving lesion detection, staging, and delineation for better treatment planning and more precise targeting; optimizing the clinical applications of PET/CT in abdominal, cardiovascular, chest, gynecological, lung, and neurological imaging; assessing the diagnostic and screening capabilities of PET/CT; and exploring the latest technological advances and future developments in PET/CT and molecular imaging.


Accreditation

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

Credit Designation:

Stanford University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course meets the ACR requirements for physicians of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of PET and PET/CT CME, at least 8 of which are PET/CT for those physicians who attend the entire course.

Technologists: This course has been approved for up to 16.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course. Please be sure to print a copy of the Technologist Guidelines (also available on-site at the technologist registration desk) which details the CEU credit breakdown and instructions for receiving credit.


Program

Thursday, February 12, 2009

7:30-8:00 am Registration, Check-in, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

Session 1: FDG PET/CT: The Big Picture
Moderator: Andrew Quon, M.D.

8:00-8:10 Welcome & Announcements
Andrew Quon, M.D.

8:10-8:50 The Joy of PET: Clinical Scenarios Where PET Works Best
Joseph Busch, M.D.

8:50-9:10 The Physiology of FDG and Principles of PET Scanning
Andrei Iagaru, M.D.

9:10-9:40 25,000 PET/CT Cases and Counting: Initial Data From the Massive NOPR Trial
Johannes Czernin, M.D.

9:40-10:00 Screening Cancer with PET/CT: Interesting Data From Japan
Andrew Quon, M.D.

10:00-10:20 Coffee Break & View Exhibits

Session 2: PET In-Depth
Moderator: Andrew Quon, M.D.


10:20-10:40 Clinical Utility of Brain PET
Marc Seltzer, M.D.

10:40-11:00 Cardiac Viability PET: Patient Preparation and Interpretation
Johannes Czernin, M.D.

11:00-11:20 PET/CT in Gynecologic Malignancies
Joseph Busch, M.D.

11:20-11:40 Work-Up and Interpretation of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules Using PET
Johannes Czernin, M.D.

11:40-12:00 pm Optimal Timing and Interpretation Criteria for Evaluating Chemotherapy Response (i.e. Is There an Optimum?)
George Segall, M.D.

12:00-12:30 Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Contrast-Enhanced PET/CT Debated
Johannes Czernin, M.D.
Marc Seltzer, M.D.

12:30-2:00 Recess for Lunch

Session 3: PET/CT Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1
Moderator: George Segall, M.D.


2:00-2:15 What's Physiologic and What's Normal in the Head and Neck?
George Segall, M.D.

2:15-2:30 Is Using a Contrast Enhanced CT Bad for Attenuation Correction?
Andrew Quon, M.D.

2:30-2:45 The Time of Flight Advantage: Reality vs. Hype in the Clinic
Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.

2:45-3:00 Hot Spleen and Bone Marrow in Lymphoma- When to Call It and When Not To? (A Case-by-Case Illustration)
Marc Seltzer, M.D.

3:00-3:15 Breath Hold CT? Breath Hold PET???
Andrew Quon, M.D.

3:15-3:35 Coffee Break & View Exhibits

Session 4: PET/CT Interpretation
Moderator: Marc Seltzer, M.D.


3:35-5:00 PET/CT Slice-by-Slice Interpretation: Abdomen and Pelvis
Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.

5:00-6:00 Chills, Thrills, and Spills on PET/CT
Marc Seltzer, M.D.

Friday, February 13, 2009

7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

Session 5: Technology Update
Moderator: Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.


8:00-8:30 PET/CT Software Fusion Revisited and (Thoughtfully) Reconsidered
Robert Bridges, M.D.

8:30-9:00 Hilar Foci: Physiologic, Granuloma, or N1 Disease?
Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.

9:00-9:30 Faster Crystals, Faster Acquisition? How Fast Can You Go?
George Segall, M.D.

9:30-10:00 Practical Approach to Diagnostic CT Combined with PET
Joseph Busch, M.D.

10:00-10:20 Coffee Break & View Exhibits

Session 6: PET/CT Interpretation Part 2
Moderator: Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.


10:20-12:00 pm PET/CT Slice-by-Slice: Neck and Chest
Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

12:00-12:30 PET Interpretation of Alzheimer's and Epilepsy
Martin Allen-Auerbach, M.D.

12:30-2:00 Recess for Lunch

Session 7: PET/CT Frequently Asked Questions, Part 2
Moderator: George Segall, M.D.


2:00-2:15 Vascular Tracer Activity: Disease or Not?
Andrei Iagaru, M.D.

2:15-2:30 What's Normal Bowel, What's Not? (A Case-by-Case Illustration)
Martin Allen-Auerbach, M.D.

2:30-2:45 Does Hyperglycemia Really Matter?
George Segall, M.D.

2:45-3:00 PET as an Adjunctive Test for Infectious or Inflammatory Disease?
Andrei Iagaru, M.D.

3:00-3:20 Coffee Break & View Exhibits

3:20-5:20 Mano-a-Mano: The 1st Annual Faculty Face-Off
Faculty will read-out and interpret unknown cases in front of the live audience in an environment that will resemble the daily read-out sessions in clinical Nuclear Medicine and diagnostic Radiology. Utilizing a computer workstation, faculty members will be paired with each other to read each case and provide a suggested diagnosis and interpretation. Cases will be displayed for the audience to see and watch as faculty go through the images. The moderator will then reveal the results of the clinical course and confirmational biopsy data, when available.
Moderator: Andrew Quon, M.D.
Round 1: Marc Seltzer, M.D. vs. Johannes Czernin, M.D.
Round 2: Andrei Iagaru, M.D. vs. Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.
Round 3: George Segall, M.D. vs. Martin Allen-Auerbach, M.D.
Round 4: Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D. vs. Steve Falen, M.D., Ph.D.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

Session 8: Clinical Practice
Moderator: Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.


8:00-8:30 Differentiating Radiation Necrosis From Viable Brain Tumor Using MR and PET
Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

8:30-9:00 Northern Exposure: 10 Years of Interesting PET Cases from Alaska
Robert Bridges, M.D.

9:00-9:30 This Scan is Your Scan, This Scan is Not My Scan: Integrated PET/CT Reporting
Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

9:30-9:50 Coffee Break & View Exhibits

Session 9: The future of PET and Molecular Imaging
Moderator: Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.


9:50-10:10 SPECT Strikes Back? Ten Minute High-Resolution Scanning Has Arrived
Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.

10:10-10:40 F18 Fluoride PET/CT Bone Scanning: A Case By Case Testimonial
Robert Bridges, M.D.

10:40-11:00 FDG and F18 Fluoride In One Syringe, On One Scan?
Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.

11:00-11:10 Final Remarks
Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.

All lectures will be held in the meeting rooms of the Bellagio Hotel. Registration and check-in begin Thursday, February 12th at 7:30 am

Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.


Objectives | Accreditation | Program | Faculty | Accommodations | Travel | Activities | Registration


Faculty

Course Directors :

Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Imaging Prorgam at Stanford (MIPS)
Head, Nuclear Medicine
Professor, Departments of Radiology
& Bioengineering, Bio-X Program Stanford University School of Medicine

Andrew Quon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Chief, Clinical PET/CT
Stanford University School of Medicine

Faculty:

Martin Allen-Auerbach, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nuclear Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Robert Bridges, M.D.
Aurora Diagnostic Imaging

Joseph Busch, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiologist Consultants

Johannes Czernin, M.D.
Chief, Ahmanson Biological Imaging Division
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

Steve Falen, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director
Northern California PET Imaging Center

Benjamin L. Franc, M.D., M.S.
Radiology Associates of Sacramento

Andrei Iagaru, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Stanford University School of Medicine

George Segall, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Nuclear Medicine, VA Palo Alto
Stanford University School of Medicine

Marc Seltzer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Dartmouth Medical School
Director, PET-CT Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 

Terence Z. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Duke University Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure: The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships will be made known prior to the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.


Accommodations

Take pleasure in one of Bellagio's deluxe guest rooms and enjoy every exquisite AAA Five Diamond Award-winning enhancement. Peer out your window and view the exhilarating Las Vegas Strip, the pristine waters of Lake Bellagio, or the picture-perfect surrounding mountains. Your stay in this European-styled enclave will be complemented by an attentive staff working together to perfect your visit. In addition to the traditional guest amenities you would expect from a AAA Five Diamond award-winning resort, Bellagio also provides lavishly stocked mini-bars, irons and ironing boards, two-line telephones and computer/fax accessible data ports, express check-out, posh marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and showers, plush robes and wall-mounted blow dyers.

A special rate of $230.00 per room per night for a Deluxe Room has been reserved for our conference participants. This rate is for single or double occupancy and is subject to tax. Rooms at this special rate have been reserved for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out as the conference draws nearer. Don't be disappointed by waiting too long; reserve your room now by contacting Bellagio Room Reservations Department today at 888-987-6667, or (702) 693-7444 or reserve online by clicking on this link. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Stanford University School of Medicine conference to recieve the group rate. For more information on the Bellagio Hotel, please visit their website at www.bellagio.com


Travel

Special airfare and discount car rentals: Summit Travel has been chosen as the official travel agency for this conference. Summit Travel's knowledgeable staff are at your service Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm, PST. Call Summit Travel at 1-800-338-1308 (within U.S. or Canada) or +1-650-688-3578.

Special meeting discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our attendees and their guests. The airlines offer discounts off published fares and special not-available-to-thegeneral- public area pricing rates.

Call United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041 and reference Meeting ID Code 502BH.

Call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790 and reference Authorization Number A1519SS.

Call Avis Car Rental at 1-888-754-8878, and refer to AWD # D004951, or book online at http://www.avis.com/, and enter the AWD number on the reservation page.

Call Hertz Car Rental at 1-800-654-2240 and refer to CV # 01YN0015, or book online at http://www.hertz.com/, and enter the CV number on the reservation form.


Activities

Dining: The Bellagio boasts a variety of dining options including five restaurants by world-renowned chefs. Among these are the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Le Cirque and Chef Julian Serrano's Picasso, PRIME steakhouse, Michael Mina, Circo, Jasmine, and Yellowtail. For more information on the many exciting eateries in the Bellagio, please visit their website at: www.bellagio.com

Shopping: Via Bellagio, a glass-enclosed shopping promenade, offers an exciting 100,000 square feet of boutiques including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Fred Leighton, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès, Gucci, Dior, Fendi, and Bottega Venetta.

Spa/Salon: The luxurious new 65,000-square-foot Spa & Salon Bellagio is Zen-influenced, balancing natural elements of earth, water, fire and wind. The Spa’s 56 treatment rooms offer a full complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating facial and body care treatments. Separate women's and men's facilities with showers, steam room, sauna and whirlpool ensure your comfort and privacy. Lockers with spa robes and slippers are provided, as well as hair and body care amenities. For reservations, please call the Bellagio Spa and Salon reservations line at (702) 693-7472.

Theater: O - The award winning Cirque du Soleil aquatic spectacular is performed at the Bellagio Theater twice a night Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. For additional information on the show, showtimes, and tickets, please call Reservations at (702) 693-7722, toll-free at 888-488-7111, or visit the Bellagio website www.bellagio.com

Outdoors in and around Las Vegas: In Las Vegas, you can enjoy more than the nightlife. The balmy weather is perfect for golfing, tennis, and swimming. Explore the 3 nearby National Parks where you can go water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Tours are available. For more information on Las Vegas and the surrounding area, please visit http://www.lasvegas24hours.com/


Tuition and Registration

Early Bird Tuition Postmarked by January 7, 2009
After January 7, 2009
   
Practicing Physician
$895
$950
   
Stanford Alumni/Military/Retired/Scientist
$795
$850
   
Technologist
$595
$650
   
Resident/Fellow/Nurse/Physician Assistant
$595
$650
   

 

Note: Cancellations received in writing up to four weeks prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


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