Radiology CME

Stanford Department of Radiology Presents


5th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular Imaging

February 11-13, 2010
Encore Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Course Directors: Andrew Quon, M.D. and Sanjiv S. Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.

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Statement of Need

Our 5th 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.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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



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 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologists: This course has been approved for up to 15.5 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 11, 2010

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

PET/CT: The Field Continues to Expand
Moderator: Andrew Quon, MD


8:00-8:10 Welcome and Announcements
Andrew Quon, MD

8:10-9:00 PET/CT State-of-the-Union: The Success of the Past 8 Years and a Look to the Future
George Segall, MD

9:00-9:30Reviewing the Changes in PET/CT Reimbursement (Thank you, NOPR trial)
Johannes Czernin, MD

9:30-10:00 The Increasing Use of PET/CT by Radiation Oncologists
Rathan Subramaniam, MD, PhD

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Oncology In-Depth
Moderator: Johannes Czernin, MD


10:30-11:00 Utility of FDG PET in Sarcoma
Johannes Czernin, MD

11:00-11:30 Use of PET/CT in Judging Response to Therapy
David K. Shelton, Jr., MD

11:30-12:00 pm Updates on PET/CT and Thyroid Cancer
Andrei Iagaru, MD

12:00-1:30 Recess for Lunch

Oncology In-Depth, Cont.

1:30-2:00 PET in Pediatric Oncology
Andrew Quon, MD

2:00-3:00 "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! What Do You Believe in PET/CT?"
Moderator: Andrew Quon, MD
What is the SUV Cut-Off for Lung Cancer? (Czernin/Shelton)
Dual Timepoint PET: Yes or No? (Segall/ Macapinlac)
Pick Your Poison with Bone Metastases: MDP or FDG? (Seltzer/Macapinlac)

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

PET/CT Interpretation
Moderator: George Segall, MD

3:15-4:15 PET/CT Slice-by-Slice: Neck and Chest
Rathan Subramaniam, MD, PhD

4:15-4:45 Tips on Differentiating the 3 "R's" in Post-Tx PET/CT: Residual vs. Recurrence vs. Resolution (vs. Inflammation)
George Segall, MD

4:45-5:30 Interpreting the Lungs and Mediastinum Post-XRT: Pearls and Pitfalls
Marc Seltzer, MD

Friday, February 12, 2010

7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast

PET/CT Advanced Users
Moderator: Andrew Quon, MD

8:00-8:30 Utility of PET and MRI Software Fusion for Brain Tumor Evaluation
Michael L. Goris, MD, PhD

8:30-9:00 PET/CT for Infection: Blessing or a Curse
Homer A. Macapinlac, MD

9:00-9:30 Clinical Scenarios Where PET is Helpful in Small Cell Lung, Prostate, and Myeloma
Rathan Subramaniam, MD, PhD

9:30-10:00 Imaging "The Prodigal Tumors": PET and Pancreatic, Hepatic, Small Bowel, Renal, Adrenal, and Metastastic Cancers
Homer A. Macapinlac, MD

10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

PET/CT Clinical Update
Moderator: Michael L. Goris, MD, PhD

10:20-11:00 Radiolabeled Microsphere Treatment and Monitoring with PET: My Experience with Our First 100 Patients
Michael L. Goris, MD, PhD

11:00-11:20 Optimizing Metrics for Interpretation: 3D Volumetric SUV and Total Body Tumor Burden
Erik Mittra, MD, PhD

11:20-12:00 pm Evaluating Pelvic Tumors
Homer A. Macapinlac, MD

12:00-12:20 Integrated MRI/PET Scanners: Technology Update
David K. Shelton, Jr., MD

12:20-1:50 Recess for Lunch

PET/CT Interpretation
Moderator: George Segall, MD

1:50-2:35 PET/CT Slice-by-Slice: Abdomen and Pelvis
George Segall, MD

2:35-3:20 Misadventures of PET/CT Interpretation and Reporting
Marc Seltzer, MD

3:20-3:40 Coffee Break

Mano-a-Mano: The 2nd Annual PET/CT Interpretation Faculty Face-Off
Moderator: Andrew Quon, MD

3:40-5:40 Unknown cases are presented and interpreted by the Course Faculty with results provided by the Moderator
Round 1: Marc Seltzer vs. Johannes Czernin
Round 2: Erik Mittra vs. George Segall
Round 3: Rathan Subramaniam vs. Andrei Iagaru

Saturday, February 13, 2010

7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast

PET/CT Clinic
Moderator: Kent Hutchings, CNMT

8:00-8:30 The Fundamental Issues and Challenges of Training PET/CT Technologists
Kent Hutchings, CNMT

8:30-9:00 Common PET/CT Protocol Issues
Erik Mittra, MD, PhD

9:00-9:30 Best Practice Guidelines for PET/CT Technologists
Kent Hutchings, CNMT

9:30-9:45 Coffee Break

9:45-10:45 Stanford PET/CT Weekly Case Conference: Best Cases from the Past Year
Erik Mittra, MD, PhD

10:45-11:15 MRI (Whole Body, DCE, DWI) vs PET: Is PET Still Best for Oncology?
Andrei Iagaru, MD

PET/CT: The Big Picture
Moderator:  Andrei Iagaru, MD

11:15-12:00 pm An Integrated Approach for the Early Detection of Cancer
Andrei Iagaru, MD

Opportunities for Q&A will be provided at the conclusion of each presentation.


All lectures will be held in the meeting rooms of the Wynn Las Vegas. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 11th, 2010.


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Faculty

Course Directors:

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

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

Faculty:

Johannes Czernin, MD
Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director of Nuclear Medicine
Chief, Ahmanson Biological Imaging Division
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael L. Goris, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Kent Hutchings, CNMT
Program Director
Nuclear Medicine Service
VA Palo Alto

Andrei Iagaru, MD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Homer A. Macapinlac, MD
Professor of Nuclear Medicine and Experimental Diagnostic Imaging
Chair, Department of Nuclear Medicine
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Erik Mittra, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

George Segall, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Nuclear Medicine, VA Palo Alto
Stanford University School of Medicine

Marc Seltzer, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Dartmouth Medical School
Director, PET-CT Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

David K. Shelton, Jr., MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Director of Nuclear Medicine
UC Davis Health System

Rathan Subramaniam, MD, PhD
Assistant professor of Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine


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 prior to the activity.


Accommodations

Encore Las Vegas

Encore, the new resort in the Wynn Hotel, is pleased to offer a special rate of $259.00 per room per night for a Resort Room for our conference participants. This rate is for single or double occupancy and is subject to tax. To receive this special rate, please make your reservation no later than January 10, 2010. After January 10th, rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed.

Rooms at this special rate have been reserved for attendees on a  first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the cut-off date.Don't be disappointed by waiting too long; reserve your room now by contacting Encore Room Reservations Department toll free at 1-866-770-7555 (in the U.S. or Canada), or (702) 770-7171, or by fax: (702) 770-1571. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Stanford Radiology conference or reference room block code 6SRP0210 when making your reservation.

For more information on Encore at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, please visit their website at http://www.encorelasvegas.com

For more information on the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, please visit their website at http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/ or call (702) 770-7000, toll free: 1-877-321-9966.


Travel

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 airfares and discount car rentals:

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 area pricing rates.

Call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790, and reference Tour Code Number A1510SS. Please note -- This code can not be used at aa.com, but you may find that the zone fare pricing is better than the aa.com pricing and the savings will be worth more than the $20.00 American Airlines agent fee. There is no charge for calling and inquiring on rates, only a charge if the agent actually reserves and tickets a reservation for you.

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

Call Hertz Car Rental at 1-800-654-2240, and refer to CV # 01YN0016, or book online at www.hertz.com, and enter the CV number on the reservation page.

Call Avis at 1-800-331-1600, and refer to AWD #D004951, or book online at http://www.avis.com/, and enter the AWD number on the reservation page.


Tuition and Registration

Early Bird Tuition Postmarked by Jan. 11, 2010
After
Jan. 11, 2010
   
Practicing Physician
$895
$950
   
Stanford Alumni/Military/Retired/Scientist
$795
$850
   
Technologist
$595
$650
   
Nurse/Physician Assistant/Resident/Fellow
$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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