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Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education

Course Location

Swedish Medical Center
Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

 
 

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CME Course Endorsements

American Society of Neuroimaging
Neurocritical Care Society

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Transcranial Doppler for Cerebrovascular Disease
September 11 - 13, 2017

 
Jointly provided by Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education, this program has a nationally recognized faculty with diverse areas of specialization, a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum and hands-on sessions with patient models utilizing a variety of TCD and TCD Imaging systems.  The three-day course is held at a state-of-the-art educational facility conveniently located at the acclaimed Swedish/Cherry Hill Hospital campus in Seattle WA.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The program is designed for physicians, sonographers, technologists and other health care professionals seeking to acquire the skill sets and knowledge base required to apply, perform and interpret Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Transcranial Doppler Imaging (TCDI) studies.  Didactic lectures and daily faculty-guided hands-on scanning sessions will provide learners with the opportunity to view and practice TCD and TCDI techniques.  Interactive case studies will serve to further develop interpretation skills and clarify the role of TCD/TCDI in the management of patients with cerebrovascular disease.  Lectures will cover the various settings in which TCD is performed including the diagnostic laboratory, emergency room, neurocritical care unit, operating rooms and endovascular procedure rooms.
 
The program also includes a case-study-based physician interpretation track option led by practicing stroke neurologists and neurocritical care specialists, Andrei V. Alexandrov M.D.; Aaron N. Stayman M.D. and Arthur M. Lam M.D.

This course is endorsed by both the American Society of Neuroimaging and the Neurocritical Care Society.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
  • Identify basic principles of intracranial arterial vascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques for the performance of TCD and TCDI
  • Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveforms
  • Describe the clinical usefulness and limitations of TCD and TCDI techniques
  • Apply basic TCD/TCDI Interpretation to real cases

Course Content (subject to change):
Day 1
Neuroanatomy Basics: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Tools of the Trade - Physics & Instrumentation: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vessel Identification using TCD: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
TCD Technique: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Transcranial Doppler Imaging Technique: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Hemodynamics/Waveform Interpretation: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Demonstration - TCD: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Demonstration - TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Guided Hands-on TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers

Day 2
Recognizing Cerebral Emboli: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Clinical Applications of TCD Emboli Monitoring: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Transcranial Doppler in Endovascular Carotid Revascularization: Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Transcranial Doppler in Carotid Endarterectomy: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Effects of Extracranial Arterial Occlusive Disease on Intracranial Hemodynamics: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Subclavian Steal Phenomenon: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on, Monitoring, TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
Vasomotor Reactivity & Demonstration: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT

Day 3
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage & Vasospasm Physiology & Pathophysiology: David W. Newell, M.D.
Use of TCD in the Detection of Vasospasm: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Intracranial Stenosis / Occlusion & Acute Stroke: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Sickle Cell Disease: Michael Bender, M.D., Ph.D.
TCD in Raised Intracranial Pressure & Cerebral Circulatory Arrest: Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - Anatomy, Pathology & Treatment: Paul P. Huang, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - TCD Protocol and Interpretation Criteria: Meryl Harley BS, RVT
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on, Monitoring TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
PFO Testing Demonstration: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT; Joshua Renz, BS, RVT

FACULTY & PLANNERS (subject to change)
Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Semmes-Murphey Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Chandra Atkins, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Bothell, WA

Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Vascular Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Seattle, WA

Michael Bender M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director of Odessa Brown Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic
Seattle, WA

Danielle Condit, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Bothell, WA

Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Director, Cerebrovascular Ultrasound & Neurophysiology
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, WA

Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
VP Clinical Services, Medstreaming, LLC
Redmond, WA

Julie Guide, BS, RVT
Director of Education, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Marketing Director, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Bothell, WA

Meryl Harley, BA, RVT
Vascular Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Seattle, WA

Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Interventional Cardiologist
Medical Director, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Swedish Heart & Vascular
Seattle, WA

Mimi Johnson, BA, RVT
Director of Clinical Services, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Bothell, WA

Ridge Johnson, BSc, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular, Inc.
Bothell, WA

Arthur M. Lam, M.D., FRCPC, FNSC
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Attending Neurointensivist
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

David W. Newell, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, WA

Joshua Renz BS, RVT
Vascular Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Seattle, WA

Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Neurology
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, WA

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS
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 Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Vascular.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS™
Swedish Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



SUGGESTED LODGING

Hotel Sorrento
900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-6400
(800) 426-1265
Discount rate will fluctuate as the arrival date comes near and is subject to availability.  Please book early to ensure the best rate! For discount reservations, call 800-426-1265 and ask for the “Swedish” rate.


Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel
1100 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-1400
(800) 590-1801
Discount rate will fluctuate as the arrival date comes near and is subject to availability.  Please book early to ensure the best rate!

Online Reservation Instructions
  1. Visit the website at http://www.silvercloud.com/seattlebroadway
  2. Click on this GROUP link:  PVICME
  3. On the left hand side of the screen please select the desired arrival and departure dates and input the number of guests.
  4. Click on “Search for Availability”.
  5. Click on “Reserve” for the room type you prefer.  It will take you to a page where you can enter all your information.
  6. Finally, Click on “Make a Reservation” and you should receive a reservation confirmation email shortly thereafter.
Phone Reservation Instructions
  1. Call the hotel directly at 206-325-1400 or Toll Free at (800) 590-1801.
  2. Ask for the “PVICME Transcranial Doppler for Cerebrovascular Disease” or “PVICME” group profile and a guest services agent will be able to assist with making your reservation.
**If you need to book rooms outside of the event dates, please contact the hotel directly.

Other Nearby Hotels

Inn at Virginia Mason
1006 Spring St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 583-6453
(800) 283-6453

Pan Pacific
2125 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 264-8111
(877) 324-4856

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
800 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 624-6000
(800) 331-3131


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