2015 Syllabus


General Session

12:30 – 1:30 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 1 (SAM Session) Jeremy Collins, MD, Phillip Young, MD, Amar Shah, MD, Demetrius Dicks, MD

1:45 – 2:45 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 2 (SAM Session) Dharshan Vummidi, MRCP, FRCR, Guy Friedrich, MD, Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS, Nagina Malguria, MD

3:15 – 4:15 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 3 (SAM Session) Richard Hallett, MD, Andrew Bierhals, MD, MPH, Laura Heyneman, MD, Robert Groves, MD

4:30 – 5:30 pm Cardiac CT Case-Based Review: Module 4 (SAM Session) Luba Frank, MD, Joshua Clayton, MD, Satinder Singh, MD, FCCP, Joan Lacomis, MD

SAM Session may be loaded after meeting

General Session: 8:00 – 10:15 am New Era of Cardiac CT – NASCI/ASCI Joint Session

8:00 - 8:30 am Keynote Address - Obama Care and The Future of Radiology; Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR

8:30 - 8:45 am New Technologies for Cardiac CT; Geoffrey Rubin, MD, FNASCI

8:45 - 9:00 am Dual Source CT Highlights;  U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI

9:00 - 9:15 am  CT for Myocardial Characterization of Cardiomyopathy; Byong Wook Choi, MD

9:15- 9:30 am The Latest on CT Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR); Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD, MD,  FNASCI

9:30 - 9:45 am Low Dose Cardiac CT Era; Diana Litmanovich, MD

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Evidence Based Radiology in Practice (SAM Session) David Bluemke and Karen Ordovas
10:30 - 10:45 am Stress Perfusion MRI vs CTA in Recent Diagnostic Accuracy Studies; Andrew Arai, MD

10:45 - 11:00 am Calcium"Scoring" on Chest CT. Applying the Evidence in Practice; Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FNASCI

11:00 - 11:15 am Delayed Enhancement and Cardiovascular Risk Prediction;David Bluemke, MD, FNASCI

11:15-11:30 pm Advancing Knowledge in Vascular Aging; Joao Lima, MD

 12:10 - 12:30 pm How I Approached Setting Up a Multicenter Project; Rebecca Berkhouim, MD

12:30 - 12:50 pm Tetralogy of Fallot Roundtable - I have a project and need your help - let's start a multi-institutional study; Mark Fogel, MD

 1:00 – 3:35 pm Cutting Edge Technology and AHA Presentations (SAM Session)

1:00 - 1:15 pm  Advanced Coronary MR Imaging on 3T; Hajime Sakuma, MD

1:35 - 1:50 pm Minimizing MR Artifacts from Pacemakers Harold Litt, MD, PhD, FNASCI

2:10 - 2:25 pm Advanced Vascular Imaging Methods;  James Carr, MD

2:45 - 3:00 pm Myocardial Perfusion CT Focused on Results from a Multicenter Registry in Korea; Dong Hyun Yang, MD

3:20 - 3:35 pm CT and MR Evaluation of Right Heart Function and Pulmonary Hypertension; Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD


(Concurrent Sessions-please scroll down to see peds program)

Infectious and Endemic Disease Affecting the Cardiovascular System

8:00 - 8:15 am Modern Cardiac Imaging in Rheumatic Fever; Lillia Sierra-Galan, MD

8:25 - 8:40 am Imaging Chagas Disease; Eric Kimura, MD

8:50 - 9:05 am Imaging HIV Coronary and Myocardial Diseases; Ahmed Gharib, MD

9:15 - 9:30 am Endomyocardial Fibroelastosis: An Epidemic?; Dylan Miller, MD

Advanced Aortic Imaging (SAM Session)

10:15 - 10:30 am Multimodality Imaging in Acute Aortic Syndromes Christopher Francois, MD

10:40 - 10:55 am Acute Abdominal Vascular Disorders Travis Henry, MD

11:05 - 11:20 am Post-op Aorta: Differentiating Normal Post-op vs. Complications; Linda Chu, MD

11:30 - 11:45 am Advanced Methods for Aortic Imaging; Michael Hope, MD

MR Tissue Characterization: Getting Closer to Histology – ESCR/NASCI Joint session (SAM Session)
1:30 - 1:45 pm PET and MR for Characterization of Myocardial Inflammation Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA

1:55 - 2:10 pm Tissue Characterization in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Marco Francone, MD, PhD

2:20 - 2:35 pm MR quantification in iron overload diseases Luigi Natale, MD

2:45 - 3:00 pm Parametric imaging in heart transplant patients and myocarditis  Matthias Grothoff, MD

Business and Guidelines; Pamela Woodard and Phil Young 
3:30 - 3:45 pm Coding and Billing in Cardiovascular CT and MRI: Update - 2015; Pamela Woodard, MD, FNASCI

3:55 - 4:10 pm Imaging Guidelines for Cardiovascular Imaging;  Karin Dill, MD

4:20 - 4:35 pm Standardized Reporting in Cardiac Imaging: Just the Facts; Patricia Mergo, MD

Case Based Presentations – "Craziest Cases"; Jacobo Kirsch and Shawn Teague
Case based reviews may be uploaded after the meeting

Pediatric Program:
The Heart is a Pump (SAM Session) Moderators: Rebecca Berhoukim & James Parks
7:00 - 7:12 am Normal Physiology of the Heart - Normal Pressure, Volume, Etc Ian Harris, MD

7:12 - 7:24 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Veno-Veno Collaterals - Why They Develop & Why They Get Embolized Srikant Das, MD

7:24 - 7:36 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Coarctation - Hypertension & Effects of Longterm Disease  Sean Lang, MD

7:36 - 7:48 am Pathophysiology in CHD - Normal Structure Measurements - Aorta & Valves  Suma Konety, MD, MS

There is More Than Just a Pump (SAM Session) Moderators: Bruce Greenberg & Tim Slesnick

8:00 - 8:15 am The Liver in CHD - Pathophysiology of Cirrosis & Congestion - Fontan, HLHS, etc. Karen Lyons, MB, BCh, BAO

8:15 - 8:30 am The Brain in CHD - Effects of Bypass, Shunt Lesions, etc; Dianna Bardo, MD

8:30 - 8:45 am The Airways in CHD - Dynamic and Static Lesions; S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI

8:45 - 9:00 am The Lungs in CHD - Plastic Bronchitis, Oxygenation, etc; Beverley Newman, BSc, MB, BCh

By the Numbers . . . Moderators: Dianna Bardo & Sanjeev Aggarwal

10:15 - 10:35 am The Aorta - Where Do We Measure and What is Normal From Newborn to Older Children  Denver Sallee, MD

10:35 - 10:55 am The Pulmonary Arteries - How to Set Up Q-flow, & What Measurements Are Normal  W. James Parks, MD, MSc, FAAP, FAAC

10:55 - 11:15 am Hypoplastic Heart - How to Decide if a Single Ventricle or Two Ventricle Palliation is the Best Plan?  Timothy Slesnick, MD

11:15 - 11:35 am Tetralogy of Fallot - Factors Affecting Pulmonary Valve Replacement Timing  Gautam Singh, MD

11:35 - 11:55 am 
Critical Look on Trials of Pediatric Cardiac Imaging Mark Fogel, MD

 What We Think We Know … That Isn't So; Moderators: Taylor Chung & Mark Ferguson

1:30 - 1:45 pm Cardiac Shunt Lesions - Accuracy of Measurement;  Taylor Chung, MD

1:45 - 2:00 pm Q-flow - Valve Regurgitation & Peak Velocity - Comparison of MR; Cath, and Echo Randolph Otto, MD

2:00 - 2:15 pm When to Measure Volumes and Diameters in Systole v. Diastole; Jeffrey Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC

2:15 - 2:30 pm How to Improve Accuracy in LV & RV Volume Calculations; Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, PhD

2:30 - 2:45 pm How to Improve Accurary of Q-flow Measurements; Animesh Tandon, MD, MS

How are the Numbers Used Clinically?
3:30 - 3:45 pm Aortic Valve & AAo Replacement - We Use Adult Numbers, What Should We Really Do?;
 S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASC

3:45 - 4:00 pm Pulmonary Valve Replacement - Why Go to the Cath Lab or OR - How is That Decision Made?; John Lamberti, MD

4:00 - 4:15 pm Mitral  Valve Replacement - MR and Stenosis - How to Decide When or If to Replace Valve; Rebecca Beroukhim, MD

 Acquired Heart Disease in Children: Case Presentations (SAM Session)
4:45 - 5:00 pm Kawasaki Disease Reviewed Siddharth Jadhav, MD
5:00 - 5:15 pm Tissue Characterization in Myocarditis
 Mark Ferguson, MD 

5:15 - 5:30 pm Imaging Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy Sadaf Bhutta, MD, MBBS 

5:30 - 5:45 pm Imaging Role in Rheumatic Heart Disease  Frandics Chan, MD, PhD 

5:45 - 6:00 pm Heart Disease in the Obese Child Prakash Masand, MD 


General Session

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (SAM Session)
8:00 - 8:15 am Advanced Imaging of Aortic Coarctation Gautham Reddy, MD, MPH, FNASCI

8:25 - 8:40 am Approach to the Unknown Adult Congenital Heart Patient in the ED Setting;  Susan Hobbs, MD, PhD

8:50 - 9:05 am Systematic Approach to Congenital Heart Evaluation with CT; Suhny  Abbara, MD

9:15 - 9:30 am 4D Flow Applications in Adults with CHD; Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD

9:30-  9:45 am  Tetralogy of Fallot Evaluation with CT and MRI in “Kids from 1 to 92”; Pal Suranyi , MD, PhD

Cardiomyopathies in Clinical Perspective (SAM Session)
10:15 - 10:30 am Imaging Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy: CT and MR Strengths; Albert de Roos, MD, PhD

10:40 - 10:55 am CT Imaging of Cardiomyoapthies; Hans-Christoph Becker, MD

11:05 - 11:20 am Heart Failure of Unknown Etiology; Clinical Guidance by CMR; Juliano Fernandes, MD, PhD

11:45-12:00 pm Update of ARVD and its Look-alikes; Stefan Zimmerman, MD

Imaging Cardiac Devices (SAM Session); Moderators: Daniel Vargas and Abhishek Chatuverdi

1:00 - 1:15 pm Complications of Left Ventricular Assist Device Daniel Vargas, MD

1:25 - 1:40 pm LVAD: Image Acquisition Techniques and Pitfalls; Daniel Ocazionez, MD

1:50 - 2:05 pm CTA for TAVR with Low Contrast Dose;Tariq Hameed, MD

2:15 - 2:30 pm Emerging Role of MR in Preoperative Assessment for TAVR; Abhishek Chatuverdi, MD

Multimodality Case-Based Reviews; Shawn Teague and Mathew Cham
Case bases reviews may be uploaded after the meeting