Basics of Bubbles: What Every Clinician Should Know Question and Answer Part 3

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

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The experts in contrast echocardiography who were responsible for the material presented in the “Basics of Bubbles” educational webinar will interact with learners who have questions regarding the content of the program or on contrast echocardiography in general. This program will include a physician and sonographer pair who will answer questions or provide feedback on a variety of topics including: the composition or handling of ultrasound enhancing agents, laboratory workflow and policies needed to implement contrast echocardiography, instrumentation and protocols for contrast imaging, indications and clinical impact of both left ventricular opacification and myocardial perfusion, ASE guidelines on contrast echocardiography, safety of UEAs, and potential future applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the composition and safety of ultrasound enhancing (contrast) agents
  • Identify successful strategies for selection of patients appropriate for contrast use
  • Be aware of how contrast can aid in the assessment for thrombi, masses, aneurysms, and other diseases of the ventricle
  • Identify the role of perfusion imaging at rest or during stress
  • Identify key personnel roles for your contrast echo team
  • Identify potential roles of contrast perfusion imaging beyond the detection of CAD

  • Margaret M. Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, FSDMS, Lead HVI Imaging Specialist, Cleveland Clinic
  • Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE , Cardiology Division Head at St. Michael’s Hospital, Professor in Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Accreditation Statement:
The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this Webinar for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

ARDMS, CCI, Sonography Canada recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.

The American Society of Echocardiography is committed to ensuring that its educational mission and all sponsored educational programs are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual, and its mandate is to retain only those speakers whose financial interests can be effectively resolved to maintain the goals and educational integrity of the activity. While a monetary or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence a presentation, the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME require that any relationships that could possibly conflict with the educational value of the activity be resolved prior to the activity and disclosed to the audience. Disclosures of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, have been indicated.

The information provided during this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s condition.

Speaker Disclosures:
The following faculty who were involved in the planning and development of this activity reported actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this activity:

  • Margaret Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE - Lantheus Medical Imaging (Speakers Bureau), Lantheus Medical Imaging (Speakers Bureau Advisory Board), Previous faculty and speaker for Northwest Imaging Forums (Sponsored by Bracco)
  • Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE - Lantheus Medical Imaging (Speakers Bureau)

The ASE staff, Alyssa Lawrentz, Manager of Education and Products, and the CME/peer reviewers involved in the planning and content development of this activity reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this activity.

Commercial Support:
This program was made possible by the funding of an unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Diagnostics.

Method of Participation & Technical Requirements:
This activity should take approximately 1.0 hours to complete. After reading through the CME information on this page, proceed through the educational content. Once you have finished viewing the presentation, complete the online evaluation.

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Receiving Credit:
To receive CME credit for this activity, you must listen to the webinar in its entirety then proceed through the activity evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be able to print a copy of your CME certificate, and CME credits earned will be automatically transferred to your CME transcript. Please allow 1-4 weeks for your maintenance of certification (MOC) credits to be transferred to ABIM or ABP.

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Live Webinar Date:
September 20, 2019 (no CME awarded for live portion)

Enduring Webinar Date:
TBD – You’ll receive email notification when enduring material is available.

Expiration Date for CME Credit:
September 20, 2022

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