January 17-22, 2016 - General Course, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii

Tutorials Course Directors: Jerome F. Breen, M.D.Robert W. Maxwell, M.D.Timothy J. Welch, M.D.
ARLS Course DirectorsPatrick W. Eiken, M.D.Chad J. Fleming, M.D.

Overview/Course Descriptions
Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology is a postgraduate course designed to update the diagnostic radiologist on new trends, relevant techniques, and practical applications in diagnostic imaging. The latest advances will be emphasized and related to common problems encountered in clinical practice.

Advanced Radiology Life Support(ARLS) course is designed to focus on the unique, life-threatening emergencies that occur within a radiology department.  It is designed to teach prompt recognition and treatment of contrast reactions. The ARLS course will discuss management of the sedated patient and the proper management of an airway in an emergency situation. The administration of contrast in patients with renal insufficiency including contrast induced nephropathy and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis will be discussed.  Basic concepts of advanced life support will also be reviewed.  This course is fashioned after the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course that has been successfully teaching physicians, nurses and allied health personnel patient management during cardiac arrest.

ARLS Intended Audience
The ARLS and sedation materials included in this course were used to train physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel at the Mayo Clinic to meet Joint Commission Standards or to prepare for Joint Commission site visits.  The training program may help to prepare your program for similar evaluations.

Registration Fees
Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology:
Physicians/Scientists - $1295
Residents, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners - $1195

Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS):
Physicians/Scientists, Residents, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners – $400  

The registration fees for Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology and ARLS include:

  •  Course Tuition
  •  Comprehensive Course Syllabus on Flash Drive
  •  Radiology CME Mobile Application (Tutorials Course only)
  •  Continental Breakfasts and Break Refreshments (course participants only)
  •  Welcome Reception for Course Participants and Guests 
  •  7 Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) at no extra charge (Tutorials offers 5 SAMs – ARLS offers 2 SAMs)

Although it is not Department of Radiology CME policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised.

Learning Objectives

Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  •  Review the use of contrast-enhanced digital mammography.
  •  Summarize MRI safety guidelines.
  •  Identify pitfalls in lung cancer detection.
  •  Differentiate indications for CT and MR evaluation of renal masses.
  •  Examine PET use in genitourinary malignancies.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  •  Review types of contrast agents
  •  Identify all serious contrast reactions
  •  Describe appropriate treatment regimens for specific types of contrast reactions
  •  Review risk factors for and potential impact of contrast induced nephropathy
  •  Review risk factors for and potential impact of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)
  •  Discuss most effective strategies for contrast administration in renal disease
  •  Describe proper use and administration of moderate sedation and analgesic medications
  •  Demonstrate the proper management of an airway in an emergency situation

Attendance at this workshop does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in these courses. 

Credit Information
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity, for a maximum of 31.0 AMA Cat 1 Credits™ (26.25 Tutorials course; 4.75 ARLS). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations. 

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in 7 self-assessment modules (SAMs) during these courses (Tutorials offers 5 SAMs - ARLS offers 2 SAMs).  The self-assessment modules have been designed to meet the standards of the American Board of Radiology (ABR).  

Exhibit Opportunity
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Sarah Johnson. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

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Course summary
Axvailable credit: 31.0 AMA Cat 1 Credits™ (26.25 Tutorials Course; 4.75 ARLS)
Contact Email: radiologycme@mayo.edu