July 27-31, 2015 - General Course, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California
July 26, 2015 - (optional) Workshop 
Course Directors: 
Marina E. Giurescu, M.D.Frederick Chen, M.D.  

Course Highlights
•    State-of-the-art imaging lectures addressing multiple subspecialties of radiology
•    Advanced Radiology Life Support™ Workshop (optional – Sunday, July 26)
•    Self-assessment modules (SAMs) offering a minimum of 15 SAM credits at no additional cost

General Course Description
Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Imaging Update and Self-Assessment is designed to provide practicing radiologists, residents and fellows-in-training with a review of state-of-the-art imaging techniques. An optional Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) workshop is offered Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Self-assessment modules (SAMs), required for maintenance of board certification, also are offered.  This course offers a minimum of 15 SAM credits at no additional cost!

Advanced Radiology Life Support™ Workshop (optional) Description
The Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) workshop 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 workshop 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.

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.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two self-assessment modules (SAMs) during the workshop.  The self-assessment modules have been designed to meet the standards of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for self-assessment modules (SAMs).

A complimentary syllabus on flash drive is provided.  A paper syllabus is not available.

The course registration fee includes tuition, access to an online course syllabus, daily continental breakfast and break refreshments, and welcome reception.  An additional registration fee applies for the optional Advanced Radiology Life Support Workshop.

A link to the online syllabus will be sent via email one week prior to the course. This allows you to view, save or print the syllabus before attending the course. No printed syllabus will be available.  

An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment and completed registration. If you do not receive your confirmation, or if you have any questions, please email us or call (480) 301-4580.

Although it is not Mayo Clinic’s policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closure of enrollment. Early registration is strongly recommended. Walk-in registrations cannot be guaranteed.

Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development (MSCPD) reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that MSCPD must cancel or postpone this course, MSCPD will fully refund the registration fee, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline, travel or lodging agencies. 

Mayo Clinic will not be responsible for expenses incurred by individuals who are not confirmed for courses with a closed registration status. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline/hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

$75 discount for early registration expires June 15, 2015

Registration Fees (USD)
General Session

Physicians Active in Practice $1,125 
After June 14, 2015$1,200 
Other (resident, retired, allied health) $1,000 
After June 14, 2015$1,075 

ARLS Workshop (optional) - $400

Welcome Reception (2 adult tickets included in registration fee)
Additional tickets are available:
    Adult - $60 each     
    Child (5-12 years) - $30 each     
    Toddler (0-4 years) – no charge

General Course Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review percutaneous breast biopsies techniques.
  • Discuss multimodality imaging of the gynecologic patient
  • Present CT imaging features of diverticulitis and appendicitis and identify their mimics
  • Introduce cardiovascular applications of 3D printing.
  • Review CT appearance and differential diagnosis of pulmonary infections.
  • Identify imaging features of infectious, inflammatory and demyelinating conditions of the brain.
  • Introduce contrast enhanced mammography and discuss our experience.
  • Illustrate salivary gland imaging and discuss anatomy.
  • Present percutaneous techniques of tumor ablation.
  • Review and illustrate MRI of cardiomyopathy.
  • Explore abdominal indications of MRI diffusion.
  • Review methods of radiation dose reduction (CT and interventional fluoroscopy).
  • Identify diagnostic features and differential of soft tissue tumors at MRI.
  • Discuss imaging of the young adult with hip pain.

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

ARLS Workshop Objectives
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 the most effective strategies for contrast administration in renal disease.
  • Describe proper use and administration of moderate sedation and analgesic medications.
  • Demonstrate 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 this workshop.

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 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (4.75 ARLS Workshop; 25.75 general course).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 us through email

Course summary
Available credit:30.50 (4.75 ARLS Workshop; 25.75 General Course) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  
Contact Email: mca.cme@mayo.edu