Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review

Date(s) Offered

Pricing

Advanced Registration: $955.00 Regular Registration: $1,155.00

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CME Credits

16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Approved for 16.50 ABIM MOC point(s)

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Product Code: RPVI-191


Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review

Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review Live Training Courses are taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts that includes interactive case studies & mock exams with a 99% RPVI Board Exam Pass Rate. The Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review Course is designed for medical professionals to improve their vascular interpretation skills and/or prepare to take the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) board examination. This vascular ultrasound program includes lectures based on APCA content outlines, interactive case presentations, and mock examinations using an audience response system to improve diagnostic confidence and competence. All participants have 5 Day Access to Online Registry Review Course.

  • Hemodynamic Principles & Doppler Fundamentals
  • Instrumentation: Transducers, Imaging Modes & Artifacts
  • Interactive Mock Exam 1: Physics & Instrumentation
  • Normal Carotid Anatomy, Waveforms & Scan Protocol
  • (including IMT Measurements)
  • Overview of Abnormal Carotid Waveform - Characteristics & Diagnostic Criteria
  • Integration of Data: Study Interpretation & Reporting
  • Abnormalities of the Vertebrobasilar System & TCD
  • Interactive Carotid & TCD Cases
  • Abdominal Aorta and Aortic Endografts
  • Mock Exam 2: Cerebrovascular & Abdominal Aorta
  • Peripheral Arterial: Protocols & Methods of Evaluating Disease
  • Indirect Physiologic Studies (35 min)
  • Arterial Duplex
  • Arterial Grafts & Intraoperative Duplex\
  • Arterial Assessment of Upper Extremities
  • Abdominal Visceral Duplex: Renal, Mesenteric and Hepatic
  • Mock Exam III: Peripheral Arterial, Venous and Abdominal
  • Peripheral Venous: Protocols& Methods to Detect DVT
  • Venous Insufficiency & Physiologic Testing
  • Venous Imaging of the Upper Extremity
  • Interactive Cases Peripheral Arterial and Venous
  • Quality Assurance, Safety & Bioeffects
  • Mock Exam IV: Venous
  • Optional Lunch Video Lecture: Dialysis Access

Topics

  • Hemodynamic Principles & Doppler Fundamentals
  • Instrumentation: Transducers, Imaging Modes & Artifacts
  • Normal Carotid Anatomy, Waveforms & Scan Protocol
  • (including IMT Measurements)
  • Overview of Abnormal Carotid Waveform - Characteristics & Diagnostic Criteria
  • Integration of Data: Study Interpretation & Reporting
  • Abnormalities of the Vertebrobasilar System & TCD
  • Interactive Carotid & TCD Cases
  • Abdominal Aorta and Aortic Endografts
  • Peripheral Arterial: Protocols & Methods of Evaluating Disease
  • Indirect Physiologic Studies (35 min)
  • Arterial Duplex
  • Arterial Grafts & Intraoperative Duplex\
  • Arterial Assessment of Upper Extremities
  • Abdominal Visceral Duplex: Renal, Mesenteric and Hepatic
  • Peripheral Venous: Protocols& Methods to Detect DVT
  • Venous Insufficiency & Physiologic Testing
  • Venous Imaging of the Upper Extremity
  • Interactive Cases Peripheral Arterial and Venous
  • Quality Assurance, Safety & Bioeffects

Objectives

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Analyze Doppler/color physics that affect optimal Doppler examinations and commonly seen Doppler/color artifacts, which may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  • Recognize normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and Color Doppler findings seen with carotid and peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  • Cite the role of indirect testing in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous and arterial disease.
  • Interpret complex carotid and peripheral vascular case studies in an interactive interpretation session format.
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with aortic endograft leaks.
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal spectral Doppler characteristics associated with renal artery and dialysis access graft evaluations.
  • Integrate the key diagnostic elements into a structured report.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and diagnostic criteria to improve diagnosis/treatment accuracy.

Pricing

Each course registration includes: a digital course notebook (lifetime access to any device, full color presentations, and the ability to take notes/make annotations within the e-book that will sync across devices.) Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 30 days in advance of the course.

The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 15-29 days in advance of the course.

The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within two weeks (14 days) of the start of the course.

Target Audience

Any medical professional looking to enhance their vascular interpretation skills and physicians preparing to take the ARDMS RPVI examination. Vascular surgery, general surgery, cardiologists, internal medicine, neurologists, primary care, radiologists, PAs and nurse practitioners with a minimum of 6 months experience or those who have attended an introductory/intermediate level GUI program (or other similar program). Experienced sonographers may also attend. The RPVI registry review course is also effective for physicians or other medical professionals who need to fulfill vascular CME requirements.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Marsha M. Neumyer  BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM

Intl' Dir. Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services & Vascular Resource Associates.
Former Assistant Prof of Surgery & Dir.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA,
Ultrasound Consultant for Unetixs Vascular Inc.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Chief Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 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 16.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

Lodging Specials

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the listed properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us in advance for availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging at discounted rates.


Our Location




Directions to our Learning Center

From Tampa or Tampa Intl. Airport:
  1. Follow signs for I-275 South to St. Petersburg. You will go over the Howard Frankland Bridge, then continue about 17 miles to Exit 23A on the left toward Sundial/The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor
From Sarasota or South Florida:
  1. If you are coming from the south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, take I-275 North to Exit 23 for I-375 toward The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor

Walking Directions from the Parking Garage

  1. Follow walkway from garage towards Sundial Shopping plaza (Muvico Theatres)
  2. Turn right and walk down 2nd Ave N
  3. Cross 1st St NE
  4. On your left is Sab Cafe, turn left into the Plaza shops and into Plaza Tower
  5. Take elevator to 8th floor
Airports

If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

Our state-of-the art facility features a full 8000 sq. ft. of space dedicated solely to ultrasound education! The site is conveniently located in the beautiful Dolphin Village Center, and is within an easy, picturesque walk from a number of area gulf-front hotels. It offers a wide variety of services including gift shops, beach fashions, grocery, and of course, restaurants.



Nearby Hotels

Jan 1st-April 30th: $169 +tax
Oct 6th-Dec. 31st: $139
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.202.2506
Jan 1st-May 24th: $255 +tax | May 25th-Sept. 9th: $189 +tax
Sept 10th-Dec. 31st: $229 +tax (Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
501 5th Ave. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1000
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
May 1st-Dec. 31st: (King or 2 Queen) $145 +tax
Jan 1st-April 30th: (King or 2 Queen) $155 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hotel Indigo St. Pete
234 Third Ave. N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-822-4814
Jan-Dec:(King or 2 Queen) $149 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriot
300 4th Street North | St. Petersburg Florida 33701
727-450-6200
January-April: $199 +tax | May-August: $155 +tax
Sept-Dec: $166 +tax (King or 2 Queen)
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Hotel
333 1st Street South | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-894-500
Oct-May (Sun—Thurs) $189.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $217.75 +tax
June-Sept (Sun—Thurs) $159.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $210.75 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Birchwood Hotel
340 Beach Drive NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-1080
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Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-873-7900
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Inn on The Third Hotel
342 3rd Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248
Jan 1st-April 30th: $139 +tax | May 1st - Sept. 30th: $119 + tax
Oct 1st-Dec. 31st: $123 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Staybridge Suites
25 2nd Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.828.9878

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
855.344.5999
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Guy Harvey Outpost at Tradewinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Plaza Beach Hotel
4506 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay View Waterfront
4321 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
4237 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
3701 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 456-8900
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Resort Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881
  • Additional Lodging:

    There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent downtown or beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

    Visit the St Pete Chamber of Commerce for more information.


    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

    Meetings:

    For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the downtown or beachfront properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

    Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging.

    Airports

    If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

    Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

    Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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