"This year our faculty will discuss the pertinent topics of the day. Specifically, lessons learned regarding ultrasound evaluation of fetuses and mothers in era of Covid-19 will be discussed. Congenital heart disease remains a challenge for screening so talks will be given on optimizing the ultrasound exam of the fetal heart, assessing the 4-chamber view and outflow tracts, including the 3-vessel view, and unknown cases of congenital heart disease will test the audience skills. Placenta accreta spectrum continues to be on the rise so information regarding diagnosis (both in first and second trimesters) and treatment will be given. Congenital anomalies of the spine and brain will be presented. Identification of Borderline OB anomalies will assist in your clinical practice. Gynecology ultrasound will cover causes of acute and chronic pelvic pain, treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome, and clues to diagnosis of ovarian torsion. These skills will assist in your evaluation of ER patients. Cysts in vagina and cervix will be discussed; management implications will also be given. An update on how to perfect the evaluation of uterus and endometrium will be given.” – Dolores Pretorius
Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
• Incorporate lessons learned regarding evaluation of fetuses and mother in era of Covid-19
• Demonstrate how to perform an optimal fetal cardiac exam
• Differentiate abnormally developing early pregnancies from normal, based on sonographic correlation of anatomic findings
• Provide updated information on detection of ectopic pregnancy
• Identify the ultrasound appearance of common and interesting fetal spine abnormalities
• Look for clues in evaluating ventricles to recognize normal and abnormal fetal brain diseases
• Describe definition of adherent placenta spectrum, risk factors, image interpretation and management
• Provide information regarding congenital heart disease and using audience response system answer questions presented in unknown cases
• Optimize resolution and evaluation of the fetal 4-chamber view of the heart
• Identify normal and abnormal examples of the 3-vessel view in evaluating for congenital heart disease
• Become familiar with lessons learned from an expert witness in legal cases of obstetrical ultrasound
• Discover the advantages of ultrasound for evaluating the female pelvis, including how to use ultrasound to evaluate patients with pelvic pain
• Recognize common sonographic findings of female pelvic pain when evaluating pelvic problems including ovarian torsion and common gastrointestinal and vascular causes of pelvic pain
• Understand how different clinical sites use practice protocols, e.g. regarding follow-up ultrasound exams, limited evaluation of recommended views
• Enhance recognition of pelvic congestion syndrome through cases shown and become familiar with interventional radiology treatments
• Select the most appropriate differential diagnosis of maternal tumors seen in pregnancy
• Improve detection of vaginal and cervical cysts, and understand management options
• Develop differential diagnosis for pelvic pain in emergency room patients presenting for ultrasound examination
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurses, sonographers, and radiologic technologists who work in a clinical practice setting using maternal-fetal ultrasound for diagnosis and screening.
Course Materials and CME Certificate
You will receive a digital syllabus containing lecture abstracts and slides accompanied by a digital notebook with lecture objectives and notes pages. A few days prior to the course date, you will receive an email with a link to the lecture slides, should you wish to download and/or print these in advance of the course. Your course evaluation and CME certificate will be sent to the email you provided when registering. After the course, you will have access to the recording of these lectures via a link.
Lecture Slides Download
Please look for an email a few days before the course dates with a link to download the lecture slides (to your tablet or computer), or print a syllabus if you wish to have one on hand at the course.
A fee of $75 is charged for cancellations received prior to the course date. Refunds cannot be issued after December 30, 2020.