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We are excited to share that we are offering an Imaging MasterClass prior to the start of the ASPC 2022 Congress on CVD Prevention! This course will provide guidance to non-cardiologists and cardiologists alike, and aims to provide simple principles and techniques for various imaging studies.

Imaging Techniques to Assess Global CVD & CVD Risk

July 28-29, 2022  |  Louisville, KY

The MasterClass sessions will cover: 

  • Coronary Artery Calcium
  • CCTA
  • CT FFR
  • Echocardiography & Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
  • Treadmill, Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac PET
  • and more!

The course will be highly engaging and interactive, including practical clinical tips and a lively debate! 

Please note there is not a virtual or hybrid option to attending this course. 

ASPC will follow any requirements put in place by the City of Louisville and the Omni Louisville but the ASPC does not have any mandatory COVID-19 guidelines. Each attendee can proceed at their own individual comfort level.

Activity Overview
The 2022 ASPC Imaging MasterClass is a 2-day (8-hour) live course for non-cardiologists and cardiologists alike, interested in learning simple principles and techniques for various imaging studies as it relates to cardiovascular disease prevention.  The Imaging MasterClass will be led by key experts and leaders in the field and will address the broad array of imaging studies including Coronary Artery Calcium, CCTA, CT FFR

Echocardiography & Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Treadmill, Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Cardiac PET and more. Earn up to 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 8.5 medical knowledge MOC points.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for an audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, endocrinologists, internists, family practitioners, osteopaths, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and any others healthcare professionals in imaging studies related to CVD prevention.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review and assess the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) Top Ten Imaging to help non-cardiology and cardiology specialists keep up with the ever-increasing pace of diagnostic and prognostic imaging studies applicable to preventive cardiology.
  • Understand acronyms and initialisms relevant to cardio-preventive imaging.
  • Understand sensitivity, specificity, and safety of cardio-preventive imaging.
  • Understand “appropriate use” of cardio-preventive imaging.
  • Understand the appropriate use of CT imaging.
  • Understand current guidelines for use of imaging.
  • Recognize the role of noninvasive imaging in risk prediction.
  • Apply echocardiography and CMR in risk evaluation and stratification.
  • Review and assess clinical data from IVUS and OCT trials and understand the best utilization of each modality for patients in clinical practice.
  • Understand how aggressively to treat atherosclerotic lesions (e.g., revascularization) and/or CVD risk factors (e.g., dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia) for the purpose of helping prevent future CVD events.
  • Understand and assess the degree of CVD to better stratify current CVD risk and determine management strategies toward preventing future CVD events.
  • Understand the role of functional testing in the evaluation of patients with acute and stable chest pain.
  • Describe the advantages and limitations of treadmill stress testing and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT and PET) in the evaluation of patients with suspected and known coronary artery disease.
  • Review and assess the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain [PROMISE] and the Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart [SCOT-HEART] trials to understand which most appropriate strategy for clinical practice.
  • Review and assess chest guidelines and understand the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chest pain utilizing new diagnostic clinical algorithms.
  • Understand the current clinical options for anatomic imaging of the coronary arteries.
  • Understand the rationale for “anatomic imaging first” approach to the evaluation of chest pain.
  • Describe the role of functional testing for the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease and understand the value of functional testing even in the era of CCTA for anatomical assessment.
  • Integrate functional testing as part of the clinical algorithm for diagnosing ischemia with non-obstructed coronary arteries (INOCA) and its endotypes and understand how proper diagnosis of INOCA endotypes can guide treatment management.

Criteria for Success

Certificates of completion will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, completion of pre-test/post-tests, and submission of the activity evaluation/claim credit form link which will be provided on the day of the activity.  If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at lritley@akhcme.com.

 

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Society for Preventive Cardiology. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Credit being awarded: 8.5 ANCC contact hours

Successful completion of the CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.5 medical knowledge MOC points and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commercial Support
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.

Program Agenda

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Schedule of Events

The Omni Louisville Hotel is home to both ASPC's Imaging MasterClass and the 2022 Congress on CVD Prevention! Reflecting the past, present and future of this vibrant Kentucky town, Omni Louisville Hotel is the new cornerstone of downtown Louisville, which allows you to easily make your way to Main Street and indulge in Louisville's bourbon culture at many popular distilleries. Blending historic surroundings with modern comforts, Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the essence of the city and invites you into an unforgettable stay.

Omni Hotel Louisville

400 S 2nd Street | Louisville, KY 40202

Deluxe and Premier rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen beds are available for $229++ per night. 1st night room and tax is due at the time of booking, with the balance due at the time of check in. Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to check in to avoid losing your deposit. 

 

  

The 2022 ASPC Imaging MasterClass is a 2-day (8-hour) live course for non-cardiologists and cardiologists alike, interested in learning simple principles and techniques for various imaging studies as it relates to cardiovascular disease prevention.  It will be led by key experts and leaders in the field, and will address the broad array of imaging studies. 

Corporate Support Opportunities are available for the 2022 Imaging MasterClass. Please click below to download and contact Ashley France, afrance@aspconline.org, for more information.