The 20th Computed Tomography 2019: National Symposium

09/20/19 - 09/21/19
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 14.75

Category A CE Credits: 14.5

About the Meeting
This course is designed to deliver a practical, yet clinically relevant review of CT imaging while emphasizing the latest technological advances. Tips, techniques, and expanded clinical applications will be highlighted throughout the program. Modern radiation dose reduction technology and imaging strategies will be discussed so that registrants can apply the benefits to their own clinical practice. When appropriate, comparisons will be made with other modalities.

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$ 1150
Retired Physicians
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$ 875
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* Must receive letter from your director certifying status - IF LETTER IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF REGISTRATION YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE ADDITIONAL FEE!
$ 575


Full Color Printed Syllabus$ 95
About The Meeting
This course is designed to deliver a practical, yet clinically relevant review of CT imaging while emphasizing the latest technological advances. Tips, techniques, and expanded clinical applications will be highlighted throughout the program. Modern radiation dose reduction technology and imaging strategies will be discussed so that registrants can apply the benefits to their own clinical practice. When appropriate, comparisons will be made with other modalities.

Target Audience
This CME activity is designed to educate diagnostic imaging physicians who supervise and interpret CT studies. This CME activity should also be useful to referring physicians who order these studies so that they might gain a greater appreciation of the strengths and limitations of clinically relevant CT studies. Technologists performing CT examinations should also benefit from this course.

Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Discuss the role of CT and CTA in the evaluation of kidney and liver disease.
  • Describe the expanding role of CT in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal pathology.
  • Optimize pulmonary and cardiac scanning techniques and protocols.
  • Differentiate suspicious from benign lung nodules.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.

Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, including a comprehensive electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after September 11, 2019. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.

Tuition for live webcast includes participation for one registrant. Each registrant must sign-in on a separate computer to receive credit. Prior to the meeting we will send you further information about the log in process. We will also send you a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or problems logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at 813-806-1000. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after September 11, 2019.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants is required to live webcast this course. If the minimum number is not met by August 23, 2019 the live webcast activity may be cancelled and a full refund issued.

Cancellations must be received in writing by sending an e-mail to There is a $50 processing fee applied to all cancellations. Cancellations made in writing prior to August 23, 2019 will be issued a refund for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after August 23, 2019.

Educational Symposia (ESI) as planner and presenter of this meeting, and Professional Travel as the official travel agency for this meeting, claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee, and Professional Travel's responsibility is limited to that of an agent.

Special Note for the Disabled
Educational Symposia wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (813) 806-1000.
Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia
Meeting Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologists: This activity is approved for credit by the ASRT for 14.5 hours in Category A CE Credit, provided it is completed as designed.

Self-Assesment Modules (SAMs): Educational Symposia has been granted Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). This allows Educational Symposia to develop and implement SAMs that satisfy ABR Part II MOC requirements.
Fergus Coakley, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Michael P. Federle, M.D.
Professor and Associate Chair for Education
Department of Radiology
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., FACR
Professor of Radiology, Surgery, Oncology, and Urology
Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Radiology
The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Perry Pickhardt, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Gastrointestinal Imaging
Medical Director, Cancer Imaging
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine & Public Health
Madison, WI

Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
Director of Computed Tomography/Assistant 
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Charles S. White, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs 
Chief of Thoracic Radiology
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome
Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., FACR
8:10 – 8:50 Expert Differential Diagnosis: Dilated Bowel
Michael P. Federle, M.D.
8:50 – 9:30 Approach to a Thick Colonic Wall on CT
Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
9:30 – 10:10 CT Radiation Dose: Magnitude and Mitigation
Fergus Coakley, M.D.
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:05 CT of the Acute Abdomen: GU Applications
Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., FACR
11:05 – 11:45 CT of Renal Masses: A Practical Approach
Fergus Coakley, M.D.
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 1:30 CT Evaluation of GI Bleeding
Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., FACR
1:30 – 2:00 Update on Pancreatic Cancer Imaging
Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
2:00 – 2:30 Pearls and Pitfalls in Body CT
Fergus Coakley, M.D.
2:30 – 3:00 Differential Diagnosis: Cystic Pancreatic
Michael P. Federle, M.D.
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:15 – 3:50 Right Lower Quadrant Pain
Michael P. Federle, M.D.
3:50 – 4:30 Understanding and Avoiding Malpractice in Body CT
Fergus Coakley, M.D.
4:30 – 4:45 Question and Answer Session
5:00 End of Session
Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 8:40 CT Imaging of NAFLD, NASH and the Metabolic Syndrome
Perry Pickhardt, M.D.
8:40 – 9:20 Expert Differential Diagnosis: The Cystic Hepatic Mass
Michael P. Federle, M.D.
9:20 – 10:00 Lung Cancer Screening on Low Dose CT: Current Status
Charles S. White, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Question and Answer Session
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:10 Dual Energy CT: Science and Practice
Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
11:10 – 11:45 CT Imaging of Peritoneal Disease
Perry Pickhardt, M.D.
11:45 – 12:20 PM Interstitial Lung Disease
Charles S. White, M.D.
12:20 – 12:30 Question and Answer Session
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 2:00 Deep Learning: What You Need to Know as a Radiologist Today
Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., FACR
2:00 – 2:30 CT for Non-invasive Staging of Liver Fibrosis: Beyond Elastography
Perry Pickhardt, M.D.
2:30 – 3:00 Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls in Body Oncology CT
Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:15 – 3:45 Pulmonary Embolism Imaging on CT
Charles S. White, M.D.
3:45 – 4:15 Incidental Findings at Abdominal CT
Perry Pickhardt, M.D.
4:15 – 4:45 MDCT Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Room
Charles S. White, M.D.
4:45 – 5:00 Question and Answer Session
5:00 End of Course
  Faculty & topics subject to change.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

About The Hotel
Balance every adrenaline-charged moment with an unforgettable experience at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, a sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The High Desert setting hosts exciting performances and excursions but inside the modern luxury hotel, the focus rests entirely on you. Experience brilliant Waldorf Astoria Service, a celebrated restaurant, world-class spa, and much more.

The welcoming luxury resort provides a smoke-free, non-gaming alternative in the center of the main attractions. You'll see spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows in your guest room or suite and from the SkyBar and the Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor.

Local excitement is within easy reach. Only a five-minute walk from Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena features popular concerts, the iHeartRadio Music Festival and is home of the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey team. The sky bridge leads to fashion boutiques at The Shops at Crystals while the Aria Fine Art Collection is on public display at several Aria campus locations.

How to Get There
Fly directly to McCarran International Airport, located just 10 minutes south of Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas. Daily national and international non-stop flights are available.

Hotel Cut-Off Date: August 28, 2019
Group Rates 3 Days Prior/Post – Space Available Basis

Space is Limited – Reserve Today: Call Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas for Reservations at: (702) 590-8881 or call Central Reservations at: (888)881-9578 and provide the group code GTOMO to receive the group discount or book online here.
Call Professional Travel at 813-806-1050 for further assistance. 

Group Room Rates:
Start At $299.00/nt. - Standard King Guestroom (Single/Double Occupancy)
A maximum of two (2) children under the age of eighteen (18) per room are complimentary.
Each additional person over double occupancy is $50.00 per night

Room Preferences:
King Bed/Two Double Beds upon availability

Please Note: Hotel in house room reservations team is available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM (PST) or Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PST). Calls made outside of the listed hours will be routed to Central Reservations whom do not have access to group discounts being offered.

Hotel Tax: 13.38%

Resort Fee: $30 per night, plus applicable taxes.

Valet Parking: Overnight - $30; Group attendee day parking - $20.

Deposit Policy: Credit cards will be charged first night room and tax charges at time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations, arrival and departure date changes must be made 4 days or more prior to scheduled arrival date/time to avoid penalties. Check in time is: 3:00 PM; Check out time is 11:00 AM.

3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89158

PH: (702) 590-8888