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September 25 / 7:00 am
End:
September 26 / 5:00 pm
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SVS Meeting Facility
9400 W Higgins Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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The Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS) requires all physicians applying for the Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam to hold the RPVI™ credential.

Fall 2020 Course Information Earn up to 15.75 CME Credits!

This 2-day advanced course is an in-depth review for physicians planning to sit for the ARDMS® Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI™) Certification Exam. Physicians passing the exam will receive the RPVI™ credential from ARDMS®. This course will focus on reviewing the required vascular physics and interpretation skills as specified by the exam content outline, including case-based test question simulation. 

Course Faculty

  • John G. Carson, MD RPVI FACS
    Medical Director, Vascular Surgery 
    Maine General Medical Center

    Associate Professor of Surgery
    New England School of Medicine

  • Frank Miele, MSEE
    Pegasus Lectures
    Forney, TX

  • Jill Sommerset, RVT
    Peace Health Thoracic and Vascular
    Parkdale, OR

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced interpretation skills for various noninvasive tests including abdominal, arterial, venous, and cerebrovascular studies.
  • Formulate a better understanding of ultrasound physics concepts and their application to the field of vascular diagnostics.
  • Pass the APCA Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Certification Exam.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Physicians planning to test for the RPVI™ Certification Exam.
  • Physicians (including but not limited to: vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, neurologists) who want to specialize in vascular ultrasound.
  • Physicians desiring to review and improve their vascular laboratory interpretation skills.
  • Physicians who require AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™.
  • Vascular technologists who want to be challenged in the vascular field and need additional CMEs.

This course is PAPERLESS This means that we will not be distributing a printed syllabus at this course. All registrants will be given online access to each submitted speaker’s available presentations during the course. Some sessions may not have handouts as some presenters may elect not to allow their presentations to be distributed. Attendees are urged to bring a laptop to view the presentations during the course. Power strips will be available.

Schedule

Friday, September 25, 2020

    Topic
7:15 am            Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:45 am   Welcome, Course Overview and Pre-Test
8 am   Applied Physics
Frank Miele, MSEE
9:45 am   Break
10 am   Applied Physics
Noon   Lunch (provided)
1 pm   Extracranial
2:30 pm   Break
2:45 pm   Intracranial Arterial and Cases

3:30 pm   Venous (Reflux, DVT, Mapping, UE, IVC/Illiac) and Cases
4:30 pm   Post-Test
5:15 – 6 pm   Test Taking Strategies (optional)
6:00 pm   Adjourn


Saturday, September 26, 2020

    Topic
 7:15 am   Registration/Continental Breakfast
 7:45 am   Welcome, Course Overview and Pre-Test
 8 am            Aorta/Iliac and Cases
 9 am   Abdominal – Renal, Visceral, Portal and Cases
 10:15 am   Break
 10:30 am   Dialysis and Cases
 11:30 am   Lunch (provided)
 12:30 pm   Peripheral Arterial – Physiologic and Cases
 2:30 pm   Break
 2:45 pm   Peripheral Arterial – Duplex and Cases
 4:30 pm   Post-Test
 5:00 pm   Adjourn 

Registration

Need a paper registration form? Download here.

Fee includes admission to the two-day course, online access to case studies and available presentations, continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks.


 Registrant  Early Rate- Before Aug 25 Regular After Aug 25 
Technologist Member/Nonmember  $500/$625 $575/$700
Physician Member/Nonmember  $785/$935 $885/$1,035
 Fellows * $455 $555

Attention Nonmembers: Save on registration by joining today. View the complete list of valued benefits (up to 18 free Category 1 CME Credits per year) and consider joining SVU prior to registering for this course. Physician membership is $255.

Fellows rate is for those physicians training in vascular ultrasound at an accredited hospital. ALL Fellows are required to submit proof of residence.

Cancellations & Refunds: All requests for refunds and cancellations must be in writing and sent to the SVU national office. Refund requests received before August 13, 2020 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds after August 13, 2020; only a credit will be given for a future SVU Course within 1 year from the date of the original course.

Accommodations

SVU has set aside a room block for attendees at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 9480 West Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. Room rates are $149 single/double occupancy. Please make your room reservation directly with the Hampton Inn & Suites by calling (847) 692-3000. Please be sure to request the SVU room rate. Cut-off for discounted room rate is August 13, 2020.