Dive into Myocardial Perfusion and Stress CMR at SCMR's Mid-Year Meeting in Washington, DC

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It feels like it hasn’t been long since #SCMR23 took place in San Diego, but just like a beating heart, the SCMR doesn’t stop pumping!  Join your fellow CMR colleagues this summer at the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Mid-Year Meeting, focusing on stress CMR and quantitative myocardial perfusion. This exciting two-day event will take place at the American College of Cardiology's Heart House in Washington, DC, from July 22-23, 2023.

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Who Should Attend?

If you missed #SCMR23, then the Mid-Year meeting is a great opportunity to catch up with other CMR practitioners and to stay up to date on the latest research findings and best practices. This conference will be especially valuable to clinicians who want to start a stress CMR program.

Day 1  

The first day is packed with sessions aimed at providing attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to establish and operate a successful stress CMR program. From understanding the basics of pharmacologic stress CMR exams and interpretation, to making a business case for stress CMR, the conference covers a wide range of essential topics.  

Day 1 Summary:

- Informative sessions

  • Diagnostic accuracy and risk stratification
  • Interpreting stress CMR 101 & 201
  • Everything you need to know about starting a stress CMR practice
  • Drug use for stress CMR
  • Perfusion pulse sequences
  • Nursing requirements and patient preparation
  • Using coronary sinus for MBF quantification
  • Dealing with artifacts

- Panel discussions and real-life cases

  • Cases from Royal Brompton and Harefield: Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
  • Cases from Washington Hospital Center: Gaby Weissman
  • Cases from PeaceHealth: Kevin Steel
  • Cases from Georgetown: Barbara Srichai-Parsia
  • Cases from Virginia Commonwealth University: Greg Hundley
  • Cases from Houston Methodist: Mouaz Al-Mallah
  • Cases from University of Virginia: Patricia Rodriguez Lozano
  • Cases that I learned a lot from: Andrew Arai

Day 2  

The morning session runs from 10:10AM to 12:30PM and will be dedicated to quantitative myocardial perfusion. The day will commence with a presentation by Peter Kellman on how to ensure the reliability of your myocardial blood flow quantifications. This will be followed by Michael Salerno's insights on the interpretation of quantitative perfusion analysis and its potential pitfalls. This series of informative sessions will culminate in a panel discussion and case presentations from Amit Patel and James Moon, that showcase the practical application of myocardial blood flow quantification in resolving complex cases.  

Day 2 Summary:

- Informative sessions

  • Overview of quantitative perfusion CMR
  • Quantitative MBF guidelines
  • Current approach to quantitative MBF using first pass perfusion
  • Verifying your quantitative MBF numbers  
  • Interpretation and pitfalls
  • MBF and visual assessment
  • Stress CMR in the “NOCAs”

- Panel discussions and real-life cases

  • Cases from Stanford: Michael Salerno
  • Cases from the NIH: Patricia Bandettini
  • Cases with Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow: Amit Patel
  • Cases from Barts: Resolving Challenging Cases with Quantification: James Moon

- Hands on vendor sessions

Cohesic is a longtime friend of the SCMR, and while we won’t be able to attend this conference, we encourage you to seize this valuable learning opportunity!  

Register for the SCMR Midyear Meeting.

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