SDMS CME Crunch Week
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Monday, December ​​6 – ABDOM​INAL
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Adrienne Sato

I Maked These: A Guide to Gallbladder Pathology
Adrienne Sato, BS, RDMS, RVT
3:00 pm (CST)
1 AB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

This presentation will cover the normal gallbladder and various types of gallbladder pathology.


Objectives:
  • Recognize the normal sonographic appearance of the gallbladder.
  • Recognize the sonographic signs of different types of gallbladder pathology.
  • Review pearls & pitfalls of gallbladder sonography.

1 AB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Adrienne Sato, BS, RDMS, RVT
Ultrasound Supervisor
Carillion Clinic


Adrienne is the supervisor of the ultrasound department at Carilion Clinic and an adjunct faculty member of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. She has been a Sonographer for 13 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks, and cosplaying.

Sara Baker

Scanning the Appendix: A Step-by-Step Approach
Sara Baker, MEd, RDMS, RVT, RMSKS, RT(R), FSDMS
4:00 pm (CST)
1 ​AB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

This lecture will discuss how one can use ultrasound to evaluate the appendix. This lecture will give the audience a demonstration of a scanning protocol to view the appendix and will also go over several case examples of pathology involving the appendix.


Objectives:
  • To identify how the appendix can be positioned within the abdomen.
  • To understand and view a succinct protocol for scanning the appendix and to evaluate for secondary signs of inflammation.
  • To recognize how the appendix appears in the normal state and when there is pathology involving the appendix.

1 AB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Sara Baker, MEd, RDMS, RVT, RMSKS, RT(R), FSDMS


Sara has been a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and registered vascular technologist for 18 years working directly in the clinical environment for nine years and working in the education sector for nine years. Most of her career was spent at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (UWHC), which is where her training to become a sonographer took place. The sonography specialties that she currently works with and teaches include abdomen, vascular, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatric/neurosonography, and musculoskeletal. Sara also served as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at UWHC from 2007-2016. During that time, she taught sonography students, medical students, and radiology residents. She also coordinated all sonography students’ clinical rotations to ensure clinical equitability. Sara is an active professional volunteer. She has been a site visitor for the JRC-DMS since 2012 and is also an external reviewer. She also volunteers with the ARDMS and SDMS. She served as an At-Large Director for the SDMS and the SDMS Foundation from 2015-2017 and is currently on the Nominating Committee for the SDMS. She has also given several webinars for the SDMS. In addition, she is the Vice Chair for the Pediatric Sonography Specialty exam and is the Chair of the Simulation Task force for Inteleos/ARDMS. She writes items for the ARDMS board exams in the areas of Pediatric, Abdomen, and Breast Sonography. Lastly, Sara has given lectures on a national level for the SDMS, on a local level for the South-Central Wisconsin Ultrasound Society (SCWUS) and the Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists (WSRT) and has submitted and collaborated with others in publishing research articles and textbook chapters.

 

Tuesday, December ​7 – BREAST
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Kate Wampler

Sighs of Relief: Imaging Benign Breast Disease
Kathryn Wampler, MA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
3:00 pm (CST)
1 BR SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Breast Virtual Seminar.

This presentation will review various types of benign breast disease. Discussion will include the role that sonographers play in identifying and evaluating benign breast pathology through knowledge of breast anatomy and understanding of etiologic factors and clinical presentation. The sonographic appearance of various benign breast pathology will be reviewed.


Objectives:
  • Review normal breast anatomy and sonographic appearance.
  • Identify the various etiologic factors and clinical features of various benign breast disease.
  • Describe the sonographic appearance of various benign breast diseases and distinguish features which may facilitate in the diagnosis between benign and malignant breast pathology.

1 BR SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Breast Virtual Seminar.

Kathryn Wampler, MA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Clinical Education Coordinator
Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center


Kate Wampler an assistant professor and clinical education coordinator for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. She has been a sonographer for 19 years and is credentialed in abdomen, OB/Gyn, breast, pediatric, and vascular. She is passionate about teaching students and helping to shape the next generation of sonographers. Kate is also an active SDMS volunteer and loves connecting with sonographers across the organization.

Kate Wampler

Imaging the Postoperative Breast
Kathryn Wampler, MA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
4:00 pm (CST)
1 BR SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Breast Virtual Seminar.

This presentation will review the role of sonography in imaging the postoperative breast. Breast surgeries, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, and augmentation will be described. The spectrum of clinical and sonographic features of the postoperative breast will be reviewed through a series of sonographic images and case studies.


Objectives:
  • Understand normal breast anatomy and sonographic appearance.
  • Review various oncologic, reconstructive, and cosmetic breast surgeries.
  • Describe the varied clinical features and sonographic appearances of postoperative breast changes.

1 BR SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Breast Virtual Seminar.

Kathryn Wampler, MA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Clinical Education Coordinator
Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center


Kate Wampler an assistant professor and clinical education coordinator for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. She has been a sonographer for 19 years and is credentialed in abdomen, OB/Gyn, breast, pediatric, and vascular. She is passionate about teaching students and helping to shape the next generation of sonographers. Kate is also an active SDMS volunteer and loves connecting with sonographers across the organization.

 

Wednesday, December ​8 – ADULT ECHO
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Adam Wood

Structural Heart: What Have You Done for Me Lately
Adam Wood, BA, RDCS
​3:00 pm (CST)
1 AE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

A brief look into the current state of a high-level Structural Heart program, and what we can look forward to in the future.


Objectives:
  • Familiarize attendees with what a Structural Heart program is if they are not involved with one.
  • Discuss commercially available therapies that may be commonly seen in the Hybrid OR and afterwards in the Echo lab.
  • Discuss devices still in the trial stage and what our experiences have been with them.

1 A​E SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Adam Wood, BA, RDCS
Lead Research Echotechnologist, PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute
UPMC Pinnacle - Harrisburg Hospital


Originally from Wisconsin, Adam Wood now lives with his wife and two daughters in south central Pennsylvania. Adam has been with the Pinnacle (now UPMC-owned) Health system for the past 7 years. Initially graduating with a BA in Art, he spent 7 years working as a graphic artist, lamenting that he had left the pre-med program to pursue his more creative side. At the strong prompting of his wife, he went back to school, eventually being placed at the Harrisburg Hospital for his clinical internship. Adam apparently did something right, as they wanted to keep him at the conclusion of the internship, and he has been with them ever since. Throughout his time there, the structural heart program (the research side in particular), has grown exponentially and he considers himself extremely fortunate to have been involved with this program. Adam cannot wait to see what future advances are in store!

Margaret Park

Sizing It Up, Getting It Done Right: RV and RA Dimensions and Volumes
​Koko Park, BS, RDCS, RVT, ACS, FSDMS, FASE
​4:00 pm (CST)
1 AE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

This lecture will provide an overview of how to assess right heart chamber size, systolic and diastolic function, and pressure evaluation. Key examples for the optimal approach to analyze size, function and pressures will be discussed, tips and pitfalls on imaging windows, as well as image collection, proper Doppler collection, and optimization.

Putting the results together so that everything makes sense may be the hardest thing about right heart. The lecture will end with case study reviews to judge for yourself... are you getting it done right?


Objectives:
  • The optimal methods tips and trick on imaging the right ventricle when performing analysis of size and systolic function.
  • Collecting optimal Doppler tracings for estimation of right heart pressures.
  • Applying right heart mechanics to diastolic and systolic assessment.
  • How to put all right heart imaging and Doppler findings together for your final assessment.

1 AE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Koko Park, BS, RDCS, RVT, ACS, FSDMS, FASE
Lead Imaging Specialist
Heart Vascular and Thoracic Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
Research Coordinator
Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio


Margaret M. Park also known as “Koko” is a Lead Imaging Specialist for the Heart Vascular and Thoracic Institute and a Research Coordinator for the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Her interests include the right heart, pulmonary hypertension and RV failure, RV and LV deformation imaging and cardiac MR advanced analysis. Her cardiovascular imaging career expands over thirty years working in various roles including clinical sonographer, researcher, instructor, trainer, manager, technical director, project and research coordinator, as well as small and large animal imaging.


Koko is the 2017 recipient of the American Society of Echocardiography Lifetime Achievement Award, and recently received the honor of “fellowship” from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). She teaches and speaks at local and national meetings, promoting contrast, quality imaging and education. Koko has volunteered on many committees, writing groups and task force, and has served as an elected member on the ASE board of directors. She has multiple publications, and abstracts and does peer review for multiple journals including the JDMS. Locally, she is a founding member of the Northern Ohio Cardiac Imaging Association and an active member of the Northern Ohio Vascular Association.

 

T​hursday, December ​​9 – FETAL ECHO
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Dennis Wood

How to Quickly Predict Fetal Cardiac Functional and Structural Anomalies
Dennis C. Wood Jr., BA, RDMS, RDCS, RCPT
3:00 pm (CST)
1 ​FE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Methods for quickly evaluating the fetal heart during first, second and third trimester obstetrical ultrasound scans.


Objectives:
  • Emphasize the situs, position, size, function, rhythm, and relative proportion including the shapes of the 4 chambers of the heart and great vessels.
  • Create a sense of confidence in establishing a normal fetal heart at any getting age.
  • Identify fetuses at risk for structural congenital heart disease and potential congestive heart failure from pattern shapes and movements.

1 ​FE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Dennis C. Wood Jr., BA, RDMS, RDCS, RCPT

Dennis is now retired after 50 years as a fetal and pediatric sonographer.  He still sees newborn babies on-call 3 to 4 days a week, teaches hands-on neonatal sonography at several hospital in Philadelphia and consults on fetal echocardiography weekly from requests from around the world.  He remains director of the Thomas Jefferson University Fetal Echocardiography Course and lectures in several national and international perinatal courses. His current research is in newborn lung sonography.

Barbara Trampe

Snowman on a Sled: An Innovative Approach to the 3VTV Screening Views of the Fetal Heart
Barbara Trampe, BA, RN, RDMS
4:00 pm (CST)
1 FE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Screening evaluations of the fetal heart can be intimidating and challenging to both learn and obtain yet crucial to the diagnosis of congenital heart defects. The three-vessel view (3VV) and three vessel tracheal view (3VTV) of the fetal heart are now part of standardized screening views of the fetal heart, yet only recently taught in schools and not completely understood by many.

Mnemonics are names of familiar items that have been given to anatomic structures to help recognize and remember them such as “the candy cane view” for the aortic arch or “the hockey stick view” for the pulmonary artery. Learn about a new and innovative mnemonic that will aid in the understanding and obtaining of these new screening views of the heart - the “Snowman on a Sled”.


Objectives:
  • Review the structure, function, and define the standard screening views of the fetal heart.
  • Examine the efficacy of the 3VV and 3VTV views for screening the fetal heart.
  • Learn how to apply the snowman on a sled analogy to normal and abnormal congenital heart defects.

1 FE SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Barbara Trampe, BA, RN, RDMS
Education and Outreach Coordinator
UnityPoint Health-Merite


Barbara has worked in the medical field for 47 years; 12 as a critical care nurse and 35 as a sonographer. She is currently the Education and Outreach Coordinator for UnityPoint Health-Meriter and the MFM department of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her roles include the clinical ultrasound education of OB/GYN and radiology residents, fellows in MFM and several other specialties, medical students and ultrasound students, providing orientation to all new physicians and sonographers, and she is the center’s coordinator for AIUM Practice Accreditation.

Barbara is a speaker within her institution and state, has spoken nationally for AIUM and SDMS, co-authored numerous journal publications, SDMS clinical refreshers for OB, textbook chapters on OB/MFM ultrasound, participated in clinical research, and served as a community resource for technical excellence in OB ultrasound. The community connection led her to one of her greatest ventures, working with The Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison to provide the ultrasound evaluation of a pregnant orangutan.

 

Friday, December ​​10 – OB/GYN
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Adam Hiett

Ultrasound Assessment of the Ovaries: IOTA Protocols
Adam Hiett, MD, RDMS
3:00 pm (CST)
1 OB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Ultrasound protocols developed and validated by the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group (IOTA) improve the ability of the clinician to pre-operatively determine the likelihood of malignancy for adnexal lesions.


Objectives:
  • Review and understand IOTA terminology.
  • Review risk of malignancy for ovarian lesions evaluated sonographically.
  • Review and use the easy descriptors, simple rules, and the ADNEX model.

1 ​OB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Adam Hiett, MD, RDMS
Clinical Professor
Miami Valley Hospital


Dr. Hiett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Medical School where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hiett is also certified in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound and the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) protocols. He served as director of maternal-fetal medicine and genetics at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis for 19 years.

He currently practices at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH and is a clinical professor at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. His research interests include prenatal and gynecological ultrasound, preeclampsia, and medical complications of pregnancy. He currently serves on the board of the Fetal Medicine Foundation.

Christina Taff

Prenatal Genetics and Sonographic Findings Associated with Aneuploidy 
Christina Taff, BS, RDMS
4:00 pm (CST)
1 OB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 202​1 ​Virtual Conference.

In today's ever-changing world with rapid advancements in genetic testing available it is important to know the different options patients can be offered for genetic testing as well as the major sonographic findings associated with aneuploidy. We will review the types of prenatal testing offered that are noninvasive and invasive. Discuss the sonographic findings most often associated with chromosome anomalies. As well as discuss the role of genetic counselors and their importance in prenatal care.


Objectives:
  • Review the different types of prenatal screening offered that are noninvasive and invasive.
  • Discuss sonographic findings most often associated with chromosome anomalies.
  • Discuss the importance and role of genetic counseling in prenatal care.

1 OB SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 202​1 ​Virtual Conference.

Christina Taff, BS, RDMS
Lead Clinical Sonographer
Mid-South Maternal Fetal Medicine


Christie Taff is the Lead Clinical Sonographer at Mid-South Maternal Fetal Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. She has been a perinatal sonographer for almost 14 years. She is a graduate of Baptist Health Sciences University and is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She is credentialed in Abdomen (AB), Fetal Echocardiography (FE), Neurosonology (NE), and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN).

She is a member of the AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine), SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) and SMFM (Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine). Christie is also accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) in nuchal translucency and nasal bone measurements. She is a clinical site instructor with Baptist Health Sciences University and is an advisory board member for the diagnostic medical sonography program. In the past she has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the program in OB/GYN and Neurosonology. She has also been a contributor to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) in October 2015 with the article “Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Goiter”, as well as a speaker at the Annual SDMS conference in 2019.

 

Saturday, December ​​11 – ​VASCULAR
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (CST)    What's my time zone?
Krysti Reece

Renal Artery Evaluation
Krysti Reece, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
​10:00 ​am (CST)
1 ​VT SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

This lecture will review the elements of renal artery studies including normal anatomy, variations, and doppler evaluation. There will be a strong focus on doppler and image evaluations and evaluation of normal and abnormal findings.


Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe normal waveform patterns related to renal stenosis evaluation studies.
  • Participants will be able to explain waveform pattern changes that occur with common pathologies that impact renal vasculature.
  • Participants will be able to apply their knowledge to identify common pathology in the clinical setting.

1 ​VT SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition.

Krysti Reece, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Vascular Concentration Coordinator and DMS Clinical Coordinator
Triton College


Krysti Reece has been serving as the Vascular Concentration Coordinator since Spring of 2019 and Clinical Coordinator of the Triton College DMS program since fall of 2016.  She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Registered Vascular Technologist and Radiographer. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s in Diagnostic Imaging and is currently working on her master’s degree in online education at the University of St Francis.


Krysti is a Vascular Technologist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois and a General Sonographer at Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois. She is versed in many areas of Ultrasound including general, vascular and breast. But vascular is by far her passion!

Aubrey Rybyinski

Mastering the Mesenteric Duplex Exam
Aubrey Rybyinski, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
​11:00 ​am (CST)
1 ​VT SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

A mesenteric duplex exam can be overwhelming for sonographers of varying experience since it is not often requested. This presentation will familiarize the attendee with anatomy and commonly encountered pathology. A mesenteric duplex protocol will be reviewed as well as tips and tricks to avoid pitfalls to ensure a diagnostic exam is achieved.


Objectives:
  • Become familiar with the mesenteric anatomy that should be evaluated during a complete exam.
  • Review a mesenteric duplex protocol.
  • Learn commonly encountered pitfalls and how to avoid them ensuring the exam is diagnostic.

1 ​VT SDMS CME Credit
Previously offered at the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Aubrey Rybyinski, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
Senior Clinical Manager
Navix Diagnostix 

 
Aubrey Rybyinski is a Senior Clinical Manager with Navix Diagnostix working out of the department of Vascular Surgery at Cooper University hospital in Camden, New Jersey. He holds credentials from the ARDMS in abdomen, breast, obgyn, neurosonography and vascular technology. Aubrey has contributed to numerous sonography textbooks and is active within the SDMS. He is currently serving on the SDMS Board and SDMS Foundation Board of Directors, on the conference management committee, and as the SDMS member representative on the IAC vascular testing board.