Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing Lecture Series: Noninvasive Vascular Imaging of Vasculitis

February 21, 2024

Vasculitides are conditions defined by the presence of inflammation of the vessel wall, with progressive alteration of the lumen, including lumen stenosis, occlusion, or even aneurysmal dilation. They can be broadly divided into infectious vasculitides, characterized by direct invasion of pathogens in the vessel wall, and non-infectious vasculitides. The latter, also known as primary vasculitides, encompass a heterogeneous group of immune-mediated disorders, classified, according to the size of vessels that are predominantly involved, into small-, medium- and large-vessel vasculitides (LVV). The diagnosis of small- and medium-vessel vasculitis is generally based on clinical findings, serological markers and histological evaluation. LVV include giant cell arteritis (GCA), Takayasu arteritis (TAK) and other conditions. Inflammation of the vascular wall is characterized by different pathological changes, and ultimately leading to anatomical remodeling with consequent functional alteration.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, nurses, sonographers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists.

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of vasculitis pathophysiology and classification.
  • Utilize different imaging techniques for evaluation and diagnosis of patients with vasculitis.
  • Integrate noninvasive vascular exam findings of vasculitis into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. 
     
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
02/11/2024
Course expires: 
06/30/2024
Event starts: 
02/21/2024 - 6:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/21/2024 - 7:00pm EST
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Live Webinar
United States

Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC
Director of Vascular Medicine
Associate Director of Cardiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC, faculty for this educational activity, is on the speakers; bureau for Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., co-conference director of this educational activity, is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and Edwards Life Sciences. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., co-conference director of this educational activity, is a consultant for Philips Medical and a member of the speakers’ bureau for Cook, Medtronic and Penumbra. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Mohammad Hasan, MBBch, RPVI, moderator of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and his participation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Other non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

*Ineligible companies ¬– Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-716239, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hours for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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