Welcome to the 2011 SVU Annual Conference Blog
Come join us at the 2011 SVU Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) at the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM). The SVU Annual Conference and the VAM brings vascular technologists/sonographers, vascular physicians, and vascular lab directors to one exhibit hall to experience new technologies, learn the latest scientific research, and network with other vascular ultrasound professionals.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
GRAND FINALE-2011 SVU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The GRAND FINALE will be on Saturday, June 18. Hopefully by now everyone has an idea as to which events/sessions they will attend. Here is a schedule of events for Saturday. LAST DAY SO ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!!
There will be several tutorials taking place at the same time. Im sure at least one of these will interest us all. As a reminder, separate registration and fee of $10 per tutorial is required. As always a continental breakfast will be served at each tutorial.
Professional Development: Taking it to the Next Level—Research, Journal Articles, Poster, Education. Given by: Rob Daigle, BA RVT FSVU
Pearls and Pitfalls of the Visceral Vascular Examination. Given by: Patrick Washko, BS RT RDMS RVT Sponsored by GE Healthcare
-YES, I'M SURE BOWEL GAS WILL BE TALKED ABOUT!!!
Workforce Development: Bridging the Generation Gap and Other Cultural Divides. Given by: Rachel Kendoll, MAEd RVT
Ultrasound Guidance During Interventions. Given by: Kelly Byrnes, RVT and Joshua Cruz, RVT Sponsored by ONKIVT/KVS Chapters
ICAVL Requirement. Given by: Marge Hutchisson, LPN RVT RCVT RDCS
Documentation of Pain/Injury. Given by: Marge Hutchisson, LPN RVT RCVT RDCS
Pain Management. Given by: Steven P. Stanos, DO
Q&A Session – All faculty
Wouldn't it be nice if we can somehow do ALL our exams in this manner!!!
I believe we ALL absolutely HAVE to attend this session. I'm sure there have been days where each one of us goes home with a sore back, wrist, shoulder, or neck. While I was a student, each one of my instructors were REALLY particular about correct body positioning. I had to learn a lot of adjustments being 6 feet tall. Come to this session and save yourself from taking those pain killers!!!!
Sponsored by Sound Ergonomics
Balancing Carotid Criteria: How Do We Maximize Accuracy
Moderator: George Berdejo, RVT FSVU
Edward I. Bluth, MD
Gene Zierler, MD
Greg Moneta, MD
Marie Gerhard-Herman, MD RVT
As a student, I had the opportunity to rotate through 4 different labs. One thing I noticed was the overwhelming differences in Carotid Stenosis Criteria (mostly in PSV) for a "hemodynamically significant stenosis" of >50%.
Awards and Annual Election Results
SVU Scientific Awards/Poster Awards – Megan D. Hodge, RN BS RVT, Chair, Awards Subcommittee
Chapter Awards – Jeanette Flannery, RVT RDMS FSVU, Chair, Chapters Subcommittee
Annual Election Results – Debbie Pirt, RVT FSVU, Chair, Nominations Subcommittee
Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall (separate fee required)
OR Lunch With the Experts (separate fee required)
"Transcranial Doppler Exams"
Speaker: Anne Jones, RN BSN RVT FDMS FSVU
Sponsored by CareFusionOR Lunch on your own
Configuration of the Circle of Willis and Its Influence on the Extracranial Carotid Waveforms
Moderator: Bob Scissons, RVT FSVU
Speaker: Kirk W. Beach, PhD MD
Former NFL Star Joe Theismann and the Find the AAAnswers Coalition’s AAA Public Awareness Campaign (HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY!!!!)
Stay tuned for more info about Find the AAAnswers and Joe Theismann's story on my next blog post!!!!
Sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Break-IM SURE WE ALL CAN USE THIS BREAK!!!
A Good Day in the Vascular Lab Is Better Than a Bad Day Fishing: Interesting Vascular Case Studies
Patrick Washko, BS RT RDMS RVT
Kathy Ziegler, RVT
2012 SVU Annual Conference Program Committee Chair Patricia "Tish" A. Poe, BA RVT RDCS FSVU
THAT'S A WRAP!!!
From Obama's home city to Obama's current city, see you in Washington D.C. next year at the Gaylord National Convention Center!!!