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Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education

Course Location

Swedish Medical Center
Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


Contact Pacific Vascular

11714 North Creek Pkwy N
Suite 100
Bothell, WA. 98011
Phone: (425) 398-7772
Fax: (425) 486-8976

or email PVICME Coordinator at

Transcranial Doppler & TCD Imaging for Cerebrovascular Disease

September 12 - 14, 2016

Hosted by Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Pacific Vascular, this program has a nationally recognized faculty with diverse areas of specialization, a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum and hands-on sessions with patient models utilizing a variety of TCD and TCD Imaging systems.  The three-day course is held at a state-of-the-art educational facility conveniently located at the acclaimed Swedish/Cherry Hill Hospital campus in Seattle WA.

The program has been redesigned this year to include a case-study-based physician interpretation track led by practicing stroke neurologists and neurocritical care specialists, Andrei V. Alexandrov M.D.; Aaron N. Stayman M.D. and Arthur M. Lam M.D.

The program is designed for physicians, sonographers, technologists and other health care professionals seeking to acquire the skill sets and knowledge base required to apply, perform and interpret Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Transcranial Doppler Imaging (TCDI) studies.  Didactic lectures and daily faculty-guided hands-on scanning sessions will provide learners with the opportunity to view and practice TCD and TCDI techniques.  Interactive case studies will serve to further develop interpretation skills and clarify the role of TCD/TCDI in the management of patients with cerebrovascular disease.  Lectures will cover the various settings in which TCD is performed including the diagnostic laboratory, emergency room, neurocritical care unit, operating rooms and endovascular procedure rooms.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
  • Identify basic principles of intracranial arterial vascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques for the performance of TCD and TCDI
  • Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveforms
  • Describe the clinical usefulness and limitations of TCD and TCDI techniques
  • Apply basic TCD/TCDI Interpretation to real cases

September 12 - 14, 2016
Day 1 - 2:  7:30am - 5:00pm
Day 3:  7:30am - 4:00pm
Breakfast & Lunch provided daily

Course Content (subject to change):
Day 1
Neuroanatomy Basics: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Tools of the Trade - Physics & Instrumentation: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vessel Identification using TCD: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
TCD Technique: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Transcranial Doppler Imaging Technique: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Hemodynamics/Waveform Interpretation: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Demonstration - TCD: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Demonstration - TCDI: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Guided Hands-on TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers

Day 2
Recognizing Cerebral Emboli: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Clinical Applications of TCD Emboli Monitoring: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Transcranial Doppler in Endovascular Carotid Revascularization: Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Transcranial Doppler in Carotid Endarterectomy: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Effects of Extracranial Arterial Occlusive Disease on Intracranial Hemodynamics: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Subclavian Steal Phenomenon: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Mechanical Compression of Vertebral Arteries: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on, Monitoring, TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
Vasomotor Reactivity & Demonstration: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT

Day 3
Intracranial Stenosis / Occlusion & Acute Stroke: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage & Vasospasm Physiology & Pathophysiology: David W. Newell, M.D.
Use of TCD in the Detection of Vasospasm: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Sickle Cell Disease: Michael Bender, M.D., Ph.D.
TCD in Raised Intracranial Pressure & Cerebral Circulatory Arrest: Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - Anatomy, Pathology & Treatment: Paul P. Huang, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - TCD Protocol and Interpretation Criteria: Meryl Harley BS, RVT
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
PFO Testing Demonstration: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT; Joshua Renz, BS, RVT

Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Semmes-Murphey Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Chandra Atkins, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Clinical Instructor, Oregon Institute of Technology
Faculty, Seattle University Ultrasound Program

Michael Bender M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director of Odessa Brown Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic, Seattle, WA

Danielle Condit, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Director, Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
Program Manager, Clinical Neurophysiology
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President, Medstreaming, LLC

Meryl Harley, BA, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound

Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Interventional Cardiologist
Medical Director, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Swedish Heart & Vascular

Ridge Johnson, BSc, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Arthur M. Lam, M.D., FRCPC
Medical Director: Neuroanesthesia & Neurocritical Care, Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Clinical Professor, University of Washington
Neuroanesthesiologist, Physician Anesthesia Services
Medical Director: Swedish Cerebrovascular Ultrasound

David W. Newell, M.D.
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Joshua Renz BS, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound

Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Vascular.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Swedish Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians:  $1300.00
Fellows/Residents:  $1150.00
Technologists:  $1150.00

Contact Pacific Vascular
Phone:  425-398-7772
Fax:  425-486-8976
Email:  cme@pacificvascular.com
Website registration:  www.pvicme.com


Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel
Discount rate for booking is available up to August 13th, 2015.  Please book your reservations early.

How to make a Reservation Online:
  1. Visit the website at http://www.silvercloud.com/seattlebroadway
  2. Select arrival and departure dates on calendar and click “Search for Availability”.
  3. On the left side of the screen, enter the following “Group ID”: PVICME.
  4. Type in “Password” PVICME and click “log in”.
  5. Complete the reservation with your personal information.

How to make a Reservation Via Phone:
  1. Call the hotel directly at (206) 325-1400 or Toll Free at (800) 590-1801
  2. Ask for the “PVICME Transcranial Doppler” rate and the group ID “PVICME” and password “PVICME”.
  3. Complete reservation with your personal information and any front desk person can help you.

**If you need to book rooms outside of the event dates, please contact the hotel directly.

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