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Annual Meeting Sessions from 2017 Washington, DC

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21 of the sessions (22 contact hour credits) were recorded as live sessions on March 5-8, 2017.
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Courses in Annual Meeting Sessions from 2017 Washington, DC
  • 2017AMSunGS2: Emergencies in Interventional Neuro Radiology - Including Acute Stroke

    GS2 Emergencies in Interventional Neuro Radiology - Including Acute Stroke
    Presented: Sunday, March 5 2017, 9:00am-10:00am
    By Dr. Kai Frerichs and Richard Foley, MS, RN

    Dr. Frerichs graduated medical school at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in1988 and completed his residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Neurosurgery in 2000. He completed a Fellowship Brigham & Women’s in Interventional Neuroradiology in 2002.
    He is certified in Neurological Surgery, is widely published and is actively involved in research.
    Mr. Foley has been the Director of Nursing, responsible for leading and managing the nursing operations of the Department of Radiology of a 900-bed academic teaching facility for 10 years. He has co-authored text regarding management of IR clinic operations and is co-chair of a multidisciplinary, hospital-wide committee developing policy regarding management of procedural sedation and anesthesia resources outside the operative suite. He has given presentations at ARIN events, on both the national and the local chapter level.

  • 2017AMSunGS3: Radiation Protection and Safety: Teamwork and Communication

    GS3 Radiation Protection and Safety: Teamwork and Communication
    Presented on March 5, 2017, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
    By Dr. Raja Ramaswammy

    Dr. Raja Ramaswamy received his medical education from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL. then attended the University of California, San Diego for his Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Vascular and Interventional Fellowship. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Quality and Patient Safety with the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University. Dr. Ramaswamy has served on the Board of Directors for the City of San Diego’s Health Services Advisory Board providing advice on county wide public health initiatives and has spent time as Chief Financial Officer for the San Diego House Staf Union.
    Dr. Ramaswamy is a manuscript reviewer for Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, European Radiology, and the Indian Journal of Radiology.

  • 2017AMSunGS4: The Other Side of the Stethoscope: A Patient’s Perspective

    GS4 The Other Side of the Stethoscope: A Patient’s Perspective
    Presented on March 5, 2017 at 11:15 am - 12:15 am
    by Marcus Engle, MS, CSP, CPXP

    Marcus Engel is a Certified Speaking Professional and author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellence in patient care. As a college freshman, Marcus was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through 2 years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, he witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care. He holds a BS in sociology from Missouri State University (2000) and a MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City (2012).
    He has authored five books, the recent, “Beyond Patient Experience”, due out in early 2017. His keynote presentations, witnessed by tens of  thousands of healthcare professionals, and his books are widely used to teach basic foundations of caregiving.

  • 2017AMSunGS5: Moving the Needle

    GS5 Moving the Needle
    Presented Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:15pm -2:15pm
    By Dr. Stephen Ferrara

    During multiple worldwide deployments to natural disaster, combat, and humanitarian assistance settings Dr. Ferrara introduced Interventional Radiology to these environments for the first time ever. An experienced Interventional Radiologist with over 20 years in clinical practice, he has fulfilled many leadership, policy, and economics roles. He recently spent a year on Capitol Hill as a National Academy of Sciences Congressional Health Policy Fellow on the Energy and Commerce Committee. He and his team oversaw multiple federal agencies including HHS, FDA, and the NIH. He was the principal author of a $ 150B piece of healthcare legislation that secures Medicare access for 50 million seniors, ensures that quality becomes
    an integral part of healthcare delivery, and stabilizes payments for physicians. Following his tenure on the Hill, he was asked to serve as the Navy’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief of Medical Operations.

  • 2017AMSunGS6: Percutaneous Ablation with Irreversible Electroporation (IRE)

    GS6 Percutaneous Ablation with Irreversible Electroporation (IRE)
    Dr. Govindarajan Narayanan
    Presented on March 5, 2017, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    Dr. Narayanan is a Professor of Interventional Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology. He is widely recognized for his published work in Interventional Oncology and Interventional Radiology. He has been an invited faculty member and speaker
    at several national and international meets and is the founder of Synergy, A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interventional Oncology Conference, an annual event since 2011, in Miami, Florida. He is a reviewer for several journals and serves as the clinical editor of IO 360, a web portal dedicated to Interventional Oncology.

  • 2017AMSunGS7: Pulmonary Embolism Response Team: Medical and Endovascular Perspective on Evolving Trend

    GS7 Pulmonary Embolism Response Team: Medical and Endovascular Perspective on Evolving Trend
    Presented March 5, 2017 3:30 - 4:30
    By Dr. Luke Wilkins and Dr. Aditya Sharma

    Dr. Luke Wilkins received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2007 completed his Radiology Residency with University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and his Vascular and Interventional Fellowship with Medical University of South Carolina. Currently is Assistant
    Professor of Radiology in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Virginia. He serves as Medical Director of the Charles J. Tegtmeyer School of Angiography for the University’s interventional technologist program. In 2014 he was a founding member of the SIR
    Early Career Section and mentors residents and fellows as part of their IR training. Awarded the 2010 SIR Foundation Resident Research Grant, he served as a Principal investor on the evaluation of pharmacological agents modulating blood flow after thermal ablation.

    Dr. Sharma attended NDMVP Samaj’s Medical College in Nashik, Maharashtra, India for his medical training. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and his Vascular Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Currently is an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine in the division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Emergency Medicine and Director of the University’s Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Director of UVA’s High Risk PE Program, evaluating patients with high risk of pulmonary embolism in a multi-disciplinary
    manner to reduce death and long term complications. Dr. Sharma was a finalist (2015) for the Society of Vascular Medicine’s Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator award and authored the Editor’s Choice Article on Portal Vein Thrombosis, in the Journal of Vascular Medicine. He received UAV’s
    Department of Medicine’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Care (2016).

  • 2017AMSunGS8: Central Venous Access Devices: What, When and Why

    GS8 Central Venous Access Devices: What, When and Why
    Presented March 5, 2017, 4:30 - 5:30
    By David Rosenthal, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA

    David Rosenthal is a graduate of Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program, with over 25 years of clinical experience in cardiothoracic, plastics and other surgical specialties, for the past 15 years as Chief PA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Angiography and
    Interventional Radiology. He has performed over 4000 venous access procedures and largest number of tunneled peritoneal catheter placements in New England. David co-authored the Society of Interventional Radiology position statement on the role of PA in Interventional Radiology. He is a Clinical Associate member of SIR and coauthor of SIR’s Position Statement on The Role of PAs in IR.

  • 2017AMMonGS9: Joanna Po Lecture Series: Care, Caring, Caregiver, What Nurses Do Best

    GS9 Joanna Po Lecture Series: Care, Caring, Caregiver, What Nurses Do Best
    Presented on March 6, 2017 - 8:00 -9:00
    By Karen Green, MHA, RN, BSN, CRN

    “Nurses possess a vast amount of knowledge, fueled by years of education and experience, in a variety of settings. But, what is our reason to be? Many nurses state they came into nursing because they ‘care about people’ and have a true ‘desire to help’. A large percentage of us are entering a new phase of life and nursing... caring for our families in a way very different from caring for our children. Parents and spouses who develop a chronic, debilitating illness require our love, understanding and care now more than ever.” This session will cover aspects such as growing into the nurse we have become, recognizing and improving our coping skills, and understanding the importance of caring for ourselves’.

    Karen Green has been active in ARIN for the past 14 years serving in a variety of positions. She currently serves as Chairperson for the Capnography Task Force focused on educating nurses on the benefit and use of Capnography.

  • 2017AMMonGS12: ARIN/SIR Joint Session - Anticoagulation Update for the IR Team (Panel Discussion)

    GS12 ARIN/SIR Joint Session - Anticoagulation Update for the IR Team (Panel Discussion)
    Presented Monday, March 6, 1:00 - 2:30
    Contact Hours - 1.5
    Panel participants:
    Dr. Ryan Hickey
    Dr. Jon C. Davidson
    Dr. Shiraz Rahim
    Jim LaForge, MSN, BSN, RN, CRN
    Piera Robson, MSN, CNS, NP, AOCNS, ANP-BC, OCN

  • 2017AMMonGS13: ARIN/SIR Joint Session - Sedation in the IR Suite: SIR meets ARIN (Panel Discussion)

    GS13 ARIN/SIR Joint Session - Sedation in the IR Suite: SIR meets ARIN (Panel Discussion)
    Presented Monday, March 6, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Contact Hours - 1.5
    Panel Particpants
    Dr. Brian Funaki
    Shawn Brast, MSN, RN, NRP
    Michael Long, DNP, CRNA

  • 2017AMTuesGS14: Spectrum of Engagement: From Practice to Policy

    GS14 Spectrum of Engagement: From Practice to Policy
    Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Tuesday, March 7, 9:15am-10:15am

    This presentation will discuss the spectrum of engagement for nurses who want to impact practice and policy. It will discuss how to advocate for the profession, patients, and the community. It will drive innovation and influence opportunities for the audience.
    With over a decade of policy experience, Dr. Miyamoto serves on the senior leadership team while overseeing and providing strategic guidance for the programmatic areas of health policy, higher education policy, government affairs, leadership progression, diversity and inclusion, strategic outreach as well as research and analytics. She is the Convener for the Nursing Community, a coalition of 63 national nursing organizations that collaborate on a wide spectrum of health
    policy issues. She is a Senior Associate Editor for the journal Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice. Dr. Miyamoto received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Miyamoto is adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies as well as a clinical adjunct professor at Marymount University, Malek School of Health Professions. Dr. Miyamoto’s areas of research, publications, and presentations focus on health policy, coalition building, and political advocacy. Her list of accomplishments, honors and positions held in the universe of nursing stretch across the nation.

  • 2017AMTuesCS5: Diagnosis and Management of Endo-leaks after “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair” (AAA)

    CS5 Diagnosis and Management of Endo-leaks after “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair” (AAA)
    Tuesday, March 7, 10:15am-11:15am
    Howard Richard, MD

    Endo-leaks can be diagnosed via CT angiography, ultrasound grayscale, color Doppler or contrast-enhance MRI/MRA following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Surveillance is typically performed at one and twelve months following the endovascular repair. Evidence of endo-leak by identifying contrast in the aneurysm or continued aneurysm growth requires further evaluation and management.
    Dr. Richard has been nominated a champion of IR nurses for several years. He has practiced at University of Maryland since 2001, where he has started a clinic for uterine fibroid embolization and pelvic pain. He is a favorite among the IR nurses for his compassion and caring of his patients. Dr. Richard was selected “Top Doctor” in Interventional Radiology for 2012 by Baltimore Magazine and “Top Doc” at Good Samaritan Hospital, Medstar of Baltimore.

  • 2017AMTuesCS7: Myasthenia Gravis: A Rad Nurse’s Guide

    CS7 Myasthenia Gravis: A Rad Nurse’s Guide
    Tuesday, March 7, 12:45pm-1:45pm
    Carrie Furberg, BA, RN, CRN

    This presentation will review pathophysiology of myasthenia gravis, its implications for medical imaging and image guided procedures, and nursing care considerations. Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder, it can be exacerbated by physical and mental stressors as well as medications frequently used in imaging and procedural environments. Patients with myasthenia gravis will require additional screening measures and possible
    alteration to usual protocols, medication orders, and nursing care. Carrie Furberg provides care of patients before, during, and after scans and procedures in all imaging modalities and VIR. She supports her department by serving as safety liaison and education committee chair. She has been a nurse for 10 years and a radiology nurse for 8 years. Prior to joining UNC, she was a MICU nurse in the Duke Health system.

  • 2017AMTuesGS15: Advanced Topics in Percutaneous Trans hepatic Biliary Drainage

    GS15 Advanced Topics in Percutaneous Trans hepatic Biliary Drainage
    Tuesday, March 7, 1:45pm-2:45pm
    Piera Cote Robson, MSN, CNS, NP, ANP-BC, AOCNS

    In this presentation, all biliary drainage procedures will be reviewed including: external catheters, internal-external catheters, and stents. Clinical presentations that are amenable to primary biliary stenting will be discussed. Essential management of the PTBD patient post procedure with treatment algorithms for common complications will be reviewed. Finally, the potential impact of catheter drainage on quality of life will be explored with consideration of the patient’s goals of care.
    Piera M. Cote Robson is the clinical nurse specialist for radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has been content expert for nursing care of the radiology patient and is credentialed as an NP at MSKCC. She has been on the board of directors for the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nurses (ARIN) as Director of Leadership since May, 2014 and has been the biliary drainage chapter author for the ARIN Core Curriculum for the past two editions. Piera’s research interests include quality of life after interventional radiology procedures and she has published on the subject in Annals of Surgical Oncology and in the text, “Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas”.

  • 2017AMTuesCS9: Care of the Patient on Opioid Maintenance Therapy

    CS9 Care of the Patient on Opioid Maintenance Therapy
    Tuesday, March 7, 3:00pm-4:00pm
    Ed Sredzienski, MSPharm

    This session will present to the audience the perils and pit falls of caring for a patient on suboxone/methadone etc. Special detail will be outlined as to the complexities and clinical interventions necessary to ensure a safe but effective time in the procedural suite.
    Ed is currently the Clinical Specialist in Critical Care at UNC Hospitals where he has a total of 26 years, the last 18 years in the trauma program. His prior critical care experience has been in Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery and Burns. Ed received his BS and MS degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. After graduation, Ed began his career at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he spent 10 years before moving to NC. He is married to a nurse who works in Interventional Radiology at UNC and has 3 boys.


  • 2017AMTuesCS11: MRI Simulator and Its Impact on Sedation

    CS11 MRI Simulator and Its Impact on Sedation
    Tuesday, March 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Diane Cancilla, MSN, RN

    Diane Cancilla is here today to discuss the process of screening and evaluating children for an MRI scan. The MRI simulator is housed in its own room on the unit. The staff, APCT, PCT, RN, Sedation PA and MD, MRI technologist and Child Life Specialist, are all included in the challenge of assessing each child’s level of understanding of the day’s events. The overall goal is successful imaging and patient satisfaction based on a great patient experience which includes a possibility of doing the exam successfully without sedation.
    Diane has 5 years’ experience as Unit Director of Nursing and Technical Services at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Diane holds an MSN, is on the board of Pittsburgh Area Radiology Managers and of South Western Pennsylvania’s Organization of Nursing Leaders.She leads the nursing, technical services and Child Life for Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

  • 2017AMWedGS16: Medical Errors: The Day After

    GS16 Medical Errors: The Day After
    Wednesday, March 8, 8:00am-9:00am
    By Dr. Robert Spillane

    Dr. Spillane is a certified lecturer on High Reliability in Health Care as part of the program initiated and overseen by Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Hospital Association, he began this role in October 2013. He is also a board-certified radiologist with a CAQ in Interventional Radiology. He has 17 years of private practice experience. Dr. Spillane currently serves as the Physician Chief Quality Office for Jefferson Radiology and is the Chair of the Medical Staf Quality Council at Hartford Hospital. He is a member of the National Ambulatory Care Advisory Board for the Joint Commission. and has lectured on high reliability and medical errors since October 2013.

  • 2017AMWedGS17: Transgender 101: Fundamentals for Clinicians

    GS17 Transgender 101: Fundamentals for Clinicians
    Wednesday,, March 8, 9:00am-10:00am
    Paula Neira, MSN, JD, RN, CEN

    In the 21st century, clinicians must provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population. Due to a lack of education most clinicians cannot provide culturally competent care to this population. Historically, radiology personnel have had little training or exposure to this population. This presentation provides clinicians with an overview of the transgender population, their health concerns, and the negative impact discrimination has had on healthcare for this group. The presentation provides clinicians with fundamental information to better communicate respectfully with transgender patients and provides tools to better understand and support transgender colleagues or family members. The presentation provides information about respectful language, term definitions, pronoun usage, and appropriate clinical questioning. Gender theory is briefly reviewed, differences
    between sex, gender identity, and gender expression will be discussed and the presenter will share ways to improve electronic medical record systems and facility engineering.
    Paula M. Neira is a certified emergency nurse with over 22 years of varied nursing experience including the VA, a rural, critical-access hospital, and urban, academic trauma centers. For 8 years, she has been nurse educator in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In January 2016, she was appointed as co-chair of Johns Hopkins Transgender Medicine. Executive Task Force. Beyond nursing, she graduated with distinction from United States Naval Academy and served as a naval officer. She belongs to the Maryland bar as a lawyer and veteran advocate, she assisted the efforts to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. A leading expert on transgender military service, she was key in 2016 military policy ending the ban on  transgender
    military personnel. With military, legal, and nursing experience – as well as personal experience
    as a patient – she is uniquely suited to speak on the transgender patient experience.

  • 2017AMWedCS13: Leading a Multigenerational Team: Lessons Learned from a 30something

    CS13 Leading a Multigenerational Team: Lessons Learned from a 30something
    Wednesday, March 8,10:15am-11:15am
    Sarah Whitehead, BSN, RN, CRN

    Sarah Whitehead is the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Service Nurse Manager at Central Arkansas Veterans  ealthcare System in Little Rock, AR. She has over eleven years’ experience, and is a Certified Radiology Nurse. She received her BSN from UALR in Arkansas.
    As Imaging departments grow, many young nurses find themselves unexpectedly in leadership positions. Transitioning from peer to leader amongst veteran nurses and millennials provides challenges to leading and engaging a team. This session is aimed at the new nurse manager, the seasoned informal leader and the novice nurse in radiology settings. Common leadership challenges and ways to overcome them will be identified. Fostering teamwork between nurses
    and technologists, learning the art of conflict resolution, and working with difficult personalities isn’t routinely taught-yet these skills are imperative to effectively lead a team.

  • 2017AMWedGS18: Deep Vein Thrombosis

    GS18 Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Wednesday,, March 8 11:15am-12:15pm
    Dr. Arturo D. Gonzalez

    Dr. Gonzalez is the Medical Director of Interventional Radiology at University Hospital & Clinics in Lafayette, LA. He graduated National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Medicine in 1978 and completed his Radiology residency in 1983. He is Board Certified in radiology in Mexico and the United States, and maintains certification in Vascular Interpretation. Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the AMA, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.