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Saturday December 3, 2022
Live and In-Person
Westin Hotel Mount Laurel
7:45 AM – 4:15 PM


The 9th Annual Role of Cardiac Imaging in Women CME Program is designed to further the clinical application management and interpretation skills of physicians, technologists and advanced practice providers involved in non-invasive cardiac imaging.  The agenda for the program focuses on a variety of topics in non-invasive cardiac imaging including:  Assessment of cardiovascular risk in women; risks and management of hypertension in pregnancy; cardiovascular morbidity and mortality for women in 2022; diagnosis and management of INOCA/MINOCA; diagnosis and management of spontaneous coronary artery disease; diagnosis and management of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in women; stress echo in 2022; role of cardiac imaging in cardio-oncology; strain imaging in the echo lab; how to improve efficiency and accuracy in echo using AI; setting up a cardiac sarcoidosis imaging program; modernization of nuclear labs to meet diagnostic needs of women; the role of nuclear imaging in the diagnosis of women with chest pain.


The 9th Annual Role of Cardiac Imaging in Women CME Program for Physicians, Sonographers, Technologists, Advanced Practice and Allied Healthcare Professionals will be held live and in-person on:


7:45am to 4:15pm

The program will be held at the Westin Hotel Mount Laurel, New Jersey from 7:45am to 4:15pm.

The program offers:

  • 7.5 CME/CEU Credits for All
  • 7.5 SNMMI VOICE Credits for Nuclear Technologists
  • 7.0 SDMS Credits for Sonographers
  • 7.0 Medical Knowledge MOC Points for physicians who certify through ABIM

Registration Fees

  • Physician & Industry:  $149 by 11/15/22; $199 after 11/15/22
  • Fellow, Resident, Trainee:  $75 by 11/15/22; $125 after 11/15/22
  • Sonographer, Technologist, Advanced Practice Provider, Nurse:  $75 by 11/15/22; $125 after 11/15/22 
  • ABIM MOC Points: $50 (requires additional attestation, post program evaluation and test questions)

Registration Payment Methods
**Prices above reflect discount of $6 for payment by check. Please add $6 for a Visa/MC/Discover/Amex payment.

Please make check payable to:
Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia
P.O. Box 55698
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Please click on REGISTER ONLINE button below to register now. Thank you.

  • Registrants are required to upload proof of vaccination with registration
  • A link will be sent with the registration confirmation to upload the proof of vaccination
  • If you become exposed to or are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus within 6 days of the program, we ask you to contact us to cancel your registration
  • Although not required, guests are welcome to wear masks when not eating, drinking or speaking from the podium
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To promote safety and well-being, we require all attendees, faculty, exhibitors, and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Accommodations will not be granted onsite; you must verify your vaccination in advance. If you are not able to provide proof, you will not be permitted to attend the program.

Learning Objectives

After attending the 9th Annual Role of Cardiac Imaging in Women, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify sex-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women across the life course
  • Use risk prediction calculators and risk enhancers to estimate cardiovascular risk in women
  • Describe the role of imaging tests to detect subclinical cardiovascular disease
  • Describe the maternal risks of HTN in pregnancy
  • Explain the appropriate management of HTN in pregnancy
  • Outline the latest study findings related to HTN in pregnancy such as the CHAPS trial
  • Review the historical data on CVD in Women and identify hurdles to improving outcomes
  • Review current guidelines for CVD in Women and implementation of optimal therapies
  • Explore the future models for improving CVD in Women, addressing gaps in care and call to action for
    achieving health equity
  • Review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of MINOCA
  • Discuss contemporary approaches to diagnosis and management of MINOCA
  • Review the epidemiology of INOCA and approach to clinical evaluation and treatment
  • Recognize historical clinical features associated with spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Develop appropriate diagnostic evaluation for patients with probable spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Identify appropriate physical activity recommendations for patients with prior spontaneous coronary artery
  • Describe the current epidemiology of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Select which imaging techniques are important for diagnosis and management in the acute phase
  • Select which imaging techniques are important for management and prognosis in the post-acute phase
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of cardiac imaging modalities used to evaluate cardiac function in cardio-oncology patients
  • Define the advantages of strain over LVEF, be aware of its limitations, and apply the use of strain in cardio-oncology
  • Characterize the main cardiovascular effects of newer therapies such as TKI and immunotherapy
  • Describe the applications of left ventricular strain in patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Discuss the limitations of myocardial strain
  • Describe other applications of myocardial strain used in non-oncological patients
  • Discuss the use of AI methods for chamber quantification and cardiac function assessment
  • Discuss the use of AI methods for augmenting medical decision making
  • Compare and contrast ‘black-box’ vs. ‘interpretable AI’ methods for discovering new diagnostic methods and therapies for cardiovascular diseases
  • Describe the advantages and limitations of stress echocardiography
  • Select the best stress echo measurements and methodology for a given situation
  • Analyze and report findings to maximize clinical utility of stress echo
  • Review the necessary diagnostic tools in setting up a cardiac sarcoid imaging program
  • Describe the importance of a multidisciplinary team in the setting up of a cardiac sarcoid program
  • Recognize the need for appropriate management and follow up of patients in a cardiac sarcoid imaging program
  • Specify the methods of using novel software, hardware and hybrid imaging in myocardial perfusion SPECT to improve diagnostic accuracy
  • Outline the methods of decreasing radiation exposure to patients during myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging
  • Describe the advantages of cardiac PET over SPECT in the assessment of CAD in women
  • Outline the best diagnostic nuclear imaging strategy for women presenting with stable chest pain
  • Illustrate how novel technology in SPECT and PET imaging can be applied in the diagnosis of CAD in women
  • Recognize the gender differences in the presentation of chest pain

Course Director
Renee Bullock Palmer, MD
Renee Bullock Palmer, MDDeborah Heart and Lung Center

Keynote Presenter
Gina Price Lundberg, MD
Gina Price Lundberg, MDEmory University


Benedicte Lefebvre, MD
Benedicte Lefebvre, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Lewey, MD
Jennifer Lewey, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania
Amit Patel, MD
Amit Patel, MDUniversity of Virginia
Krishna Patel, MD MSc
Krishna Patel, MD MScIcahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Patricia Pellikka, MD
Patricia Pellikka, MDMayo Clinic College of Medicine
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD PhD
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania
Partho Sengupta, MBBS MD
Partho Sengupta, MBBS MDRobert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD
Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD NYU Grossman School of Medicine
M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD
M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD Georgetown University
Malissa Wood, MD
Malissa Wood, MDHarvard Medical School
Weston Hotel Mount Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ  08054
Parking is free.