Course Director

Adam Castaño, MD, MS
Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Division of Cardiology


Sabahat Bokhari, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology
Director of Nuclear Cardiology & Cardiac Stress Lab
Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Mat Maurer, MD
Arnold and Arlene Goldstein Professor of Cardiology (in Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center


Friday, October 26th, 2018         7:15 AM to 2:00 PM


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Description & Objectives

This half day training experience will focus on nuclear scintigraphic techniques for the non-invasive diagnosis of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (TTR-CA).  These imaging techniques have been endorsed by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (see ASNC Practice Points) and have been demonstrated to be equivalent to an endomyocardial biopsy in the correct clinical context and with appropriate ancillary testing. 
The technique, that involves the use of both planar and SPECT imaging, will be reviewed in detail by faculty with extensive experience in performing and interpreting these studies.

The course will begin with didactic seminars coupled with audience response questions that provides background on the evaluation and management of patients with various forms of cardiac amyloidosis with a focus on distinguishing light chain amyloid from transthyretin given their differences with regard to affected patient populations, natural histories, therapies and genetics.
Review of patient populations who are appropriate candidates for test administrations will be highlighted.
Details regarding the imaging procedure will be delineated along with methods for scan interpretation including both semi-quantitative and quantitative scoring techniques as well as appropriate reporting of results. 

Included will be a session on practical scan interpretation that will be gleaned from a case library of >300 scans with audience response systems for individual provider education that will focus on major pitfalls to avoid in test performance and interpretation.

Cases will be reviewed during the half day practicum.  Attendees will be provided a disc of PYP scans for their own interpretation post the course. 

Four hours of didactic instruction is included through lectures and reading materials, which cover topics of patient selection, pathophysiology and typing of cardiac amyloidosis, radiation, scan interpretation and billingpresented by faculty.

Meeting Location

Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

Riverview Terrace, 1st floor
173 Fort Washington Ave.
New York, NY 10032


    Registration fees (postmarked, faxed or e-mailed before September 1st, 2018)
  • Physicians: $599.00
    Fellows, Techs & Nurses: $299
    No LiveStreaming Available

    Registration fees (postmarked, faxed or e-mailed after September 1st, 2018)
  • Physicians: $699.00
    Fellows, Techs & Nurses: $399
    No LiveStreaming Available

  • Registration fees (postmarked, faxed or e-mailed after October 1st, 2018)
  • Physicians: $799.00
    Fellows, Techs & Nurses: $499
    No LiveStreaming Available

  • SYLLABUS will be available in PDF Format prior to the conference. No Syllabus will be mailed.

    Please Note: On-line registration closes on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    Onsite registration fees
    Physicians: $899.00
    Fellows, Techs & Nurses: $599


Space is Limited. Early Registration is Encouraged.

By Mail:
Complete the registration form and mail with full payment to

Columbia University
Department of Medicine
ATTN: CME Office
622 West 168th Street, PH8 East 105
New York, NY 10032

By Fax:
Registrants may fax the registration form with credit card information to:
(212) 305 - 8466

On-Line Registration:

By Telephone:
(212) 342 - 2107

Accreditation/Designation of Credit

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Columbia University and Amedco LLC.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement
 Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nuclear Technicians
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) recognizes continuing education credit hours approved by a provider of AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM.


Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with

      a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or

      b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant with special needs must submit a written request to our office at least one month prior to the course date.

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