The Leading Edge in Diagnostic Ultrasound Annual Conference 2021

May 11, 2021 to May 13, 2021

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The 2021 Leading Edge in Diagnostic Ultrasound Conference will be held VIRTUALLY this year on MAY 11-13, 2021.  This layout provides an exciting opportunity for physicians, sonographers, vascular technologists, nurse midwives and students to meet their educational and CME needs without leaving the comfort of home.

Parallel tracks over three days will cover the major themes of Women's Imaging; Vascular Imaging and Doppler; Principles Tune-Up; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound; Contrast Agents, and Abdominal Ultrasound.

For full conference details and to register, visit the Leading Edge conference page.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Sunday, June 27, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

The program is designed to meet the educational and CE needs of physicians, sonographers, vascular technologists, nurse midwives and other participants.

Learning Objectives

Breast Ultrasound Tutorial
  • Describe the acoustic representation of anatomic structures in the breast.
  • Discuss optimization of breast ultrasound images.
  • Recognize and assess common abnormalities from ultrasound images.
  • Discuss the correlation of ultrasound findings with mammography findings.
Women’s Imaging Symposium
  • Discuss risk -  safety of diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Describe the ultrasound findings typical for common pelvic lesions and disorders.
  • List the major applications of Doppler Ultrasound in fetal assessment.
  • List the major applications of 3D/4D ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Describe the impact of 3D ultrasound on workflow.
Principles Tune-Up and Physics Refresher
  • Recognize physical principles and instruments of ultrasound and how these principles apply to clinical practice.
  • Illustrate a basic understanding of ultrasound, transducers, sonographic instruments, the Doppler effect, color Doppler instruments, spectral Doppler instruments, artifacts, performance and safety.
Vascular Ultrasound: Imaging and Doppler
  • Recognize the sonographic representation of normal anatomy and blood flow in the major vessels covered by the presentations.
  • Identify common pathologies of the vascular system.
  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound imaging and Doppler in evaluation of the vascular tree.
  • Identify and discuss effective applications of ultrasound in vascular assessment.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Identify ultrasound presentations of common pathologies of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound imaging in the evaluation of the joints and soft tissues.
  • Identify appropriate applications of ultrasound for invasive and diagnostic procedures.
Contrast Agents Symposium
  • Describe the major types of ultrasound contrast agents currently in use or in clinical evaluation and identify the mechanism by which each agent produces the contrast effect.
  • Identify those contrast agents which might produce the desired effect for a given type of ultrasound imaging or vascular procedure.
Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Choose which patients will benefit from Contrast Ultrasound.
  • Identify machine settings for common disease states.
  • Diagnose common diffuse liver disease and incorporate elastography into these diagnoses.
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/11/2021 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
05/13/2021 - 5:00pm EDT

To view the virtual conference schedule, visit the Leading Edge webpage.

Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity has no commercial or in-kind support.

This CE activity is a virtual event. Log in information will be provided prior to the activity date.

Learner Disclosures

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 12 months. Any conflict of interests have been resolved prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Planning Committee

The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Levon Nazarian, MD-Activity Director
Annina Wilkes, MD
Laurence Needleman, MD
Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
George Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU
Mani Montazemi, RDMS

The following planner has relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Flemming Forsberg, PhD
Bracco/Drug Supply
Canon Medical Grant/Research Support/Equipment Supply
Exact/Therapeutics Scientific Advisor
GE Healthcare/Drug and Equipment Supply
Lantheus Medical Imaging/Drug Supply
Siemens/Equipment Supply 

Off‐Label/Investigational Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.

In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University 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

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Daily Session Credit Breakdown

According to Jefferson OCPD policy, learners may add .25 credit one time for the completion of the required evaluation.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 

Principles Tune-up:  Fundamental and Advanced-6.00
Breast Ultrasound Tutorial -7.00
Contrast Agent Symposium-6.50

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Vascular Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler-7.50
Women’s Imaging Symposium-7.00

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Abdominal Ultrasound- 7.00
Vascular Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler-7.00
Women’s Imaging Symposium-6.50

Available Credit

  • 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.75 Attendance


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To register for this activity, visit the Leading Edge webpage.