42nd Annual UW Big Sky Radiology Conference In Memory of Virgil and Sharon Graves

Big Sky, MT US
January 21, 2018 to January 24, 2018

Statement of Need

Advances in medical imaging continue to occur quite rapidly, making the clinical practice of radiology extremely demanding. The information presented in this course familiarizes the participant with newly emerging material and provides opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas with the faculty. The program was conceived, developed and structured as a result of the input from attendees of previous CME meetings and the need perceived by our faculty.

Elements of Comptence

This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of medical knowledge, patient care and procedural skills, and practice-based learning and improvement.

Target Audience

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of radiologists in general diagnostic practice who are determining which radiologic tests to order and how to evaluate and manage their patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe supplemental breast cancer screening options
  2. Recognize when Ultrasound is an appropriate first imaging modality of a palpable mass
  3. Summarize similarities and differences in children and adults for pancreatic disorders
  4. Comprehend the rationale for screening and surveillance for HCC in at-risk patients
  5. Use LI-RADS to characterize liver lesions in patients who are at high-risk for developing HCC
  6. Differentiate chondral, osteochondral, and subchondral injury
  7. Explain the role of MRI for diagnosis and staging of iron overload
  8. Identify the growing impact of fatty liver disease

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/21/2018 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/24/2018 - 6:45pm CST

Sunday, January 21
7-8 AM Imaging Pediatric Pancreatic Disorders* Frush
8-9 AM HCC Screening,  Surveillance and Diagnosis* Kamaya
9-9:30 AM Liver Transplant Evaluation Kamaya
4:30-5:30 PM Emergency Stroke Triage** Rowley
5:30-6 PM Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain: Imaging  Curiosity or Real Concern Rowley
6-6:30 PM Tips for Imaging and Interpretations for Common Pediatric Presentations Frush


Monday, January 22
7:15-8 AM Thyroid Nodule Evaluation  and the New TI-RADS Kamaya
8-8:45 AM Benign Uterine and Endometrial Pathology Kamaya
8:45-9:30 AM Dementia Imaging Rowley
4:30-5:15 PM The Three R's: Radiation, Risk and Reason in Medical Imaging Frush
5:15-6 PM Imaging of the Acute Abdominal Disorders in Children Frush
6-6:45 PM Neuroradiology Cases:  Thinking, Fast and Slow Rowley


Tuesday, January 23
7-8 AM Quantitative Biomarkers of Diffuse Liver Disease* Reeder
8-9 AM Articular Surface Injury: Terminology and Interpretation* Markhardt
9-9:30 AM. Rotator Cuff Tears: What Orthopedics Wants to Know Markhardt
4:30-5:30 PM Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening: Rationale and  Current Tools* Elezaby
5:30-6 PM Pregnancy and Lactation  Breast Pathology Elezaby
6-6:30 PM MRI of Appendicitis Reede


Wednesday, January 24
7:15-8 AM How to Avoid Missed  Breast Cancers Elezaby
8-8:45 AM Overview of Body MRI Reeder
8:45-9:30 AM Cardiac MRI Reeder
4:30-5:15 PM Tendon and Ligament Diagnosis on Foot Radiographs with MRI Correlation Markhardt
5:15-6 PM Lumps and Bumps:  How to Diagnose and Triage  by Ultrasound Markhardt
6-6:45 PM Pearls and Pitfalls for Rad-Path Correlation in Breast Imaging Procedures Elezaby

Big Sky Resort
#1 Lone Mountain Trail
Big Sky, MT 59716
United States
+1 (800) 548-4486

Big Sky, Montana:

Big Sky is one of the finest ski resorts in the northwest. Nestled between three major mountain ranges, Big Sky offers 5800 acres of alpine skiing, 85 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, ice skating, sleigh rides and numerous fine restaurants. Also, 400-inch average snowfalls and extensive snowmaking provide the best possible skiing conditions. Big Sky boasts beginning, intermediate, and advanced runs, with Lone Mountain topping off at 11,166 feet. Yellowstone National Park is within easy driving distance, providing opportunities to explore via snowmobile, snow coach, or cross country skiing.  Enjoy viewing herds of bison, geysers, and numerous hot springs. Other local activities include snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and dogsledding. The Big Sky location offers something for everyone.


Travel Accomedations:

Travel to Big Sky is made simple by non-stop flights to Bozeman, Montana from many major cities, as well as convenient bus service from the airport to the Huntley Lodge and Big Sky area. Meeting rooms are in the lodge and Mountain Mall is within walking distance from almost all Mountain Village property. There is a free intra-resort shuttle. Special rates for lodging, lift tickets and ski rentals are available for the conference. Only guests staying with Big Sky Resort properties will receive lift and rental discounts.

What's Included:

Registration fee includes all educational sessions, continental breakfasts and afternoon refreshments. Childcare is available for a fee. A presentation syllabus PDF will be made available prior to the conference and on a flash drive provided in your conference packet.


For More Information:

Karen Knipschild, MS, Department of Radiology Clinical Science Center, Box 3252

600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792–3252

Phone: 608-263-8799, Fax: 608-263-0876



Presenting Faculty

Mai Elezaby, MD Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR John Strohbehn Professor of Radiology Vice Chair of Quality, Safety and Strategic Vision Professor of Pediatrics Duke University School of Medicine

Aya Kamaya, MD Associate Professor Stanford University Medical Center

B. Keegan Markhardt, MD Associate Professor University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Scott B. Reeder, MD, PhD Professor University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

Howard Rowley, MD Professor University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Conference Director

Pamela A. Propeck, MD, FACR Professor University of Wisconsin  School of Medicine and Public Health

Associate Director

Thomas M. Grist, MD, FACR Professor, Department Chair University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.8 continuing education units (CEUs) or 18 hours.


Self-Assessment Module Credits (SAM)

Certain sessions of the meeting program will be submitted to the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for Self Assessment Module (SAM) qualification. The total number of approved SAM credits available will be confirmed approximately 21 days prior to the meeting and will include up to 6 SAM hours.

Available Credit

  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


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