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PVICME Announces Fall 2011 Line-up

Planning for PVICME’s fall schedule is in full swing.   This year”s schedule offers a new one day class on Venous Insufficiency.  The course will be taught by Lisa McAdam, BS, RVT.   Lisa is also a senior technologist for Pacific Vascular as well as a member of the PVICME faculty.   Lisa will share her knowledge of the complexity of venous insufficiency evaluation and various means of therapy.  Ben Lerner, MD, Vascular Surgeon and Pacific Vascular Associate Physician, will focus on the EVLT vs. RF vs. vein stripping and treatment. There will also be a discussion of  what physicians should be asking of the technologists who are performing  the scans.   It promises to be a great course and you will want to make sure to register early at 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend A PVICME CME Course!

5.  Expand your career options.

4.  Great location.  Bothell is the Jewel of the Pacific Northwest.  

3.  CME”s available  for physicians and technicians.

2.  Courses offer both lecture and hands-on with live models.

1. Classes are taught by recognized leaders in the industry using actual case studies.

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PVICME Course Schedule 2011

Are you looking for new opportunities to enhance you skills and further your career in ultrasound?  If you answered yes, then you will  want to attend one or more of the upcoming PVICME spring classes.  For those just getting started, the best choice would be the Vascular Ultrasound:  A foundation to build from course.  Looking for something more specialized?  How about the Abdominal Vascular, Transcranial Doppler or Venous Insufficiency Courses?  All of the PVICME courses offer not only great lectures in the morning, but the opportunity to scan on live models both with and without pathology.  You are able practice the skills that you have learned during the morning session.  Attending one of the PVICME courses brings you the opportunity to improve patient care and acquire additional skills.  Making you a better tech and employee.  PVICME  is accredited by the ACCME for physicians and SVU for technicians.    Visit the PVICME website at and register today.  Do not miss out.

What Attendees Are Saying About PVICME

When asked what portions of the course students particularly enjoyed here is what they said. Everything was great; Hands on was very helpful; Lectures were very good; All speakers were well prepared and extremely knowledgeable; Great mix of physician speakers and technologists. Hands-on technologists were very helpful and patient.

2011 Continuing Education Schedule Released

In support of our ongoing dedication to health and education, we’re pleased to announce the following * new* education course schedule.

Learn more about our current class schedule.

Venous Insufficiency – A specialized class for sonographers and physicians who will be incorporating the complexity of venous insufficiency evaluation and various means of therapy into their individual laboratories and practices.
» March 11

Physician Interpretation Workshop –  This two-day workshop focuses on the major vascular ultrasound examinations to meet accreditation requirements
» March 12 – 13

Transcranial Doppler and Imaging – This course is designed for physicians, sonographers, technologists and other healthcare professionals seeking to acquire the specific skill sets and knowledge base required to perform and interpret transcranial Doppler (TCD) studies.
» March 23 – 25

Vascular Ultrasound “A foundation to build from” – A four-day comprehensive course in vascular ultrasound designed for cardiologists, echocardiographers, radiologists, radiology sonographers and those cross-training in vascular ultrasound.
» April 4 – 7
» May 16 – 19

Abdominal Vascular Course – During this two-day course participants are instructed on abdominal vascular testing procedures to include detection and quantification of lesions in the renal and mesenteric arteries, assessment for abdominal aortic aneurysm and dissections, evaluation of end organs including the kidneys, liver and spleen and evaluation of patients with portal hypertension and portosystemic shunts.
» April 15 – 16

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