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Chicago International Breast Course

Society for the Advancement of

Women's Imaging Annual Meeting


Technical Advances in
Women's Imaging & Cost Minimization

August 21 - 24, 2014

The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654


A comprehensive Conference for radiologists, radiologic technologists,
and other healthcare professionals interested in the latest clinical and technical advances in breast and women’s imaging.

Format: Live Conference
MD Credit: 
Up to 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
RT Credit:   Up to 31.25 ARRT Category A+ Credits

The 2014 Conference incorporates cutting-edge technology with an advanced but practical approach to everyday practice. The advanced-level lectures and hands-on workshops will introduce you to new technologies. This is your opportunity to work closely with leaders in the breast and women’s imaging field.

For more information about Conference Workshops and the Whole Breast Ultrasound MiniCourse, please click here.

At the conclusion of this Conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the political and economic forces that shape health policy
  • Appreciate the imaging of breast biomarkers
  • Characterize breast lesions using the ACR BI-RADS®
  • Apply anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic features, including multimodality correlation, for correct image interpretation
  • Discuss what is meant by “over diagnosis”
  • Adjust US systems for image optimization and understand ways to integrate supplemental screening with US into your practice
  • Recognize the indications for and the selection and utilization of the appropriate percutaneous image-guided breast interventional procedures
  • Describe the management of high-risk breast lesions and how imaging influences selection of surgical procedures
  • Recognize radiation doses of common X-ray examinations including 2-D mammography, tomosynthesis, PET, nuclear medicine, and high-resolution CT scans
  • Describe the mechanics of tomosynthesis and how this modality can reduce false-positive mammography interpretations
  • Appreciate how to integrate tomosynthesis, whole breast ultrasound, and MRI into diagnostic evaluations
  • Discuss workflow problems that may be encountered in incorporating new modalities
  • Differentiate benign from malignant pelvic masses
  • Describe the imaging work-up of gynecologic malignancy
  • Recognize complications of pregnancy and fetal anomalies
  • Triage patients with pelvic floor relaxation



Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME), and Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Radiologic Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for up to 31.25 hours of ARRT Category A+ continuing education credit.


The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Phone: (312) 744-1900

Hotel accommodations are available at the Conference rate of $209 per night. This rate is limited and based on availability.

Please contact the hotel directly and identify yourself as a participant of the CIBC - SAWI CONFERENCE
or you may reserve online by going to:

The deadline to reserve accommodations at the conference rate is July 31, 2014.


  • Tuition includes a comprehensive downloadable Conference syllabus, continental breakfast, breaks, and optional participation in Conference workshops.
  • Please register early; a limited number of seats are available.
  • On-site registration is subject to space availability. We cannot guarantee the availability of workshop materials for registrations received after August 1, 2014.

SAWI Members and Returning Attendee Discount!

Members of the Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging (SAWI) and participants of of previous CIBC/SAWI meeting save and additional $100 on their registration!

All cancellations must be received in writing or email. Refunds requested by August 1, 2014 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after August 1, 2014.

ICPME is committed to making this meeting accessible to all individuals. If you require auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (607) 257-5860 ext.10 at least 14 days prior to the Conference.

For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME:

Phone: 607-257-5860 x10

Jointly Sponsored by:


Partially Supported by Educational Grants
from the Following Supporters:





  • Mammotome
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthcare


  • CareFusion
  • Delphinus Medical Technologies
  • Dilon Diagnostics
  • iCAD, Inc.
  • Mammography Reporting System
  • Toshiba America Medical Systems
  • Volpara Solutions

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s’ product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.