The educational objective of this intensive three-day program is to provide an overview of Multiple Sclerosis pathology and progression with a comprehensive review of cerebral venous drainage patterns, venous function anomalies, MRI in relation to MS, MRV in relation to venous function, extracranial venous abnormalities criteria interpretation and Hands-On Doppler Training.

This program should be of special interest to Neurologists, Multiple Sclerosis Specialists, Neuroradiologists, Radiologists, Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Sonographers and Vascular Technologists.
This will be a unique opportunity for the participants to experience cutting edge information and advances in the field. A renowned guest faculty, well known for their extensive contributions in Multiple Sclerosis will join BNAC Doppler specialists and BNAC Faculty in presenting the program. Doppler specialists will conduct the Hands-On Training using 2-3 Esaote-Biosound ultrasound units with a maximum of 3 participants per unit. Normal controls and MS Subjects will be scanned during the Hands-On Training.

At the conclusion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify cerebral venous anatomy and function
  • Understand MRI/MRV technique and application to MS patients
  • Describe hypothesis of extracranial venous abnormalities
  • Perform Doppler scan for extracranial venous abnormalities using the newly learned technique
  • Assess Doppler extracranial venous abnormalities images
  • Identify pitfalls and artifacts during extracranial venous abnormalities scanning
  • Conduct a diagnostic venous Doppler examination with interpretation

Participants will receive educational material for better understanding of venous function in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy subjects. This material will include: PowerPoint presentation(s), images of normal and abnormal venous function, and animation video files with examples of normal and abnormal venous function.
Participants will complete a written multiple choice test at the end of the Session. A letter verifying course completion will be provided at the end of the program.
The University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SDMS designates this activity for a maximum of 18.25 ARDMS CME’s.  Technologist’s credit value will depend on the attendance time at the program. This activity is tracked by SDMS CME tracker.
Registration Information
Full program registration fee $4750.00.
Payment by check or draft preferred. Please fax the completed registration form to (716) 859-7066 or email it to venous.function@bnac.net. Telephone registrations are not accepted. If you have any questions, please email or call 716-859-7040. A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by mail or fax at least one week prior to the course. No refunds will be made thereafter.
All sessions will be held at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, located at the Kaleida Health – Buffalo General Hospital site, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Registration confirmation will include location-specific details. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each of the five days. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive a detailed agenda and information about accommodation options.
List of participants, who have successfully completed Phase I and Phase II of the CVFAP training program can be seen here.