Traditional courses focus on teaching participants how to use a new device; however, this approach often ignores clinical considerations such as when the device should be used. Our approach is to immerse participants in the experience of clinical practice, but to do so in a laboratory setting. Cases will be presented from the initial history and physical examination through the interpretation of laboratory diagnostics and advanced imaging. Once the appropriate clinical context has been reviewed and discussed, instructors will guide participants through the proper use of relevant devices on teaching models. This approach allows participants to interact with the instructors exclusively in the lab setting as they work together through real world problem solving. At the conclusion of the course, participants should not only be able to perform a variety of new procedures, but should understand when and why the procedures should be performed so that they can incorporate innovative therapies into clinical practice.
For our January 2015 course, we are offering two days of focused continuing education utilizing this approach. The course is directed towards specialists and advanced practitioners with an interest in image guided treatments. Please click here for more course information and registration details.