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The Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) administers the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination to allow physicians, fellows and radiologists to test and demonstrate their knowledge of echocardiography based on an objective standard.
The purpose of this course is to help individuals prepare for the RPVI examination by providing access to expert-led lectures that feature cases and practice exam questions. The following topics are included in the course.
CME Information: The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Echocardiography designates this article for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC program, and/or the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® or MOCA 2.0®. It is ASE’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM and ABP MOC points and/or ABA MOCA 2.0®. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians will earn MOC and/or MOCA 2.0 points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
ARDMS, CCI, and Sonography Canada recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the CME credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
ASE is committed to ensuring that its educational mission, and all accredited continuing educational programs provide a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.
While a monetary or professional affiliation with an ineligible company does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and policies of the ACCME require that all financial relationships with ineligible companies* be identified and mitigated prior to engaging in an accredited CE activity. In accordance with these policies, ASE actively identified relevant financial relationships between faculty in control of this accredited CE activity and ineligible companies and implemented mitigation strategies to eliminate any potential influence from persons or organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias in this activity. (*Companies that are ineligible to be accredited in the ACCME System (“ineligible companies”) are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.)
The following faculty members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies listed for the following faculty members have been mitigated:
Members of the ASE CME Committee members (not serving as faculty) do not have any financial relationships with ineligible companies. Click here for a list of these members.
None of the ASE staff who were involved in the planning and implementation of this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies. Click here for a list of ASE staff members.
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