Program

SAVE THE DATE! THE AAT 2018 MEDICAL THERMAL IMAGING SCIENTIFIC SESSION WILL BE HELD IN GREENIVLLE, SOUTH CAROLINA ON OCTOBER 13TH AND 14TH.   A PRE-MEETING PHYSICIAN THERMOGRAPHY INTERPRETATION COURSE WILL OCCUR ON OCTOBER 12TH.  DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

 

AAT welcomes you to our 2017 Medical Thermal Imaging Scientific Session in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina!

 

The 2017 AAT Annual Scientific Session will be held on September 16th & 17th.
A  Pre-Meeting Physician Thermography Interpretation Course will occur on September 15th.

Annual Meeting proceedings and the Physicians Member Certification Course will be held on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus at the Bernadine Center.  Please click on the Travel, Hotel & Event Venue link for details on how to get to Greenville, recommended hotels and block rates, and directions to the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Bernadine Center. 

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 providership of the South Carolina Medical Association and the American Academy of Thermology.  The South Carolina Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The South Carolina Medical Association designates this “live activity” for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


 Pre-Meeting Physician Member Certification Course: Friday, September 15th, 2017.

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2017 Program and Events

General Sessions: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

08:00am – Registration

08:30am – Welcoming Remarks

Jeffrey Lefko, Greenville, SC, Executive Director, American Academy of Thermology

8:35-9:20am  Keynote Address: Thermal Patterns in Disease and Condition Monitoring

Marcos Brioschi, M.D., Professor of the Department of Neurology, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

9:20am – 10:45am Session 1:  Community Education – Promulgating Thermal Imaging Inside and Outside

9:20am- 9:40am   Update on the AAT Thermography Atlas of Medical Conditions

Jan Crawford, BSN, Member, AAT Board of Directors

9:40-10:00am      Equilibration and Cold Challenge Testing Techniques

Robert Schwartz, MD, Greenville, SC, Chairman, American Academy of Thermology

10:00am-10:30am    Bridging the Thermography Gap- Public and Physician Outreach

Christine Horner, MD, San Diego, CA, Member, AAT Board of Directors

Panel Discussion-10:30-10:45am

10:45am –11:15am   Break

11:15am –12:30 pm   Session 2: Advancements in Infrared Imaging Cameras, Equipment, and Translational Applications

11:15-11:30pm   Physics-Importance of Sensivity in Camera Selection

Robert Schwartz, MD, Chairman, AAT Board of Directors

11:30-11:50am   Adsorption/Absorption Thermography-Concurrent Use with  Steam for Finger Print Identification

Michael L. Myrick, PhD., Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

11:50am-12:20pm   Forensic and Sports Medicine Applications for Thermal Imaging

Marcos Brioschi, MD, President of Brazilian Medical Thermology Association

Q&A/ Panel Discussion

12:30pm – Lunch (provided)

1:30pm –3:00pm  Session 3: Clinicians Corner: Thermography as an Extension of the Physical Exam for Use in Diagnosis and Treatment

1:30-2:00pm   Breast Cancer Prevention

Christine Horner, MD, Member, AAT Board of Directors

2:00- 2:20PM   Integrating a Thermal Imaging Lab Within a Medical Practice: Clinical Applications and Practical Pitfalls

George Schakaraschwili, MD, Aurora, CO, AAT Atlas Editor

2:20-2:40PM  How I Learned to do Interpretations

Eric Ehle, DO, Amarillo, TX, Member, AAT

2:40-3:00pm   Thermal Imaging: How It Changed My Approach to Patient Care

Matthew Terzella, MD, Greenville, SC, Member, AAT

Panel Discussion

3:00pm – Break

3:30pm –5:00pm  Session 4:  Thermal Imaging Advances and Development Issues and Challenges

3:30-4:00pm  “Picture This….” The Independent Technician’s Role in Properly Conducting Exams Which Contribute to Physician Diagnostic Information

Jan Crawford, BSN, Member, AAT Board of Directors

4:00- 4:20pm  Thermal Images among Different Animals

Dr. Tracy Turner, DVM, Elk River, MN, Member, AAT Board of Directors

4:20-4:40pm  Use of Thermographic Imaging: An Internist’s Perspective

Tashof Bernton, MD, Aurora, CO, Member, AAT Board of Directors

 4:40-5:00pm   Integration of Thermography into PMR, Educational Components of Medical Residency Programs

Bryan O’Young, MD, Geisinger, PA., President, AAT Board of Directors

Sam Wu, MD, Geisinger, PA., Member, AAT Board of Directors

5:00pm – Annual Scientific Session Wrap Up and Remarks

5:30pm – Session Ends

Shuttle back to Crowne Plaza Hotel

6:30- 7:30pm – Meet and Mingle Reception with the Leadership at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Presentation of AAT 2017Achievement Award

Committee Meetings: Sunday September 17th, 2017

07:30am – Shuttle from Crowne Plaza Hotel

08:00am – SPECIAL THERMOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP: How to Build and Grow Your Thermology Practice – Open for all Attendees

Marketing/Promotion/ Communication Tactics and Plans

Office Practice Issues and Challenges

Website Development

Q&A Session

Networking, Information Exchange

09:30am – Open General Session (for all attendees)

Topics to be Discussed –Membership, Education, Advocacy, Website Development

 10:30am – General Session Ends

10:30am – Shuttle returns to Crowne Plaza Hotel

10:45am – Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)

12:45pm – Board of Directors Meeting Ends

 

 

2017 Sponsors

Bons Secours Greenville SC

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