Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Past CME & CNE Events

 

Past Events

Upcoming Events

May 2022


Annual Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

William J. Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This virtual symposium will cover the importance of
Addressing topics of local and global significance for providers practicing medicine today. Our nationally
Recognized speakers will present on the topics of Graduate Medical Education and physician activism in the era of Covid-19, antimicrobial stewardship, STI, HIV and Central Nervous System Infections.
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April 2022


Parkinson's Disease Update

Parkinson’s Disease Update

Friday, April 8, 2022
8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Parkinson’s Disease is becoming more prevalent with life expectancy increasing and with the number of therapeutics growing every year to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. With more than 1 million Americans suffering from this neurodegenerative disorder and only 50 movement disorder per year graduating from fellowships, care for these patients are more and more being done through primary care and general neurologists. This year’s annual Parkinson’s Disease symposium will be targeted toward medical professionals to bring them up-to-date with Parkinson’s Disease care in 2022 and how to support your patients with resources in our region and here at ChristianaCare.


March 2022


Swank Dementia Care Symposium

Swank Dementia Care-Spring Symposium

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

An opportunity for the Swank Center to share knowledge with a virtual audience regarding diagnosis and referral resources.


Perinatal Palliative Care Symposium

5th Perinatal Palliative Care Symposium

Friday, March 25, 2022
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The importance of emotional support and compassionate communication with families and staff.


February 2022

Addiction Medicine Symposium

Addiction Medicine Symposium

Friday, February 18, 2022
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For professionals who interact with those struggling with substance use disorders and will feature experts in the area.


October 2021

E.G Scott Microbiology Symposium

28th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Friday, October 1, 2021
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.


Margaret Handy Lectureship

Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 22, 2021
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is a dynamic series designed to provide insight into cutting edge topics in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine.


Orthopaedic Symposium

Orthopaedic Symposium

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time TBD

The Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium is an annual conference on focused on musculoskeletal health. This unique conference is for orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and physical therapists. It features topics related to orthopaedic surgery, primary care orthopaedic medicine and orthopaedic physical therapy.
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September 2021

 

APC Pharmacology Update

8th Annual APC Pharmacology Update

Friday, September 10, 2021
8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

This one day virtual conference will address current and new pharmacological and clinical approaches within the primary care setting with the goal of achieving safe prescribing practices and optimal clinical outcomes.



Stroke, computer artwork

8th Neurovascular Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sessions will focus on the recent changes in stroke care including cerebrovascular diseases in pregnancy and neuro assessment in challenging patients. Neurointerventional topics including neurovascular emergencies and an update on the latest stroke interventional devices and methods will be explored.

May 2021

Annual Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

58th Annual Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021

This symposium continues its rich tradition of addressing topics of local and global significance for providers practicing medicine today. Providers will recognize immunodeficiency states, will order appropriate functional and qualitative assays to assess immune deficiency, and will order less antibiotics and patients will receive more disease modifying therapies (e.g. IVIG). Providers do not recognize such conditions (e.g., common variable immune deficiency).
Virtual event.

March 2021

Swank Dementia Care Symposium

Swank Dementia Care Spring Symposium

Thursday, March 18, 2021

This year’s Swank Dementia Care Spring Symposium, Persons with Dementia and Residential Care, will provide an opportunity for the Swank Center team to share insights with our virtual audience regarding the care challenges and complex decisions patients and families face when deciding whether residential care is the best option for a loved one with dementia.

The keynote speaker will focus on how to make the transition to residential care and will discuss the difficult decisions that caregivers face. There will also be a panel discussion on the various long term options, management of persons with dementia in residential care facilities, the social worker’s role in these facilities, and comments from a family caregiver whose mother transitioned to Assisted Living.
Virtual event.


Annual Diabetes Update

25th Annual Diabetes Update

Saturday, March 13, 2021

This educational opportunity is designed to provide an update on diabetes and diabetes related co-morbidities, and to meet identified needs of diabetes clinicians in this area.
Virtual event.


Annual Update in Cardiology

32nd Annual Update in Cardiology

Saturday, March 6, 2021

This symposium is designed to give primary care physicians and cardiologists practical updates in recent advances in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. The nationally recognized faculty will address controversial issues and long held paradigms, as well as practical issues across the broad spectrum of cardiology.
Virtual event

February 2021

Palliative Care Ambassador Program

Palliative Care Ambassador Program

September 2020 to February 2021

This symposium will feature Supportive and Palliative Care (SPC) principles including communication skills, pain management, specialty palliative care, and advanced directives.
Virtual event. 

November 2020

Annual Nursing Research Conference

15th Annual Nursing Research Conference:
2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife

Friday, November 6, 2020

This conference is developed for professional nurses and students seeking to use research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor, Indiana University.

 

October 2020

Margaret Handy Lectureship

Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 9

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is a dynamic series designed to provide insight into cutting edge topics in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. This year’s conference focuses on health equity. Our speakers include Heather Burris, M.D., MPH, Jennifer Culhane, Ph.D., MPH, and Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC.


Swank Dementia Care Symposium

Swank Fall Dementia Care Symposium

Friday, October 9

This symposium will examine Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.


E.G Scott Microbiology Symposium

27th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Tuesday-Thursday, October 13-15

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.


11th Annual Kidney Transplant Symposium

11th Annual Kidney Transplant Symposium

Thursday, October 22

For professional care providers of patients with ESRD. The goal of this year’s symposium is to provide multidisciplinary points of interest to care providers. The speakers will represent the ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program.