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  Apr 18 - 20, 2018
 20th Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course 2018 (Echo 2018)
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The 20th Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course has been developed to review society guidelines for evaluation of cardiac structure and function. This course will familiarize attendees with recent technological advances in the field. Nationally renowned experts in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and new imaging modalities will present the most up-to-date information, with hands-on demonstrations of basic and advanced Doppler offered on the first and second days. Participants are invited to present cases throughout the conference.
  Location:Crowne Plaza Times Square      New York City, NY   USA
  Director(s):Rebecca Hahn, MD
  Sponsor:Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  Comments:Course Features

• Review of the newest ASE Guidelines and Recommendations, including chamber quantification, diastolic function, pericardial disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, cardiac source of embolism, cardio-oncology, complications of radiotherapy, and left ventricular assist devices.
• Fundamental and advanced chamber quantification, including strain imaging
• Basic and Advanced Hemodynamics
• Comprehensive evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease
• Three-dimensional echocardiography, including live heart dissections
• Heart Failure: Acute and Decompensated, Systolic, and Diastolic
• Stress Echocardiography: not just for coronary artery disease
• Transesophageal Echocardiography with special workshop for image acquisition
• Echocardiography for patients with congenital heart disease, athletes with heart disease, and heart disease in pregnancy
• Practical Workshop on Strain and 3-D Cropping
• Practical Workshop on CT for Structural Heart Disease
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  Jun 9 - 12, 2018
 Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This course is specifically designed to prepare attendees taking the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification examination. It has a focused emphasis on the NBE examination format, ultrasound physics, 2D and M-Mode, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and newer imaging techniques. The course will review all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound with a practical and clinical disease orientated focus. Well-known experts and recognized educators in each field of echocardiography will give in-depth didactic lectures pertaining particularly to integration of echocardiographic data into clinical practice. Each lecture will be followed by multiple choice type question and answer sessions facilitated by an audience response system. Special evening sessions will include a hemodynamic workshop and an entertaining game show involving the entire audience that will review highlights of material covered in the course.
  Location:Mayo Civic Center      Rochester, MN   USA
  Director(s):Jae K. Oh, M.D. Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
• Explain basic physical principles of ultrasound and instrumentation.
• Correlate cardiac gross pathology with echocardiographic images.
• Evaluate cardiac chamber size, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and right ventricular systolic function.
• Analyze and interpret echocardiographic derived hemodynamic data.
• Interpret transesophageal images and distinguish attributes and limitations versus transthoracic echocardiography.
• Evaluate acute and chronic ischemic heart disease using standard and stress echocardiography.
• Diagnose and quantify etiology and severity of native and prosthetic valvular heart disease.
• Distinguish and differentiate causes of heart failure, cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease.
• Diagnose and differentiate cardiac masses.
• Diagnose and distinguish diseases of the aorta.
• Identify echocardiographic features of systemic disease with associated cardiac involvement.
• Integrate new echocardiographic techniques
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  Jun 22 - 26, 2018
 American Society Of Echocardiography 29th Annual Scientific Sessions 2018 (ASE 2018)
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:“See the Sound. Hear the Science.” What theme can better capture the experience of the 29th Annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions in Nashville, Tennessee?
June 22-26, 2018, we will gather at the Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center for the premier echocardiography educational event of the year. Featuring an emphasis on research with presentation of abstracts and posters highlighting the latest science, along with sessions on adapting guidelines into practice, echo lab operations, and the use of social media will ensure we and others “see” the value and utility of echocardiography.
The symposia cover a wide range of topics, including cardio-oncology, multimodality imaging, and structural heart disease. The Edler, Feigenbaum, Kalmanson, and Kerber lectures will feature luminaries in the field. In addition, “Lessons from the Legends,” “Stress Echo with the Experts,” and “Simulated Heart Team Sessions” provide expert advice from renowned authorities in echocardiography.
Individual educational tracks will address both foundational concepts and evolving practice in the areas of circulation ultrasound, essentials of echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, and perioperative imaging.
  Location:Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center      Nashville, TN   USA
  Sponsor:The American Society of Echocardiography
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  Jul 23 - 26, 2018
 Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:his symposium is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art echocardiography, cardiac CT, and MRI for a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders. We will emphasize new technologies and how to use imaging information for the care of your patients. Integration of Echo, CT, and MRI and their incremental value in clinical cardiology will be highlighted. An additional focus will be on the role of 2-D and 3-D echocardiography in guiding interventional therapies.

Unique to this course is live scanning of patients with various CV disorders. This session will emphasize the importance of comprehensive echocardiographic acquisition and management decision based on echocardiographic data.
  Location:Vail Marriot      Vail, CO   USA
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:Course Highlights:

•  'Imaging in echo, cardiac CT and MRI
•  'Strain imaging
•  'Congenital heart disease
•  '3-D TEE
•  'Live scanning sessions
•  'Hands-on scanning opportunity
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  Sep 27 - 30, 2018
 Basic to Advanced Echocardiography at Hilton Head | Island Ultrasound
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:he course will begin with a discussion of echocardiographic assessment of left and right ventricular function, including presentations on diastolic function and strain imaging for assessing myocardial function. We will then discuss a broad range of disease states for which echocardiography is useful, including ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and cardiomyopathies. The presentations will include basic concepts as well as advanced techniques including 3-D imaging and strain imaging. Throughout the course many cases will be presented.
  Location:Hilton Head Marriott      Hilton Head Island, SC   USA
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

•  Apply Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease, including systematic assessment of prosthetic valves
•  Use 2-D, DopPler strain methods to assess myocardial function
•  Illustrate the appropriate use of echo Doppler in myocardial and pericardial disease
•  Recognize the utility of echocardiography TEE including 3-D in the interventional practice
•  Integrate the application of echocardiography in heart failure and the treatment
•  Recognize clinical applications of stress echocardiography
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  Oct 4 - 7, 2018
 2018 SDMS Annual Conference
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, students, and other healthcare providers who use sonography. The educational program provides knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies. Up to 26 SDMS CME credits are available.
  Location:Hyatt Regency Orlando      Orlando, FL   USA
  Sponsor:Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  Comments:Learning Objectives
After participating in the SDMS Annual Conference, participants will be able to:
• Describe new sonographic techniques and technological improvements to enhance visualization of pathology;
• Recognize normal and abnormal pathology based on sonographic examination; and
• Outline practice management strategies to enhance sonographic clinical operations and overall patient satisfaction.
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  Oct 5 - 7, 2018
 Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:Echo Revolution is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler, and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial, and valvular disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including assessment of systolic and diastolic function, quantitative Doppler, and stress echocardiography will be presented. In addition, newer techniques including 3D echo and strain imaging will be discussed.
  Location:Fairmont Copley Plaza      Boston, MA   USA
  Director(s):Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D. Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
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  Oct 5 - 7, 2018
 Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Case Studies
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The 34th Annual Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium returns to the Phoenix, AZ and will highlight the use of echocardiography and other cardiac imaging techniques to recognize, understand, and manage patients with congenital heart disease using a case based format. This three-day symposium is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, clinical aspects, imaging, and management of patients with congenital heart disease. The symposium will include case discussions, didactic seminars, anatomic and imaging correlations, discussion of multimodality imaging and live, hands-on scanning seminars to illustrate the impact of cardiac imaging on treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with congenital heart disease.
  Location:Arizona Grand Resort & Spa      Phoenix, AZ   USA
  Director(s):Patrick W. O'Leary, M.D., Frank Cetta, M.D., Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D. M., Yasir Qureshi, MBBS
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
  Comments:Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Describe the anatomy and physiology of common congenital cardiac conditions as well as the surgical/interventional procedures used to treat them
• Interpret 2-D echo/Doppler hemodynamics in the setting of congenital heart disease
• Recognize limitations of echocardiography and other imaging techniques
• Integrate the most up-to-date echocardiographic and multimodality imaging techniques into patient management
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  Oct 11 - 13, 2018
 9th Annual Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:It is with great pleasure that we present this course entitled Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts, a comprehensive review of this important and rapidly progressing field of fetal cardiology. The course program provides the most up-to-date reference on this subject, presented by international leaders in this field.

The course provides detailed information on the evaluation of the normal fetal heart both from an anatomic and functional approach. In keeping with progress in this field, detailed information on the use of three dimensional ultrasound in fetal echocardiography and cardiac imaging in the early gestation is presented. The course also provides comprehensive evaluation of various cardiac malformations, involving abnormalities of the cardiac chambers and the outflow tracts.

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation with a significant impact on neonatal morbidity and mortality. Prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease is a collaborative effort between maternal–fetal medicine specialists and pediatric cardiologists. The renowned course faculty represents the specialties and all are actively involved in caring for pregnancies complicated with fetal cardiac abnormalities.

This course provides a broad review and dialogue on fetal echocardiography and should be extremely helpful to physicians and sonographers involved in prenatal diagnosis and in caring for children born with congenital heart disease. We hope that you will join us.
  Location:Aria® Resort & Casino      Las Vegas, NV   USA
  Director(s):Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., Tracy L. Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM, Bettina F. Cuneo, M.D., Michael D. Puchalski, M.D., Elena Sinkovskaya, M.D., Ph.D., Julia E. Solomon, MDCM, FACOG
  Sponsor:Educational Symposia
  Comments:Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:

•  Discuss indications for fetal echocardiography, review existing guidelines and the approach to patient counseling.
•  Optimize ultrasound equipment for the use of 2D, 3D and Doppler in fetal echocardiography.
•  Review the normal fetal cardiac anatomy.
•  Describe the abnormalities of the venous system of the fetal heart.
•  Discuss in detail anomalies of the cardiac chambers to include septal defects and anomalies of the right and left ventricle.
•  Review in detail anomalies of the outflow tracts to include transposition of great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot complex and aortic arch abnormalities.
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  Oct 25 - 26, 2018
 Fetal Echocardiography
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This two-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of fetal echocardiography. The course will provide an understanding of the unique requirements of fetal echo in the diagnosis of structural malformations of the heart and will also include the use of pulsed, continuous wave, and color Doppler as well as M-mode in fetal cardiovascular diagnosis. Findings from the ultrasonographic/Doppler assessment of fetal cardiovascular physiology will be related to the pre- and postnatal management of congenital heart disease. Throughout the program the clinical importance of observations made during the fetal echo exam will be detailed.
  Location:Thomas Jefferson University      Philadelphia, PA   USA
  Director(s):Dennis Wood, RDMS, RCPT
  Sponsor:Thomas Jefferson University
  Comments:Educational Objectives
Through attending this program the participant should be able to:

•  list the elements of screening and complete fetal heart exams
•  identify the common forms of congenital heart disease
•  recognize an abnormal four chamber view of the heart
•  relate abnormal cardiac Doppler findings to the clinical outcome
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  Nov 2 - 4, 2018
 Echo for the Sonographer and Practitioner Including Point of Care Ultrasound Track
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This course is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler, and color flow imaging in the assessment of valvular heart disease. The program will focus on valvular disease anatomy and quantitative assessment, prosthetic valve assessment and dysfunction, endocarditis and other aspects of adult echocardiography. The lectures will be illustrated with digital image presentations of clinical cases in echocardiography and time has been allowed for participants to ask questions, as well as interact closely with the course faculty.
  Location:Mayo Clinic - Geffen Auditorium      Rochester, MN   USA
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
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  Dec 3 - 7, 2018
 Adult Echocardiography Registry Review Course
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description: The Adult Echocardiography Registry Review course provides a comprehensive review for successful certification exam completion. The adult cardiac ultrasound registry review is taught by leading experts in the ultrasound profession and includes interactive lectures, case studies, and mock registry exams using an interactive Audience Response System. Unable to travel? The Adult Echocardiography registry review is streamed live to the Internet. The live, interactive registry review webinar is the perfect cost-effective, convenient alternative to attend the cardiac ultrasound registry preparation course. The Adult Echocardiography registry review is also available in an “on-demand” online format. Call for more details! '

' Objectives '
•  'Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret cardiac ultrasound examinations. '
•  'Apply knowledge of the cardiac anatomy and corresponding cardiac physiology of the systemic & pulmonary circulation to perform routine scan protocols for adult echocardiography. '
•  'Differentiate normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the adult cardiac ultrasound examination. '
•  'Cite commonly seen valvular pathology based upon their characteristic appearance and Doppler signature and/or quantitative diagnostic criteria. '
•  'Recognize cardiac pathology commonly diagnosed by echocardiography such as pericardial disease, Cardiomyopathies, CAD (ischemic disease), pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease. '
•  'Apply quality assurance and the relationship of specificity, sensitivity and overall accuracy of cardiac ultrasound examination test validation. '
•  'Define areas of weakness that require additional self-study to successful pass your cardiac technology ultrasound board examination. (RDCS or RCS) Topics '
•  'Anatomy of the Heart & Basic Embryology '
•  'Cardiac Physiology & ECG '
•  'Patient Management & Clinical Medicine '
•  '2D Echo Technique & Doppler '
•  'Advanced Techniques '
•  'Valvular Heart Disease '
•  'Ischemic Heart Disease & Cardiomyopathies '
•  'Pericardial Disease, Cardiac Tumors, & Aortic Dissection '
•  'Systemic & Pulmonary Hypertensive Heart Disease '
•  'Congenital Heart Defects '
•  'Interactive Mock Exam with Audience Response System
  Location:Gulfcoast Ultrasound INstitute      St. Pete Beach / Online, FL   USA
  Contact Name(s):GCUS
  Sponsor:Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

• Increase the participants knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
• Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
• Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
• Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
• Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
• State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
• Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
• List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
• List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
• Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
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  Dec 13 - 15, 2018
 The Heart Beat of Cardiology: Practical Application of Echocardiography
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The Heart Beat of Cardiology is a premier educational venue for echocardiography in clinical practice. This is held collaboratively with the University of Chicago Medical Center. The program is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of inquisitive attendees.

Topics covered include will include practical knobology and imagine acquisition live scanning, echocardiography, endocardial/pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease, vascular health, contrast, heart failure, diastolic function, new technologies, and valvular heart disease.
  Location:The Westin Michigan Avenue      Chicago, IL   USA
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
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