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  VASCULAR CONFERENCE MEETING WEBINAR CALENDAR
    
  Dec 9 - 12, 2017
 Echocardiography 2017: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cardiac and Structural Disease
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This course is designed for the clinician who utilizes echocardiography in their practice in the perioperative and critical care arena for cardiac and interventional procedures. The course will focus on common clinical dilemmas where echocardiography can play a role in diagnosis and treatment. Case-based presentations, practice guidelines, hands-on workshops, and small-group discussions will be utilized to review two-dimensional transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, spectral and color Doppler, and 3D echocardiography techniques. The heart team model for new interventional procedures including transcatheter valves will be discussed and implementation of such a model explained in a multidisciplinary approach.
  Location:The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort      Naples, FL   USA
  Director(s):Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE, and Nicholas W. Markin, MD, FASE, Walker R. Thomas, BA, RDCS, FASE
  Sponsor:American Society of Echocardiography and UNMC Department of Anesthesiology, Nebraska Medicine
  Comments:Course Objectives
At the conclusion of the activity, the participant should be able to:

• Identify the echocardiographic assessment of right and left ventricular function
• Describe up-to-date clinical applications of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography
• Recognize the appropriate criteria for echocardiography use in the critically ill patient
• Explain mitral valve anatomy and pathology diagnosed using advanced echo techniques including 3D echocardiography
• Summarize the utilization of echocardiography in cardiac interventions, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacements and similar techniques
• Explore the utilization of rescue echocardiography in hemodynamic instability
• Identify the use of echocardiography in weaning and assessment of mechanical devices
• Demonstrate hands-on focused ultrasound assessments
  Phone:402-559-9250.
  Email:bram@unmc.edu
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  Dec 18 - 21, 2017
 Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The program seeks to address competence is using multiple echocardiographic techniques in assessment of cardiac structure and function in adult acquired or congenital heart disease. This will concise, limited didactic lectures with major emphasis on a series of illustrative cases which will include audience response and discussion presented by echocardiography specialists which would lead to enhanced patient management. Workshops will be held to demonstrate the techniques for acquiring the echocardiographic data, especially with respect to new contemporary techniques such as strain imaging.
  Location:Marco Island Marriott Beach & Golf      Marco Island, FL   USA
  Director(s):Roger L. Click, M.D., Ph.D., Naser M. Ammash, M.D
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

• Demonstrate the application of Doppler principles to assessing hemodynamics including valvular heart disease
• Demonstrate use of echocardiography to assess prosthetic valves
• Demonstrate and interpret diastolic echocardiographic measurements
• Define advantages of stress echocardiography and use of contrast
• Apply echocardiographic principles in assessment of congestive heart failure
• Identify echocardiographic features of common congenital heart abnormalities
• Define the role of echo in the interventional cardiology practice
• Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of new imaging techniques including 3-D and strain
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2018
 Hawaii Heart: Echocardiography and Multimodality Imaging Case-Based Clinical Decision Making
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This course will review the technical issues of echocardiography as well as CT, MRI, PET, and nuclear imaging as they pertain to cardiovascular disorders. An expert faculty will discuss the relevant advances in techniques and the limitations of each modality. Lectures will provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art update of the clinical uses of various imaging modalities in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of common cardiovascular diseases. A clinical case-based format will be used to highlight practice dilemmas and key management strategies.
  Location:St. Regis Princeville Resort      Princeville, HI   USA
  Director(s):Charles J. Bruce, M.D., Heidi M. Connolly, M.D., Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Feb 16 - 20, 2018
 31st Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The 31st Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography is at a brand new location! The content has been revitalized to focus on new technologies and techniques. The faculty will provide expertise on strain imaging, 3D echocardiography, valve disease, and intervention. Live imaging will allow attendees to watch experts perform these new imaging techniques. Particular attention will be paid to knobology and how to incorporate these techniques into practice.

This course will allow participants to spend time viewing a recorded case and reviewing complications. As patients become more familiar with valve disease and intervention and more centers are performing these complicated procedures, it is important for practitioners to become more comfortable with diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring.
  Location:Paradise Point Resort & Spa      San Diego, CA   USA
  Director(s):Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, FASE, William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE
  Sponsor:The American Society of Echocardiography
  Comments:Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:
• Incorporate state-of-the art clinical applications of echocardiography and Doppler ultrasound into clinical decision-making
• Utilize echocardiography in valvular heart disease
• Evaluate patients prior to, during, and following various structural heart disease procedures such as TAVR, mitral clip, and left atrial appendage closure
• Perform a 3D acquisition and measurement of biventricular size and function; and have a better understanding of the “knobology”
• Explain the new diastolic function guidelines
• Assess left ventricular function with state-of-the-art echocardiographic technology including strain imaging
  Phone:919.861.5574
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  Mar 4 - 8, 2018
 Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This program will provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art 2-D, Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography with a strong emphasis on newer and more rapidly changing areas. The topics to be covered include diastology, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, application of TEE in clinical practice, and cardiomyopathy. The role of echo relative to the newer imaging modalities will be discussed. There are also afternoon workshops on heart failure, hemodynamics, congenital heart disease, and stress echo. The final workshop will include a series of clinical cases which will focus on integrating various imaging modalities to provide the highest quality of patient care. The course is designed for the clinician and sonographer who are actively involved in adult echocardiography and wish to gain additional practical experience in these specific areas. Daily reading sessions will provide the opportunity to interpret case studies and to compare and discuss diagnoses with the faculty. An integrated format combining theory and practice will be utilized. In the morning sessions, a traditional lecture series will present state-of-the-art information on selected topics. Application of the techniques to clinical practice will be emphasized.
  Location:Vail Marriott      Vail, CO   USA
  Director(s):Thomas Ryan, M.D. and Kyle W. Klarich, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:INTENDED AUDIENCE
Clinical cardiologists and cardiac sonographers with interest in echocardiography, cardiology trainees, application specialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and physician echocardiographers.
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Mar 22 - 23, 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
  Phone:215-955-8533.
  Email:JUREI@Jefferson.edu
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  Apr 9 - 13, 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
  Phone:7273634500
  Fax:7273630811
  Email:learn@gcus.com
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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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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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
  Comments:COURSE OBJECTIVES
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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
  Web Address:Go To the Website
  Google Map URL:See Google Map
   
   
  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
  Phone:215-955-8533.
  Email:JUREI@Jefferson.edu
  Web Address:Go To the Website
  Google Map URL:See Google Map
   
   
  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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
  Web Address:Go To the Website
  Google Map URL:See Google Map
   
   
  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
  Comments:Objectives

• 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.
  Phone:7273634500
  Fax:7273630811
  Email:learn@gcus.com
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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