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  VASCULAR CONFERENCE MEETING WEBINAR CALENDAR
    
  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
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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.
  Phone:1.800.229.9506
  Email:conference@sdms.org.​
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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
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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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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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.
  Phone:800-338-5901
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  Oct 12 - 13, 2018
 The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This 1 ½ day CME course is to have experts in the field of cardiovascular genetics detail the important role of genetics, genomics, and pharmacogenetics in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels.

Topics covered will include, Genetics/Genomics 101, pharmacogenetics, gene risk scores, genetic purgatory, the molecular autopsy, and the diagnostic, prognostic, & therapeutic implications of genetic testing for patients with congenital heart disease, long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, hypertrophic/dilated/arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemias, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and the aortopathies.

Unique Features: Audience response system to enhance immediate feedback. Easy access to faculty members. One-on-one interaction. Efforts will be made to introduce the clinical applications using new technology, however, there is no hands-on experience provided. Self-assessment questions to gage outcome. A special workshop will be provided to analyze a genetic test report and to comment on the significance of genetic test results from your patients.
  Location:The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort      Hilton Head Island, SC   USA
  Director(s):Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D. Naveen Pereira, M.D. Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
  Comments:COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

• Summarize the probabilistic nature of genetic testing and develop a strategy to manage the variant of uncertain significance (VUS) test result
• Identify the impact of genetic testing in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of patients with heritable cardiomyopathies, channelopathies, and aortopathies
• Determine the role of genetic testing in children and adults with congenital heart disease
• Define genetic markers of atherosclerosis and the role of genetic risk scores (GRS) in risk stratification of coronary heart disease
• Identify the genetic basis of heritable causes of the hyperlipidemias and implications for prevention and familial screening
• Define the role of inheritance in cardiovascular drug response and to utilize genetics to minimize adverse events and maximize drug efficacy
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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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
  Phone:215-955-8533.
  Email:JUREI@Jefferson.edu
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  Oct 26 - 27, 2018
 37th Annual Echocardiography Symposium
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:A CME symposium in its 37th year, featuring top experts in echohcardiography (Allan Klein, M.D., Miguel Quinones, M.D., Roberto Lang, M.D., John Gorcsan, M.D. and Gerard Aurigemma, M.D. There will be dynamic lectures as well as multiple panel discussions focusing on the latest advances in echocardiography.
  Location:Hilton Miami Airport      Miami, FL   USA
  Contact Name(s):Julie Zimmett
  Director(s):Michael D. Ozner, M.D.
  Sponsor:Baptist Health South Florida
  Phone:786-596-2398
  Email:juliez@baptisthealth.net
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  Oct 26 - 27, 2018
 37th Annual Echocardiography Symposium
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description: This symposium provides a comprehensive update on the latest developments, cutting-edge technologies, current controversies and future directions in the field of echocardiography. Clinical presentations and echocardiographic studies will cover Doppler hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease, native and prosthetic valve endocarditis, 3D echo, 3D rendering/printing and road mapping, contrast echo, cardiac mechanics, ejection fraction and strain measurements, echo in atrial fibrillation, cardiac remodeling in obesity, congenital heart disease and additional state-of-the-art topics in echocardiography. This course will be of special interest to physicians in the fields of cardiology, along with sonographers and other physicians interested in echocardiography.
  Location:Hilton Miami Airport Hotel      Miami, FL   USA
  Contact Name(s):Julie Zimmett
  Director(s):Michael D. Ozner, M.D.
  Sponsor:Baptist Health South Florida
  Comments:Apply accurate assessment of ventricular and valvular function using Doppler hemodynamics in the echocardiographic laboratory in order to optimize quality improvement and clinical decision making processes. • Recognize the usefulness and limitations of imaging techniques, in order to yield a better clinical outcome, to prevent potential misuse and to preserve resources. • Recognize the latest advances and clinical applications of 3D echocardiography. • Examine the clinical significance to the recent advent in echocardiography research. • Integrate echocardiographic assessment of cardiomyopathies and systemic diseases in patient management. • Recognize constrictive pericarditis vs. restrictive cardiomyopathy. • Assess the updated role of echocardiography in pulmonary hypertension. • Examine the new guidelines for the evaluation of diastolic function. • Communicate more effectively within a cross-functional team, following the principles of advanced care management to make the vision of value-based care a reality.
  Phone:786-596-2398
  Email:juliez@baptisthealth.net
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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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Nov 6 - 8, 2018
 Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This two-and-a-half-day Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course, held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Echocardiology, offers a comprehensive review of echocardiography in critically ill patients. Participants will benefit from highly skilled expert faculty and synthesis of the existing literature that will provide a sound educational program to help prepare for the critical care echocardiography board examination offered by the NBE. The course offers all critical care professionals valuable information to keep them informed on the latest in ultrasound education and team-based care and to keep their skills relevant.

Topics include: ultrasound physics; basic and advanced evaluation of right and left ventricular function; echocardiography evaluation of causes of shock, including sepsis, hypovolemia, cardiac tamponade, and acute pulmonary embolus; identification of fluid responsiveness; and evaluation of hemodynamics; among others.

Participants will benefit by fulfilling their continuing education (CE)/continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. Prepare for your initial NBE certification or update your knowledge to improve the care and outcomes of your critically ill patients.
  Location:Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel      Rosemont, IL   USA
  Director(s):Theresa Woike
  Phone:847.827.7936
  Email:twoike@sccm.org
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  Nov 16 - 18, 2018
 Echocardiography Best Practice in Patient Care and Clinical Trials: When to Use Multi-Modality Imaging
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:Echocardiography has become an essential tool for all clinicians involved in managing patients with known or suspected heart diseases. Echocardiography is also widely used for clinical trials in assessing cardiac function and hemodynamics as an enrollment criterion and/or an end-point. Therefore, it is critical that echocardiography techniques and measurements are standardized for best practice and reliable clinical trial result.

The first part of this 4 day meeting will focus on the use of echocardiography and other imaging modalities for valvular heart disease and heart failure. The basic and the state-of-the-art echocardiography practice will be presented in lecturers, workshops, and live demonstrations. The second part will focus on optimal use of 2-D, 3-D, and strain imaging in the operating room, hemodynamic as well as cardiac emergencies, the emergency department, cardiac catheterization laboratory, and other important clinical areas where echocardiography is essential. The meeting will end with workshops for strain and 3-D imaging.
  Location:Fairmont Scottsdale Princess      Scottsdale, AZ   USA
  Contact Name(s):Charlene Tri
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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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
  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
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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
  Phone:800.283.6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  May 3 - 5, 2019
 Echo in the Nation's Capital: Practical Review of Adult Echo for Physicians and Sonographers
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The program 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 Doppler and 2D strain imaging will be discussed.
  Location: Fairmont Washington D.C.      Washington D.C., DC   USA
  Contact Name(s):Charlene Tri
  Sponsor:Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine CME
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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