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  VASCULAR CONFERENCE MEETING WEBINAR CALENDAR
    
  Oct 25 - 28, 2017
 Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and MRI
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This advanced course is designed to provide the clinician and advanced sonographer with an update on thoracic, stress, and transesophageal echocardiography as well as cardiac CT and MRI. This is not a "how-to" course, but instead will concentrate on the application of these modalities to clinical decision making.

The program consists primarily of clinical cases which illustrate the problems cardiovascular specialists commonly encounter. Multiple choice questions addressing the clinical utility and limitations of echocardiography follow each case. Utilization of cardiac CT and MRI is also incorporated into the cases. In addition, faculty presents “rapid fire” and “unknown” cases.

Special breakout sessions are devoted to the interpretation of Doppler hemodynamics, diastolic function, stress echocardiography, congenital heart disease, interventional, heart failure, CT/MRI, and perioperative echocardiography.

Attendees have the opportunity to share an interesting case with the faculty and audience. If you would like to share an interesting case, please make this available as an MPEG, AVI, or WMV file. The images should be deidentified. Please provide this case to the registration desk at check-in with a small written history of the patient.
  Location:The Meritage Resort      Napa, CA   USA
  Director(s):Heidi M. Connolly, M.D. Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D. Rick A. Nishimura, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

•  Optimize selection of imaging modalities to aid in clinical decision making for evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease
•  Identify normal and abnormal features of patients with prosthetic valves
•  Identify the pitfalls of interpretation with exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography
•  Apply Doppler hemodynamics and strain imaging into clinical decision-making in patients with heart failure symptoms with both normal and abnormal systolic function
•  Describe a systematic approach to echocardiography for patients with complex congenital heart disease
•  Recognize the utility of echocardiography in patients with acute ischemic syndromes and other acute illnesses requiring admission to the intensive care unit
•  Identify common indications and potential pitfalls for intraoperative and interventional transesophageal echocardiography
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Oct 27 - 28, 2017
 36th Annual Echocardiography Symposium
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:Target audience includes cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, echo sonographers.
  Location:Hilton, Miami Airport      Miami, FL   USA
  Contact Name(s):Julie Zimmett
  Director(s):Michael D. Ozner, M.D.
  Sponsor:Baptist Health South Florida
  Comments:Visit http://MiamiEcho.BaptistHealth.net to view objectives and agenda.
  Phone:786-596-2398
  Fax:786-533-9706
  Email:juliez@baptisthealth.net
  Web Address:Go To the Website
   
   
  Oct 28, 2017
 Cardiology Philadelphia 2017
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:This conference is designed for cardiologists, primary care physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurses who have a special interest in cardiology. The symposium will focus on important practical and clinical issues faced daily by the health care professional. A unique educational design that combines live case presentations with echocardiography performed with multiple patients in real time as well as didactic lectures and dedicated discussions will contribute to an academically sound and clinically relevant review of cardiology.

The lectures will be provided by nationally recognized experts in their field. The guest faculty will be joined by members from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

New this year is a live presentation of “Jeopardy“ sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Fellows from cardiology fellowship programs of Eastern Pennsylvania will compete live with interactive presentations that will include slides of clinical material such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, catheterization data, and more. The goal is for the winning team to continue to compete against other programs throughout the country and ultimately to make it to the finals at the national American College of Cardiology meeting.
  Location:Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel      Philadelphia, PA   USA
  Director(s):Terry D. Friedman, MD John J. Ross, Jr., RDCS, RVS, RCS Harvey L. Waxman, MD
  Sponsor:Penn Medicine and the American College of Cardiology Pennsylvania Chapter
  Comments:Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

•  Review the concept of progression/regression of atherosclerosis
•  Describe practical uses of the new heart failure drugs
•  Review the subcutaneous and intravascular defibrillators
•  Discuss the cardiology prevention guidelines
•  Explain arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
•  Discuss the current challenges in infective endocarditis
•  Describe the current state of the art of treatment of acute pericarditis
•  Discuss the practical guidelines for advice to patients for smoking cessation
•  Review the recommendations of proper care for the patient with thoracic aortic disease
•  Review the devices that can be implanted to prevent thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation
•  Explain the relationship of oncologic care and cardiovascular disease
•  Prepare for new national health care programs to improve quality of care and better understand future direction of medical education
  Phone:215-898-8005
  Email:penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu
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  Nov 9 - 10, 2017
 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
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  Nov 11, 2017
 CEUS: Basic Training for Novices
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:The recent approval of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for abdominal imaging created an urgent need for practical, hands-on training for novices. ICUS is filling this need with a package of three Basic Training programs featuring multiple ultrasound systems and contrast agents. Live demonstrations and break-out sessions, combined with expert didactic tutorials, will help novices learn how to determine optimal settings, inject contrast agents and correctly interpret CEUS images. This program will provide practical skills needed to implement a successful CEUS program. CME credit will be offered.
  Location:Thomas Jefferson University      Philadelphia, PA   USA
  Director(s):Dr. Stephanie Wilson, ICUS Co-President
  Email:Stephanie.Wilson@ahs.ca
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  Nov 13 - 18, 2017
 Echocardiography Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description:Objectives
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

• Explain normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and relate cardiovascular functions to disease.
• Discuss cardiac mechanical and electrical physiology and relate this information from the echocardiogram to the basic electrocardiogram.
• Operate several ultrasound units for the production of 2-D, M-Mode and Doppler echocardiograms
• Perform an echocardiogram using the protocol defined by the American Society of Echocardiography, i.e. parasternal long and short, apical 2, 4, 5, and long, and subcostal long and short axis.
• Quantitatively analyse the results of 2-D and M-Mode echocardiogram.
• Analyse the results of an echocardiogram for normal versus abnormal findings.
• Analyse echocardiograms for common cardiac pathologies.
• Identify and resolve basic technique and equipment problems that interfere with the quality of studies.
• Define the clinical responsibilities of an echocardiographer who is confronted with significant clinical findings.
• Conduct a basic patient history and assessment that relates to interpretation of echocardiographic findings.
• Operate several cardiac ultrasound instruments and apply various types of cardiac Doppler; pulse wave, continuous wave and color flow mapping.
• *Describe the normal cardiovascular blood flow through the heart and the great vessels as defined by Doppler velocity measurements and profiles.
• Quantify Doppler findings in echocardiography. Analyse common cardiac Doppler findings for common cardiac pathologies.
• Identify the diseases or cardiac pathologies that require definition by Doppler examination.
  Location:Advanced Health Education Center      Houston, TX   USA
  Sponsor:Advanced Health Education Center
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  Nov 16 - 19, 2017
 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:Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia      Scottsdale, AZ   USA
  Director(s):Hari P. Chaliki, M.D. Tasneem Z. Naqvi, M.D. Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H. Jae K. Oh, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:INTENDED AUDIENCE

The course is intended for practicing adult cardiologist, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular trainees, general internists, family medicine specialists, physician assistance, nurse practitioners, cardiac sonographer and nurses who order, perform and interpret echo exams to enhance their knowledge of echocardiographic assessment of cardiac disease. Participants with a basic knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
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  Dec 4 - 8, 2017
 Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description: Introduction to Adult Echocardiography is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The program is taught by leading echocardiography experts, and includes lectures, interactive case studies using an audio response system (ARS), and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.
  Location:Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute      St Pete Beach, FL   USA
  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 and demonstrate appropriate measurements
• Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and 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:727-363-4500
  Email:learn@gcus.com
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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  Dec 4 - 8, 2017
 Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description: Our Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The program is taught by leading echocardiography experts, and includes comprehensive lectures, interactive case studies using an audience response system, and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time.'

' Objectives '
•  'Increase the participant’s 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 and demonstrate appropriate measurements '
•  'Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and 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 Topics '
•  'Imaging Fundamentals '
•  'Anatomy of the Heart and EKG '
•  '2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values '
•  'Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows '
•  'Apical and Subcostal Windows '
•  'Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler '
•  'Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler '
•  'Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease) '
•  'Cardiomyopathies '
•  'Gross Anatomy Workshop '
•  'Right Heart Disease '
•  'Coronary Heart Diseases '
•  'Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography '
•  'Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  Location:Gulfcoast Ultrasound INstitute      St. Pete Beach, FL   USA
  Phone:7273634500
  Fax:7273630811
  Email:learn@gcus.com
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  Dec 4 - 8, 2017
 Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography (Online Course + Hands-On Workshop)
  Meeting Type:Conference
  Description: Our Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The program is taught by leading echocardiography experts and combines 8 months access to our online course of comprehensive lectures and 5 half days of live scanning at our facility in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The scan workshops feature a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time. '

' Objectives '
•  'Increase the participant’s 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 and demonstrate appropriate measurements. '
•  'Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and 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. Topics '
•  'Imaging Fundamentals '
•  'Anatomy of the Heart and EKG '
•  '2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values '
•  'Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows '
•  'Apical and Subcostal Windows '
•  'Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler '
•  'Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler '
•  'Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease) '
•  'Cardiomyopathies '
•  'Gross Anatomy Workshop '
•  'Right Heart Disease '
•  'Coronary Heart Dieases '
•  'Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography '
•  'Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  Location:Gulfcoast Ultrasound INstitute      St. Pete Beach / Online, FL   USA
  Sponsor:Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
  Phone:7273634500
  Fax:7273630811
  Email:learn@gcus.com
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  Dec 7 - 9, 2017
 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
  Director(s):Roberto M. Lang, M.D. Steve R. Ommen, M.D.
  Sponsor:Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  Comments:This program is designed for adult cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, cardiac sonographers, and fellows in training. Participants should have practical knowledge of echocardiography.
  Phone:800-283-6296
  Email:cvcme@mayo.edu
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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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
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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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
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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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
  Web Address:Go To the Website
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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
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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 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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  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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  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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