Calendar of Events

 

11th Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for 2020 Echo Board

Thursday, April 2 8:00 AM - Saturday, April 4 5:00 PM
CME Programs from Other Organizations

The Marriott Medical Center, Houston Texas
 
Contact Info
 
cme@texasheart.org
 
832-355-9100
 

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

The Houston Echo Review is a three-day course of lectures, interactive discussions and case presentations designed to prepare cardiovascular specialists for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations. It is offered in cooperation with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

Echo Fiesta: An In-Depth Review of Adult Echocardiography for Sonographers and Physicians

Monday, April 6 7:00 AM - Thursday, April 9 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Hyatt Regency Hill Country, San Antonio, TX
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6264
 

Echo Fiesta is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of 2-D echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial, and valvular heart disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including the assessment of systolic and diastolic function, quantitative Doppler, and stress echocardiography will be presented. In addition, newer techniques including 3-D echo and Doppler and 2-D strain imaging will be presented. The program will concentrate on practical points regarding daily use of these techniques with illustrative examples from a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is designed for cardiologists, cardiovascular trainees, and cardiac sonographers who perform and interpret echo exams and wish to enhance their knowledge of the echocardiographic assessment of adult cardiac disease. Participants with a basic knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.


Beyond Pretty Pictures 2020: Clinical Application of 3D Echocardiography in Pediatric Heart Disease

Friday, April 24 8:00 AM - Saturday, April 25 4:00 PM
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 
Contact Info
 
pcardio@ualberta.ca
 
+1 (780) 248-5475
 

Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Alberta

RCPSC MOC Section 1 Group Learning and AMA-PRA Category 1: Approved for a maximum 15 hours of Section 1 credits on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Intended Audience: This course is designed for cardiologists, cardiovascular trainees, and cardiac sonographers who perform and interpret echo exams and wish to enhance their knowledge on clinical use of 3D echo in pediatric cardiology. No prior experience in 3D echo is required as the course is designed for new users as well as with cases to challenge experienced users.

Course Description: This workshop will provide a detailed review of the clinical applications of 3D echo in the evaluation of pediatric congenital & acquired heart disease, including the assessment of structural pathology, evolution & mechanisms of valve failure, myocardial function and its use in guiding intervention. Future directions in this exciting and rapidly evolving field will also be explored. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a concrete understanding of basic principles and pitfalls of 3D echo with opportunities for hands-on data acquisition, processing and analysis. They will learn practical clinical applications of 3D echo in pre and post surgical assessments and planning. This is a rare practical symposia and workshop on the clinical application of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Children.

This is 2 days of lectures in the mornings, and practical hands-on live scanning and cropping of challenging clinical cases in the afternoon. Morning lectures are delivered by echocardiologists who are routinely active in the use of 3DE in their cath intervention and surgical programs. Participant numbers are limited to 50 to ensure maximal hands-on exposure, and each participant will have individual workstations during cropping sessions. This workshop is designed to accommodate new users as well as challenge experienced users. This course is most suitable for pediatric cardiologists, trainees and pediatric sonographers. The course is supported by both Philips and GE health care.'

21st Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

Saturday, May 9 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 12 4:00 PM
ASE Live CME Program

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
 
Kelly Joy
 
kjoy@asecho.org
 
919-297-7177
 

NOTICE:

After much consideration, the decision has been made to transition the live 2020 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course to be offered online as a Virtual Experience.

This experience will be available on Saturday, May 9 and will offer access to recordings and PDF slides of all scheduled presentations, including physics. There will be a live webinar on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 where faculty will answer questions we receive from attendees. A form for questions will be distributed to all registrants on May 9. If registrants are not able to attend the live webinar, the Q&A sessions will be recorded and available in your virtual library.

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.TM (NBE) ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses. This review course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and new technologies. The expert faculty will use case studies, lectures and interactive sessions to help prepare the attendee for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. An Audience Response System and question and answer sessions facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning. The Review Course has been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind. There is more case-based learning and increased use of Audience Response Systems to simulate a digital multiple choice examination.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course gives attendees the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the expert Faculty. In a recent survey conducted by ASE, 97% of the people who took ASE’s ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course passed the echo boards.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:• Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.• Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.• Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.• Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.• Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.• Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.• Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.• Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.• List appropriate applications of echocardiography.• Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.

Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: Island Ultrasound

Wednesday, May 13 7:00 AM - Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

The 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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is intended for adult cardiologists, cardiac sonographers, cardiology fellows, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and those who have basic experience and knowledge of echocardiography. This course is designed to further advance their experience in clinical application of echocardiography.


XIV REUNIÓN ANNUAL SOME-ic 2020

Thursday, May 14 7:00 AM - Saturday, May 16 5:00 PM
Monterrey, Nuevo León México, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center
 
Alberto Gutiérrez Cancino
 
albertogcancino09@hotmail.com
 
 

XXXVIII Congreso Nacional de Cardiologia-FAC 2020

Thursday, May 28 8:00 AM - Saturday, May 30 5:00 PM
CME Programs from Other Organizations

Salta, Argentina
 
Aldo Prado
 
congresosfac@mci-group.com
 
+54 (011) 5252-9801
 

Society: Federación Argentina de Cardiología

Location: Salta, Argentina

Dates: May 28-30, 2020

Congress President: Aldo Prado, MD, FASE

Registration opens November 2019

Website: www.fac.org.ar/

Echo/Imaging New York – State-of-the-Art 2020

Thursday, June 4 2:00 AM - Saturday, June 6 11:45 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296
 

The 22nd Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course has been developed by Mayo Clinic in Collaboration with Columbia Medical Center to provide the most recent as well as traditionally established guidelines for evaluation of cardiac structure, function, and hemodynamics which are essential for patient management and cardiac clinical trials. 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 live case demonstrations of basic and advanced echocardiography modalities (2-D, 3-D, Doppler hemodynamics, and strain imaging). The meeting will start with a half day special session on POCUS and hemodynamic workshops. At the end of each day, the faculty will share interesting and educational cases with the audience. Sufficient time will be allocated to discussion at each session where the attendees can provide input and also ask questions. The participants are encouraged to interact with the faculty members and also the industry partners.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
The course is intended for anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ED physicians, critical care physicians, fellows, sonographers, and medical professionals who are interested in a comprehensive review of echocardiography and an introduction to the newest advances in the field.

Fellow/Student Scholarships available with a reduced registration fee of $300. Application on our Website at cveducation.mayo.edu – must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020.

CEUS Training in 2020

Saturday, June 13 7:00 AM - Saturday, June 13 4:00 PM
University of California San Diego - School of Medicine
 
Robin J. Adams
 
robin.adams@dentons.com
 
202-408-3946
 

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (“CEUS”) is now an essential imaging tool -- used safely and routinely throughout the world to improve patient care. Learn basic and advanced CEUS skills and insights at free educational programs sponsored by the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). Physicians, sonographers, nurses, technicians, students and trainees will all benefit from these well-received educational experiences.

Courses:

Essentials of Abdominal CEUS: The Basics and Beyond

Essentials of Cardiovascular CEUS: The Basics and Beyond

These courses will be run simultaneously


31st Annual ASE Scientific Sessions

Friday, June 19 2:00 PM - Monday, June 22 5:00 PM
ASE Live CME Program

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Denver, CO
 
Jaclyn Levine
 
jlevine@asecho.org
 
919-297-7171
 

CSI FOCUS 2020

Wednesday, June 24 8:00 AM - Saturday, June 27 6:00 PM
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Ivana Veljkovic
 
i.veljkovic@cme4u.org
 
+49 6109 6960763
 

Echo Alaska: Frontiers of Multimodality IMaging Include Echo, Cardiac CT, and MRI

Monday, July 13 7:00 AM - Friday, July 17 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Anchorage, Alaska
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
 

This 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.

Course Highlights:

• Imaging in echo, cardiac CT and MRI
• Strain imaging
• Heart Failure
• Mitral/Aortic valve disease
• Congenital heart disease
• Ischemic heart disease
• Imaging for interventional guidance
• Live scanning sessions – Strain, Valvular Heart, and Congenital

There will be ample time each afternoon for the participant to enjoy a multitude of summertime activities/tours in this picturesque and relaxing environment.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This conference is specifically designed for adult and congenital cardiovascular specialists, internists, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, surgeons, and sonographers interested in the clinical application of echocardiography, cardiac CT, and MRI.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.



Current Applications and Future of Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Saturday, July 25
CME Programs From Other Organizations

InterContinental San Francisco
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296
 

This is a 2.5 day program focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in Cardiology targeting clinicians, clinical investigators, computer scientists, data scientists and engineers interested in current and potential applications of AI in cardiovascular medicine.

The program has a hybrid format including keynote speakers, regular lectures, and brief presentations of ongoing or successful AI projects in Cardiology, as well as breakout sessions and poster sessions. The didactic and keynote presentations will cover topics of interest related to AI in Cardiology including a brief history of AI, early applications of AI in general and specific to healthcare, and a review of pioneering applications of AI in Cardiology. We will also provide a general overview of the general steps to carryout research involving AI, a summary of key concepts to better understand the principles of AI in medicine, and to clarify concepts that are commonly misunderstood related to AI.

In this program we will also provide some attendees a forum to present their current projects with a special format with limited slides and time for questions. Some lectures, particularly the breakout sessions, will be focused on specific areas of AI in medicine such as prediction tools, screening tools, natural language processing in healthcare and medical informatics, imaging processing, and clinical decision making. There will also be talks providing attendees general tools on how to publish manuscripts on AI and critical steps to pursue intellectual property rights.

8th Argentine Congress on Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging

Thursday, July 23 8:00 AM - Saturday, July 25 5:00 PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Argentine Society of Cardiology (SAC)
 
info@sac.org.ar
 
 

CICT 2020

Friday, July 24 8:00 AM - Saturday, July 25 6:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois. United States of America
 
Solongo Jargalsaikhan
 
sjargalsaikha@cme4u.org
 
+49691096960760
 

The goal of the CICT Conferences is to promote high quality, patient-centered, clinical and technical decision-making in the field of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine. The uniqueness of the CICT conferences lies in the open forum transparent discussion of controversial topics allowing free flowing interaction between audience and faculty. The content of these meetings addresses a wide range of complex cardiovascular interventional topics that still present a challenge to the clinician with respect to choosing the appropriate therapy (surgery vs. catheter-based therapy) and with respect to using optimal technique to ensure the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

14th National & 5th International IACTA Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshop

Wednesday, August 26 8:00 AM - Sunday, August 30 5:00 PM
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
 
Contact Information:
 
iactasecretariat@gmail.com
 
 

10th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician

Saturday, September 19 8:00 AM - Monday, September 21 12:00 PM
CME Programs from Other Organizations

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Contact Info
 
cme@houstonmethodist.org
 
713-441-4971
 

NOTICE: IN LIGHT OF THE EVOLVING SITUATION WITH COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2020. 

Cardiovascular imaging plays a vital role in the management of the cardiovascular patient. Knowledge of various imaging modalities is critical to understanding their advantages, limitations and appropriate utilization in patients with ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, masses, valvular disease, and aortic disease. This symposium offers the opportunity, in addition to didactic lectures by world experts, to have small-group tutorials in each imaging modality, live cases, and demonstration of heart anatomy to better visualize and understand cardiac and valvular structure and enhance correlations with cardiac imaging.

The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease

Thursday, September 24 12:00 PM - Saturday, September 26 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, AZ
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

During this 3 day CME course, experts in the field of cardiovascular genetics and genetic cardiology 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 and genomics 101, pharmacogenetics, polygenic risk scores, variant interpretation, 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, cardiac amyloid, 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 gauge outcome. A special workshop will be conducted to analyze your genetic test reports and to comment on the significance of the genetic test results and the implications for your patients.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is intended for both pediatric and adult cardiologists, internists, primary care providers, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pediatric and adult cardiology trainees, genetic counselors, and medical students with an interest in the management of patients with genetically mediated heart and vascular disease.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

36th Annual Echo in Congenital Heart Disease:

Thursday, October 1 7:00 AM - Sunday, October 4 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, AZ
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

The 36th Annual Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease – Special Emphasis on Adult Congenital Heart Disease Including Uses of Multimodality Imaging Symposium 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. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of imaging techniques in the care of the adult with CHD. This four-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 multimodal imaging and scanning seminars to illustrate the impact of cardiac imaging on treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with congenital heart disease.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is designed for adult and pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, fellows in training, and cardiac sonographers. The emphasis is on echocardiography, but topics will include both multimodality imaging and clinical management strategies.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



Cleveland Clinic: State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

Friday, October 2 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 4 5:00 PM
Hilton Downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Ohio
 
Contact Information:
 
cmeregistration@ccf.org
 
216-448-8710
 

This State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course highlights practical issues in echocardiography utilizing real world cases salient to all aspects of cardiovascular clinical practice. The focus will be on providing guidance for optimal utilization of echocardiography in the management of valvular heart disease, heart failure and device therapies, cardiomyopathies and endocarditis. Special sessions will be dedicated to structural heart interventions, adult congenital cardiology, innovative imaging technologies and multimodality imaging.

Attendees will also learn about the most current, relevant research studies along with updates on new guidelines and hear experts’ analyses of cutting-edge technical innovations. Interact with multidisciplinary panels of experts including cardiologists with expertise in structural heart interventions, heart failure, electrophysiology and multi-modality imaging, cardiac surgeons, and cardiothoracic anesthesiologists as they debate management of challenging cases.

This program will also be of value for physicians who are preparing for initial board certification or a maintenance of certification assessment in general cardiology and echo boards.

CEUS Training in 2020

Saturday, October 3 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 3 4:00 PM
AIUM Conference Center - 14750 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD
 
Robin J. Adams
 
robin.adams@dentons.com
 
202-408-3946
 

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (“CEUS”) is now an essential imaging tool -- used safely and routinely throughout the world to improve patient care. Learn basic and advanced CEUS skills and insights at free educational programs sponsored by the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). Physicians, sonographers, nurses, technicians, students and trainees will all benefit from these well-received educational experiences.

Course Name:

Essentials of Abdominal CEUS: The Basics and Beyond

ASA2020 Melbourne

Friday, October 16 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 18 5:00 PM
Melbourne, Australia
 
Contact Information:
 
sonographers@theconferencecompany.com
 
 

This event has been rescheduled for October 16-18, 2020 

The 27th Annual Conference of Australasian Sonographers Association 

CEUS Training in 2020

Saturday, October 17 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 17 4:00 PM
University of Nebraska
 
Robin J. Adams
 
robin.adams@dentons.com
 
202-408-3946
 

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (“CEUS”) is now an essential imaging tool -- used safely and routinely throughout the world to improve patient care. Learn basic and advanced CEUS skills and insights at free educational programs sponsored by the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). Physicians, sonographers, nurses, technicians, students and trainees will all benefit from these well-received educational experiences.

Course Names:

Essentials of Abdominal CEUS: The Basics and Beyond

Essentials of Cardiovascular CEUS: The Basics and Beyond

These courses will be run simultaneously


30th Annual Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and MRI

Wednesday, October 21 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 24 12:15 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

The Meritage, Napa, CA
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

This advanced course is designed to provide the clinician and sonographer with an update on transthoracic, stress, and transesophageal echocardiography as well as cardiac CT and MRI. It 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.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

CSI America

Friday, October 23 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 24 6:00 PM
ASE Live CME Program

Denver
 
Palesa Mashinini
 
p.mashinini@cme4u.org
 
+49691096960760
 

Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

Tuesday, November 3 12:00 PM - Thursday, November 5 12:00 PM
Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) Education & Conference Center, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100, Rosemont, IL 60018
 
Rebecca Pomazak
 
rpomazak@sccm.org
 
847.384.4210
 

CSI FOCUS LAA 2020

Friday, November 13 8:00 AM - Saturday, November 14 6:00 PM
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Ivana Veljkovic
 
i.veljkovic@cme4u.org
 
+49691096960763
 

Many patients with atrial fibrillation cannot take anticoagulation initially or have to stop it later due to complications. Even newly invented anticoagulants are often unsuitable for these patients.
LAA closure has become a reasonable alternative.

During this 2-day course you will get an overview on all aspects of this treatment modality, including indications for LAA closure, utility and application of invasive and noninvasive imaging modalities, transseptal puncture as well as epicardial LAA closure.
Clinical studies will be covered and we will also demonstrate how to perform the procedure step by step and how to prevent and manage complications.
Live case transmisssions are a core of this course and will allow direct attendee-operator interaction to maximize the learning experience.

CSI FOCUS D-HF

Friday, December 11 8:00 AM - Saturday, December 12 6:00 PM
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Ivana Veljkovic
 
i.veljkovic@cme4u.org
 
+49691096960763
 

The field of device based therapy in heart failure continues to develop at a fast pace. Advancements in ventricle restoration strategies, device based strategies to improve cardiac output and new monitoring systems only represent a small proportion of the potential for cutting edge technologies and emerging platforms in this new field.

The 6th D-HF congress will take place in Frankfurt, December 11 – 12, 2020. Innovation is at the forefront of this meeting and our faculty of leading experts and pioneers in the field will provide a comprehensive update on the latest research, trials and clinical practice. The program will include lectures, debates and recorded cases and opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided throughout the meeting.