Echo Hawaii presents the latest information on established and emerging cardiovascular ultrasound technologies. Expert U.S. and international faculty discuss state-of-the-art technologies with a particular focus on how they can be effectively applied in the clinical setting. Case-based approaches are used to discuss new and established uses of echocardiography for diagnosis and guiding management in patients with a broad array of cardiovascular conditions. Topics include: advanced assessment of systolic and diastolic function, 3D/4D imaging, adult congenital heart disease, contemporary approaches to valve disease, advanced anatomy, ischemic heart disease and aortic pathology.
In the 2nd of this 2 webinar series “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography”, Dr. Peter S. Rahko will discuss the difference between the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol and limited transthoracic echocardiography protocols, writing protocols, developing quality assurance programs as well as implementing these recommendations into daily practices. She will also provide information for how to acquire the standard set of echocardiography views and measurements to maximize diagnostic accuracy which will serve as a resource for protocol development for echocardiography laboratories.
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This course is intended for cardiology physicians and other stakeholders of the cardiology clinician care team, regardless of practice setting; and cardiovascular administrators and executives.
This year’s program follows the themes of structural heart disease, myocardial and pericardial disease, coronary artery disease, and interventional echocardiography. During the course, over 100 cases will be presented by the expert faculty to highlight what echo brings to each theme, help clinicians recognize and avoid common errors and pitfalls, and learn how to apply the guidelines in a practical manner. Workshops on TAVR and TMVR, the two emerging therapeutic approaches for valvular heart disease, will be a highlight of this course.
The faculty consists of recognized leaders in the field of echocardiography acclaimed for their teaching abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the faculty one-on-one in the computer-based Learning Lab featuring advanced hemodynamics, 3D, and myocardial strain imaging including plenty of case studies to practice. Live imaging demonstrations will focus on acquisition techniques for 3D and myocardial strain imaging.
The purpose of the meeting is to present practical state-of-the-art knowledge in cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy. The scope of the program is comprehensive and will cover prevention, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, and heart rhythm disorders. Expert faculty will present evidence-based and practical clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment. A case-based format with audience response interaction and ample time for discussion is planned. Late afternoon audience-interactive sessions on ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias are planned.
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.
In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to apply the lecture material in a workshop environment. A large number of cases will be presented, analyzed and discussed. Each afternoon, attendees will be able to participate in reading sessions, covering a wide spectrum of diseases in clinical cardiology. There will be live case demonstrations on Monday and Tuesday afternoons with patients from the local area.
The 21st Cleveland Clinic Valve Disease, Structural Interventions, and Diastology Summit will focus on mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve diseases as well as the latest advances in structural interventions including TAVR, percutaneous mitral repair and LAA occluder devices. This summit will include case-based lectures and workshops about strain, 3-D and contrast echo.
This will provide you a unique opportunity to receive updates in new and emerging topics from basic to advanced imaging techniques including 3-D echocardiography, strain imaging, echo guidance of transcatheter therapies as well as MRI/CT. The new ASE guidelines on diastolic function will be discussed as well as advances in pericardial and myocardial diseases.
The 21st Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course has been developed to review society 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 hands-on demonstrations of basic and advanced Doppler offered on the first and second days. Didactic lectures will be combined with interesting case presentations.
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).
The first day will cover cases that focus on new directions and techniques of echocardiography; topics cover, but are not limited to, adult congenital and structural heart disease, AHF, cardiac oncology, complex valve, mechanical circulatory support, and adult congenital echocardiography. The course will be a fast-paced review of topics similar to those covered in the ASCeXAM® scheduled for July 2019. The scope of the review is designed to be extensive enough for attendees to be able to identify their areas of strengths and potential weaknesses when designing their own subsequent self-study program in preparation for the NBE examination. Attendees may discover that they would additionally benefit from a more extensive multi day review course. For these reasons, the course is scheduled approximately 90 days prior to the NBE examination.
The course will also provide an overview of echo lab quality improvement (QI). Both the clinical content and QI material is beneficial for any practicing echocardiographer regardless of whether or not they plan to take the NBE exam. The participant will find this course useful for both the NBE initial and recertification examination preparation.
Sonographers are encouraged to attend to improve their clinical knowledge base. However, this course should not be used as a “stand alone” review for sonographers preparing for their professional credentialing examinations.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital 16th Annual Chicago Sonographer Update, Echocardiographic Assessment of the Single Ventricle from the Fetus to the Adult with Optional Hands-on Scanning Workshop, will focus on the assessment and diagnosis of single ventricle cardiac anomalies utilizing transthoracic and fetal echocardiography. This single day workshop was designed by sonographers, with the sonographer’s learning experience in mind. The meeting will encompass specific anatomic features of complex congenital heart disease to allow the sonographer to recognize defects, both before and after surgical intervention, in the fetus, neonate, child and adult. Lurie Children’s cardiologists, surgeons and sonographers with expertise in the diagnosis and management of single ventricle anomalies will lead the lectures. Our keynote address by Peter C. Frommelt, MD, will focus on advances in imaging of the single ventricle.
The small-group, hands-on scanning sessions will be led by senior cardiac sonographers and will give participants an opportunity to improve their understanding of anatomy and scanning technique for assessing patients with single ventricle anomalies.
Interesting cases will be presented simultaneous to the hands-on scanning sessions, focusing on clinical presentation and emphasizing the importance of understanding the different single ventricle congenital heart anomalies for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment
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.
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.
ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ (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, strain and 3D imaging, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and more.
The expert faculty will use case studies, lectures, and interactive sessions to help prepare attendees for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. An audience response system and question and answer sessions will facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning.
The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course gives attendees the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the expert faculty. Attendees will receive access to the presentation website that will include lectures released by faculty in PDF format. In addition, attendees will receive the recorded lectures from this course.
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.
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.
There will be ample time each afternoon for the participant to enjoy a multitude of summertime activities in this picturesque and relaxing environment.
POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND TRACK
This course will provide training in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) with emphasis on practical performance. The dedicated 3 day POCUS track will provide a blended educational experience with short didactic sessions covering the principles of point of care ultrasound and the role of echocardiography in the evaluation and management of patients. Each day will include small group break-out sessions with a maximum of 5-1 student to instructor ratio with live models. These hands-on sessions will provide opportunity for the learner to implement the knowledge required during lectures and will facilitate the acquisition of scanning skills. Lectures will be through a case based format with use of audience response system for optimum participation. The course will cover aspects of point of care ultrasound of the cardiovascular system including cardiac, aortic, IVC, lung and peripheral venous imaging. Learners will also be introduced to the FAST exam.
This program will focus on comprehensive echocardiographic assessment of myocardial and valvular diseases including quantitative assessment, three-dimensional imaging, strain imaging, 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 during hands-on breakout sessions.