Calendar of Events

 

30th Annual Echo Hawaii

Monday, January 20 7:00 AM - Friday, January 24 12:30 PM
ASE Live CME Program

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Kohala Coast, HI
 
Kelly Joy
 
kjoy@asecho.org
 
919-297-7177
 

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.

Course Highlights

  • Basic and advanced echo techniques for quantitative assessment of systolic and diastolic function
  • Echocardiography for decision-making and interventional guidance in valvular heart disease
  • Contrast for improved echo quality: endocardial border detection and beyond
  • How to integrate new echo technology (3D, strain, torsion) into a busy clinical lab
  • Role of echocardiography in managing cardiomyopathies
  • The multimodality imaging lab: what is the role of echo?

9th Annual Structural Heart Intervention & Imaging

Wednesday, February 5 8:00 AM - Friday, February 7 5:00 PM
CME Programs from Other Organizations

San Diego, California
 
Contact Information:
 
med.edu@scrippshealth.org
 
858-678-6400
 

Scripps’ Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging conference is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, and case-based assessment of the emerging area of structural heart disease intervention and interventional cardiovascular imaging, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of these procedures across many disciplines within cardiology. The expert faculty will include interventionists, invasive cardiologists, echocardiographers, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and sonographers. Faculty will discuss clinical guidelines on patient selection, pre-procedural assessment, procedural tips, techniques and challenges (including concurrent imaging) during the performance of the procedures and conclude with assessment of outcomes and future directions.

Cardiovascular Summit: Navigating Hyper-Change & Healthcare Economics and Optimizing CV Care & the Clinician Experience

Friday, February 7 7:30 AM - Saturday, February 8 11:00 AM
Events

Washington, DC
 
Jackie Massey
 
jmassey@acc.org
 
 

ASE is pleased to one of the joint presenting societies at the ACC Cardiovascular Summit 2020. Our session will be presented on Friday, February 7. 

Align strong leadership with up-to-date business strategies to improve cardiovascular (CV) care and patient outcomes and implement more efficient spending, all while improving the CV clinician experience.

Learn from leading experts as they teach innovative approaches to:

  • Mastering the Complexities of CV Healthcare Economics
  • Navigating Hyper-change of CV Care Delivery
  • Optimizing Care of the CV Patient
  • Enhancing the CV Clinician Experience

Come together with over 400 clinicians, care team members, administrators and executives for a transformative educational experience featuring:

  • Latest CV management and leadership strategies
  • "Back-by-Popular Demand" Sessions
  • Engaging plenary sessions
  • Focused educational intensives
  • Over 50 basic and advanced small group workshops

Advance Registration ends January 8, 2020

SCA Echo Week

Sunday, February 16 4:30 PM - Friday, February 21 12:15 PM
Events

Atlanta, GA
 
Colleen Lawler
 
info@scahq.org
 
855.658.2828
 

ASE is pleased to have a joint session at the SCA Echo Week 2020. The ASE@SCA: Structural Heart Disease Symposium I will take place on Thursday, February 20, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Topics will include: Trans-Septal Puncture, Mitral Valve Repair, Left Atrial Appendage, Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects, and Heart Team Case Presentations. We hope you will join us at SCA Echo Week 2020!

How and Why to Implement 3DE in the Routine of the Echocardiography Laboratory

Thursday, February 20 7:30 AM - Saturday, February 22 5:00 AM
The Academy of Sciences: Bldg. No. 4253 Abi Said Al Khadri, King Faisal, Riyadh 13215 / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 
Contact Information:
 
www.echotraining.net
 
 

A basic and advanced interactive course about 3D echocardiograpy using different vendors and workstations to foster the implementation of 3D echocardiography imaging in the daily routine of the echo labs.

This course includes live scanning sessions with expert guided hands-on sessions on workstations.

CEU Credit Only:

American Society of Echocardiography: 12 Contact Hours of CEU Credit

33rd Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

Friday, February 21 7:45 AM - Monday, February 24 5:45 PM
ASE Live CME Program

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
Jaclyn Levine
 
jlevine@asecho.org
 
919-297-7171
 

State-of-the-Art Echocardiography™ 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.

NEW in 2020!

  • Image Acquisition Workshop: Learn techniques for 3D and myocardial speckle tracking (will include live scanning and a didactic lecture).
  • Expanded Learning Lab: New topics include advanced hemodynamics, myocardial strain, and structural heart disease. Participants will perform 3D cropping, measurements such as LV and RV Strain, LA strain, critical measurements for TAVR, TMVR, MitraClip, and LAA occluder.
  • Case-based Learning: The course will include a special focus on hemodynamics, structural heart disease, interventional echocardiography, and advanced diastolic function.
  • Glimpse of the Future: Learn about the impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Virtual Reality on the field of echocardiography.
  • Sonographers Only: A special sessions for sonographers to learn image acquisition, analytics and, optimization

Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology

Monday, February 24 7:00 AM - Friday, February 28 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Marriott Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is intended for Cardiovascular Specialists, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiovascular Fellows, and Internists with interest in clinical cardiology. In addition, the course will be of value for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Registered Nurses who practice in the field of Cardiology.


Ski the Summit@Copper: Echo Imaging in Colorado

Sunday, March 1 4:00 AM - Thursday, March 5 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Copper Mountain, Copper, CO
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

Ideally situated midway between Vail, Breckenridge, and Keystone, Copper Mountain is a family-friendly and more affordable option for a great week of skiing – along with the same outstanding and clinically focused faculty.

This program will provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art 2-D, 3-D, M-Mode, 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, for cardiomyopathy and planning, preforming and following interventions. The role of echo relative to the newer imaging modalities will be discussed. There are also afternoon workshops on heart failure, hemodynamics, cardiomyopathy, and stress echo with a 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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Clinical cardiologists and cardiac sonographers with interest in echocardiography, cardiology trainees, application specialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and physician echocardiographers.

10th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician

Saturday, March 14 8:00 AM - Monday, March 16 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
 

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.

26th Annual Echocardiography Conference

Friday, March 20 7:00 AM - Saturday, March 21 5:00 PM
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30346
 
Erin Williams
 
Erin.Williams@choa.org
 
 

This conference is designed to familiarize sonographers and physicians with the spectrum of more common forms of congenital heart disease in fetuses, children, and adults. Participants will have an opportunity to individually examine anatomic specimens with a variety of cardiac defects. The second day will feature fetal and pediatric-focused tracks during which participants can select topics based on individual areas of interest.

At the completion of this conference, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the segmental approach of echocardiography in diagnosis of common congenital heart diseases.
  • Identify echocardiography views that are specific and useful in diagnosis of heart defects in children and fetuses.
  • Discuss the technical issues in imaging small children and fetuses.
  • Recognize various surgical approaches to common congenital heart diseases
  • Identify common postoperative issues that are detectable by echocardiography
  • Understand essential aspects of anatomic and functional fetal cardiovascular imaging
  • Recognize echocardiographic findings in a variety of congenital heart lesions in the fetus
  • Recognize abnormalities in fetal cardiac rhythm
  • Understand how physiologic findings in the fetus can guide care-planning and management in fetal congenital heart lesions

Physician Education Credits

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sonographer Credits

This program has been approved for a maximum of 12 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) CME credits through SDMS.

ICCA STROKE 2020

Friday, March 20 8:00 AM - Saturday, March 21 6:00 PM
Events

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Manuela Rossi
 
m.rossi@cme4u.org
 
+49 6109 6960760
 

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
 

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.


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
 

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.



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

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.