The program 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.
During this 2-day course you will get an overview on all aspects of this treatment modality. 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 transmissions are a core of this course and will allow direct attendee-operator interaction to maximize the learning experience.
The aim of the congress is to provide a forum for physicians from the African continent with an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other. A large proportion of the faculty will be local and the scientific program is designed to address issues and topics specific to the African region. As such, the congress will also be an opportunity for European practitioners to learn from their African colleagues, who have routine experience with very unusual cases that have become rare in the western world. Together with industry we will discuss the future of cardiovascular interventions on the African continent.
The 45th Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease will attempt to provide both the physiologic and structural bases for cardiac dysfunction and ischemia, and therapeutic means to reverse them or to slow their progress. The primary focus is on coronary artery disease, its treatment, and its prevention, but other topics also will be discussed.
Dr. Carol Mitchell will guide the learner through the material presented in the instrumentation section of the “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.” She will cover topics such as echocardiography scanning nomenclature, image instrumentation and optimization, scanning maneuvers, optimizing image acquisition, color Doppler, spectral Doppler and grayscale maps and gain. Individuals will gain knowledge about how to adjust instrumentation settings to achieve high quality echocardiography images to improve knowledge for communicating with ultrasound system vendors. Application specialists will learn how to adjust their ultrasound system instrumentation setting to acquire high-quality echocardiography images.
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 will include practical echocardiography, pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, diastolic dysfunction, and valvular heart disease.
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.
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.
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 4th D-HF congress will take place in Frankfurt, December 14 – 15, 2018. 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.
The program seeks to address competence in using multiple echocardiographic techniques in assessment of cardiac structure and function in adult acquired or congenital heart disease. This will include 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.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is intended for adult and congenital cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and cardiac sonographers who have basic experience and knowledge in echocardiography. This course is also intended for other medical specialists, internists, and anesthesiologists working to further their experience in clinical application of echocardiography.
CREDIT: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and 20 ABIM MOC Points available.
The purpose of the meeting is to present state-of-the-art knowledge in cardiology with a clinically-based approach. The scope of the program is broad and will cover a wide spectrum of Cardiovascular Medicine but generally focused on prevention of coronary disease, stroke and sudden death. Expert faculty will present practical clinical approaches to diagnostics and latest management strategies of challenging and controversial topics in cardiology.
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.
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.
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.