Calendar of Events

 

5th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Update

Thursday, July 19 - Saturday, July 21
Hotel Royal Pedregal Convention Center
 
Horacio Ruiz
 
contactosonecom@gmail.com
 
 

Sponsoring Society:  Sociedad Nacional de Ecocardiografía de México A.C.*

*ASE International Alliance Partner

President:  Dr. Carlos H. Ixcamparij Rosales

International Affairs:  Dr. Rafael Rascon Sabido


33rd Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: State-of-the-Art Review, Live Scanning, Emphasis on Multimodality Imaging - NEW FORMAT FOR 2018

Monday, July 23 6:30 AM - Thursday, July 26 11:45 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Vail Marriott, Vail, CO
 
CVCME
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

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
  • Congenital heart disease
  • 3-D TEE
  • Live scanning sessions
  • Hands-on scanning opportunity

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

Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: State-of-the-Art Review, Live Scanning, Emphasis on Multimodality Imaging With Cardiac CT & MRI

Monday, July 23 9:31 AM - Thursday, July 26 9:31 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

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

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.

Credit


In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is 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 21.75 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 21.75 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.


6th Congress on Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging

Thursday, July 26 - Saturday, July 28
Hotel NH City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Dr. Rodrigo Bagnati, Chair of the Council on Cardiac and Vascular Echo-Doppler
 
bagnati@gmail.com
 
 

Sponsoring Society:  Sociedad Argentina de Cardiologia*

*ASE International Alliance Partner

Scientific Program Chair:  Silvia Makhoul, MD

President:  Ricardo A. Migliore, MD

State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

Friday, September 14 7:00 AM - Sunday, September 16 4:00 PM
Hilton Cleveland Downtown – Cleveland, OH
 
Jennifer Wasner
 
wasnerj@ccf.org
 
216.448.8715
 

Join us at State of the Art Echocardiography

This State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course highlights practical issues in echocardiography using a case-based format that is 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..

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most appropriate methods for imaging and quantifying complex valvular heart disease using basic and advanced imaging techniques including 2D and 3D echocardiography, strain and multimodality imaging
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography to diagnose and evaluate complications of endocarditis
  • Describe the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of special populations including those with adult congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, athletes and advanced heart failure
  • Discuss the challenges and limitations in the assessment of diastolic function
  • Describe the utility of 2D and 3D echo in guiding structural heart interventions
  • Discuss specific challenges with individual structural interventions and the value of echocardiography to address these
  • Review the utility of echocardiography in the management of device therapy in heart failure
  • Recognize procedure specific complications of structural interventions and device therapies and how to identify these using echocardiography to improve outcomes
  • Critically appraise new ACC and ASE valve guidelines and assess their impact on clinical practice

Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: Island Ultrasound

Thursday, September 27 7:00 AM - Sunday, September 30 11:45 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Head Island, SC
 
CVCME
 
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. 

Unique Features:

  • Faculty members are clinical sonographers and echocardiologists
  • Easy access to faculty members during the entire conference
  • Afternoon on pediatric/adult congenital echocardiography
  • Lab accreditation (IAC Echocardiography)

  • Live scanning hands-on
  • Presentations involving multimodality imaging

Echo in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Including Multimodality Imaging

Friday, October 5 7:30 AM - Sunday, October 7 11:30 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Arizona Grand, 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

The 34th Annual Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium returns to Phoenix, AZ and 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.  This three-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 live, hands-on scanning seminars to illustrate the impact of cardiac imaging on treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with congenital heart disease.

Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Friday, October 5 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 7 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
 
Charlene Tri
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800.283.6296
 

The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease

Friday, October 12 7:15 AM - Saturday, October 13 12:15 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

The Westin Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Island, SC
 
CV CME
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
 

This 1 ½ day CME course is to have experts in the field of cardiovascular genetics 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/Genomics 101, pharmacogenetics, gene risk scores, genetic purgatory, 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, 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 gage outcome.  A special workshop will be provided to analyze a genetic test report and to comment on the significance of genetic test results from your patients

Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and MRI

Wednesday, October 24 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 27 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

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

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.

CSI - UCSF 2018

Friday, October 26 12:50 PM - Saturday, October 27 12:50 PM
Events

San Francisco, United States
 
Arno Appenrodt
 
a.appenrodt@cme4u.org
 
+49 69 25627504
 

We will provide a meeting that will give attendees a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter and device therapy for structural and valvular heart disease, in addition to novel therapies for atrial fibrillation and heart failure. There will also be sessions on catheter therapy for congenital heart disease in adults and innovation. The program will include lectures from leading experts in the field, case presentations with panel discussions, live and recorded cases, a review of ongoing and future studies and training sessions.

The meeting is designed for interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, EP specialists, imaging specialists, nurses, technicians and any other medical specialty involved in these procedures. With a focus on innovation we will also welcome device companies, engineers, start-ups and venture capitalists.

Why should you attend? CSI-UCSF will give you the opportunity to rub shoulders with key opinion leaders, such as Ted Feldman, Maurice Buchbinder, Saibal Kar and many more. Our goal is to maximize interaction and debate between all our participants within a friendly and personal atmosphere. Participants are actively encouraged to submit cases for presentation, ask questions share their ideas and experiences. CSI-UCSF will be an opportunity for you to learn the latest techniques, see the newest devices and meet the most experienced interventionists in the field.     

Echo for the Sonographer & Practitioner: Tracks for Point of Care Ultrasound and Advanced Echo0

Friday, November 2 7:30 AM - Sunday, November 4 5:00 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Mayo Clinic Geffen Auditorium, Rochester, MN
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296
 

This course is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler, and color flow imaging in the assessment of cardiovascular disease.  This course has 2 separate tracks.  One track focuses on point-of-care ultrasound for the practitioner, through a combination of didactic case-based lectures and bedside live hand-on teaching.  The 2nd track is for providers with experience in echocardiography, both clinical practitioners and sonographers.  This track will focus on the role of standard and advanced techniques in cardiovascular echocardiography through state of the art lectures by experienced faculty.  In addition attendees will have the opportunity to participate in focused breakout sessions that cover advanced technologies including 3-D imaging and strain echocardiography.

Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

Tuesday, November 6 7:00 AM - Thursday, November 8 5:00 PM
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois, USA
 
Theresa Woike
 
twoike@sccm.org
 
847.827.7936
 

This two-and-a-half-day Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course, held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Echocardiology, offers a comprehensive review of echocardiography in critically ill patients. Participants will benefit from highly skilled expert faculty and synthesis of the existing literature that will provide a sound educational program to help prepare for the critical care echocardiography board examination offered by the NBE. The course offers all critical care professionals valuable information to keep them informed on the latest in ultrasound education and team-based care and to keep their skills relevant.

Topics include: ultrasound physics; basic and advanced evaluation of right and left ventricular function; echocardiography evaluation of causes of shock, including sepsis, hypovolemia, cardiac tamponade, and acute pulmonary embolus; identification of fluid responsiveness; and evaluation of hemodynamics; among others.

Participants will benefit by fulfilling their continuing education (CE)/continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. Prepare for your initial NBE certification or update your knowledge to improve the care and outcomes of your critically ill patients.

Echocardiography Best Practice in Patient Care and Clinical Trials: When to Use Multi-Modality Imaging

Friday, November 16 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 18 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ
 
Charlene Tri
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800.283.6296
 

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. 

LAA 2018

Friday, November 16 12:17 PM - Saturday, November 17 12:17 PM
Events

Frankfurt am Main
 
Naomi Wetter
 
n.wetter@cme4u.org
 
+49 69 25627501
 

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.     

CSI Africa 2018

Friday, November 30 12:21 PM - Saturday, December 1 12:21 PM
Events

Cairo
 
Stanislava Kolkova
 
s.kolkova@cme4u.org
 
+49 69 25627502
 

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.

D-HF 2018

Friday, December 14 11:56 AM - Saturday, December 15 11:56 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Frankfurt am Main
 
Arno Appenrodt
 
a.appenrodt@cme4u.org
 
+49 69 25 62 75 04
 

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

D-HF 2018

Friday, December 14 12:52 PM - Saturday, December 15 12:52 PM
Frankfurt, Germany
 
Arno Appenrodt
 
a.appenrodt@cme4.org
 
+49 69 25627504
 

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.

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach

Monday, December 17 7:00 AM - Thursday, December 20 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Marco Island Marriott, Marco Island, FL
 
Sheila Fick
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800-283-6296
 

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.

Echo in the Nation's Capital: Practical Review of Adult Echo for Physicians and Sonographers

Friday, May 3 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 5 12:00 PM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Fairmont Washington D.C., Washington, DC
 
Charlene Tri
 
cvcme@mayo.edu
 
800.283.6296
 

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.