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.
Attendees have the opportunity to share an interesting case with the faculty and audience. If you would like to share an interesting case, please make this available as an MPEG, AVI, or WMV file. The images should be deidentified. Please provide this case to the registration desk at check-in with a small written history of the patient.
This course is designed to encourage maximum audience participation and interaction with the faculty.
This conference is designed to familiarize sonographers and junior physicians with the spectrum of more common forms of congenital heart disease in 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.
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.
Presenter: Harvey Feigenbaum, MD
IAC Echocardiography will present a live webinar (followed by a Q&A session) entitled Simulation Echocardiography for Quality Control and Education. This webinar is a joint presentation of IAC and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). In addition, registered participants will receive 1.0 ASE CEU credit.
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 is a 1.5 day (10.25 CME hours) 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.
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.
The 35th 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.
During this 3 day CME course, 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, 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 a genetic test report and to comment on the significance of genetic test results from your patients.