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April 2017
 
APR
26

Northern Illinois Society of Echocardiography Presents: Early Combination Therapy for Management of PAH

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Location:
Primo, 720 N. Milwaukee, Gurnee, IL 60031
Description:
Speaker:
  • Dr. Diane Zuicke
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
  1. Evaluate and monitor disease severity, progression and treatment effect.
  2. Discuss clinical results of early intervention with combination therapy
ASE has approved this meeting for 2.0 ASE CEU credits.
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APR
27

San Diego Society of Echocardiography Presents: Aortic Arch Anomalies and Cardiovascular Structures in the Echo Lab

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Thursday, April 27, 2017
Location:
Scripps Green Hospital, Timkin Auditorium (2nd FL), 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Description:
Speaker(s):
  • Erik Echegaray BS, RDCS, FASE
  • Dan Dyar, MA, RDCS
At the conclusion of this meeting participants should be able to:
  1. Learn how to evaluate aortic arch anomalies (echocardiographic imaging pre and post repairs and palliations, etc.)
  2. Discuss current scaling of cardiovacular structures based on body size and areas that need improvement.
ASE has approved this meeting for 2.0 ASE CEU credits.
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APR
28

Beyond Pretty Pictures 2017 - Clinical Application of 3D Echocardiography in Pediatric Heart Disease

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location:
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Description:

Stollery Children's Hospital - University of Alberta

This workshop will provide a detailed review of the clinical applications of 3D echo in the evaluation of pediatric congenital & acquired heart disease, including the assessment of structural pathology, evolution & mechanisms of valve failure, myocardial function and its use in guiding intervention. Future directions in this exciting and rapidly evolving field will also be explored. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a concrete understanding of basic principles and pitfalls of 3D echo with opportunities for hands-on data acquisition, processing and analysis. They will learn practical clinical applications of 3D echo in pre and post surgical assessments and planning.

Contact:
Jennifer Mesch – 780-616-7742
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APR
28

Pacific Coast Fetal Cardiology 2017: An Interactive and Case-Based Educational Symposium.

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location:
Newport Beach Marriott Resort, 900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Description:
Experts in the field of fetal cardiology will teach healthcare professionals, who perform routine prenatal screenings, how to detect serious heart defects during pregnancy, and how to discern when to refer to a fetal cardiology specialist for further testing, counseling and intervention. Additionally, they will provide education on the current International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) and American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) guidelines to increase screening efficacy and appropriate referrals to specialized prenatal imaging centers that provide appropriate life-saving care for these neonates.
Contact:
Cristen Hemingway – 714-509-4807
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APR
29

Save the Date!18th Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

Date:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Location:
Lowes Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Description:
ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography’sTM (NBE) ASCeXAM®  and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses.

The 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®. An audience response system and question and answer sessions will facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Courses have been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind. There is more case-based learning and increased use of an audience response system to simulate a digital, multiple choice examination. CME from this course is “echo-specific” and therefore appropriate for IAC Accreditation and NBE education prerequisites
Contact:
Jessica James – 919.861.5574
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May 2017
 
MAY
4

Egyptian Society of Echocardiography Presents: Echocardiography Hemodynamics of Various Aortic Diseases

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Thursday, May 4, 2017
Location:
77 ElKasr Elieny Street, Cairo, Egypt 11562
Description:
Speaker:
  • Dr. Mohamed Mamdouh Elsadafy
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand echo-anatomy of the aortic valve in various views
  2. Understand the difference between PW Doppler and CW Doppler
  3. Distinguish various aortic diseases (Bicusped Aortic Valve, Aortic Regurgitation, Aortic Stenosis, HOCM, and Arotic Dissection)
This meeting has been approved for 3.0 ASE CEU credits.
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MAY
5

Southwest Valve Summit 2017

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location:
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Courntry, San Antonio, TX
Description:
This Heart Valve Summit is designed to highlight case-based decision making for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of heart valve disorders. With an emphasis on functional anatomy, imaging innovation, and percutaneous valve interventions, this course will engage and educate cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, internal medicine specialists, and fellows in training. This interdisciplinary summit will combine short presentations, debates, and an ask-the-expert valve conference to expose participants to the most relevant medical, surgical, and interventional options for contemporary patient care. The topics, cases, and discussions will include both accepted and controversial treatment paradigms and will offer novel perspectives and recommendations to all members of the heart valve team.
Contact:
Kari Stein – 713-441-9393
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MAY
6

Echo in the Slopes

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location:
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI
Description:
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MAY
11

Denver Echo Society Presents: Diastolic Dysfunction

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location:
St. Joseph's Hospital, 1375 E 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Description:
Speaker: 
  • Dr. Ruchika Husa
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate how to accurately diagnose the four stages of diastolic dysfunction.
  2. Evaluate TR, LA size in reference to diastolic dysfunction
  3. Explain how diastolic dysfunction can lead to heart failure
ASE has approved this meeting for 2.0 ASE CEU credits.
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MAY
12

2017 MSK Cardio-Oncology Symposium: Cardiovascular Health and Disease During and After Cancer Therapy - A Case Based Curriculum

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller Research Laboratories
Description:
Overview

Over the past decade, the cardiovascular care of patients with cancer has evolved as a subspecialty driven by novel therapies that can cure or control patients, allowing many patients to be living  long enough to experience the potential cardiotoxic effects of these treatments. The purpose of this conference is to provide a case-based curriculum that addresses important clinical topics relevant to the cardiovascular health of patients with cancer.  Clinical experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and around the country will present an up-to-date overview on the best practice strategies in the  evaluation and management of heart disease in cancer patients from early diagnosis, treatment and long-term surveillance.  All presentations will include devoted time to permit interaction between audience members and presenters. 

There will be a separate hands on, computer-based session on advanced echo imaging techniques of strain imaging and 3D quantification of left ventricular function in cardio-oncology. Please note, the hands on Learning Lab will be limited to 50 participants.

This course is intended for cardiologists, internists, hematologists/oncologists and other affiliated healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of cancer patients or have a special interest in this area.

Objectives
  1. State the commonly used cancer therapy regimens associated with cardiotoxicity including novel targeted therapies
  2. Recognize the cardiovascular concerns with conventional and newer targeted therapy used to treat cancer and the timeline of cardiotoxicity manifestation
  3. State specific examples of cardiovascular challenges during cancer therapy
  4. Illustrate the utility of preclinical biomarkers and imaging modalities for cardiotoxicity monitoring
  5. Define the strengths and weaknesses of each imaging technique in the detection and prediction of cardiotoxicity
  6. Describe primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients during and after cancer therapy
  7. Discuss the implementation of cardio-oncology practice guidelines to formulate best practice strategies
  8. State the goals and principles of a multidisciplinary team in cardio-oncology and the approach to building a cardio-oncologic clinic
  9. Evaluate the impact of cardio-oncology specialty care in the overall cardiovascular outcome of patients with cancer

 

Contact:
MSK CME – 646-227-2025
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MAY
17

Basic to Advanced Echocardiographey: From the Blue Ridge Mountains

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – Saturday, May 20, 2017
Location:
The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville NC
Description:

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
Contact:
CV CME – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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MAY
20

Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Description:
This CME activity will focus on review of current knowledge, standards, guidelines and advances in the field of fetal cardiology. The focus will be on fetal cardiovascular assessment inclusive of cardiac anatomy, hemodynamics, rhythm and impact of extra cardiac anomalies on fetal circulation and outcome. This will be achieved using expert lectures, interactive panel discussions and case presentations. There will also be a workshop that will allow for focused learning of standard fetal cardiac and hemodynamic assessment.
Contact:
Annette Roman – 212-731-7950.
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June 2017
 
JUN
2

Save the Date! 28th Annual Scientific Sessions

Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location:
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Description:
ASE’s Scientific Sessions are the premier international conference devoted specifically to cardiovascular ultrasound in clinical patient care. It is a vital event for practicing echocardiographers and offers a full spectrum of educational events including symposia discussing novice, intermediate and advanced techniques. Research featuring leading cardiovascular ultrasound experts will also be highlighted. The program is an opportunity for all interested healthcare practitioners to explore contemporary issues and emerging developments in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.
Contact:
ASE – 919.861.5574
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JUN
10

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Saturday, June 10, 2017
Location:
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. 291 Campus Drive, 2nd FL Conference Center, Stanford, CA 94305
Description:
Speaker(s) Include:
  • George K. Lui, MD
  • Anitra W. Romfh, MD
  • Roham Zamanian, MD
  • Susan M. Fernandes, LP.D., PA-C
This symposium seeks to fulfil the need in practicing Adult & Pediatric Cardiologists, Internists, Pulmonologists, High-risk Obstetricians, and Hospitalists who care for adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) to increase knowledge and competence regarding contemporary diagnosis and management of adults with congenital heart disease.

Topics will include: pulmonary hypertension treatment, assessment of coronary artery anomalies, using ACHD guidelines to facilitate diagnosis and management of adults with CHD, and the diagnosis and management of aortic aneurysms related to acquired conditions in patients with other types of CHD.

This symposium will utilize lectures, case presentation, and panel discussions to optimize learning.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participations in the activity.
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JUN
28

CSI, Imaging & Innovation 2017

Categories:
CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
Location:
Congress Center Frankfurt - Frankfurt, Germany
Description:
We are delighted to invite you to CSI 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, June 28 to July 1. CSI will give you a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter-based therapy and is designed for adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and any other medical specialty involved in these procedures. Established and emerging industry based engineers and prototype technologists have also discovered CSI as a stimulating environment with unparalleled opportunities to network with key opinion leaders.

The true heart of CSI is the sheer volume and variety of live cases from Frankfurt and established labs around the world, covering multiple aspects of pediatric and adult congenital, structural and valvular heart disease. The live cases we show are "real live cases", – we believe it is important to show, discuss and learn from technical challenges and problems that form part of our daily professional lives.
 
Contact:
Mrs. Denise Thom – 49 69 256 27500
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July 2017
 
JUL
16

7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Categories:
CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 – Friday, July 21, 2017
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Description:

The Congress will put together professionals in all areas of pediatric and congenital heart diseases from all around the world at this unique city of Barcelona, Spain. 

The World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery will be an incredible opportunity to learn, to participate and to network with those who are at the forefront of our field. The Scientific program will provide you with the most advanced knowledge and will be at the cutting edge in pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesia and intensive care. 7th WCPCCS’s motto "bridging together" emphasizes once again the importance of collaboration between the specialty congenital cardiac groups which will eventually lead to improved care and outcomes for children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

 

Contact:
Prof. Sertaç Çiçek – +90 212 347 63 00
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JUL
24

31st Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: State-of-the-Art Review, Live Scanning, Emphasis on Multimodality Imaging With Cardiac CT & MRI

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, July 24, 2017 – Thursday, July 27, 2017
Location:
Vail Marriott, Vail, CO
Description:
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.  
Contact:
CVCME – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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September 2017
 
SEP
8

CSI-UCSF

Categories:
CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Friday, September 8, 2017 – Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location:
San Francisco
Description:
On behalf of the Organizing Committee we are pleased to invite you to CSI-UCSF – Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvular Heart Disease – on September 8 - 9, 2017 in San Francisco, USA.

The aim of this collaboration is to provide a meeting that will give attendees a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter and device therapy for congenital, structural and valvular heart disease, in addition to novel therapies for atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

The meeting is designed for adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, EP specialists, imaging specialists, nurses, technicians and any other medical specialty involved in these procedures. The program will include lectures from leading experts in the field, case presentations with panel discussions, live/recorded cases, a review of ongoing and future studies and training sessions.
 
Contact:
Fr. Denise Thom – + 49 69 256 27 500
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SEP
15

The Heart and Vascular Institute of Cleveland Clinic Presents: Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, September 15, 2017 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location:
Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland, OH
Description:
This educational activity highlights practical issues in echocardiography salient to cardiovascular medicine practice including new imaging technologies, multimodality images, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. You will learn about the most current clinical and research studies, heart experts' analyses of cutting-edge technical innovations, and receive guidance on optimal use of echocardiography in your clinical practices.

Who Should Attend?
This activity is designed for cardiologists, anesthesiologists, sonographers, intensive care/critical care and pain management specialists, internists, and other practicing health care professionals who desire an update on the fundamentals and advancements in echocardiography.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain and apply 2D, 3D and strain methods to quantify cardiac size and function
  • Discuss the challenges and limitations of the assessment of diastolic function
  • Use Doppler methods to comprehend cardiac hemodynamics
  • Describe the most appropriate methods for the imaging, identification, and quantification of valvular heart disease
  • Critically appraise new 2017 valve guidelines and assess their impact on clinical practice
  • Describe the diagnostic use of echocardiography in the identification and diagnosis of pericardial disease, constriction, and tamponade, dilated cardiomyopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, and prosthetic valve dysfunction
  • Explain techniques for performing and interpreting stress echocardiography
  • List best uses of transesophageal echocardiography and point of care ultrasound
  • Describe the role of echocardiography in the assessment of the competitive athlete
  • Summarize use of echocardiography in critical care

ACCREDITATION: 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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October 2017
 
OCT
5

XXIII World Congress of Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques and XXII Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Echocardiography

Categories:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs, CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Location:
Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Description:

The theme of the congress is "Potentials of Clinical Cardiology by Echocardiography and Imaging".

This congress will provide a forum where medical professionals from this country and abroad will have a unique opportunity to discuss the various aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including recent advances, diagnosis, prognosis and various therapeutic aspects.

Cardiovascular imaging has now evolved as a fully integrated technology in a patient workup right from diagnosis to therapeutic decision making. As such, for the first time, its implementation in clinical cardiology will also be a subject of focus. Various disciplines of cardiology like interventional cardiology, pediatric cardiology, electrophysiology, pacing, CRT etc. have made tremendous strides. As such, in this congress a very informative scientific program, offering a comprehensive and innovative educational sessions, will be designed in concordance with growing demands of the various disciplines of cardiology. This, hopefully, will be achieved by symposia, case studies, hemodynamic workshops and meet the experts sessions etc, Hence the scientific content will be a judicious mixture between clinical education and latest scientific developments, keeping in mind the requirements of physicians, cardiologists, sonographers, fellows, interventionists, heath care policy makers and other health care professionals. A major part of the program will be dedicated to clinical practitioners. The audience will have ample opportunity to interact with international and national faculty.

There will be a unique, case based interactive pre-congress CME on October 5th, 2017.

We hope, besides enjoying the scientific sessions, you will enjoy Jaipur, Rajasthan for its Royal monuments, finest museums, shopper's paradise, courtly grace and exquisite cuisine, besides its nearness to Taj Mahal and other delightful sites of neighbouring places.

We hope you will absorb better knowledge of various aspects of cardiology and be confident to face new challenges.

We look forward to welcoming you for an exciting and unforgettable event.

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OCT
6

The Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Saturday, October 7, 2017
Location:
The Francis Marion, Charleston, SC
Description:
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 and the other channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the other cardiomyopathies, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemias, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and the aortopathies.
 
Intended Audience
This course is intended for pediatric and adult cardiologists, internists, primary care providers, and nurse practitioners with special interest in the management of patients with CVD, pediatric and adult cardiology trainees, and genetic counselors with an interest in cardiology.
 
Credit
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 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 12.5 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.
 
Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
 
Contact:
CV Education – 800-283-6296
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OCT
8

33rd Annual Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location:
Rochester, MN - Siebens Medical Education Buildilng, Mayo Clinic
Description:

The 33rd Annual Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium returns to the Rochester, MN campus of the Mayo Clinic 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 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 live, hands-on scanning seminars to illustrate the impact of cardiac imaging on treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with congenital heart disease.

Credit

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 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 25 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.

Intended Audience
This course is designed for pediatric and adult cardiologists, surgeons, fellows in training, and cardiac sonographers.  The emphasis is on echocardiography.  Participants should have a good working knowledge of echocardiography.
Contact:
CV Education – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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OCT
14

Beginners' Ultrasound | The Hands-On Course for Everyone

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Description:
You have two choices: You can pair up with a colleague and spend months trying to learn the What and the Why or you can team up with us for a weekend and master both immediately.  Think of the time you'll save.  Or if you plan to attend a formal ultrasound school program, this course and these skills will look very impressive on your application.  Plus, you'll begin with an advantage none of your classmates will have: lifetime access to our post class support for free.  And if you're coming to join us in class, refurbish your skills or gain some new ones in preparation for attendance at our hands-on cardiovascular courses; this weekend precedes both.
Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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OCT
25

27th Annual Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and MRI

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location:
The Meritage, Napa, CA
Description:

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.

 
Contact:
CV CME – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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OCT
27

36th Annual Echocardiography Symposium

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, October 27, 2017 – Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location:
HIlton, Miami Airport
Description:
Baptist Health South Florida provides this symposium each year under the direction of Michael Ozner, M.D.  The target audience is cardiologists, cardiovsacular surgeons and echo sonographers.
Contact:
Julie Zimmett – 786-596-2398
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November 2017
 
NOV
4

The Emergency Ultrasound Course for ER Physicians, Hospitalists and Nurses

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Description:

Gain authority with the instrument as you apply it to the complete protocols for the FAST and RUSH exams.  Learn the proper technique for US guided vascular access. Hands-on intensive ultrasound training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build your complete protocol to acquire and analyze all images.  For all specialties and experience levels.  24-hour Scan Lab.  

The most in-depth introduction to bedside ultrasound possible. Requested by the Attending Faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, this course goes deeper than just a protocol, all in a weekend.  Clear your understanding of ultrasound-guided vascular access.  It all serves as the platform for your further competence in any clinical application. 

Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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NOV
10

Sonography | The Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging & Doppler Course

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas.
Description:
The rest of the cardiac patient below the diaphragm counts too, and the pushback from Radiology is long since over.  Hepatic, biliary and renal function alone constitute three of the resource-consuming aspects of right and left heart failure.  ACC's official poisitno 25 years ago addressed the concept of renal failure in CHF as being so significant, it should be managed as if it were a separate patient.

You can expand your cliical serivce potential by learning the most simple, systematic and authoritative protocol for these and the other, incidental findings you'll encounter as you complete the full cardiovascular evaluation of the heart patient.  This course is hands-on intensive from the start and continues throughout, to make certain you're a systematic expert in  the soft tissue and blood flow elements of the abdominal sonogram.  Scan lab open 24 hours, post course support extends in perpetuity for free.
Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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NOV
17

LAA 2017

Categories:
CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Friday, November 17, 2017 – Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location:
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel - Frankfurt, Germany
Description:
Many patients with atrial fibrillation cannot take anticoagulation initially or have to stop it later due to complications. Even newly invented anticoagulants are often unsuitable for these patients. LAA closure has become a reasonable alternative.

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.            
 
Contact:
Mrs. Denise Thom – +49 69 256- 27500
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December 2017
 
DEC
1

CSI Africa 2017

Category:
Events
Date:
Friday, December 1, 2017 – Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location:
Nairobi
Description:
CSI Africa will provide a forum for physicians from Central Africa, 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 region. The CSI Foundation provides access to a mailing list for all those who attend CSI Africa in order to encourage cross-continent dialogue and networking, even after the meeting.
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DEC
2

Beginners' Ultrasound | The Hands-On Course for Everyone

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Description:
You have two choices: You can pair up with a colleague and spend months trying to learn the What and the Why or you can team up with us for a weekend and master both immediately.  Think of the time you'll save.  Or if you plan to attend a formal ultrasound school program, this course and these skills will look very impressive on your application.  Plus, you'll begin with an advantage none of your classmates will have: lifetime access to our post class support for free.  And if you're coming to join us in class, refurbish your skills or gain some new ones in preparation for attendance at our hands-on cardiovascular courses; this weekend precedes both.
Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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DEC
2

The Emergency Ultrasound Course for ER Physicians, Hospitalists and Nurses

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Description:

Gain authority with the instrument as you apply it to the complete protocols for the FAST and RUSH exams.  Learn the proper technique for US guided vascular access. Hands-on intensive ultrasound training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build your complete protocol to acquire and analyze all images.  For all specialties and experience levels.  24-hour Scan Lab.  

The most in-depth introduction to bedside ultrasound possible. Requested by the Attending Faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, this course goes deeper than just a protocol, all in a weekend.  Clear your understanding of ultrasound-guided vascular access.  It all serves as the platform for your further competence in any clinical application. 

Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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DEC
4

Echocardiography |The Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Course

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, December 4, 2017 – Friday, December 8, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas.
Description:

Hands-on intensive echocardiogram training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build the complete cardiac ultrasound protocol to acquire and analyze all images.  For all specialties and experience levels.  Taught continuously to an international audience since 1983.

Forty years of experience stand behind the doing and teaching of this most effective experience.  This course will establish the complete surface echocardiogram protocol: 2-D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity (TDI), and diastolic dysfunction. Complete evaluation of the right ventricle, pulmonary artery pressure, hepatic and renal function.  Each step and every measurement will be carefully laid out and completely explained.  The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full echo protocol to completion.  Scan Lab open 24 hours for independent practice.

Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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DEC
4

Vascular Ultrasound | The Hands-On Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound CourseCourse

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, December 4, 2017 – Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas.
Description:

For all specialties and experience levels.  Among any of the many ultrasound technician training courses anywhere, this will open your career potential farther, faster.  Over 3/4 of your time will be spent in small group hands-on practice.

Hands-on intensive vascular ultrasound course with Scan Lab open 24 hours for independent after-hours practice.  Quickly master the protocols, pathology, and why behind every exam, from head to toe.   Hands-on protocol on normal subjects and classroom review of pathology.  Topics include hemodynamics, lower and upper extremity venous and arterial duplex, saphenous vein assessment, physiologic vascular testing, carotid & vertebral duplex, TCD, and abdominal/pelvic & renal Doppler.  Post course support in perpetuity.

Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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DEC
7

The Heart Beat of Cardiology: Practical Application of Echocardiography

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location:
The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Description:
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 knobology and image acquisition live scanning, echocardiography, endocardial/pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease, vascular health, contrast, heart failure, diastolic function, new technologies, 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.

INTENTEDED AUDIENCE:
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.

CREDIT:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 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 18.25 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.
 
Contact:
CV CME – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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DEC
8

Sonography | The Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging & Doppler Course

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, December 8, 2017 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Location:
Dallas, Texas.
Description:
The rest of the cardiac patient below the diaphragm counts too, and the pushback from Radiology is long since over.  Hepatic, biliary and renal function alone constitute three of the resource-consuming aspects of right and left heart failure.  ACC's official poisitno 25 years ago addressed the concept of renal failure in CHF as being so significant, it should be managed as if it were a separate patient.

You can expand your cliical serivce potential by learning the most simple, systematic and authoritative protocol for these and the other, incidental findings you'll encounter as you complete the full cardiovascular evaluation of the heart patient.  This course is hands-on intensive from the start and continues throughout, to make certain you're a systematic expert in  the soft tissue and blood flow elements of the abdominal sonogram.  Scan lab open 24 hours, post course support extends in perpetuity for free.
Contact:
Amy Donaldson – (972) 353-3200. (800) 845-3484
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DEC
15

DEVICES IN HEART FAILURE D-HF 2017

Category:
Events
Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017 – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location:
Berlin
Description:
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 3rd D-HF congress will take place in Berlin, December 15 – 16, 2017. 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 / live cases and opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided throughout the meeting.
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DEC
15

DEVICES IN HEART FAILURE D-HF 2017

Category:
Events
Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017 – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location:
Berlin
Description:
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 3rd D-HF congress will take place in Berlin, December 15 – 16, 2017. 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 / live cases and opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided throughout the meeting.
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DEC
18

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, December 18, 2017 – Thursday, December 21, 2017
Location:
Marco Island Marriott, Marco Island, FL
Description:
This 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, surgeons and anesthesiologists working to further their experience in clinical application of echocardiography.
 
Credit
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 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 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.
 
Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
Contact:
CV Education – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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January 2018
 
JAN
31

CSI Asia Pacific 2018

Category:
Events
Date:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Saturday, February 3, 2018
Location:
Ho Chi Minh City
Description:
CSI Asia-Pacific 2018 will be a joint meeting with the Vietnam Congress of Congenital and Structural Heart Disease and is organised by the CSI Foundation and the HCMC Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Disease Society. The meeting will give a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvar heart disease and is designed for adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, imaging specialists, nurses, technicians and any other medical specialty involved in these procedures. It will also provide opportunities for engineers, device design specialists and inventors to learn from and network with physicians.
Contact:
Stanislava Kolkova – +49 69 25627502
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