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January 2017
 
JAN
23

Save the Date! 27th Annual Echo Hawaii

Categories:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs, Events
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Location:
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Kohala Coast, HI
Description:
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, and contemporary approaches to valve disease, guidance of interventional procedures, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease and aortic pathology. Special sessions are available for sonographer education and laboratory quality improvement.
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February 2017
 
FEB
8

6th Annual Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging: A Practical Approach

Category:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs
Date:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Friday, February 10, 2017
Location:
San Diego Marriott, La Jolla, CA
Description:
Transcatheter structural heart disease intervention is a rapidly growing part of clinical care in adult cardiology. Experts expect structural heart disease procedures to grow by as much as 30% in the next decade. Interventionists will need to be skilled in many more procedures than in the past. These procedures require the application of new interventional techniques while integrating imaging before and during treatment. This is an increasingly complex process that relies on systematic and effective collaboration between cardiovascular imaging specialists and interventionists, among others.

Scripps’ Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging conference is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, and case-based assessment of the emerging area of structural heart disease intervention and interventional cardiovascular imaging, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of these procedures across many disciplines within cardiology. The expert faculty will include interventionists,
invasive cardiologists, echocardiographers, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and sonographers. Faculty will discuss clinical guidelines on patient selection, pre-procedural assessment, procedural tips, techniques and challenges (including concurrent imaging) during the performance of the procedures and conclude with assessment of outcomes and future directions.
Contact:
Carlin Admirand – 858-652-5400
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FEB
8

Scripps Health's' Sixth Annual Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging: A Practical Approach

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Friday, February 10, 2017
Location:
San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, California 92037
Description:
Transcatheter structural heart disease intervention is a rapidly growing part of clinical care in adult cardiology. Experts expect structural heart disease procedures to grow by as much as 30% in the next decade. Interventionists will need to be skilled in many more procedures than in the past. These procedures require the application of new interventional techniques while integrating imaging before and during treatment. This is an increasingly complex process that relies on systematic and effective collaboration between cardiovascular imaging specialists and interventionists, among others.
 
Scripps’ Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging conference is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, and case-based assessment of the emerging area of structural heart disease intervention and interventional cardiovascular imaging, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of these procedures across many disciplines within cardiology. The expert faculty will include interventionists, invasive cardiologists, echocardiographers, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and sonographers. Faculty will discuss clinical guidelines on patient selection, pre-procedural assessment, procedural tips, techniques and challenges (including concurrent imaging) during the performance of the procedures and conclude with assessment of outcomes and future directions.
 
Contact:
Scripps Conference Services – 858-652-5400
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FEB
18

Save the Date! 30th Annual State-of-the-Art- Echo Southwest

Categories:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs, Events
Date:
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Location:
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, Tucson, AZ
Description:
State-of-the-Art Echocardiography is a premier educational venue for echocardiography in clinical practice. This superbly rated meeting is filled to capacity year after year. Topics include quantitative echocardiography, valvular and ischemic heart disease, stress/contrast echocardiography, advances in imaging in coronary disease, state-of-the-art and clinical applications of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), diastology, physiological disease management and myopericardial diseases. Special workshops are available on focused topics of interest to the general as well as specialty participants.

Participants should have practical knowledge of echocardiography in order to benefit fully from this program. The setting is ideal for participants to bring their families and add on some vacation time.
Contact:
ASE – 919.861.5574
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FEB
20

22nd Annual 2017 Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 – Friday, February 24, 2017
Location:
Marriott CasaMagna, Cancun, Mexico
Description:
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, valvular heart disease, and heart rhythm disorders.  A MOC session for ABIM Recertification will be offered.  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.

Intended Audience:  This course is intended for Cardiovascular Specialists, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiovascular Fellows, and Internists with interest in clinical cardiology.  In addition, the course will be of value for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Registered Nurses who practice in the field of Cardiology.
Contact:
cvcme@mayo.edu – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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FEB
24

7th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, February 24, 2017 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute in Houston, TX
Description:
Cardiovascular imaging plays a vital role in the management of the cardiovascular patient. Knowledge of various imaging modalities is critical to understanding their advantages, limitations and appropriate utilization in patients with ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, masses, valvular disease, and aortic disease.

This symposium offers the opportunity, in addition to didactic lectures by world experts, to have small-group tutorials in each imaging modality, live cases, and demonstration of heart anatomy to better visualize and understand cardiac and valvular structure and enhance correlations with cardiac imaging.
Contact:
Kari Stein – 713.441.4971
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March 2017
 
MAR
4

Cleveland Clinic Valve Disease and Diastology Summit

Category:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs
Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Monday, March 6, 2017
Location:
Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Description:
The Cleveland Clinic Valve and Diastology Summit will emphasize valve disease, particularly the newest issues of structural valve interventions.  About a third of the Summit will emphasize echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to receive updates in new and emerging topics related to imaging techniques including three dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging, and echo guidance of transcatheter therapies. We will discuss the clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery, and well as the merits and goals of medical management. You will be able to interact with key opinion leaders in the field.  
Contact:
Kelly Desatnik – 216-448-8736
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MAR
6

24th Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017 – Thursday, March 9, 2017
Location:
Vail Marriott, Vail, CO
Description:
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. 

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

 
Contact:
CVCME – 800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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MAR
17

23rd Annual Pediatric Echocardiography Conference: Children's Hearts: What the beginning imager needs to know

Category:
ASE Sponsored Live CME Programs
Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 – Saturday, March 18, 2017
Location:
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Description:
This course is focused on the learner who is new to congenital heart disease or who is out of practice in taking care of the congenital heart patient.  This activity is designed to familiarize sonographers and cardiology trainees with common forms of congenital heart disease in children and how to scan them.  The course consists of a series of lectures covering the most common forms of congenital heart disease as well as several break-out sessions.  During break-out sessions, learners will have the opportunity to individually examine anatomic specimens with a variety of cardiac defects.  In addition, actual subjects will be available for small group scanning and detailed discussion of specialized imaging techniques.  Finally, some rare cases that have been cared for at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be reviewed.

This course may not be the best option for the advanced clinician who is interested in the latest, cutting-edge research.  The course is focused on the learner who is new to congenital heart disease or who is out of practice in taking care of the congenital heart patient.

Contact:
Ashley Izydore – 404-785-7842
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April 2017
 
APR
21

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

Category:
CME Programs From Other Organizations
Date:
Friday, April 21, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Location:
Fairmont Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of Columbia
Description:
Echocardiography in the Nation’s Capital 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 strain imaging will be discussed.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:

This course is designed for physicians and cardiac sonographers who perform and interpret echo exams and wish to enhance their knowledge of the echocardiographic assessment of adult cardiac disease.  Participants with a basic knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.

Contact:
Charlene Tri – 5072846732
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APR
28

Beyond Pretty Pictures: Clinical Application of 3D Echocardiography in Pediatric Heart disease

Categories:
CME Programs From Other Organizations, Events
Date:
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location:
Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Description:
Contact:
Jennifer Mesch – 780-407-7061
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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
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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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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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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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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