Calendar of Events

 

Imaging and Outcomes in Congenital Heart Diseases: Personalized Care from Fetus to Adult

Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029
 
Annette Roman
 
Annette.Roman@mssm.edu
 
 

This CME activity will focus on review of current knowledge, standards, guidelines and advances in the field of fetal cardiology, pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease with a focus on imaging. The focus for fetal cardiovascular assessment will be inclusive of cardiac anatomy, hemodynamics, rhythm and impact of extra cardiac anomalies on fetal circulation and outcome. Complex congenital heart disease diagnosis and assessment and management through adulthood will also be covered. This will be achieved using expert lectures, interactive panel discussions and case presentations.

The workshops will focus on standard fetal cardiac and hemodynamic assessment as well as transthoracic imaging, simulation, advanced myocardial deformation techniques and 3D imaging. Workshop sessions will also focus on multidisciplinary team roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

19th Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

Saturday, May 5 - Tuesday, May 8
Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA
 
Mary Lawson
 
mlawson@asecho.org
 
919-927-7161
 

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.TM (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, 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® examinations. An Audience Response System and question and answer sessions facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning. The 2015 Review Course has been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind. There is more case-based learning and increased use of Audience Response Systems to simulate a digital multiple choice examination.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course gives attendees the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the expert Faculty. In a recent survey conducted by ASE, 97% of the people who took ASE’s ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course passed the echo boards.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

• Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.

• Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.

• Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.

• Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.

• Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.

• Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.

• Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.

• Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

• List appropriate applications of echocardiography.

• Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.

52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC 2018)

Wednesday, May 9 - Saturday, May 12
Athens, Greece
 
Charoula Laina
 
claina@pco-convin.gr
 
+30 210 6833600
 
We are proud and honored to welcome you to the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, which will be held in the historic City of Athens on May 09-12, 2018. 
The AEPC Annual Meeting has a long tradition of bringing together not only Pediatric Cardiologists, but also specialists from all the disciplines dedicated to the care of patients with congenital heart disease, from  fetal life to adulthood, with delegates coming both from Europe and from around the world, in ever increasing numbers.
The Scientific Program is founded on the multidisciplinary approach to the field of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, focusing on latest developments, innovations, and future trends. At the same time, great emphasis will remain on basic and advanced educational opportunities, targeting not only accomplished specialists, but also more junior staff, trainees, nurses and students. There will be expert invited lectures and exciting sessions of the AEPC Working Groups, with broad and in - depth coverage of the varied topics of interest in our field. Highlights will include the Update Course on Transposition of the Great Arteries, and several sessions co-organized by multiple AEPC Working Groups, which will provide all-around coverage of important issues including morphology, imaging, as well as catheter and surgical interventions. 

19th Annual Duke Anesthesiology Conference: Controversies in Perioperative Medicine

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando Florida
 
Jaime Cooke
 
Jaime.cooke@duke.edu
 
919-681-6532
 

Join us for a comprehensive five-day conference focused on surgery, anesthesia, and critical care.

ASE's 29th Annual Scientific Sessions

Friday, June 22 12:00 PM - Tuesday, June 26 5:00 PM
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
 
Mary Lawson
 
mlawson@asecho.org
 
919-297-7161
 

Join us in Nashville for the 29th Annual Scientific Sessions of five days of learning from experts in the field of echocardiography. 

The ASE 29th Annual Scientific Sessions will benefit all healthcare providers interested in the application of cardiovascular ultrasound imaging in the care of patients and in research. Participants with a wide variety of interests and expertise in cardiovascular imaging will find sessions that meet their needs and help improve their practice. High quality lectures, debates, case-based presentations, and oral and poster research presentations offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities in both large and small group settings. The curriculum is intended to enhance knowledge and performance for adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac sonographers, and emergency and critical care physicians, as well as hospitalists, radiologists, research scientists, residents and fellows in training, students, and nurses. Attendees are encouraged to interact with available faculty, and also to take advantage of the opportunity to gain new expertise and to gain credits for Maintenance of Certification. 

At the end of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize cardiac and vascular ultrasound for the comprehensive assessment and management of cardiovascular diseases including, but not limited to: valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, peripheral artery disease, and effects of systemic disease on the heart.
  • Incorporate new guideline recommendations into clinical practice.
  • Recognize the recent advancements and future direction of cardiac and vascular ultrasound and the impact these advancements may have on patient care.
  • Integrate the latest technical developments into clinical practice.
  • Employ cardiac ultrasound in pre-procedural, intraprocedural, and post-procedural care of patients in the operating room and catheterization laboratory.
  • Delineate how the new changes in the healthcare delivery system affect the private and hospital-based practice of cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.
  • Improve quality and workflow in the echocardiography lab through practice-improvement measures
  • Determine when to advise the surgeon that repair of residual lesions at time of surgery is necessary
  • Identify the role of echocardiography in recognizing risk factors for poor outcome and improve management in HLHS.
  • Define the role of echo specifically in the guidance of non-surgical procedures.

CSI, Imaging & Innovation 2018

Wednesday, June 27 10:53 AM - Saturday, June 30 10:53 AM
CME Programs From Other Organizations

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Arno Appenrodt
 
info@cme4u.org
 
 

The scientific program of CSI Frankfurt allows you to customize your learning experience according to your personal requirements: There will be three parallel main sessions at all times offering different types of learning experience, ranging from 100% live cases (Live Only), a mixture between step by step live case presentations and lectures on particular topics (Focus Live), or seminar sessions consisting of lectures and debates only. Parallel streams of adult, pediatric or mixed sessions enable you to tailor the program to your particular needs. At the same time CSI Frankfurt offers the opportunity to discover new areas of interest: You will be able to gain hands-on experience on simulators in our training hub; we will cover the newest devices, techniques and procedures and you can take this chance to explore new fields such as device therapies for heart failure.

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

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

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 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 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.