Calendar of Events


State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

Saturday, February 17 12:00 PM - Tuesday, February 20 5:00 PM
Paradise Point Resort & Spa San Diego, CA
Mary Lawson

The 31st Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography is at a brand new location! The content has been revitalized to focus on new technologies and techniques. The faculty will provide expertise on strain imaging, 3D echocardiography, valve disease, and intervention. Live imaging will allow attendees to watch experts perform these new imaging techniques. Particular attention will be paid to knobology and how to incorporate these techniques into practice.

This course will allow participants to spend time viewing a recorded case and reviewing complications. As patients become more familiar with valve disease and intervention and more centers are performing these complicated procedures, it is important for practitioners to become more comfortable with diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring.

All attendees should have a practical knowledge of echocardiography to fully benefit from this program. The setting is ideal for participants to bring their families and take advantage of some vacation time.

Course Highlights

  • Expanded learning laboratories:
    -Session now expanded to two days
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) sessions:
    -Maintain your cardiology board certification in a relaxed setting
  • Updates on new echo technology including strain images
  • Revisit the old standbys: Heart failure, CAD, stress echo, pulmonary hypertension, right heart disease
  • Cases, cases, and more cases

Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology

Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23
Cancun, Mexico
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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. 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. Late afternoon audience-interactive sessions on ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias are planned.

2018 Cardiovascular Summit - Payment Reform and Finance, Leadership, Operations, and Quality

Thursday, February 22 - Saturday, February 24
The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Jackie Massey

American College of Cardiology presents

2018 Cardiovascular Summit - Payment Reform and Finance, Leadership, Operations, and Quality

Course Directors:

Howard Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC;

Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC;

Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN

8th Annual Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician

Friday, February 23 7:00 AM - Sunday, February 25 12:00 PM
Houston Methodist Research Institute Houston, TX
Kari Stein

SCA Echo Week

Sunday, February 25 7:00 AM - Friday, March 2 12:00 PM
Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Andrea King

The 21st Annual SCA Echo Week is a 5-day course covering the fundamentals and applications of echocardiography. This interdisciplinary program has been developed to meet the continuing demand for education on the applications of ultrasound technologies as a fundamental diagnostic modality and monitor of perioperative cardiac performance.

Valve Disease, Structural Heart Interventions, and Diastolic Dysfunction

Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kelly Desatnik

Valve Disease, Structural Interventions, and Diastology Summit will focus on 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 and the ASE guidelines. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to receive updates in new and emerging topics from basic to advanced imaging techniques including 3-D echocardiography, strain imaging, echo guidance of transcatheter therapies as well as MRI/CT. We will discuss the clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery, as well as the merits and goals of medical management.

Symposium on Interventional Echocardiography and Decision-Making in Structural Heart Disease

Saturday, March 3 7:00 AM - Saturday, March 3 4:00 AM
Loews Atlanta Hotel Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Lawson

Symposium structure: This symposium will feature multidisciplinary experts in interventional echocardiography, interventional cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and cardiac surgery – all engaged in the heart valve team approach to structural heart disease. The program will be composed of various educational formats including pertinent didactic lectures, interactive illustrations of procedural image guidance during cutting-edge catheter-based structural heart interventions, bio-skills demonstrations that correlate clinical presentations, echocardiographic imaging and actual pathology as well as simulations of actual heart valve team conferences where structural heart cases are being discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1.Illustrate the utility of real-time two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D and 3D TEE) in interventional echocardiography

2. Demonstrate procedure–specific imaging needs in the structural heart disease domain

3. Discuss procedure-specific challenges and how to overcome them with procedural TEE and procedural intracardiac echo (ICE).

4. Review appropriate procedure-specific terminology that facilitates communication between the interventional echocardiographer and the interventionalist/surgeon.

5. Recognize potential complications of percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease using echocardiography to provide safe and more efficacious care

6. Define the role of the interventional echocardiographer as a key member of the multi-disciplinary heart valve team

Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail

Sunday, March 4 - Friday, March 9
Vail, CO
800-283-6296 or 507-266-6703
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.

ALICE 2018

Monday, March 12 12:24 PM - Wednesday, March 14 12:24 PM
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45128 Essen
Prof. René Chapot

We are pleased to welcome you back in Essen. We are again planning a combination of live cases, presentations and discussions. Live cases will go throughout the whole field of intracranial endovascular therapy including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulae, intracranial stenosis and of course treatment of acute stroke by thrombectomy, according to the acute requests that we may receive within these 3 days. We will therefore keep the possibility to disrupt live cases or presentations at any time if an acute stroke is to be treated. We wish to share our ideas on the endovascular management in demanding situations where new technical developments have been replacing the conventional treatment modalities.

We found several new important developments in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and will expose in a special video session the interest of staged venous embolizations and also the technique of transnidal catheterization to get an antegrade arterial access to retrograde arterial feeders fed in by collaterals.

To further promote transvenous access in AVMs, we will not only transmit from our cathlabs in Essen but also from Limoges in France with the participation of Charbel Mounayer.

Our special session "ALICE in trouble" will focus on complications with potential ways on how to avoid or resolve it. Our new session „Perspectives in the Neuroendovascular Field“ will be conducted by Mayank Goyal. We intend to take benefit from the exceptional concentration of experienced physicians attending ALICE to decide which further studies to be planned and draw their lines together.


Thursday, March 22 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 24 5:00 PM
Conrad Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines
Mary Lawson

ASE has expanded its live course portfolio to meet its members’ education needs and to enhance services to the growing number of international members (over 15% of our members!) now participating in the ASE community. Please plan to join us for the 3rd Annual Echo ASE ASEAN in Manila, Philippines, March 22-24, 2018.

The aim of the Echo ASE ASEAN Symposium is to provide cardiovascular practitioners with information on state-of-the-art echocardiography technology. This international meeting is led by expert faculty from the United States and the countries comprising the ASEAN region who are leaders in how echocardiography can be effectively applied to improve clinical care. The faculty will focus on the latest cardiovascular ultrasound technologies. Case-based learning approaches will be used to highlight 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, contemporary approaches to valve disease, guidance of interventional procedures, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease, and echo in arrhythmic disorders.

9th Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for 2018 Echo Board

Thursday, April 5 - Saturday, April 7
Houston Marriott- Medical Center; Houston, TX
Stephanie Jackson

Medical Training Consultancy Presents: Why and How to Implement 4D TEE and TTE

Thursday, April 5 - Monday, April 9
Gefinor Rotana Hotel, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
Fadia Makarem, RT, RCS, FASE


  • Dr. Luigi Badano
  • Dr. Denisa Muraro

At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the implementation of 4D echocardiography imaging in the daily routine of the echo labs.
  2. Understand the added value of 4D echocardiography to assess the anatomy and the pathophysiology of the various heart diseases and be able to incorporate its use in the daily practice of the echo lab.
  3. Integrate 4D echocardiography information in the clinical decision making
  4. Assess cardiac chamber geometry and function using 4D echocardiography
  5. Use 4 D echocardiography to perform quantitative analysis of heart valve morphology and function.
  6. Define the most important clinical uses of 4D TTE and TEE.
  7. Understand the role of 4D echocardiography in structural heart disease interventions.
  8. Recognize the role of 4D echocardiography to assess the most common congenital heart defects.

15th Annual Sonographer Update: Echocardiographic Assessment of Cyanotic Neonate with Optional Hands-on Scanning Workshop

Saturday, April 21 6:00 AM - Saturday, April 21 4:30 PM
Chicago, IL
Kathy Nolan

An Educational Meeting Developed by Sonographers for Sonographers

Lurie Children’s 15th Annual Chicago Sonographer Update, Echocardiographic Assessment of the Cyanotic Newborn with Optional Hands-on Scanning Workshop will focus on the use of echocardiography to recognize and understand the importance of an accurate assessment of a cyanotic defect. This workshop was designed by sonographers, with the sonographer’s learning experience in mind.  The meeting will encompass specific anatomic features of congenital heart disease to allow the sonographer to recognize defects in the fetus, neonate and child.  Lurie Children’s pediatric cardiologists with expertise in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease will lead the lectures.  Our keynote address by Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, a leader in fetal cardiology, will focus on advances in prenatal evaluation of cyanotic heart disease.

The small-group, hands-on scanning sessions will be led by senior cardiac sonographers and will give participants an opportunity to improve their understanding of anatomy and scanning technique for assessing types of cyanotic congenital heart disease.  Participants will scan patients with normal anatomy with emphasis on subcostal and suprasternal notch views that are  diagnostic for cyanotic heart disease.  Printed materials demonstrating various cyanotic lesions will be provided.

19th Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

Sunday, May 6 12:00 PM - Wednesday, May 9 5:00 PM
Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA
Mary Lawson

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
+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

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

Join us in Nashville for the 29th Annual Scientific Sessions of five days of learning from experts in the field of echocardiography. More information coming January 2018.

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

he 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.

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
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Vail Marriott, Vail, CO
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
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Vail Marriott, Vail, CO
Sheila Fick
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.


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.

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
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

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
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