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Course Information

This conference will now be held virtually on October 3, 2020. This website will be updated soon to reflect these changes.

Join us at State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

This State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course highlights practical issues in echocardiography using real-world cardiovascular clinical practice cases.

The focus will be on providing guidance for optimal utilization of echocardiography in managing valvular heart disease, heart failure, device therapies, cardiomyopathies, and endocarditis. Special sessions will be dedicated to structural heart interventions, adult congenital cardiology, innovative imaging technologies, and multimodality imaging.

Attendees will learn about the most current and relevant research studies, receive updates on new guidelines, and hear experts analyze cutting-edge technical innovations. Multidisciplinary panels of experts—including cardiologists with expertise in structural heart interventions, heart failure, electrophysiology, and multimodality imaging; cardiac surgeons; and cardiothoracic anesthesiologists—will debate challenging cases and interact with attendees.

This program will also be of value for physicians who are preparing for initial board certification or a maintenance of certification assessment in general cardiology and echo boards.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most appropriate methods for imaging and quantifying complex valvular heart disease using basic and advanced imaging techniques to diagnose and manage aortic stenosis and heart valve disease.
  • Address the role of echocardiography in diagnosing and managing endocarditis.
  • Define the role of echocardiography to diagnose and manage endocarditis.
  • Discuss the use and value of echocardiography in assessing diastolic function, stain imaging, and 3-D multiplanar reconstruction.
  • Review the utility of echocardiography for optimizing therapy with cardiac implantable electronic devices.
  • Improve confidence for taking the initial certification exam or one of the maintenance of certification assessment options for the general cardiology and echo boards.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers, internists, intensive care/critical care practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who desire an update on state-of-the-art advancements in echocardiography.