Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification

Echo Board Review

Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification

Course Director(s): Jae K. Oh, M.D. and Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

6/10/2017 - 6/13/2017

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$800 - $875



This course is specifically designed to prepare attendees taking the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification examination. It has a focused emphasis on the NBE examination format, ultrasound physics, 2D and M-Mode, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and newer imaging techniques. The course will review all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound with a practical and clinical disease orientated focus. Well-known experts and recognized educators in each field of echocardiography will give in-depth didactic lectures pertaining particularly to integration of echocardiographic data into clinical practice. Each lecture will be followed by multiple choice type question and answer sessions facilitated by an audience response system. Special evening sessions will include a hemodynamic workshop and an entertaining game show involving the entire audience that will review highlights of material covered in the course.

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain basic physical principles of ultrasound and instrumentation
  • Correlate cardiac gross pathology with echocardiographic images
  • Evaluate cardiac chamber size, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, and right ventricular systolic function
  • Analyze and interpret echocardiographic derived hemodynamic data
  • Interpret transesophageal images and distinguish attributes and limitations versus transthoracic echocardiography
  • Evaluate acute and chronic ischemic heart disease using standard and stress echocardiography
  • Diagnose and quantify etiology and severity of native and prosthetic valvular heart disease
  • Distinguish and differentiate causes of heart failure, cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease
  • Diagnose and differentiate cardiac masses
  • Diagnose and distinguish diseases of the aorta
  • Identify echocardiographic features of systemic disease with associated cardiac involvement
  • Integrate newer echocardiographic technologies

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

This course is intended for cardiologists, echocardiographers, and cardiology fellows. Participants with working knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
7:45 a.m. Online Practice Exam and Evaluations
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 a.m. NBE Exam Format and Overview
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

Fundamentals of Echocardiography I
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

8:30 a.m. Chamber Quantification and Evaluation of LV Systolic Function
Marysia S. Tweet, M.D.
9:20 a.m. Transesophageal Echocardiography Including 3D Echocardiography
Joseph F. Maalouf, M.D.
10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:35 a.m. Doppler and Color Flow Imaging for Non-Invasive Hemodynamics
Jae K. Oh, M.D.
11:45 a.m. M-Mode
Michael W. Cullen, M.D.
12:15 p.m. Lunch

Fundamentals of Echocardiography II
Jae K. Oh, M.D.

1:15 p.m. Physics in Practice: Illustrative Cases
David A. Foley, M.D.
2:15 p.m. Myocardial Velocity and Strain Imaging
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:35 p.m. Evaluation of Diastolic Function: The Basics
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
4:30 p.m. Diastolic Dysfunction: Advanced Principles Including the Diastolic Stress Test
Jae K. Oh, M.D.
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 11, 2017

7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease I
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.

7:45 a.m. Aortic Valve Stenosis
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.
8:35 a.m. Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Hector I. Michelena, M.D.
9:20 a.m. Mitral Valve Stenosis
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:20 a.m. Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Maurice E. Sarano, M.D.
11:15 a.m. Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Diseases
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease II
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

1:00 p.m. Prosthetic Valve Assessment
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
1:55 p.m. Interventional Echocardiography
Jeremy J. Thaden, M.D.
2:25 p.m. Intraoperative Echocardiography
Roger L. Click, M.D., Ph.D.
3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. Infective Endocarditis
Ratnasari (Sari) Padang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
4:10 p.m. Name the Systemic Disease
Rowlens M. Melduni, M.D., M.P.H.
5:00 p.m. Dinner

Special Evening Session
Jae K. Oh, M.D.

6:00 p.m. Hemodynamic Workshop
Jae K. Oh, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D. and William R. Miranda, M.D.
8:00 p.m. Adjourn

Monday, June 12, 2017

7:00 a.m. Early Morning Session: Diastolic Dysfunction and HFpEF
Jae K. Oh, M.D.
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

8:15 a.m. Hypertrophic and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiographic Diagnosis
Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.
9:10 a.m. Pericardial Diseases I: Tamponade and Constriction
Raul E. Espinosa, M.D.
9:50 a.m. Pericardial Diseases II: Constriction Mimics
Jae K. Oh, M.D.
10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Transplantation
Daniel D. Borgeson, M.D.
11:00 a.m. Left Ventricular Devices and Cardiac Resynchronization
Grace Lin, M.D.
11:30 a.m. Pulmonary Hypertension, RV Function, and Pulmonary Embolism
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
12:25 p.m. Lunch

Systemic and Coronary Diseases
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m. Cardiac Masses
Kyle W. Klarich, M.D.
2:15 p.m. Coronary Artery Disease Including Mechanical Complications
Brandon M. Wiley, M.D.
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:20 p.m. Stress Echocardiography
Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D. and Robert B. McCully, M.D.
4:35 p.m. Contrast Echocardiography: What You Need to Know for the Boards
Sharon L. Mulvagh, M.D.
5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6:55 a.m. Early Morning Session: Doppler Hemodynamics Correlation
Darrell B. Newman, M.D.
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease
Jae K. Oh, M.D.

7:30 a.m. Advanced Echo Hemodynamic Cases
Jae K. Oh, M.D. and Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
8:45 a.m. "Simple" Congenital Heart Disease: ASD, VSD, Ebstein's, PDA
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D.
9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:00 a.m. Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Heidi M. Connolly, M.D.
11:00 a.m. Diseases of the Aorta: Marfan's Syndrome, Aneurysms, Atherosclerosis, and Dissection
Peter C. Spittell, M.D. and Heidi M. Connolly, M.D.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn



Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of May 19, 2017, whichever comes first. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Echo Board Review when making your reservation.

DoubleTree by Hilton
150 South Broadway
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
2 block walk

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway
Phone: 507-285-1234
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
3 block walk

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
Phone: 507-280-6000
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
4 block walk

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway to the Mayo Civic Center where the conference will be held. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Diseases is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


MD, PhD, DO, PharmD $875
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Cardiac Sonographer $800

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, and break refreshments. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME (CV CME) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME before May 27, 2017 (email: No refunds will be made on or after May 27, 2017. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances.  In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Scholarship Program

This course offers scholarships to individuals in training who excel. The scholarship application can be found hereThe deadline for receipt of application is March 1, 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded to three exceptional fellows to attend the course which covers areas of echocardiography through both didactic teaching as well as interactive board simulation question/answer sessions. It would be envisioned that this fellow takes this information back to their institution and conducts teaching and discussion sessions with his/her peers.  The scholarship award includes the following:

  • Complimentary tuition
  • DVD set of the 2016 course lectures

The scholarship application form can be found here.

Requirements (all documents must be submitted together):

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from training director
  • Personal statement of career interest from applicant
  • Current curriculum vitae

The selection process will be based upon the qualities of:

  • knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography
  • interest in education
  • leadership that the fellow has been able to demonstrate

Submit to: 


Mayo Clinic – EBR Scholarship Program
ATTN:  Ms. Deborah Feils
200 1st Street SW – Gonda 6-472
Rochester, MN 55905


The deadline for receipt of application is March 1, 2017.

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Date: 6/10/2017 - 6/13/2017

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