Basic to Advanced Echocardiography from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville

May 17-20, 2017
The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Registration Closed
Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1™ (26.25), MOC (26.25), ABIM MOC Points (26.25), Price: $565 - $750

Agenda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00-7:00 pm Pre-registration - Heritage Foyer


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast - Heritage Foyer
7:30 am Welcome
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.

FUNDAMENTALS
Dr. Roger Click, presiding

7:40 am Cases - Teasers
Drs. Miller, Click, and Ammash
8:00 am Assessment of LV Systolic Function in 2017
Barry Karon, M.D.
8:30 am Diastolic Function Updates
Fletcher Miller, Jr., M.D.
9:00 am Real or Echo Artifact?
Frederick Kremkau, Ph.D. and Pam Burgess, RDCS, RDMS, RVT
9:30 am RV Function in 2017
Garvan Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 am Panel Discussion
Drs. Karon, Miller, Kremkau, and Kane; Dr. Click, moderator
10:45 am Challenging Cases for Assessment of Pulmonary Pressures
Michael Cullen, M.D.
11:00 am Echo in Congestive Heart Failure: When and Why
Barry Karon, M.D.
11:30 am Echo in Restrictive Cardiomyopathies
Naser Ammash, M.D.
12:00 pm Challenging Heart Failure Case
Lori Blauwet, M.D.
12:15 pm Panel Discussion
Drs. Cullen, Karon, Ammash, and Blauwet; Dr. Click, moderator
12:30 pm Lunch - Heritage C

ECHO FOR MYOCARDIAL AND PERICARDIAL DISEASE
Dr. Fletcher Miller, Jr., presiding

1:30 pm Echo Assessment of HCM
Hari Chaliki, M.D.
2:00 pm Cardiac Constriction
Barry Karon, M.D.
2:30 pm Strain for Myocardial Diseases
Fletcher Miller, Jr., M.D.
3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Drs. Chaliki and Karon; Dr. Miller, moderator
3:15 pm Refreshment Break

PARELLEL SESSIONS
SONOGRAPHER SESSION (Foyer)

3:45 pm Sonographer Hands-On
Ms. Burgess, Ms. Harper, and Ms. Klug
5:00 pm Adjourn

TEE (Main Ballroom)

3:45 pm TEE for Source of Embolism Cases
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
4:15 pm TEE for Endocarditis Cases
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
4:45 pm Questions and Answers
5:00 pm Adjourn
6:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception - Skyline Room, Mountainview Terrace, Sammons Wing, 8th Floor
Attendees, guests, and faculty invited.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 am Continental Breakfast - Heritage Foyer

ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE/AORTIC DISEASE
Dr. Naser Ammash, presiding

7:30 am Contrast Echocardiography
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
8:00 am Cases in Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Echo for Coronary Disease
Michael Cullen, M.D.
8:30 am Echo for Acute Coronary Syndromes and Cases
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 am Panel Discussion
Drs. Ryan, Cullen, and Click; Dr. Ammash, moderator
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am Surprises in Stress Echo - Good and Bad
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
11:00 am Multimodality Imaging for Acute Aortic Syndromes
Crystal Bonnichsen, M.D.
11:30 am Value of Echo vs CT in Coronary Artery Anomalies
Naser Ammash, M.D.
12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Drs. Ryan and Bonnichsen; Dr. Ammash, moderator
12:30 pm Adjourn for the afternoon.

IAC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
Bring your laptop to work on your application.

Ms. Beverly Gorman (Sr. Director, IAC) and Ms. Pamela Burgess

3:00 pm Welcome
Ms. Gorman and Ms. Burgess
3:05 pm Brief overview of the IAC Echocardiography history and information regarding the structure of IAC
  • Why is was created, history.
  • Purpose of accreditation, what it is, what it is not.
  • Who is sponsoring organization are and their role.
  • IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors and their responsibility.
  • About the standards, basis for the program, minimum standards.
  • Company mission - improving health care through accreditation.
  • Reimbursement - what the IAC does and doesn't do.
3:40 pm

Steps to earning accreditation, reaccreditation

  • Gather information - what is needed to complete the application.
  • Internal self-assessment - what it is and how to perform, using the standards as their guide (attendees are encouraged to bring their policies, protocols). Tips and questions answered on how to review.
  • Case study requirements - how many, what pathology, how to pick cases (what if it's not a perfect case?), final reports (how to review).
  • Sample documents.
4:30 pm Dinner Break
4:45 pm

Quality Improvement

  • What it is, detailed discussion on the required QI measures (what they are, how much is required, and how often).
  • QI tool - if used, meets the requirements, view webcast. Used for audits.
  • QI meetings, what should be discussed, how many, who needs to attend, meeting minutes.
5:30 pm The online application - overview of the application, questions, and attachments
5:45 pm Pre-submission check - what it is and what it isn't
5:50 pm Final submission, what happens next
6:00 pm

Application decisions

  • What they are and what they do if delayed.
  • Decision letters and application review findings.
6:20 pm How your lab should run on a daily basis
6:30 pm Resources - overview of the website, samples, On Demand, live webinars
6:40 pm Closing Q&A
7:00 pm Adjourn


Friday, May 19, 2017

7:00 am Continental Breakfast - Heritage Foyer

ECHO FOR VALVE DISEASE
Dr. Roger Click, presiding

7:30 am Echo for Aortic Stenosis: How To
Fletcher Miller, Jr., M.D.
8:00 am Low Output Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis
Hari Chaliki, M.D.
8:30 am Echo for Aortic Regurgitation
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
9:00 am Echo for Right-Sided Valves
Garvan Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 am Panel Discussion
Drs. Miller, Chaliki, Ryan, and Kane; Dr. Click, moderator
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am Echo for Mitral Regurgitation: How To Quantify
Lori Blauwet, M.D.
11:00 am 3-D/TEE for Mitral Valve Interventions
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
11:30 am Cases in Stress Echo for Hemodynamic Assessment
Garvan Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Drs. Blauwet, Thaden, and Kane; Dr. Click, moderator
12:30 pm Lunch - Heritage C

PARELLEL SESSIONS
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (Main Ballroom)

Dr. Naser Ammash, presiding

1:30 pm Echocardiography in the Evaluation of RV Enlargement. Where Is That Shunt?
Naser Ammash, M.D.
2:00 pm Echo in Postop Simple Congenital Heart Disease
Crystal Bonnichsen, M.D.
2:30 pm Interventional Echo for Congenital Heart Disease
Allison Cabalka, M.D.
3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Drs. Bonnichsen and Cabalka; Dr. Ammash, moderator
3:30 pm Adjourn

TEE SIMULATOR (Foyer)
Dr. Fletcher Miller, Ms. Klug, and Ms. Harper

1:30 pm TEE Simulator
3:30 pm Adjourn


Saturday, May 20, 2017

7:00 am Continental Breakfast - Heritage Foyer

MORE VALVULAR AND SPECIAL TOPICS
Dr. Roger Click, presiding

7:30 am Echo for Aortic Prostheses
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
8:00 am

Echo for TAVR: Pre and Post

Hari Chaliki, M.D.

8:30 am Echo for Mitral Prostheses
Lori Blauwet, M.D.
9:00 am Cardiac Masses
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 am Panel Discussion
Drs. Thaden, Chaliki, and Blauwet; Dr. Click, moderator
9:45 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am Case Competition: You Be The Judge!
Dr. Thomas Ryan, moderator
Drs. Bonnichsen, Cullen, Pollak, Kremkau, Karon, and Cabalka, and Ms. Burgess
11:45 am Adjourn

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Credit To Be Defined
  • AMA PRA Category 1
    26.25
  • MOC
    26.25
  • ABIM MOC Points
    26.25

Price: $565 - $750

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