Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach

Echo on Marco Island

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach

Marco Island Marriott Beach & Golf, Marco Island, FL

12/18/2017 - 12/21/2017


Note:  There is no damage to the Marco Island Marriott from the hurricaine which occurred in Florida earlier.

The program seeks to address competence is using multiple echocardiographic techniques in assessment of cardiac structure and function in adult acquired or congenital heart disease. This will concise, limited didactic lectures with major emphasis on a series of illustrative cases which will include audience response and discussion presented by echocardiography specialists which would lead to enhanced patient management. Workshops will be held to demonstrate the techniques for acquiring the echocardiographic data, especially with respect to new contemporary techniques such as strain imaging.

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

  • Demonstrate the application of Doppler principles to assessing hemodynamics including valvular heart disease
  • Demonstrate use of echocardiography to assess prosthetic valves
  • Demonstrate and interpret diastolic echocardiographic measurements
  • Define advantages of stress echocardiography and use of contrast
  • Apply echocardiographic principles in assessment of congestive heart failure
  • Identify echocardiographic features of common congenital heart abnormalities
  • Define the role of echo in the interventional cardiology practice
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of new imaging techniques including 3-D and strain

Attendance at this Mayo 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 adult and congenital cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and cardiac sonographers who have basic experience and knowledge in echocardiography. This course is also intended for other medical specialists, internists, and anesthesiologists working to further their experience in clinical application of echocardiography.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

6:00-7:00 p.m. Early Registration- Palms Ballroom Foyer

Monday, December 18, 2017

7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Pre Test Evaluation and Discussion
Naser Ammash, M.D.
 Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 a.m. Cases to Start the Day
Drs. Bonnichsen, Ryan, and Click
8:30 a.m. LV Systolic Function - Beyond the Basics: Challenges and Pitfalls
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Challenges in Assessment of LV Diastolic Function
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
9:30 a.m. RV Assessment and Pulmonary Pressures: Illustrative Cases
Kyle Klarich, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. Aortic Valve Stenosis Cases: Assessment in the Elderly
Sorin Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. Mitral Valve Regurgitation Cases: Simple and Challenging
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion With 60 Second Teaching Points Per Speaker
Drs. Ryan, Klarich, Pislaru, Said, and Thaden Dr. Click, moderator
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Tiki Terrace
Naser Ammash, M.D.
1:00 p.m. Increased Gradients Across Prosthetic Valves
Lori Blauwet, M.D.
1:30 p.m. Diseases of the Aorta: Multimodality Cases
Crystal Bonnichsen, M.D.
2:00 p.m. Echo Cases in Endocarditis: Routine and Complex
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
2:30 p.m. 3-D Echo: Practical Applications
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion With 60 Second Teaching Points Per Speaker
Drs. Blauwet, Bonnichsen, Mankad, and Thaden; Dr. Ammash, moderator
3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
3:30 p.m. Breakouts
  • Hemodynamics
    Dr. Ryan and Ms. Betz
  • Sonographer - Hands-on Demonstration and Ask Any Question
    Dr. Mankad and Ms. Warmsbecker
  • Interventional Echo - TAVR, Mitral Clip, PFO Closure, etc.
    Drs. Pislaru and Thaden
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception - Tiki Beach

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
Rekah Mankad, M.D.
8:00 a.m. Cases to Start the Day
Drs. Karon, Mankad, and Click
8:30 a.m. Where, Why, and How Did We Mess Up?
Barry Karon, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Differential Diagnosis of Increased Wall Thickness
Naser Ammash, M.D.
9:30 a.m. Role of Echo in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Kyle Klarich, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion With 60 Second Teaching Points Per Speaker
Drs. Karon, Ammash, and Klarich; Dr. Mankad, moderator
10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
11:00 a.m. Present State of Strain Imaging
Barry Karon, M.D.
11:30 a.m. Will We Get Paid for This Echo?
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
12:00 p.m. Echocardiographic Challenge: Constriction Cases
Jeremy Thaden, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion With 60 Second Teaching Points Per Speaker
Drs. Karon, Ryan, and Thaden, Dr. Mankad, moderator
12:45 p.m. Adjourn - Afternoon off to enjoy Marco Island

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
Kyle Klarich, M.D.
8:00 a.m. Challenging Stress Echo Cases from Mayo Clinic
Kyle Klarich, M.D.
8:30 a.m. Challenging Stress Echo Cases from The Ohio State University
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Stress Echo: Hemodynamic/Valve Cases
Lori Blauwet, M.D.
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion With 60 Second Teaching Points Per Speaker
Drs. Ryan and Blauwet; Dr. Klarich, moderator
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. Echo in Acute Care
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. Tricuspid Valve Cases
Naser Ammash, M.D.
11:30 a.m. More Interesting and Challenging Cases
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Tiki Terrace
1:00 p.m. Echo Jeopardy
Host: Drs. Mankad and Click
Team Captains:
  • Drs. Blauwet and Audience Participant
  • Drs. Karon and Audience Participant
  • Drs. Ryan and Audience Participant

Judge: Dr. Ammash
If interested in participating with a faculty member above, please sign up at registration.

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions - Rotate as you desire.
  • Strain - How To Do It
    Dr. Karon and Ms. Betz 
  • Adult Congenital Cases: What You Need to Know
    Drs. Ammash and Bonnichsen
  • TEE Simulator Hands-On
    Dr. Click and Ms. Warmsbecker
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
4:00 p.m. Echo Volleyball on Quinn's Beach
Join Faculty on Quinn's Beach for a game or two of beach volleyball - who will take the win this year?

Thursday, December 21, 2017

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
 Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 a.m. Wake Up With Cardiac Masses
Kyle Klarich, M.D.
8:30 a.m. Artifacts of the Day
Drs. Click and Blauwet
9:00 a.m. Cases in Structural Heart Disease
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 a.m. TEE Cases - Routine and Challenging
Roger Click, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. Case of the Year - You Vote!
Drs. Blauwet, Klarich, Pislaru, Ryan, and Thaden
12:15 p.m. Adjourn



Roger L. Click, M.D., Ph.D.
Naser M. Ammash, M.D.

Jennifer L. Betz, RDCS
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D., M.A.
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D.
Barry L. Karon, M.D.
Kyle W. Klarich, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeremy J. Thaden, M.D.
Jennifer A. Warmsbecker, RDCS
Susan Wilansky, M.D.

Thomas Ryan, M.D.

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MD, PhD, DO, PharmD $690
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonograher $525


The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, lunch, and reception. 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.

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The Marco Island Marriott has had minimal damage due to Hurricane Irma and will reopen on approximately October 1. 

The hotel is still taking reservations for this conference. 

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Marco Island Marriott. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of Friday, November 24, 2017, whichever comes first. NOTE: The room block for this course sells out early every year.

Marco Island Marriott
400 South Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Group Rate: $211 single/double
Group Code: Mayo Echo
Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: 800-438-4373 or 239-394-2511

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic CV CME 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 and hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL is the recommended airport for arrival. The hotel is approximately one hour from the Fort Myers Airport.

If you prefer to rent a car while on property, Hertz car rental is located in the hotel. The direct phone number for reservations is 239-394-3322.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Commercial Support

At the time of posting, a complete listing of commercial supports (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Sheila Fick. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

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