Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Echo Revolution: Adult Echo for Physicians and Sonographers

Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018

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$795 - $850 | Early registration saves $100

Course Overview


Echo Revolution is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler, and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial, and valvular disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including assessment of systolic and diastolic function, quantitative Doppler, and stress echocardiography will be presented. In addition, newer techniques including 3D echo and strain imaging will be discussed.

- Apply Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease and the systematic assessment of prosthetic valves, and appreciate the surgical implications of these findings.
- Utilize appropriate methods of the quantitation of systolic function and practical assessment of diastolic function.
- Recognize the impact of appropriate use criteria for the echo assessment of ischemic heart disease and understand the echocardiographic features of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction;
- Utilize advanced echocardiography imagine techniques in identification and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- Identify characteristic echocardiographic features of cardiac tumors and masses, their pathologic correlates, and how they can be differentiated from artifacts.
- Recognize the potential and current utility of new technology 

This course is designed for physicians and cardiac sonographers who perform and interpret echo exams and wish to enhance their knowledge of the echocardiographic assessment of adult cardiac disease. Participants with a basic knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.

Program Schedule

Friday, October 5
7:15 a.m.
Registration | Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m.
Welcome and Course Overview
8:00 a.m.
Orientation to the Audience Response System
8:10 a.m.
Pre test
Moderator: Patricia Pellikka, MD
8:15 a.m.
Echocardiography for Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function: 2-D and 3-D Echo and Doppler
Ratnasari Padang, MD, PhD
8:40 a.m.
Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Function: Basic Concepts and Practical Points
Barry Karon, MD
9:05 a.m.
Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Heart Pressures and Right Ventricular Function
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
9:30 a.m.
Strain Imaging for Assessment of Left and Right Ventricular Function
Grace Lin, MD
9:55 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD, Barry Karon, MD, Grace Lin, MD, Ratnasari Padang, MD, PhD
10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Moderator: Sunil Mankad, MD
10:35 a.m.
Diastolic Function: Case Studies and Clinical Pearls
Barry Karon, MD
11:00 a.m.
Echocardiographic Assessment for Patients with Cardiac Amyloid, Eosinophilic Endomyocardial Disease, and Primary Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Martha Grogan, MD
11:25 a.m.
Echocardiography for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Jeffrey Geske, MD
11:50 a.m.
Role of Cardiac Surgery for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hartzell Schaff, MD
12:15 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Jeffrey Geske, MD, Martha Grogan, MD, Hartzell Schaff, MD
12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Patricia Pellikka, MD
1:30 p.m.
Case Studies in Stress Echo
Patricia Pellikka, MD
2:05 p.m.
Contrast Echocardiography: The Truth Shall Be Revealed
Susan Wilansky, MD
2:30 p.m.
Echocardiography Cases: Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction
Brandon Wiley, MD
2:55 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Susan Wilansky, MD, Brandon Wiley, MD
3:15 p.m.
ECHO EXTRA - Critical Care Ultrasound
Brandon Wiley, MD
3:30 p.m.
Echo Jeopardy
Judy Hung, MD, Barry Karon, MD, Michael Picard, MD, Susan Wilansky, MD
Moderator: Sunil Mankad, MD
4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 6
6:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Early Bird Workshop Sessions - Select session of interest to attend. Pre-registration required at the time of registration.
1. Strain Imaging: How To
Jennifer Betz, RDCS, Garvan Kane, MD, PhD, Grace Lin, MD
2. Interactive Cases Studies Where 3-D Made a Difference
Jeffrey Geske, MD, Sunil Mankad, MD, Jeremy Thaden, MD
9:00 a.m.
***** Open Time for people to get to meeting room / stretch break *****
9:10 a.m.
ECHO EXTRA - PISA Calculation Pearls
Jennifer Betz, RDCS
Moderator: Patricia Pellikka, MD
9:15 a.m.
Echocardiography for Mitral Stenosis
Kyle Klarich, MD
9:40 a.m.
Echo for Mitral Valve Interventions: The MGH Perspective
Michael Picard, MD
10:05 a.m.
Echocardiography for Mitral Regurgitation Including Assessment With PISA
Sunil Mankad, MD
10:30 a.m.
Echocardiography for Aortic Regurgitation Including Assessment With Continuity Equation
Susan Wilansky, MD
10:55 a.m.
Echocardiography for Aortic Valve Stenosis: Comprehensive 2-D and Doppler Assessment
Judy Hung, MD
11:20 a.m.
Questions and Answers
Judy Hung, MD, Kyle Klarich, MD, Sunil Mankad, MD, Susan Wilansky, MD
11:45 a.m.
Moderator: Sunil Mankad, MD
1:00 p.m.
Echocardiography for Prosthetic Valves
Jeremy Thaden, MD
1:25 p.m.
Which Valve for Which Patient
Hartzell Schaff, MD
1:50 p.m.
Echo Features of Infective Endocarditis
Sunil Mankad, MD
2:15 p.m.
Stress Echo for Valve Disease
Ratnasari Padang, MD, PhD
2:35 p.m.
Questions and Answers
Ratnasari Padang, MD, PhD, Hartzell Schaff, MD, Jeremy Thaden, MD
2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Breakout Sessions (3:00 - 3:40 p.m. Rotate 3:50 - 4:30 p.m. (Select two (2) sessions to attend)
Breakout Session 1: Echo for LVADs
Barry Karon, MD
Breakout Session 2: Multimodality Imaging: Cases Where It Made a Difference
Jeffrey Geske, MD, Martha Grogan, MD
Breakout Session 3: Truth or Fiction: Artifacts and Pitfalls
Jennifer Betz, RDCS, Sunil Mankad, MD
4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Sunil Mankad, MD
7:30 a.m.
ECHO EXTRA - Echo Guidance of Biopsy Procedures
Jennifer Betz, RDCS
7:45 a.m.
What the Adult Cardiologist Needs to Know About Congenital Heart Disease
Naser Ammash, MD
8:10 a.m.
3-D Echocardiography: Practical Applications
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
8:35 a.m.
Intraoperative Echocardiography: Cases of the Unsuspected
Jeffrey Geske, MD
9:00 a.m.
Controversies in Adult Congenital Screening & Follow-up
Naser Ammash, MD
9:25 a.m.
Echo Assessment of the Tricuspid Valve and Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation
Martha Grogan, MD
9:50 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Naser Ammash, MD, Jeffrey Geske, MD, Martha Grogan, MD, Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
10:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Moderator: Patricia Pellikka, MD
10:15 a.m.
Post Knowledge Assessment
10:30 a.m.
Imaging in TAVR
Jeremy Thaden, MD
10:55 a.m.
Echo in Pericardial Disease and Constriction
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
11:20 a.m.
Cardiac Masses
Kyle Klarich, MD
11:45 a.m.
Closing Comments
12:00 p.m.


Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.
Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

Naser M. Ammash, M.D.
Jennifer L. Betz, R.D.C.S.
Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.
Martha Grogan, M.D.
Garvan C.Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
Barry L. Karon, M.D.
Kyle W.Klarich, M.D.
Grace Lin, M.D.
Ratnasari (Sari) Padang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Hartzell V. Schaff, M.D.
Jeremy J.Thaden, M.D.
Susan Wilansky, M.D.
Brandon M.Wiley, M.D.

Judy Wei-Ming Hung, M.D.
Boston, MA

Michael H. Picard, M.D.
Boston, MA

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Phone: 617-267-5300
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