Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail

Echo Workshop at Vail

Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail

Vail Marriott, Vail, CO

3/4/2018 - 3/8/2018


NOTE: The Vail Marriott room block is currently sold out. However, we have secured an overflow hotel at the Lion Square Lodge which is a very short walking distance to the Marriott.  Please refer to the Lodging tab for further details.

This program will provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art 2-D, Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography with a strong emphasis on newer and more rapidly changing areas. The topics to be covered include diastology, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, application of TEE in clinical practice, and cardiomyopathy.  The role of echo relative to the newer imaging modalities will be discussed. There are also afternoon workshops on heart failure, hemodynamics, congenital heart disease, and stress echo. The final workshop will include a series of clinical cases which will focus on integrating various imaging modalities to provide the highest quality of patient care. The course is designed for the clinician and sonographer who are actively involved in adult echocardiography and wish to gain additional practical experience in these specific areas. Daily reading sessions will provide the opportunity to interpret case studies and to compare and discuss diagnoses with the faculty. An integrated format combining theory and practice will be utilized. In the morning sessions, a traditional lecture series will present state-of-the-art information on selected topics. Application of the techniques to clinical practice will be emphasized. 

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

  • Use echocardiographic and Doppler methods to assess hemodynamics and cardiac function
  • Demonstrate the application of Doppler principles to assessing hemodynamics including valvular heart disease
  • Apply stress testing combined with the use of cardiac ultrasound
  • Utilize echocardiography to determine which patients should be referred for surgery versus medical therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Identify the critical role that echo plays in structural heart disease and interventional procedures

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.

Clinical cardiologists and cardiac sonographers with interest in echocardiography, cardiology trainees, application specialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and physician echocardiographers.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

4:00 p.m. Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer, Lower Level
5:00-6:00 p.m. Test Your Knowledge - Question/Answer Session
Drs. Kyle W. Klarich and Rick A. Nishimura

Monday, March 5, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:25 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Kyle W. Klarich
Dr. Thomas Ryan, presiding
7:30-7:50 a.m.

2nd Annual Dr. George M. Gura Memorial Lectureship

Role of Echocardiography in Endocarditis: Myth and Reality
Dr. Walter R. Wilson

7:50-8:10 a.m. Imaging in Infective Endocarditis: Role of Echo From a Clinician's Perspective
Dr. Martha Grogan
8:10-8:30 a.m.

AS and the Evolving Role of TAVR
Dr. James D. Thomas

8:30-8:50 a.m.

VHD - The Tricuspid Valve Assessment: Old New Interventions, Forgotten No More!

Dr. Michael H. Picard

8:50-9:10 a.m.

What's New in the 2017 Valve Guideline Updates for 2018
Dr. Rick A. Nishimura

9:10-9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
Drs. Wilson, Grogan, Thomas, Picard, and Nishimura; Dr. Ryan, moderator
4:00-6:00 pm Quantification of Regurgitation: AR and MR Cases
Drs. Klarich, Mankad, and Ryan

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Dr. Kyle W. Klarich, presiding
7:30-7:50 a.m. Multimodality Imaging in Heart Failure: Old Ways and New Tricks to the Trade
Dr. Thomas Ryan
7:50-8:10 a.m. HFpEF What Is the Big Deal: How Imaging Can Help
Dr. William F. Armstrong
8:10-8:30 a.m. 3-D Imaging: Where Does It Fit Into Everyday Practice?
Dr. Sunil V. Mankad
8:30-8:50 a.m. The Growing Importance of Strain Imaging in Clinical Echo
Dr. James D. Thomas
8:50-9:10 a.m. Amyloid: What Every Cardiologist Should Know
Dr. Martha Grogan
9:10-9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
Drs. Ryan, Armstrong, Mankad, Thomas, and Grogan; Dr. Klarich, moderator
4:00-6:00 p.m. Hemodynamic Workshop: A Case-Based Approach to VHD and Diastolic Function Analysis
Drs. Nishimura and Klarich
6:30-7:30 pm Welcome Reception - Ballroom Foyer
All Participants, Faculty, Exhibitors, and Guests Invited

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Dr. Sunil V. Mankad, presiding
7:30-7:50 a.m. Echo in the Role of Diagnosis and Management of LAA Thrombus and Other Atrial Fibrillation Issues
Dr. Sunil V. Mankad
7:50-8:10 a.m. LVAD Echocardiographic Assessment
Dr. William F. Armstrong
8:10-8:30 a.m. The Right Heart: Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Function
Dr. James D. Thomas
8:30-8:50 a.m. Cardiac Masses: How to Formulate a Differential and Plan Next Step
Dr. Kyle W. Klarich
8:50-9:10 a.m. Interventional Echo - Echo's Role in the Cath and EP Labs?
Dr. Michael H. Picard
9:10-9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
Drs. Armstrong, Thomas, Klarich, and Picard; Dr. Mankad, moderator
4:00-5:00 p.m. Live Scanning: 3-D Imaging & Strain Imaging - How to Acquire and Interpret Images
Dr. Mankad, Mr. Banas, and Ms. Klug
5:00-6:00 p.m. Live Scanning: Role to the Rescue - In a Patient With Cardiac Symptoms and Unknown Diagnosis
Drs. Warnes and Grogan and Mr. Banas and Ms. Klug

Thursday, March 8, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Dr. Carole A. Warnes, presiding
7:30-7:50 a.m. Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Most Common Diagnosis That a General Cardiologist May See/Miss
Dr. Carole A. Warnes
7:50-8:10 a.m. The Female Patient: Does the Approach to Imaging and Heart Disease Differ?
Dr. Rekha Mankad
8:10-8:30 a.m. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiographic Assessment
Dr. Rick A. Nishimura
8:30-8:50 a.m. The Pregnant Cardiac Patient: How Echo Helps in Management
Dr. Carole A. Warnes
8:50-9:10 a.m. Systemic Diseases Affecting the Heart Including Carcinoid, Sarcoid, and...
Dr. Rekha Mankad
9:10-9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
Drs. Mankad and Nishimura; Dr. Warnes, moderator
4:00-5:00 p.m. Intraoperative Echocardiography - Echo Saves the Day and the Role of Echo in Obtaining Excellent Outcomes
(Main Ballroom)
Dr. Sunil V. Mankad
4:00-5:00 p.m. Imaging Workshop - Trips and Tricks for the Sonographer
Mr. Banas and Ms. Klug
5:00-6:00 p.m. Test Your Knowledge - Post-Test and Interesting Cases
Drs. Ryan, Klarich, and Nishimura
6:00 p.m. Adjourn



Kyle W. Klarich, M.D.
Thomas Ryan, M.D.

William F. Armstrong, M.D.
Jacob (Jake) A. Banas, RDCS
Jerry H. Greenberg, M.D.
Martha Grogan, M.D.
Rebecca (Becky) C. Klug, RDCS, RT(R)
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.
Rick A. Nishimura, M.D.
Michael H. Picard, M.D.
James D. Thomas, M.D.
Carole A. Warnes, M.D.
Walter R. Wilson, M.D.

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MD, PhD, DO, Pharm D

Registration fee paid in full by February 5, 2018

After February 5, 2018 - $875

Fellow, Resident, Sonographers, RN, NP, PA

Registration fee paid in full by February 5, 2018

After February 5, 2018 - $675

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If you cancel your participation for this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by CV CME before Monday, February 19, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after February 19, 2018. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

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NOTE: The Vail Marriott is currently sold out. However, we have secured an overflow hotel at the Lion Square Lodge which is a very short walking distance to the Marriott.  

Lion Square Lodge
660 Lionshead Pl
Vail, CO 81657

Group Rate: $349
Group Code: Mayo Clinic
Phone Reservations: 877-497-0498

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 or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Special discounted transportation through Colorado Mountain Express has been arranged for a rate of $72.00 from Denver Airport and $40.00 from Eagle Airport one way. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800-525-6363 and ask for the special ECHO18 rate.


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.

Lift Tickets and Rentals

Ski & Snowboard Rentals with Charter Sports:
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  • Book online
  • Call 888-295-9797, mention group rate Echo Workshop 2018
  • Walk into shop on-site and identify yourself as being with Echo Workshop 2018

Lift Tickets
Discounted lift tickets are available. This group rate is good during the entire meeting to include Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge. However, the tickets must be purchased in advance.

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