Echocardiography in the Nation's Capital: Practical Review of Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Echo in the Nation's Capital

Echocardiography in the Nation's Capital: Practical Review of Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Fairmont Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of Columbia

4/21/2017 - 4/23/2017



Echocardiography in the Nation’s Capital: Practical Review of Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers 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.


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

• Correlate the pathology and etiology of valvular heart disease;
• Apply Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease and the systematic assessment of prosthetic valves;
• Utilize the proper technique for the assessment and clinical application of diastolic function of the heart;
• Identify diastolic filling patterns found in various cardiac disorders;
• Recognize pathology and echocardiographic findings of ischemic heart disease and mechanical complications of myocardial infarction
• Discuss clinical applications of stress echocardiography;
• Identify the two-dimensional and Doppler findings for pericardial disease; and
• Recognize the potential of new technology in the field of echocardiography, including 3D imaging and strain imaging

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 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.


Friday, April 21 2017

7:15 a.m. Registration – Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m.

Welcome and Course Overview

Drs. Patricia Pellikka, M.D. and Sunil Mankad, M.D.

8:00 a.m. Orientation to the Audience Response System and Knowledge Assessment

Assessment of Cardiac Function

Moderator:  Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

8:15 a.m.

Echocardiography for Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function: 2-D and 3-D Echo and Doppler

Jeffrey B. Geske M.D.

8:40 a.m.

Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Function: Basic Concepts and Practical Points

Barry L. Karon, M.D.

9:05 a.m.

Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Heart Pressures and Right Ventricular Function

Garvan C. Kane, M.D.

9:30 a.m.

Strain Imaging for Assessment of Left and Right Ventricular Function

Grace Lin, M.D.

9:55 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Geske, Karon, Kane, & Lin

10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break

Diastolic Function and Myocardial Disease

Moderator:  Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

10:35 a.m.

Echo in Heart Failure – Implementing Guidelines

Grace Lin, M.D.

11:00 a.m.

Echocardiographic Assessment for Patients with Cardiac Amyloid, Eosinophilic Endomyocardial Disease, and Primary Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Michael W. Cullen,  M.D.

11:25 a.m.

Echocardiography for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.

11:50 a.m.

Echocardiography in Pericardial Disease and Constriction

Joseph F. Maalouf, M.D.

12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Lin, Cullen, Geske, and Maalouf

12:30 p.m. Lunch

Coronary Artery Disease

Moderator:  Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

1:30 p.m.


Optimizing Imaging

Carin Moe, R.D.C.S.

1:40 p.m.

Stress Echo – Ischemic Heart Disease

Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

2:05 p.m.

Case Studies in Contrast Echocardiography

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, M.D.

2:30 p.m.

Echocardiography Cases: Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction

Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

2:55 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Naqvi & Mankad

3:15 p.m. Adjourn
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Session: Myocardial Strain Workshop

Drs. Kane, Lin and Karon


Saturday, April 22 2017

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Valvular Heart Disease I

Moderator:  Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

8:00 a.m.

Echocardiography for Aortic Valve Stenosis: Comprehensive 2-D and Doppler Assessment

Patricia A. Pellikka., M.D.

8:25 a.m.

Echocardiography for Mitral Stenosis

Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

8:50 a.m.

Echocardiography for Mitral Regurgitation including Assessment with PISA

Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D.

9:15 a.m.

Echocardiography for Aortic Regurgitation including Assessment with Continuity Equation

Joseph F. Maalouf, M.D.

9:40 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Pellikka & Mankad

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m.


PISA Calculations Pearls

Carin Moe, R.D.C.S.

10:30 a.m.

Assessment of Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

Naser M. Ammash, M.D.

10:55 a.m.

Echocardiography for Prosthetic Valves

Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D.

11:20 a.m.

Which Valve for Which Patient

Joseph A. Dearani, M.D.

11:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Pislaru, Ammash and Dearani

12:20 p.m. Lunch

1:30  - 2:15  p.m.


Rotate to another session


2:30 -  3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session - Breakouts (Pick 2)

Session 1:

Stress Echo – Non-Ischemic Echo

Dr. Pellikka

Session 2:

3-D Echo

Drs. Mankad, Maalouf, and Pislaru

Session 3:

Imaging Tips and Tricks and Artifacts

Drs. Cullen, Geske, and Carin Moe

3:15 p.m. Adjourn


Sunday, April 23 2017

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Congenital Heart Disease and Special Topics

Moderator:  Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

7:30 a.m. Knowledge Assessment
7:45 a.m.

Multimodality Imaging

Brian P. Shapiro, M.D.

8:10 a.m.

What the Adult Cardiologist Needs to Know About Congenital Heart Disease  

Naser M. Ammash M.D.

8:35 a.m.

3-D Echocardiography:  Practical Applications

Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Controversies in Adult Congenital Screening & Follow-up

Naser M. Ammash, M.D.

9:25 a.m.

Intraoperative Echocardiography: Cases Where Echo Made a Difference

Sorin V. Pislaru M.D.

9:50 a.m.

Interventional Echo:  Watchman / Mitral Clip

Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.

10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Drs. Shapiro, Ammash , and Pislaru

10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break

Special Topics  

Moderator:  Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

10:45 a.m.

Imaging in TAVR

Steven A. Goldstein, M.D.

11:10 a.m.

Heart Failure, Transplant & LVADs: Role of Echocardiography

Barry L. Karon, M.D.

11:35 a.m.

Role of Cardiac Surgery for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Joseph A. Dearani, M.D.

12:00 p.m.

Cardiac Masses:  Key identifying/differentiating Features

Michael W. Cullen, M.D.

12:25 p.m. Adjourn




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

Barry L. Karon, M.D.
Brian P. Shapiro, M.D.
Carin R. Moe, R.D.C.S.
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
Grace Lin, M.D.
Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.
Joseph J. Dearani, M.D.
Joseph F. Maalouf, M.D.
Michael W. Cullen, M.D.
Naser M. Ammash, M.D.
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D.
Tasneen Z. Naqvi, M.D.

Steven Goldstein, M.D.


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

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."

Other Health Care Professionals
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Attendees should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from the sponsor of this activity.


MD, PhD, DO, Pharm D $725

Fellows, PA, NP, RN, Technologist, CardiacSonographer $675

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If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before Friday, April 7, 2017 (email: cv No refunds will be made on or after Friday, April 7, 2017. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

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Online Reservations at Fairmont Washington D.C.:

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown.  In order to receive the special Fairmont room rate of $325 per night, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of March 20, 2017, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Echo in the Nation’s Capital when making your reservation.

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2401 M Street, NW
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Room rates above are for single or double occupancy.  Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $75.00 per night.  There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents.  Maximum occupancy per room is three (3) adults or two (2) adults and two (2) children.  Guests will be required to guarantee their reservations with a two-night room and tax deposit.  Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the first two (2) nights of the reserved stay.  Cancellation of individual reservations made up to 14 days prior to arrival will be accepted, and the deposit refunded for those rooms for the full night’s stay.  Guest can enjoy complimentary self-parking, lei greeting upon arrival,

in-room safes, coffee and 24 hour fitness center.


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 Charlene Tri. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

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