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

April 21-23, 2017
Fairmont Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of Columbia

Registration Closed
Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1 (17.5), MOC (17.5), MOC Points (17.5), | Price: $675 - $725


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


Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
  • MOC
  • MOC Points

Price: $675 - $725

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