Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification (Blended Live and Online Learning)

Echo Board Review

Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification (Blended Live and Online Learning)

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

6/9/2018 - 6/12/2018

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$850 - $925 | Early registration saves $50 off these rates


What Makes Our Course Different?

  • Blended Live and Online Curriculum through an advanced learning portal.
  • Learners who engage in the live/online content found an increase in their pre/post-test scores of over 35%
  • Online content allows adult learners to go at their own pace, identify and address their own knowledge gaps, and follow self-directed paths of learning to result in an overall more effective educational experience
  • Personalized study guide provided based on your answers to a 125 question mock exam- maximizing the effectiveness of your study time
  • Lectures presented by over 30 Mayo Clinic experts in each content area.
  • Access to 2017 on-line lectures before this year’s live course.
  • Complimentary printed syllabus
  • Access to the course content through the 2019 board examination date
  • Not taking the exam this year? Great opportunity for an excellent comprehensive echocardiography education course that offers 30.5 AMA PRA Cat 1 credits. 

This course is specifically designed to prepare attendees taking the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification examination. It has a focused emphasis on the NBE examination format, ultrasound physics, 2D and M-Mode, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and newer imaging techniques. The course will review all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound with a practical and clinical disease orientated focus. Well-known experts and recognized educators in each field of echocardiography will give in-depth didactic lectures pertaining particularly to integration of echocardiographic data into clinical practice. Each lecture will be followed by multiple choice type question and answer sessions facilitated by an audience response system. Special evening sessions will include a hemodynamic workshop and an entertaining game show involving the entire audience that will review highlights of material covered in the course.

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

• Explain basic physical principles of ultrasound and instrumentation
• Correlate cardiac gross pathology with echocardiographic images
• Evaluate cardiac chamber size, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, and right ventricular systolic function
• Analyze and interpret echocardiographic derived hemodynamic data
• Interpret transesophageal images and distinguish attributes and limitations versus transthoracic echocardiography
• Evaluate acute and chronic ischemic heart disease using standard and stress echocardiography
• Diagnose and quantify etiology and severity of native and prosthetic valvular heart disease
• Distinguish and differentiate causes of heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and pericardial disease
• Diagnose and differentiate cardiac masses
• Diagnose and distinguish diseases of the aorta
• Identify echocardiographic features of systemic disease with associated cardiac involvement
• Integrate new echocardiographic techniques

This course is intended for cardiologists, echocardiographers, and cardiology fellows. Participants with working knowledge of echocardiographic techniques and applications will benefit most from this program.


Saturday, June 9, 2018
6:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast ( Mayo Civic Center)
7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
7:45 a.m.
Online Practice Exam and Evaluations
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
8:00 a.m.
NBE Exam Format and Overview
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
Fundamentals of Echocardiography I
Moderator(s): Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
8:30 a.m.
M-Mode & 2-D Echocardiography (Dimensions, Volume, and EF)
Michael Cullen, MD
9:20 a.m.
Transesophageal Echocardiography Including 3D Echocardiography
Jeremy Thaden, MD
10:10 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.
Doppler and Color Flow Imaging for Non-Invasive Hemodynamics
Jae Oh, MD
11:20 a.m.
Contrast Echocardiography: What You Need to Know for the Boards
Sharon Mulvagh, MD
12:00 p.m.
Fundamentals of Echocardiography II
Moderator(s): Jae Oh, MD
1:00 p.m.
Evaluation of Diastolic Function: The Basics
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
1:50 p.m.
Diastolic Dysfunction: Advanced Principles and Diastolic Stress Test
Jae Oh, MD
2:40 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m.
Physics in Practice: Illustrative Cases
David Foley, MD
3:50 p.m.
Myocardial Velocity and Strain Imaging
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD, Hector Villarraga, MD
4:40 p.m.
Echocardiography in the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation
Rowlens Melduni, MD
5:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Sunday, June 10, 2018
7:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease I
Moderator(s): Vuyisile Nkomo, MD
7:45 a.m.
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Hector Michelena, MD
8:35 a.m.
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Vuyisile Nkomo, MD
9:20 a.m.
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Sorin Pislaru, MD, PhD
10:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:20 a.m.
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Maurice Sarano, MD
11:15 a.m.
Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Diseases
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
12:00 p.m.
Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease II
1:00 p.m.
Prosthetic Valve Assessment
Lori Blauwet, MD
1:55 p.m.
Interventional Echocardiography
Jeremy Thaden, MD
2:25 p.m.
Intraoperative Echocardiography
Sunil Mankad, MD
3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m.
Infective Endocarditis
Ratnasari Padang, MD, PhD
4:10 p.m.
Echo Assessment of the Aorta: Aortic Atherosclerosis, Aneurysms, and Acute Aortopathies
Peter Spittell, MD
4:40 p.m.
Congenital Aortopathies
Hector Michelena, MD
5:00 p.m.
Special Evening Session
6:00 p.m.
Hemodynamic Workshop
Jeffrey Geske, MD, William Miranda, MD, Jae Oh, MD
8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00 a.m.
Early Morning Session: Interesting Cases
Jae Oh, MD
8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Moderator(s): Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
8:15 a.m.
Pericardial Diseases I: Tamponade and Constriction
Raul Espinosa, MD
9:05 a.m.
Pericardial Diseases II: Constriction Mimics
Jae Oh, MD
9:40 a.m.
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Amyloidosis
Martha Grogan, MD
10:10 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Transplantation
Daniel Borgeson, MD
11:00 a.m.
Left Ventricular Devices and Cardiac Resynchronization
Grace Lin, MD
11:30 a.m.
Pulmonary Hypertension, RV Function, and Pulmonary Embolism
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
12:20 p.m.
Systemic and Coronary Diseases
Moderator(s): Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
1:20 p.m.
Cardiac Masses
Kyle Klarich, MD
2:10 p.m.
Coronary Artery Disease Including Mechanical Complications
Brandon Wiley, MD
3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:20 p.m.
Stress Echocardiography
Robert McCully, MD, Patricia Pellikka, MD
4:35 p.m.
Name the Systemic Disease
Rekha Mankad, MD
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Game Show to Test What You Have Learned! (NO CME Offered for this session)
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD, Sunil Mankad, MD, Jae Oh, MD
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease
Moderator(s): Jae Oh, MD
7:30 a.m.
Doppler Hemodynamic Correlation
Darrell Newman, MD
8:00 a.m.
Advanced Echo Hemodynamic Cases
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD, Jae Oh, MD
9:10 a.m.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiographic Diagnosis
Jeffrey Geske, MD
10:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:20 a.m.
Simple Congenital Heart Disease; ASD, VSD, Ebstein’s, PDA
Crystal Bonnichsen, MD
11:10 a.m.
Congenital Cases
Alexander Egbe, MBBS, William Miranda, MD
12:00 p.m.


Jae K. Oh, M.D.
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.

Courtney E. Bennett, D.O
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D.
Daniel D. Borgeson, M.D.
Heidi M. Connolly, M.D.
Michael W. Cullen, M.D.
Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S.
Raul E. Espinosa, M.D.
David A. Foley, M.D.
Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.
Martha Grogan, M.D.
Kyle W. Klarich, M.D.
Grace Lin, M.D.
Robert B. McCully, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Sunil V. Mankad, M.D.
Hector I. Michelena, M.D.
William R. Miranda, M.D.
Rowlens M. Melduni, M.D.
Darrell B. Newman, M.D.
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
Ratnasari (Sari) Padang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
Maurice E. Sarano, M.D.
Peter C. Spittell, M.D.
Jeremy J. Thaden, M.D.
Marysia S. Tweet, M.D.
Hector R. Villarraga, M.D.
Brandon M. Wiley, M.D.

Sharon L. Mulvagh, M.D.


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, and other professional associations.

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

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee members, please go here


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of May 18, 2018, whichever comes first. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Echo Board Review when making your reservation.

DoubleTree by Hilton
150 South Broadway
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
2 block walk

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway
Phone: 507-285-1234
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
3 block walk

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
Phone: 507-280-6000
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
4 block walk

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
220 South Broadway
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
3 block walk

Kahler Grand Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
Phone: 507-280-6000
Online Reservations

Distance to conference:
4 block walk

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway to the Mayo Civic Center where the conference will be held. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Diseases 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.


MD, PhD, DO, PharmD

Registration fee paid in full by May 8, 2018

After May 8, 2017 - $925
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonographer

Registration fee paid in full by May 8, 2018

After May 8, 2018 - $850

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

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME before May 28, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after May 28, 2017 Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances.  In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Scholarship Program

This course offers scholarships to individuals in training who excel. The scholarship application can be found hereThe deadline for receipt of application is April 6, 2018.

Scholarships will be awarded to three exceptional fellows to attend the course which covers areas of echocardiography through both didactic teaching as well as interactive board simulation question/answer sessions. It would be envisioned that this fellow takes this information back to their institution and conducts teaching and discussion sessions with his/her peers.  The scholarship award includes the following:

  • Complimentary tuition
  • DVD set of the 2017 course lectures

The scholarship application form can be found here.

Requirements (all documents must be submitted together):

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from training director
  • Personal statement of career interest from applicant
  • Current curriculum vitae

The selection process will be based upon the qualities of:

  • knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography
  • interest in education
  • leadership that the fellow has been able to demonstrate

Submit to: 


Mayo Clinic – EBR Scholarship Program
ATTN:  Ms. Deborah Feils
200 1st Street SW – Gonda 6-472
Rochester, MN 55905


The deadline for receipt of application is April 6, 2018.

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