ON SALE!! Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography

Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography CME / CPD 

Full Course:  21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD(EXPIRES 09/30/20) ON SALE!  USE PROMO CODE ECHO17SPC TO SAVE $100!

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists, Sonographers, Intensive Care/Critical Care and Pain Management Specialists, Internists, and other practicing health care professionals who desire an update on the fundamentals and advancements in echocardiography.

Series 17 (ECHO17) Topics Include: The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical guidance on echo’s optimal uses.

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Assessment of the Left Ventricle - Fundamentals

Imaging the LV and Measuring LV Volumes; Quantification of LV Function and Mechanics; How to Interrogate for Diastolic Dysfunction; and Diastolic Function: Interpretation - Pitfalls

The Other Cardiac Chambers

Quantification of RV Size and Function; Providing Accurate Quantification of Right Heart Pressures; Assessment of Atrial Size and Function; Technical Approach to LV Contrast; and Implementation and Administration of Echo Contrast.

Valvular Heart Disease 1

Doppler Hemodynamics; The Sonographer's Role in Interrogating for Mitral Pathology; ntegrative Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation Severity; How to Quantify Mitral Stenosis - New Updates; and Imaging the Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve.

Valvular Heart Disease 2

Interpreting Right Sided Valvular Regurgitation and Stenosis Severity; echnical Pearls on Imaging in Aortic Regurgitation; Quantifying Aortic Regurgitation by Doppler Echo; How to Never Miss Significant Aortic Stenosis; Interpretation Pearls in Aortic Stenosis; and Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines Update 2017: How Will They Impact Practice?

Echo in Pericardial and Myocardial Disease

Imaging in Pericardial Disease: A Real Challenge!; Diagnosis of Constriction and Tamponade; Fundamentals in Imaging Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; The Many Faces of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies; and Identifying Dilated Cardiomyopathies by Echo

Stress Echo and Advanced Echo Techniques

Performing and Interpreting Stress Echo - Technical Tips; Stress Echo - Not Just for Coronary Artery Disease Anymore; Introduction to Strain Imaging; Strain Imaging in Cardiomyopathies; Echo Optimization in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; and Echo in LVAD, ECMO, and Impella

Hot Topics in Echocardiography

Imaging for Cardiac Masses; Identifying Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction; Cardio-Oncology; Echocardiography in Systemic Disease; Echo in the Diagnosis of Aortic Disease; Assessment of Intracardiac Shunts and Congenital Heart Disease; and The Athletic Heart.

Echo Lab Fundamentals

Echo Emergencies (Rupture, Dissection, Dehiscence, Trauma); Echocardiography in Critical Care; Informatics and Image Management in the Echo Lab; Maintenance of Echo Lab IAC Accreditation in 2017; Interesting Cases; Point of Care Ultrasound; and Echocardiography in Endocarditis.

Echocardiography in Structural Heart Disease

Echo Procedural Guidance During Structural Interventions; Role of Echo in TAVR; Procedural Guidance for E-Clip, Para Valvular Leak Closure, Watchman; Structural Interventions: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Parts 1-3; and Future Directions in Structural Heart Disease


How to Employ 3D Echo and Strain for LV Function in Your Practice; 3D Image Reconstruction and Cropping Workshop.

Course Objectives

Following this enduring material, the participants will be able to:
  • Explain and apply 2D, 3D and strain methods to quantify cardiac size and function
  • Discuss the challenges and limitations of the assessment of diastolic function
  • Use Doppler methods to comprehend cardiac hemodynamics
  • Describe the most appropriate methods for the imaging, identification and quantification of valvular heart disease
  • Critically appraise new valve guidelines and assess their impact on clinical practice
  • Describe the diagnostic use of echocardiography in the identification and diagnosis of pericardial disease, constriction and tamponade, dilated cardiomyopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathies and prosthetic valve dysfunction
  • Explain techniques for performing and interpreting stress echocardiography
  • List best uses of transesophageal echocardiography and point of care ultrasound 
  • Describe the role of echocardiography in the assessment of the competitive athlete
  • Summarize the use of echocardiography in critical care



Accreditation Statement 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
How to Apply for CME Credit
Please note: You will need a registered Cleveland Clinic myCME account in order to claim CME credit for this activity.  Directions to create your myCME account, register for the activity and claim CME credit can be found in the Accreditation section of this DVD-ROM.  Online streaming users can click CME for the same directions. 
Faculty Disclosure Statement 
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Name:  Richard A. Grimm, DO
Organization: Siemens
Role: Advisory committee/review panel
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  The viewpoints expressed in the CME activity are those of the authors/faculty.  They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation or Meetings By Mail.  In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation or Meetings By Mail be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Additional Information

This is a fundamental to advanced echocardiography course that highlights practical issues in echocardiography salient to the cardiovascular medicine practice.  Topics include new technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations.  You will learn about the most current clinical and research studies, hear expert analysis of cutting-edge technical innovations and receive guidance on optimal use of echocardiography in your clinical practice.