State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

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Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, FASE
Aurora  Healthcare, Miluawakee, WI

SOTA section header_CourseDirectorVera H. Rigolin, MD, FASE
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

SOTA section header_ProgramOverviewSunday, February 16- Tuesday, February 18:  Main Conference: State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

This premier educational venue for cardiovascular ultrasound in clinical practice. This superbly rated meeting is filled to capacity year after year. Although the course is refocused yearly to ensure the most up to date information, topics will include quantitative echocardiography, valvular and ischemic heart disease, stress/contrast echocardiography, advances in imaging in coronary disease, state-of-the-art and clinical applications of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), diastology, physiological disease management and myopericardial diseases. Special workshops are available on focused topics of interest to general as well as specialty participants.

Participants should have a practical knowledge of echocardiography to benefit most fully from this program. The setting is ideal for participants to bring their families and take advantage of some vacation time.


Friday, February 14-Saturday February 15: Learning Lab

A learning lab will be offered on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th. This workshop requires separate registration and is a part of the total hours of educational content offered by the course.  This intimate workshop features easy access to faculty members. Individual computer workstations are provided to teach each participant how to quantitate fundamental aspects of clinical echocardiography. The small group environment allows the opportunity for virtually private instruction from top practitioners in the field.

Saturday, February 15, 2014: Maintenance of Certification
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) session will be a half-day session on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Upon completion registrants will be given access to an online module to complete to be awarded MOC credits.  This session highlights several key topics areas through a study of clinical patient scenarios provided and analyzed by field experts.  Guided by faculty moderators and audience response, topics covered with include new technology artifacts, valvular heart disease, ventricular size and function, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, Doppler, diastolic function, pericardial disease, stress echocardiography and cardiac masses.  Registration for this session includes access to the ASE online MOC module.

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  • Expanded learning laboratories:
    -Session now expanded to two days
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) sessions:
    -Maintain your cardiology board certification in a relaxed setting
  • Special symposium on valvular heart disease:
    -Latest trends in the treatment of valve disease
    -The novel uses of echo for the treatment of valvular heart disease
  • Updates on new echo technology including strain images
  • Revisit the old standbys: Heart failure, CAD, stress echo, pulmonary hypertension, right heart disease
  • Cases, cases, and more cases

SOTA section header_WhoShouldAttendThe program is designed for adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, sonographers and fellows in training. Participants should have a practical knowledge of echocardiography.

CME Credit Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation. The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ASE designates the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography Learning Lab for a maximum of 16 hours, the Maintenance of Certification session for 3.75 hours, and a maximum of 19.75 hours for the Main Conference. Attendees must be registered for the Learning Lab to claim full credit. The total amount of hours that can be claimed for attending both the Main Conference and Learning Lab is 35.75 hours and 23.50 for attending both the Main Conference and Maintenance of Certification session.

ARDMS, CARDUP and CCI recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.

SOTA section header_AccommodationsTo secure your room at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, please call 888-421-1442 and state that you will be attending the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography program. To make your reservations online, please click here. The room rate is $289 single/double a night. A deposit of one night room plus tax will be held at the time of reservation. Deposit will be forfeited for any cancellations occurring within 72 hours of arrival.

The room block is scheduled to be held until Monday, January 13, 2014, but may be sold out before this date. Therefore, we advise you to register for the program and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. A resort fee of $15 per room per day will automatically be applied.  This fee includes in-room wireless internet, access to fitness center, unlimited use of tennis courts, resort bicycles and golf bag storage.  When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about any additional fees, early departure fees, or cancellation penalties.

SOTA section header_FeeYour registration will be confirmed by email only. Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, reception, and a memory stick containing course materials.

One of the many benefits of being an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) member is that ASE members are eligible to receive a reduced registration fee for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography as well as for all ASE educational courses. If you are not currently a member and wish to become one, visit

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ASE Physician Member

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ASE Sonographer/ Allied Health Member*

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January 16, 2014





January 16, 2014





Learning Lab

  ASE Member  Non-Member 
$425 $525

Maintenance of Certification

  ASE Member  Non-Member 
Prior to January 16, 2014 $200 $300
After January 16, 2014 $350 $450

*Registrants in the Allied Health category include Sonographers, Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Fellow in Training.
**Attendees must register in advance in order to attend due to limited seating available.

If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received before Tuesday, January 14, 2014. No refunds will be made after Tuesday, January 14, 2014. No refund will be given for no-shows.

Registration for any ASE course is non-transferable to another participant or another course. In the event that an individual is unable to attend the conference due to inclement weather or chooses not to attend due to a health epidemic, ASE is unable to refund the conference fee. In the unlikely event the meeting/course is cancelled, ASE is responsible only for refund of the registration fee (minus any processing fee) and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the participant.

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Registered attendees will be automatically included into this exclusive community on Connect@ASE. Through this platform late-breaking news and important reminders will be provided to all attendees. Members of this community will be able to identify other registrants for the optimal networking opportunities before, during and after this ASE live educational course.

Connect@ASE is a members-only networking site but will grant access to non-member registrants to this specific community.