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Michael H. Picard, MD, FASE
Past President, ASE
Director, Clinical Echocardiography – Massachusettes General Hospital
Professor – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FASE
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Learning Lab Director
Marti L. McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, FASE
Houston, TX

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LearningLab3The 3rd Annual Echo Florida course is a comprehensive review of cardiovascular ultrasound in clinical practice.  The faculty is composed of U.S. and international experts who will discuss the strengths and limitations of established and emerging technologies and illustrate how these technologies can be used to improve and streamline patient care in a cost conscious manner.

There is heavy emphasis on case based learning. Topics include:

  • Coronary artery disease including stress testing
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure (systolic and diastolic) and cardiomyopathy
  • Emerging technologies including contrast and 3D/4D echocardiography
  • Special full day session on new percutaneous interventions for structural and valvular heart disease. Case based lectures will also be presented to demonstrate how 2D and real time 3D/4D echocardiography are used to select, guide and follow these interventions.

Additional Ticketed Sessions (separate registration required)

  • Point of Care Symposium: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (full day)
    This full day is devoted to Point of Care echocardiography.  Brief lectures with case illustrations will discuss protocols for use of small echocardiographic devices in various settings such as emergency room, intensive care unit and community screening programs.  There will be ample time for hands-on training with multiple types of these devices.
  • Learning Lab: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (full day)
    The Learning Lab is an opportunity for participants to get individualized instruction at computer workstations.  Participants have an opportunity to get hands-on instruction on quantitative echocardiography using real cases.  Topics to be covered include quantitation of LV heart size and function, quantitation of LV diastolic function, quantitation of right heart function, quantitation of valvular stenosis and regurgitation, 3D/4D echo image set cropping, display and quantitation, quantitation of strain, torsion and other new parameters of myocardial function.  These small group sessions allow ample time to interact with the experts.

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This course is designed for adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, cardiac radiologists, fellows in training, cardiovascular sonographers, cardiovascular nurse specialists, internists, intensivists, and emergency physicians with special interest in clinical cardiology and echocardiography.

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.

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This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Please check back for updated CME hours and information.

This activity has been awarded 12 BSE re-accreditation points, with no more than 3 points provided per day of attendance.


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ASE has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate for attendees at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.  To make your reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 407-824-3000 or to book online please click here.  Please specify that you are with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) to secure the group room rate of $205 per night (tax and other fees not included).  The room block will be held until Friday, September 19, 2014 or until the block is sold out.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.  A deposit of one night room and tax will be held at the time of the reservation.  Deposits will be forfeited for any cancellations occurring 5 days or less prior to arrival.



Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Overview:  Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish bayside Resort hotel. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz and popular Disney tunes. Bask on the white-sand beach, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch the fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.

Special Features:  Watercraft rentals and fishing excursions at the Marina; fitness center, beach pool with waterslide and kids play area and courtyard pool; jogging paths; world-class Spa & Health Club; business center; Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access throughout convention center and lobby common areas; in-room high speed internet access, monorail service to Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® and Magic Kingdom® resorts; access to championship golf courses.

Room Features:  All Guest Rooms have two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, sitting area, ceiling fan, large bathroom with private commode, and private balcony. Guest room amenities include in-room safe, mini in-room refrigerators, robes, voicemail, iHome MP3/Radios, high speed Internet access, data port on phones, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and nightly turndown service.

As a Disney Resort Guest, you’ll enjoy special benefits that take your Walt Disney World® stay easier and more relaxing than ever.  These benefits provide everything from extra time in the Theme Parks and convenient transportation, to more magic all around.

Convenient Walt Disney World® Transportation
If you’re arriving by air at Orlando International Airport, Disney’s legendary service starts the moment you touch down and continues throughout your stay.

Disney’s Magical Express® 
Take advantage of the latest innovation in Disney’s legendary commitment to service and convenience.  This exclusive complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently takes you from the airport directly to your Disney Resort and back again when it’s time to return.  It’s the hassle-free benefit that allows you to arrive at your meeting or event relaxed and stress-free.  To book, call 407-827-6777 or click here for more information.

Let us take you where you want to go – During your stay, enjoy the convenience of Disney transportation throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Just steps from your door, boats and motor coaches are waiting to take you to and from the Theme Parks, Water Parks, the Downtown Disney® area, and more.

Enhanced!  Extra Magic Hour Benefit – Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park hours for Guest staying at select Disney Resorts, giving you even more time to enjoy select attractions before and after your meetings.  This is a great way for you to maximize the value of your Disney Theme Park Tickets based around your schedule!  Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World® Resort ID are required.

Incredible Disney Service – Disney Cast Members are here to make your stay as easy and worry-free as possible with helpful tips and recommendations.  You can even charge meals and merchandise right to your room with your Disney Resort ID card.

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Extend Your Stay: 
Once you’re here, you’ll discover that the Walt Disney World® Resort offers more magical experiences than you ever dreamed possible.  Don’t pass up the chance to add an extra few days before or after your meetings for a spectacular golf or spa getaway or the perfect vacation with family and friends.  We’ll even extend the same room rates* you received for your meeting to any nights you add to your visit.

*Room Rates are subject to change without notice and are based on availability. Group rates may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Purchase Special Disney Meeting/Convention Tickets in Advance

Theme Park Tickets In Advance – Available only to meeting attendees, their guests and family members, Disney’s multi-day and half-day Meeting/Convention tickets are designed to fit any agenda and can’t be purchased at the Theme Park gates. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Ready to register?  ASE Members receive your member discount by logging into your Member Portal and choosing Events.

If you aren’t yet a member and you would like to be, please consider joining now to take advantage of our benefits.  Or click here to be directed to the public registration for Echo Florida.


ASE Physician Member

Physician Non-Member

ASE Sonographer/ Allied Health Member*

Sonographer/ Allied Health Non-Member

Prior to
September 12, 2014





September 12, 2014





Point of Care Symposium Fees
Saturday, October 11, 2014
All registered attendees will receive a copy of ASE’s DVD, “Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: Fundamentals of Acquisition and Interpretation.”

  ASE Member  Non-Member 
$200 $250

Learning Lab
Saturday, October 11, 2014

  ASE Member  Non-Member 
$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.

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Download the Echo Florida Exhibit and Sponsorship Application or please contact Tricia Meeks at

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Join the exclusive Echo Florida Community on Connect@ASE to stay up-to-date on future course details.

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