Education calendar

Please use this resource to locate information about ASE educational courses, events and important deadlines.

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May 2013

16th Annual Comprehensive Review & Update of Perioperative Echo
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Ultrasonography is an integral tool for the perioperative management of surgical patients. Echocardiography, in particular, remains the fundamental diagnostic modality and monitor of perioperative cardiac performance, however, its utility is no longer limited to cardiac surgical patients. Non-cardiac surgical applications of perioperative echocardiography are rapidly becoming appreciated and incorporated into routine practice. Furthermore, applications of perioperative ultrasound have extended beyond echocardiography to include imaging of non-cardiac vascular structures. In order to utilize these modalities, comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the ultrasound technology, principles and its clinical applications are essential to optimally guide surgical procedures and direct medical management of patients with cardiovascular dysfunction. The members of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) have mandated interdisciplinary, patient-oriented educational programs to teach the requisite skills necessary to use these diagnostic and monitoring tools effectively and to assure a positive impact on patient care. This interdisciplinary program sponsored by the SCA and offered in cooperation with the ASE has been developed to meet the growing demand for such educational needs. Program Directors: Douglas Shook, MD, FASE; Nikolaos Skubas, MD, FASE; Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE; Katherine Grichnik, MD, FASE and Christopher Troianos, MD.
Contact:    SCA 
804-282-0084

Clinical Decision Making in Coronary Artery Disease: The Role of Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013
Venice, Italy
Organized by EAE, this activity will contain the following three courses:A. “How to include three dimensional echocardiography in your clinical workflow” 8th May 2013 B. “The Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in ischemic heart diseases” 8th May 2013 C. “International Workshop on “Advanced cardiovascular imaging in coronary artery disease” 9th & 10th May 2013
Contact:    Organizing Secretariat 
info@cardiacimaginginvenice.com

15th Annual Canadian Echo Weekend Educational Symposium
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Toronto Hilton Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada
As always, the Canadian Echo Weekend is designed around your needs and requests expressed over the past fourteen meetings. This year, we will focus on what you tell us is common in your clinical setting, along with new and evolving technologies that can help enhance your diagnostic capabilities and improve patient care.This year’s guest speaker, Dr. Patricia A. Pellikka, President of the American Society of Echocardiography, will be presenting Stress Echo in Ischemic Heart Disease: Beyond Regional Wall Motion. New this year, based on past delegate feedback, are sessions on Incorporating New Technology in the Lab – Are They Ready for Prime Time?, Conflicting Data during the Echo Exam – How Do I Put it All Together? and the important topic of Ensuring Quality and Effectiveness for every Echo Study – from Guidelines to Regulation. As in previous years, we will run parallel sessions for sonographers and physicians, and present Cases From Across the Continent.The faculty is looking forward to seeing you again this year at the 15th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend!

Contact:    Faye Orser 
info@csecho.ca 
613-549-6666 ext. 3225

Delaware Valley Echo Society Presents: The Role of Echocardiography in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Practical Approach with a Focus on 3D-Echocardiography
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St., Room 207, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Some of the content to be covered includes TEE guide for TAVR positioning and Echo use in identifying risk factors pre and post procedure. Interesting case reviews.
Contact:    Maureen McDonald 
maureen.mcdonald@jefferson.edu

Austin Area Echo Society Presents: Echocardiography Mini-Conference
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Heart Hospital, Austin, TX
The content to be covered during this meeting includes: Introduction and Quantitative assessment of Quality Intima Media Thickness (QIMT) and Stress Echocardiography: Who is Stressing Who?. This activity has been approved for 3.0 ASE CEU credits. Please see the flyer for more details.
Contact:    Danna Thomas 
dstill@austincc.edu

North Texas Cardiac Ultrasound Society Presents: 2-D Intracardiac Image Orientation in EP and Interventional Studies and the latest in 3D Volume ICE
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX
The objective of this event is to teach Intracardiac 2D Ultrasound Image Orientation in EP and Interventional studies, and to introduce 3D volume ICE Images. This activity is approved for 1.0 ASE CEU credits.
Contact:    Christina Judge, Secretary of the NTCUS 
tlcjudge@sbcglobal.net

ANALYSIS & REPORTING of the CAROTID & VERTEBRAL ARTERY DUPLEX EXAM
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency or fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report cerebrovascular disease: stenosis, morphology, IMT, and vertebral disease. Small class size conducted in an interactive approach.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

ANALYSIS AND REPORTING of PERIPHERAL VENOUS & ARTERIAL ULTRASOUND
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent framework of preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency and fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report peripheral arterial disease, DVT, and venous valvular incompetence. Includes relevant technology, pitfalls. artifacts, and QA processes. Small class size conducted in an interactive dialog approach. Followed the next morning by our corresponding course for cerebrovascular ultrasound.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

June 2013

ASE 24th Annual Scientific Sessions
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:    Beth Woloski 
bwoloski@asecho.org 
919-861-5574

July 2013

Hands-On Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Ultrasound Imaging; Intro to TC Doppler
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Friday, July 19, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1982. More errors in acquisition and interpretation are made with this study than any other in medicine. This course will help eliminate these errors. Learn how to analyze the complex data, reconciling multiple planar views, cardiac output variations, and limited studies due to body habitus.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

ANALYSIS & REPORTING of the CAROTID & VERTEBRAL ARTERY DUPLEX EXAM
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency or fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report cerebrovascular disease: stenosis, morphology, IMT, and vertebral disease. Small class size conducted in an interactive approach.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

ANALYSIS AND REPORTING of PERIPHERAL VENOUS & ARTERIAL ULTRASOUND
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent framework of preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency and fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report peripheral arterial disease, DVT, and venous valvular incompetence. Includes relevant technology, pitfalls. artifacts, and QA processes. Small class size conducted in an interactive dialog approach. Followed the next morning by our corresponding course for cerebrovascular ultrasound.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: State-of-the-Art Review, Live Scanning, Clinical Decision-Making and Multimodality Imaging
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Thursday, July 25, 2013
Vail, CO
This symposium is an intensive and comprehensive review of state-of-the-art echocardiography to a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders and will have an emphasis on introduction of new technologies and how to use echocardiographic information for the care of our patients. Special emphasis will be on integration of Echo, CT, and MRI and their incremental value in clinical cardiology. The central location and presentation schedule are intended to allow the participants to balance the educational aspects of the program with a summertime family vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This symposium will stress the integration of all echocardiography techniques into the comprehensive ultrasound examination. Particular emphasis will include new technologies, Doppler hemodynamics, tissue Doppler, diastology, transesophageal echocardiography, and heart failure (myocardial and pericardial disease) and adult congenital heart disease.Unique to this course is live scanning of patients with various CV disorders, which will be coordinated with Dr. Lawrence W. Gaul of the Vail Clinic. This session will emphasize the importance of comprehensive echocardiographic acquisition and management decision based on echocardiographic data.There will be ample time each afternoon for the participant to enjoy a multitude of summertime activities in this picturesque and relaxing environment.

Contact:    Sheryl Dohrmann 
cvcme@mayo.edu 
507-266-6703

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The hands-on Intro to Adult Echocardiography Course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations in accordance with ASE ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique program is taught by leading echocardiography experts and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models. Special break-out sessions are conducted for system optimization, Measurement workshops, human cadaver anatomy lab, and interactive interpretation sessions using an audience response system. This hands-on cardiac ultrasound training course includes the review of 200+ cases to improve the learners’ ability to recognize commonly seen pathology and improve diagnostic confidence. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Seminar is approved for 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits (also meets ARDMS and ICAEL CME requirements). In addition, the adult cardiac ultrasound training workshop is approved for 38.0 Category A ASRT Credits.
Contact:    Amy Clute 
learn@gcus.com 
727-363-4500

August 2013

ANALYSIS & REPORTING of the CAROTID & VERTEBRAL ARTERY DUPLEX EXAM
Friday, August 9, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency or fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report cerebrovascular disease: stenosis, morphology, IMT, and vertebral disease. Small class size conducted in an interactive approach.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

ANALYSIS AND REPORTING of PERIPHERAL VENOUS & ARTERIAL ULTRASOUND
Friday, August 9, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Targeted to all specialties and experience. Excellent framework of preparation for the RPVI exam, vascular residency and fellowship. The complete and rapid protocol to analyze and report peripheral arterial disease, DVT, and venous valvular incompetence. Includes relevant technology, pitfalls. artifacts, and QA processes. Small class size conducted in an interactive dialog approach. Followed the next morning by our corresponding course for cerebrovascular ultrasound.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler
Monday, August 12, 2013 - Saturday, August 17, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Learn the complete echocardiographic protocol: 2D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity, and diastolic dysfunction. The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full protocol to perfection.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Peripheral Arterial and Venous Ultrasound Imaging
Monday, August 12, 2013 - Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. The complete protocols for all aspects of vascular imaging: venous thrombosis and insufficiency, peripheral artery disease, vascular access, renal/mesenteric stenosis, renal RI, and Baker’s cyst.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Congreso Internacional De Ecocardiografia
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Saturday, August 17, 2013
Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias Convention Center, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico
Discounts available for ASE members if you show your plane ticket! Contact the Mexican Society of Echocardiography for details.
Contact:    contactosonecome@gmail.com 
(0155) 5365-8652

Hands-On Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Ultrasound Imaging; Intro to TC Doppler
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Friday, August 16, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1982. More errors in acquisition and interpretation are made with this study than any other in medicine. This course will help eliminate these errors. Learn how to analyze the complex data, reconciling multiple planar views, cardiac output variations, and limited studies due to body habitus.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

September 2013

The 4th Indonesian Echocardiography Meeting
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Sunday, September 8, 2013
Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta
The Indonesian Echocardiography Meeting (INAecho) is an annual meeting held by Indonesian Society of Echocardiography (ISE), bringing the current updates in echocardiography field to all participants. We welcome every medical practitioner, including; general cardiologists, echocardiologists, intensive cardiologists, intervention cardiologists, internists, general practitioners, sonographers, fellows on cardiovascular training and other specialists across Indonesia and other countries, who are interested in echocardiography. The 4th INAecho 2013 will be very special, as it is endorsed by The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) with the distinguished international guest speakers who will bring much more valuable inputs to all participants, and make this a fruitful meeting.
Contact:    Secretariat 
ina_echo@yahoo.com 
+62-21-5684085/93 ext 1441

Introduction to Ultrasound: The FAST & RUSH Protocols, Vascular Access–Hands-On Training for Primary Care, ER and Critical Care Physicians
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Sunday, September 8, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Requested by the Attending Faculty at Harvard Medical School for critical care, this course goes deeper than just a protocol, all in a weekend. You’ll spend the first hour of the course with the probe in your hand and continue to the end. We’ll take months off your hand-eye learning curve and even more off your critical matrix mindset. Pertinent lecture topics and system controls are discussed while you scan.After hours the scan lab is open for you optional self-guided practice on technique and system controls on yourself or your peers from class. You can even bring your own equipment to fine tune your technique.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
Monday, September 9, 2013 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The 3-day Introduction to emergency and critical ultrasound course provides participants with a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP and WINFOCUS ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique program is taught by leading emergency ultrasound expert physicians and sonographers to provide the perfect balance of a physicians clinical experience and sonographers expertise.The critical care and emergency ultrasound training incorporates lectures, interactive case presentations using an audience response system, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. Special break-out sessions are conducted for system optimization to improve the learners’ knowledge and competence to effectively adjust the system controls. In addition, specialty break-out tracks for emergency and critical care applications are incorporated to address the practice gaps unique to clinical setting of each specialty.
Contact:    Amy Clute 
learn@gcus.com 
727-363-4500

Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging for Primary Care
Monday, September 9, 2013 - Thursday, September 12, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Complete systematic protocol for imaging all upper abdominal organs and vessels, including thyroid. The very small group setting fosters group interaction and collaborative learning.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler
Monday, September 9, 2013 - Saturday, September 14, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Learn the complete echocardiographic protocol: 2D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity, and diastolic dysfunction. The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full protocol to perfection.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Friday, September 13, 2013
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The advanced emergency ultrasound course is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced emergency ultrasound professionals. This program is presented by leading emergency ultrasound experts and the curriculum is developed in accordance with the ACEP Ultrasound Practice Guidelines for advanced emergency ultrasound applications. The emergency ultrasound training seminar incorporates lectures, interactive case presentations using an audience response system, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. This emergency ultrasound program also provides a log of 35+ supervised examinations to apply towards credentialing and/or certification requirements. In addition, the emergency ultrasound seminar is approved for 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 15.0 hours of ACEP Category I credit. This advanced emergency ultrasound course provides the perfect balance of a physicians clinical experience and sonographer expertise. Experience the Difference in Ultrasound Education!
Contact:    Amy Clute 
learn@gcus.com 
727-363-4500

Hands-On Peripheral Arterial and Venous Ultrasound Imaging
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. The complete protocols for all aspects of vascular imaging: venous thrombosis and insufficiency, peripheral artery disease, vascular access, renal/mesenteric stenosis, renal RI, and Baker’s cyst.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Cardiotechnix 2013 – International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Technology has been essential for the advancement in cardiology diagnostic and treatment since the first accurate recording of the electrocardiogram and its development as a clinical tool in 1895, also the year of the discovery of X-rays by W.K.Röntgen, followed by ultrasound application for medical diagnosis by Dussik in 1941, and many other technologies. In the XXI century significant advances continue to be witnessed even more frequently and it seems evident that there is a very high potential of improving healthcare quality by combining medical knowledge in the area of cardiology with engineering technologies, especially those derived from communications, electronics and informatics.
Contact:    Carla Mota 
calendarsites@insticc.org

Hands-On Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Ultrasound Imaging; Intro to TC Doppler
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Friday, September 20, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1982. More errors in acquisition and interpretation are made with this study than any other in medicine. This course will help eliminate these errors. Learn how to analyze the complex data, reconciling multiple planar views, cardiac output variations, and limited studies due to body habitus.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound
Monday, September 30, 2013 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The focus of this live, three-day course is to provide students with a strong foundation in the essentials of critical care ultrasound. It is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge and competence on common critical care protocols and procedures. This course is developed in accordance with WINFOCUS and ACEP Ultrasound Practice Guidelines and cover topics including: focused abdominal scan techniques, FAST exam, 2D cardiac views, cardiac abnormalities, ultrasound-guided procedures, case studies, credentialing and more. The course combines interactive lectures, log of 30+ examinations and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms for a realistic training experience. This course is intended for critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine, emergency medicine, trauma, family practice physicians, PA’s, nurse practitioners and advanced level sonographers.
Contact:    Amy Clute 
learn@gcus.com 
727-363-4500

October 2013

2nd Annual Echo Florida
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World, FL
The 2nd 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. Course Director: Michael Picard, MD, FASE.
Contact:    Beth Fulk 
EchoFlorida@asecho.org

2nd World Summit on Echocardiography
Friday, October 25, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Hotel, New Delhi, India
International Chair: Partho P. Sengupta, MD, DM, FASE. Program Chair: Jagdish C. Mohan, MD, DM.
Contact:    Rhonda Price 
rprice@asecho.org

3D Echo Intensive Course
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Department of cardiac, thoracic and vascular sciences, University of Padua, Medical School, Padua, Italy
A 4-day intensive theoretical and practical course with hands-on sessions in the morning and theoretical lessons in the afternoon. Directors: Luigi Badano, Denisa Muraru.
Contact:    Barbara Hildenbrand 
barbara.hildenbrand@unipd.it

November 2013

Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging for Primary Care
Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Complete systematic protocol for imaging all upper abdominal organs and vessels, including thyroid. The very small group setting fosters group interaction and collaborative learning.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler
Monday, November 4, 2013 - Saturday, November 9, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Learn the complete echocardiographic protocol: 2D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity, and diastolic dysfunction. The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full protocol to perfection.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

3D Echo Intensive Course
Monday, November 18, 2013 - Thursday, November 21, 2013
Department of cardiac, thoracic and vascular sciences, University of Padua, Medical School, Padua, Italy
This is a 4-day intensive theoretical and practical course with hands-on sessions in the morning and theoretical lessons in the afternoon. Course Directors: Luigi Badano, Denisa Muraru.
Contact:    Barbara Hildenbrand 
barbara.hildenbrand@unipd.it

9th Echo Hong Kong
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Kowloon
With the theme of “Cardiac Imaging for Acute Care” this year, a program including lectures, interactive case studies with the experts, live demonstration of TTE transmitted to the conference venue, Echo for acute care in ER/ICU/CCU/OT and cardiac MRI has been developed. In addition, there will be pre-conference workshops providing practical tips and tricks to medical professionals for the advancement in echocardiography. We are confident that participants will gain skills and knowledge through learning from the experts and exchanging ideas during the Conference
Contact:    Adele Chen 
Adele.Chan@mci-group.com

December 2013

ICI 2013 – Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tel-Aviv, Israel
This Leading Meeting for Interventional Cardiologists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and the Industry is a continuation of the series of international conferences in interventional cardiology held in Israel since 1995, which have helped shape Israel as a leading force in innovative technology in this field.As in previous meetings, the upcoming meeting will focus on innovative technology and therapies and will cover all stages of the innovation process from the bench to the patient bedside. The program will highlight numerous hot topics and will include presentations from international and Israeli experts focusing on new therapies and research at various levels of development, alongside thematic live case presentations to present the impact of these technologies on current and future therapy – with a special focus on the future of valvular interventions and the many innovations under investigation for treating cardiac valvular pathology using percutaneous techniques or combined surgical and interventional pathways.
Contact:    ICI 2013 Secretariat 
secretariat@icimeeting.com 
972-3-5767739

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Friday, December 6, 2013
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The hands-on Intro to Adult Echocardiography Course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations in accordance with ASE ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique program is taught by leading echocardiography experts and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models. Special break-out sessions are conducted for system optimization, Measurement workshops, human cadaver anatomy lab, and interactive interpretation sessions using an audience response system. This hands-on cardiac ultrasound training course includes the review of 200+ cases to improve the learners’ ability to recognize commonly seen pathology and improve diagnostic confidence. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Seminar is approved for 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits (also meets ARDMS and ICAEL CME requirements). In addition, the adult cardiac ultrasound training workshop is approved for 38.0 Category A ASRT Credits.
Contact:    Amy Clute 
learn@gcus.com 
727-363-4500

Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging for Primary Care
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Complete systematic protocol for imaging all upper abdominal organs and vessels, including thyroid. The very small group setting fosters group interaction and collaborative learning.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Learn the complete echocardiographic protocol: 2D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity, and diastolic dysfunction. The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full protocol to perfection.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Marco Island Marriott, Marco Island, FL
The program seeks to address competence in using multiple echocardiographic techniques in assessment of cardiac structure and function in adult acquired or congenital heart disease. This will include concise, limited didactic lectures with major emphasis on a series of illustrative cases which will include audience response and discussion presented by echocardiography specialists which would lead to enhanced patient management. Workshops will be held to demonstrate the techniques for acquiring the echocardiographic data, especially with respect to new contemporary techniques such as strain imaging.In addition, audience participants are welcome to bring case(s) to share and discuss with the faculty and audience on Sunday morning. Note, all patient identifiers must be removed from your modality.
Contact:    Sheryl Dohrmann 
cvcme@mayo.edu 
507-266-6703

Hands-On Peripheral Arterial and Venous Ultrasound Imaging
Monday, December 9, 2013 - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. The complete protocols for all aspects of vascular imaging: venous thrombosis and insufficiency, peripheral artery disease, vascular access, renal/mesenteric stenosis, renal RI, and Baker’s cyst.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging for Primary Care
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1983. Complete systematic protocol for imaging all upper abdominal organs and vessels, including thyroid. The very small group setting fosters group interaction and collaborative learning.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200

Hands-On Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Ultrasound Imaging; Intro to TC Doppler
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013
Dallas (Irving), TX USA
Since 1982. More errors in acquisition and interpretation are made with this study than any other in medicine. This course will help eliminate these errors. Learn how to analyze the complex data, reconciling multiple planar views, cardiac output variations, and limited studies due to body habitus.
Contact:    Amy Donaldson 
info@kmaultrasound.com 
972/353-3200