Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Time.

September 30, 2023

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Deep Dive into AV Valves

Atrioventricular Septal Defect Speaker Ben Goot MD
Ebstein’s Anomaly Speaker Kelly Thorson RDCS
Mitral Valve Disease Speaker Joy Johnson MD
AV Valve Disease Leading to Single Ventricle Speaker Piers Barker MD
Question & Answer Panel


11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
The Happy & Healthy Sonographer

If I Could Do It All Again… (avoiding injury) Speaker Rita France
Keeping it Fresh (avoiding burnout) Speaker Neha Soni-Patel
Getting More Involved (engaging beyond your echo lab) Speaker Dawn Park
Keeping My Lab Happy (lab manager – flexible shifts) Speaker Kelly Thorson
Question & Answer Panel


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
ACHD – New Diagnosis of CHD in the Adult

Eisenmenger’s Physiology Speaker Rita France
Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Coarctation Speaker Dawn Park
How Did You Make It This Far? (TOF) Speaker Ben Goot
ASD and PAPVR (Scimitar, sinus venosus, etc.) Speaker Andreea Dragulescu
Question & Answer Panel


3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
ACHD – Surgery From a Different Era

Atrial Switch Speaker Joy Johnson
Classic Fontan Speaker Leo Lopez
Evolution of Arch Repair Speaker Piers Barker
Time for a Transplant (CHD failures) Speaker Leo Lopez
Question & Answer Panel


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Social “Happy Hour”

October 1, 2023

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Quantification Potpourri – Pitfalls, Protocols, Precision

When Not To Trust A Measurement Speaker Anitha Parthiban
Optimizing Your Image For A Measurement Speaker Neha Soni-Patel
How to Bring a Measurement from Research to Clinical Use Speaker Dan Forsha
Reproducibility in a Big Echo Lab Speaker Anitha Parthiban
Question & Answer Panel


11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Don’t Diss Function

Echo Contrast in Pediatrics Speaker Christine Pascua
3D Echo to Assess Function in CHD Speaker Jennifer Acevedo
How does Myocardial Work Work? Speaker Doaa Aly
Echo for CRT in Pediatrics Speaker Dan Forsha
Question & Answer Panel


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sonographer Career Growth – Roundtable Discussion

Sonographer 1 Speaker Jennifer Acevedo
Sonographer 2 Speaker Danny Saurers
Sonographer 3 Speaker Stephanie Nay
Sonographer 4 Speaker Christine Pascua
Question & Answer Panel


3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Let’s Get Physical!

HOCM or Athlete’s Heart? Speaker Daniel Saurers
Chest Pain – Finding the Needle in the Haystack Speaker Doaa Aly
The Perfect Stress Echo – A “How To” Speaker Stephanie Nay
Exercise Stress Echo – Case Examples Speaker Andreea Dragulescu
Question & Answer Panel