State-of-the-Art Echocardiography™


February 19-20, 2022

In discussion with the ASE leadership, the course chairs have decided to cancel the in-person State-of-the-Art Echocardiography (SOTA) event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Omicron variant. The decision to cancel SOTA was difficult, but the health, well-being, and safety of our attendees, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance. To help us continue to feel connected, course director William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, and co-director Sunil V. Mankad, MD, FASE, worked quickly with the expert faculty to develop State-of-the-Art Echocardiography Virtual Experience, to be held February 19 – 20, 2022.

The 2022 program follows the themes of structural heart disease, myocardial and pericardial disease, coronary artery disease, and interventional echocardiography. During the course, presentations will highlight what echo brings to each theme, help clinicians recognize and avoid common errors and pitfalls, and learn how to apply the guidelines in a practical manner. This course will be offering 15 CME/MOC credits.

New features include:

  • Case-based Learning: The course will include a special focus on hemodynamics, structural heart disease, interventional echocardiography, and advanced diastolic function.
  • Glimpse of the Future: Learn about the impact of artificial intelligence, and machine learning on the field of echocardiography.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Incorporate state-of-the-art clinical applications of echocardiography and Doppler ultrasound into clinical decision-making
  • Utilize echocardiography in valvular heart disease
  • Evaluate patients prior to, during, and following various structural heart disease procedures such as TAVR, Transcatheter edge-to-edge repair, and left atrial appendage closure
  • Perform a 3D acquisition and measurement of biventricular size and function
  • Explain the new diastolic function guidelines
  • Assess right and left ventricular function with state-of-the-art echocardiographic technology including strain imaging

Questions? Please submit an Education & Meetings Help Desk Ticket, or call ASE at 919-861-5574 (press 3 for meetings).