Ultrasound Education


Basic to Advanced Echocardiography

In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic

Color Cardiac

Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina
May 8 – 11, 2013
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This course will begin with basic concepts, including the physics of ultrasound, Doppler and contrast. We will then discuss a broad range of disease states for which echocardiography is useful, including ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiomyopathies. The presentations will include basic concepts as well as advanced techniques, including 3-D/4-D imaging and strain imaging. Throughout the course, many cases will be presented.

Unique Features:

  • Faculty members are clinical sonographers and echocardiologists
  • Easy access to faculty members during the entire conference
  • Workshops that encourage audience questions/participation
  • Optional afternoon on pediatric/adult congenital echocardiography
  • Optional evening session on lab accreditation (ICAEL)
  • Presentations involving multimodality imaging

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease, including systematic assessment of prosthetic valves
  • Use 2-D, Doppler strain methods to assess myocardial function
  • Illustrate the appropriate use of echo Doppler in myocardial and pericardial disease
  • Recognize the utility of echocardiography TEE including 3-D in the interventional practice
  • Integrate the application of echocardiography in heart failure and treatment
  • Recognize clinical applications of stress echocardiography

Course Directors

  • Fletcher Miller, Jr., MD
  • Roger Click, MD, PhD
  • Pamela Burgess, RDCS, RDMS, RVT (Wake Forest School of Medicine)

Mayo Clinic Faculty

  • Naser Ammash, MD
  • Joseph Blackshear, MD
  • Lori Blauwet, MD
  • Crystal Bonnichsen MD
  • Daniel Borgeson, MD
  • Harold Burkhart, MD
  • Benjamin Eidem, MD
  • Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD
  • Gavan Kane, MD, PhD
  • Barry Karon, MD
  • Carolyn Landolfo, MD
  • Brian Shapiro, MD
  • Jennifer Warmsbecker, RDCS

Guest Faculty

  • Susan Hamrick, RDCS, RVT, RDMS
  • Frederick Kremkau, PhD (Wake Forest School of Medicine)
  • Vinay Thohan, MD

CME Credits: 22.25


  • Course Registration (MD, PhD, DO, PharmD) $725
  • Course Registration (Fellows in Training, Sono, RN) $550
  • One-Day Registration Fee $300 (note, this fee is good for only one day of the program)

Register online.

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