Mission Statement

The 17th Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course has been developed to review society guidelines for evaluation of cardiac structure and function. This course will familiarize attendees with recent technological advances in the field. Nationally renowned experts in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and new imaging modalities will present the most up-to-date information, with hands-on demonstrations of basic and advanced Doppler offered on the second and third days. Participants are invited to present cases throughout the conference.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is intended for anesthesiologists, cardiologists, echocardiography technicians, and medical professionals who treat structural heart disease and/or are interested in a general review of echocardiography. Features of the course include:

  • Case Studies on Quantification of Valvular Heart Disease and Diagnostic Dilemmas
  • Practical Workshop on Advanced Echo and 3-D Cropping.
  • Attend Tuesday afternoon workshops and you will receive a time-limited, fully functional, uploadable version of QLAB as well as important TEE and TTE volumes.
  • A Fundamental and Advanced Chamber Quantification: ASE Guidelines and Beyond
  • Echocardiography in 2015 and Beyond
  • Hemodynamics
  • Quantitation of Aortic and Mitral Stenosis
  • Role of 3-D Echo in Valvular Heart Disease
  • New Surgical Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease
  • Fundamental and Advanced Chamber Quantification
  • Heart Failure: Acute and Decompensated, Systolic and Diastolic
  • The Evaluation of Chest Pain: Coronary Artery and Aortic Disease
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Congenital and Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Sonographer’s Course

This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center. This conference is partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters.