Symposium on Interventional Echocardiography and Decision-Making in Structural Heart Disease

Saturday  May 7, 2016  7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Attention:  This program is now SOLD OUT.  ASE will be recording the proceedings and they will be for sale at a later date. If you are interested in receiving information on purchasing the recording, please contact Christina LaFuria at

3D TEE showing two MitraClips in ME LAX view

3D TEE showing two MitraClips in ME LAX view

Symposium structure: This symposium will feature multidisciplinary experts in interventional echocardiography, interventional cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and cardiac surgery – all engaged in the heart valve team approach to structural heart disease. The program will be composed of various educational formats including pertinent didactic lectures, interactive illustrations of procedural image guidance during cutting-edge catheter-based structural heart interventions, bio-skills demonstrations that correlate clinical presentations, echocardiographic imaging and actual pathology as well as simulations of actual heart valve team conferences where structural heart cases are being discussed.

3D TEE image of ASD closure device

3D TEE image of ASD closure device

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate the utility of real-time two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D and 3D TEE) in interventional echocardiography
  2. Demonstrate procedure–specific imaging needs in the structural heart disease domain
  3. Discuss procedure-specific challenges and how to overcome them with procedural TEE and procedural intracardiac echo (ICE).
  4. Review appropriate procedure-specific terminology that facilitates communication between the interventional echocardiographer and the interventionalist/surgeon.
  5. Recognize potential complications of percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease using echocardiography to provide safe and more efficacious care
  6. Define the role of the interventional echocardiographer as a key member of the multi-disciplinary heart valve team

Earn up to 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 7 ABIM MOC points.

Held in cooperation with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
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May 1-6, 2016

Loews Atlanta Hotel – Atlanta, GA

The SCA 19th Annual Comprehensive Review and Update of Perioperative Echo is a 5-day course covering both a fundamental review of perioperative echocardiography and the application of novel imaging techniques to improve patient care and surgical decision making.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Review, update, and expand their knowledge of perioperative echocardiography
  • Learn from expert speakers who are passionate about ultrasound education
  • Participate in the “hands-on” porcine heart dissection
  • Apply current practice guidelines to imaging and surgical dilemmas
  • Earn up to 45.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Early bird registration rates are available now through April 1. Visit for complete details.