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Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium, 41st Annual

Friday - Saturday, September 27-28, 2024

Join us at this year's symposium, hosted by Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and directed by Elliott J. Elias, M.D., MPH, FACC, FASE, and Damian F. Chaupin, M.D. This event is specially designed for sonographers, sonography students, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, ED physicians, critical care physicians, and medical professionals dedicated to echocardiography and the latest advancements in structural heart disease diagnosis and treatment. Renowned experts from around the nation, including top institutions such as Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, will be in attendance.

As valvular heart disease and structural heart treatments become increasingly integral to cardiology, our symposium emphasizes the foundational tools of echocardiography. Whether you are honing beginner or advanced skills, each section is meticulously crafted to ensure a comprehensive understanding, from the sonographer scanning the patient to the cardiologist or medical professional interpreting the results. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise in this critical field.

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Learning Objectives

  • Enhance understanding and communication: Gain insight into valve disease fundamentals from the sonographer's perspective, fostering improved collaboration with reading cardiologists in echocardiography.
  • Utilize a multidisciplinary approach: Learn to diagnose and treat structural heart disease through collaboration within a structural heart team.
  • Develop proficiency in advanced imaging: Discern complex echocardiographic presentations and effectively apply advanced imaging techniques in both normal and abnormal cardiac conditions, including valvular heart disease and other pathologies.
  • Demonstrate the utility of multimodality imaging: Showcase the use of multimodality imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the evaluation of left atrial appendage and valvular heart disease.
  • Apply comprehensive management: Assess and manage aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve pathologies, as well as interatrial septum issues, utilizing basic and advanced imaging techniques to guide treatment effectively.
  • Utilize evidence-based data for optimization: Apply current evidence-based clinical data in optimizing treatment strategies for various structural heart interventions, including TAVR, TMVR, TEER, LAA occluder devices, paravalvular leaks and EtOH septal ablation.
  • Demonstrate procedural guidance: Exhibit proficiency in managing structural heart procedures using transesophageal and 3-D imaging techniques in the cardiac catheterization lab.
  • Define tricuspid valve anatomy and implications: Further define tricuspid valve anatomy and its implications for transcatheter therapy in treating tricuspid regurgitation.

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