“It is not a “”how-to”” course, but instead will concentrate on the application of these modalities to clinical decision making.

The program consists primarily of clinical cases which illustrate the problems cardiovascular specialists commonly encounter. Multiple choice questions addressing the clinical utility and limitations of echocardiography follow each case. In addition, faculty presents “rapid fire” and “unknown” cases. The audience is also encouraged to bring unknown cases which will be shown during the sessions.

Special breakout sessions are devoted to the interpretation of Doppler hemodynamics, diastolic function, stress echocardiography, congenital heart disease, interventional and perioperative echocardiography.

This course is designed to encourage maximum audience participation and interaction with the faculty. “