Dear colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce the return of the flagship perioperative echocardiography conference of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), in an in-person abbreviated format as the SCA ECHO WEEK, February 18- 20, 2022 in Atlanta, GA.

This three-day conference will feature multidisciplinary panels on the role of echocardiography in surgical decision making in valvular disease and mechanical circulatory support, clinical dilemmas uniquely encountered in the operating room that may alter the surgical plan, and structural heart disease transcatheter procedures. These events will be recorded for durable content accessible to registrants after the live meeting and will also be broadcasted live in a virtual format to registrants who may choose to join us that way.

We are planning on several in-person only, deep-dive sessions on acquisition and postprocessing using advanced echocardiographic techniques (3D echocardiography and strain), congenital disease using 3D heart models, and heart dissections geared towards a better understanding of echo-anatomic correlation in transcatheter procedures and surgical interventions. Finally, we will highlight emerging cutting-edge technologies, which will bring the operating room and the catheterization laboratory into the future.

Registrants to this event will also have access to our on-demand Echo Core Series, several lectures focused on reviewing fundamental echocardiographic concepts in physics, valvular disease, ventricular function evaluation, mechanical circulatory support, and transcatheter procedures.

Beyond the amazing educational content, we hope that our conference will once again bring together lifelong learners, and we are looking forward to making new friends and reconnecting with old friends.

See you in Atlanta!

Sincerely,

Charles B. Nyman, MBBch
Course Director, Echo Week Committee 2022

Alina Nicoara, MD
Course Director, Echo Week Committee 2022

Mark A. Taylor, MD FASE
Co-Chair, Echo Week Committee 2022
Feroze Mahmood, MD
Co-Chair, Echo Week Committee 2022

Echo Week Planning Committee

Kathy E. Glas, MD MBA FASE
CME Committee Chair

Nelson Burbano, MD

Kimberly Howard-Quijano, MD MS

Megan Krajewski, MD

Aidan Sharkey, MD

Sheela Pai Cole, MD

Sharon McCartney, MD FASE

Massimiliano Meineri, MD

Richard Sheu, MD

Brittney Williams, MD

Yasdet Maldonado