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Echo Week 2023

Registration
for Enduring Content Remains Open!


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.

Virtual Registration Rates:

Member Rates: Early Bird Until January 5 Rate January 6 and After Non-Member Rates: Early Bird Until January 5 Rate January 6 and After
SCA Member  $845.00  $945.00  Non-Member  $1,085.00  $1,185.00 
Fellow Member  $485.00  $585.00 Non-Member Fellow  $605.00 $705.00
Resident Member  $485.00  $585.00  Non-Member Resident  $605.00  $705.00 
      Allied Health Participant  $980.00  $1,080.00 


LEARNER NOTIFICATION

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Activity Title:  2023 Echo Week
Date: February 19, 2023

Acknowledgement of Monetary Commercial Support
The following company provided monetary support for this CME educational activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant: Medtronic

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Support
The following companies provided in-kind support for this CME educational activity: CAE, GE Healthcare, Mindray and PHILIPS

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

This activity offers up to 26.5 CME credits, of which 7 credits contribute the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Description:

This is an in-person conference on perioperative echocardiography comprised of panels with lectures followed by question-and-answer discussion as well as live demonstrations and hands on experience for certain aspects of echocardiography, such advanced image acquisition and post-processing.

Educational Information

Physician Practice Gap:

There is a rapid advancement in the field of perioperative echocardiography which warrants ongoing annual CME products for utilization by cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiologists and sonographers.  Ongoing development of technologies, most notably percutaneous approaches to structural heart disease, require the development and advancement of perioperative echocardiography in parallel.

Needs that Underlie the Gap

There is a need for development of cognitive and technical skills to appreciate the additional role of perioperative echocardiography as a diagnostic tool and procedural adjunct. In addition, there is a need for advanced 3D echocardiography and 3D echocardiography quantification to become part of routine perioperative echocardiography as well as a need to demonstrate the impact of collaborative communication based upon clinical case-based presentations across a multi-disciplinary medical specialty panel. Appreciation of the role of perioperative echocardiography as part of multi-modality imaging for percutaneous structural heart disease interventions is also needed.

DESIGNED to Change/Outcome: Following this activity, learners will develop competence by increasing their knowledge through a combination of hands-on learning, case-based presentations, and online lectures. Knowledge will be assessed with a pre-test and post-test.

The combination of in-person demonstrations, didactic lectures, case-based panel discussions and clinical dilemmas which demonstrate the broad clinical utility of perioperative echocardiography, participants will be able to improve on all the competencies mentioned above by gaining knowledge on new practice guidelines and new technologies, as well as observing and participating at discussions in multidisciplinary panels with case -based presentations.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • define the clinical application of two and three-dimensional (2D, 3D) echocardiographic imaging and use of Doppler principle to assess normal and abnormal cardiac states
  • illustrate the normal and abnormal anatomy and function of the native and implanted valves using 2D/3D imaging and Doppler derived quantification
  • illustrate the additive role of 3D echocardiography to perioperative decision-making
  • demonstrate the integral role of echocardiography guided decision-making in complex surgery, percutaneous therapies, and clinical dilemmas
  • discuss the multi-disciplinary applications of echocardiography in surgical and structural heart disease interventions

Satisfactory Completion  

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact Sandra Elery, selery@veritasamc.com.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The following individuals in control of content development for this activity have indicated that they do have financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. All financial relationships have been mitigated. No one in control of content is an employee or owner of an ACCME defined ineligible company.  All others in control of content not listed below have indicated that they have no financial relationships to disclose.

Last Name First Name Disclosure(s) Role Method of Mitigation
Hahn Rebecca Abbot Vascular: Honoraria (Ongoing); Baylis: Honoraria (Ongoing); Edwards Lifesciences: Honoraria (Ongoing); Philips Healthcare: Honoraria (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Safi Lucy Abbott: Honoraria (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Swaminathan Madhav Alexion: Consulting Fees (Terminated); US2.AI: Consulting Fees (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Shook Douglas Baylis: Honoraria (Terminated); Edwards Life Sciences: Consulting Fees (Ongoing); Edwards Life Sciences: Honoraria (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Methangkool Emily Edwards Lifesciences: Consulting Fees (Ongoing); UpToDate: Royalties (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Mahmood Feroze Abbot Diagnostics: Honoraria (Ongoing)|GE Healthcare: Honoraria (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
Shernan Stanton e-echocardiography.com: Other Financial or Material Support (Ongoing); Philips: Other Financial or Material Support (Ongoing) Faculty/Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
McCartney Sharon Humacyte – Consultant anesthesiologist Planning Committee Member, Faculty Presenter

 

How to Get Your CME Certificate

  1. Go to https://www.surveymagnet.com/Magnet3/login.asp?EventKey=BEOVHBMH(link will become active at the conclusion of the meeting)
  2.    Login and evaluate the meeting.
  3.    Print all pages of your certificate for your records.

 

Chair’s Message

February will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to register for the 2023 Echo Week! Join us February 17-19, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

Registrants 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta, Georgia!