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Cardiovascular Diseases

28th Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail. New Technologies, Live Scanning, and Clinical Decision Making, and Multimodality Imaging

Monday, July 21

Time Topic
6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
George M. Gura, M.D.
7:15-7:30 a.m. Echo in Practice Pre-Test
George M. Gura, M.D.
7:30-7:55 a.m. Systolic Heart Failure – State-of-the-Art 2014. Crucial Echo Measurements and How to Apply the Patient Management
Grace Lin, M.D.
7:55-8:20 a.m. Multimodality Imaging for the Non-radiologist. CT/MRI: Basic Review and Application to Clinical Cardiology
Eric E. Williamson, M.D.
8:20-8:45a.m. Echocardiography for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Case-Based Discussion
Daniel D. Borgeson, M.D.
8:45-9:10 a.m. Strain and Strain Rate Imaging. Overview and Proven Clinical Application. Which Patients Benefit the Most
Grace Lin, M.D.
9:10-9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Lin, Williamson, and Borgeson; Dr. Gura, moderator
9:40-10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break – Visit Exhibits
  Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure: Echo/CT/MRI
Dr. George M. Gura, presiding
10:00-10:25 a.m. Identifying State 4 Heart Failure Patients and Selection of Patients for LVAD or Transplantation
Daniel D. Borgeson, M.D.
10:25-10:50 a.m. Constrictive Pericarditis vs Restrictive Cardiomyopathy – An Opportunity to Cure Congestive Heart Failures
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
10:50-11:15 a.m. MRI and CT Imaging for Pericardial Disease: Case-Based Presentation
Eric E. Williamson, M.D.
11:15-11:40 a.m. Advanced Heart Failure. Selection of Patients for Successful CRT
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular and Non-compaction Cardiomyopathies – Multimodality Assessment.  How CT/MRI Compliment Echo Assessment
Case Studies
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
12:05-12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Borgeson, Pislaru, Williamson, and Nkomo; Dr. Gura, moderator
  Workshops
4:00-6:00 p.m. Hemodynamic Workshop. Live Case Demonstration of Strain Imaging and Diastolic Function.
Drs. Grace Lin and Daniel D. Borgeson

Live Demonstration – Strain and Diastolic Function
Mary Ann A. Capps, RDCS

6:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception – Ballroom Foyer
Attendees and their guests invited.