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Cardiovascular Diseases

Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: From the Riverfront of Savannah

Friday, May 16

Time Topic
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Dr. Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., presiding
8:00 a.m. Doppler Principles
Frederick W. Kremkau, Ph.D.
8:30 a.m. Echo for Aortic Stenosis
Joseph L. Blackshear, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Echo for Mitral Stenosis
Carlos Jose Rodriquez, M.D.
9:30 a.m. Echo for AR
Barry L. Karon, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. Echo for MR
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D.
11:00 a.m. Surgery for MR Including Robotic
Harold M. Burkhart, M.D.
11:30 a.m. Echo for Right-Sided Valves
Naser M. Ammash, M.D.
12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Kremkau, Blackshear, Rodriguez, Karon, Burkhart, and Ammash; Dr. Miller, moderator
12:15 p.m. Lunch – Atrium
1:30 p.m. Echo for Aortic Prostheses Including TAVI
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D
2:00 p.m. Echo for Mitral Prostheses
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
2:30-6:00 p.m. Three Concurrent Breakouts
LOCATION: Savannah D
2:30 p.m. Echocardiography in the Evaluation of RV Enlargement. Where Is That Shunt?
Naser M. Ammash, M.D.
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. Cardiac MRI/CT in the Evaluation of RV Enlargement: Adjunctive or Superior to Echo?
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D.
3:45 p.m. Echocardiographic Evaluation of RV Function:  2-D, Tissue Doppler, Strain, and Beyond
Benjamin W. Eidem, M.D.
4:15 p.m. Optimal Approach to Congenital Heart Disease:  A Surgeon’s Perspective
Harold M. Burkhart, M.D.
4:45 p.m. Cases By All Faculty
Drs. Ammash, Bonnichsen, Eidem, and Burkhart
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
2:30 p.m. Imaging Artifacts
Dr. Kremkau and Ms. Burgess
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. Off-Axis Views and Extracardiac Structures
Pamela R. Burgess, RDCS
3:45 p.m. Hemodynamic Workshop:  Stenotic Lesions
Drs. Miller and Landolfo
4:30 p.m. Hemodynamics:  Regurgitant Lesions
Drs. Miller and Landolfo
5:00 p.m. Hands-on Strain and 3-D
Ms. Miller and Ms. Vanden Bussche
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
  PHYSICIAN BREAKOUT:  Savannah A – Main Ballroom
2:30 p.m. Cardiac CT/MRI:  For Which Clinical Situations Are These the Preferred Modality?
Dr. Kremkau and Ms. Burgess
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. TEE for Endocarditis
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
3:45 p.m. TEE for Source of Embolism
Joseph L. Blackshear, M.D.
4:30 p.m. Interventional Echo
Roger L. Click, M.D., Ph.D.
5:00 p.m. TAVR
Kevin L. Greason, M.D.
6:00 p.m. Adjourn