Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for Echo Board 2020

Practicing cardiologists with significant echocardiography experience frequently request clinical echo updates or fast paced review sessions from the Texas Medical Center “experts.” Additionally, adult and pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular anesthesiology fellows in training annually request local review sessions before the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations from area experts. In response to these needs, experts at Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Society of Echocardiography have organized a three-day intensive review course to fill this educational gap. The course will help to prepare attendees in a cost-effective manner to identify areas of weakness prior to self-study or a more intensive review course prior to the NBE examinations (echoboards.org) The course is also intended to serve as a clinically oriented update and review for practicing cardiologists.  

Echo Symposium 2019 is now offering ABIM MOC Credit

Overview & Enduring Resources

Course Director Raymond Stainback, MD

The Houston Echo Review is a three-day course of lectures, interactive discussions and case presentations designed to prepare cardiovascular specialists for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations. It is offered in cooperation with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

 

 

Program Overview

The Houston Echo Review is a three-day course of lectures, interactive discussions, and case presentations designed to prepare cardiovascular specialists for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations. The first day will cover Cases that focus on New Directions & Techniques of Echocardiography; topics cover, but are not limited to, adult congenital and structural heart disease, AHF, cardiac oncology, complex valve, mechanical circulatory support and adult congenital echocardiography.

The course will be a fast-paced review of topics similar to those covered in the ASCexam scheduled for July 2020. The scope of the review is designed to be extensive enough for attendees to be able to identify their areas of strengths and potential weaknesses when designing their own subsequent self-study program in preparation for the NBE exam.

Attendees may discover that they would additionally benefit from a more extensive multi day review course. For these reasons, the course is scheduled approximately 90 days prior to the NBE examination.  The course will provide an overview of echo lab quality improvement (QI). Both the clinical content and QI material is beneficial for any practicing echocardiographer regardless of whether not they plan to take the NBE exam. The participant will find this course useful for both the NBE initial and recertification examination preparation.   Sonographers are encouraged to attend to improve their clinical knowledge base. However, this course should not be used as a “stand alone” review for sonographers preparing for their professional credentialing examinations.

The 11th Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for 2020 Echo Board is offered in cooperation with the America Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

Target Audience

The meeting has been designed for: Physicians, Fellows/Residents, Nurse/Nurse Practitioners, Cardiac Sonographers; CV Ultrasound Students, ASE Members.

Sonographers are encouraged to attend to improve their clinical knowledge base. However, this course should not be used as a “stand alone” review for sonographers preparing for their professional credentialing examinations.

Faculty

Raymond Stainback, MD Course Director

Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Medical Director of Echocardiography & Nuclear Cardiology
Baylor Heart Clinic
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Medical Director, Echocardiography Advisory Committee
Non-Interventional Cardiologist
Coastal Cardiology Associates
Corpus Christi, Texas

Pamela Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS

Clinical Manager, Cardiac Ultrasound & Stress Test Lab
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Director, Texas Heart Institute Center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health
Associate Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute
Cardiologist, Leachman Cardiology Associates
Houston, Texas

Sidney Edelman, PhD

Director, ESP Ultrasound
Adjunct faculty, Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Associate Director, Texas Adult Congenital Heart (TACH) Program
Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Director of Echocardiography, Associate Chief of Cardiology
LBJ General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas

Director, Accreditation for Echocardiography
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Ellicott City, Maryland

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Echocardiography
CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Adult Echocardiography, Texas Heart Institute
Associate Professor in Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiologist, Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates
Houston, Texas

Purnima Hirudayaraj, MD, MRCP

Assistant Professor; Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston / Memorial Hermann
Houston, Texas

Associate Director, BCM Cardiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Associate Director for Academic Development
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Srikanth Koneru, MD, FRACP, FACC

Associate Professor, Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology, Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, Texas

Director, Nuclear Cardiology
Assistant Director of Echocardiography, Texas Heart Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Senior Cardiology Fellow, Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Editor-in Chief, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Physician Lifetime Achievement award recipient, 2012
Houston, Texas

Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; President, Greater Houston Society of Echocardiography; Cardiologist, Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Triston Thompson, RDCS

Lead Echo Technologist
CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Susan Wilansky, MD

Interim Program Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship; Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Consultant; Division Cardiovascular Disease; Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Scottsdale, Arizona

Lily Zhang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Co-Director, Adult Echocardiography, Ben Taub Hospital; Houston, Texas

William L. Winters Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; New York, New York; Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center; Houston, Texas; Past-president, ASE; Past-president, ACC.

Agenda

Thursday, April 2nd

SESSION I – IAC Workshop

10:00am   Registration

11:00          Welcome | Raymond Stainback, MD

11:10           IAC Workshop| Pam Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, FASE | Beverly Gorman, RDCS | Triston Thompson, RDCS

1:30pm      Lunch

SESSION II – Echo Intro & Cases

2:00        “Read with the Experts: New Directions & Techniques – Case Studies

2:00 – 4:00 pm        Adult Echocardiography
                                    –   Advanced Heart Failure / Mechanical Circulatory Support
                                    –  Cardiac Oncology
                                    –  Cardiac Unknowns
                                    –  Complex Valve
                                    –  Structural Heart Disease

PANEL  : Basant Arya, MD , *Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE , Enrique Garcia – Sayan, MD , Purnima Hirudayaraj, MD, MRCP, Jose Banchs, MD, Shamim Badruddin-Mawji, MD, Lily Zhang, MD and Tina Shah, MBBS

4:00- 6:00 pm     Adult Congenital Echocardiography

PANEL : Wilson Lam, MD, Peter Ermis, MD , and Dhaval Parekh, MD

6:00  Evening Concludes


Friday, April 3rd

7:00am  Registration & Breakfast

8:00    Introductions | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

8:10    Initial “Quiz” |  Ihab Hamzeh, MD (Moderator)

8:30    Aortic Stenosis & Mitral Stenosis | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

9:10     Chamber Quantification | Miguel Quinones, MD

9:40    Left Ventricular Diastolic Function | Miguel Quinones, MD

10:10   Stress Echo for Valvular Heart Disease | TBD

10:45  Break & Visit Exhibits

10:55   Endocarditis & Cardiac Source of Embolus (LA appendage) | Sheila Heinle, MD, FASE 

11:35   Contrast Agents: Background & Implementation | Pam Burgess, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

12:00 pm    Lunch with “Quiz” | Ihab Hamzeh, MD (Moderator)

1:00    Right Ventricular Function & Pulmonary Hypertension | Lily Zhang, MD

1:25     Cardiomyopathies | Stephanie Coulter, MD, FACC

1:55     Pericardial Disease | Ajith Nair, MD

 2:25   Stress Echocardiography for Coronary Artery Disease | Arunima Misra, MD

2:55    Update on Lab Accreditation | Triston Thompson, RDCS

3:20   Break & Exhibits

3:40    Aortic Regurgitation | William Zoghbi, MD, FASE

4:00    Mitral Regurgitation | Enrique Garcia-Sayan, MD

4:20    Prosthetic Valve Assessment | William Zoghbi, MD, FASE

4:40    Cardiac Masses Including Primary and Secondary Tumors of the Heart | Kara Thompson, MD, FACC

5:15     Unknown Cases #1 | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

5:50    Reception

7:00    Evening Concludes


Saturday, April 4th             

7:00 am  Registration & Breakfast

7:30       Unknown Cases #2 | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

7:50      “Simple” Congenital Heart Disease: ASD, VSD, Ebstein’s Anomaly, PDA | Peter Ermis, MD

8:10      “Complex” Congenital Heart Disease | Dhaval Parekh, MD

8:30      Physics of Ultrasound – Select Pearls for the Board | TBD

9:00      Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVADs) | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

 9:30     Unknown Cases #3 | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

10:00  Break & Visit Exhibits

 10:20   Strain Assessment: Cardio-Oncology and Other Ready for Prime Time Uses | Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FASE

10:50    Tricuspid & Pulmonary Valve Disease | Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE

11:20    Point of Care Cardiovascular Ultrasound: How, What, When & Where | Basant Arya, MD

11:50    Coronary Artery Disease: Complications of Myocardial Infarction | Joseph Navarijo, MD

12:20 pm   Lunch with “Quiz”  | Ihab Hamzeh, MD (Moderator)

1:20      TEE for Percutaneous Intracardiac Interventions | Srikanth Koneru, MD, FACC 

1:50      Diseases of the Aorta | Allison Pritchett, MD

 2:20    M-mode Echocardiography | Salim Virani, MD

2:40      Break & Visit Exhibits

2:50      Board Questions & Cases #1 | Lily Zhang, MD

 3:20     Board Questions & Cases #2 | Ihab Hamzeh, MD

 3:50     Board Questions & Cases #3 | Tina Shah, MBBS

4:20      Question and Answer Session

4:35     Adjourn

Objectives & Credit Designation

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Houston Society of Echocardiography. Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

An evaluation form sent via email will provide each participant with the opportunity to review the speakers and their presentations, to identify educational needs, and to comment on any perceived commercial or promotional bias in the presentation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of each lecture in the series, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the morphological features of the disease process under discussion based on two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography as well as the basic clinical applications of newer modalities including three-dimensional imaging and speckle tracking modalities.
  • Cite the most important two-dimensional echo quantitative methods clinically applicable to the cardiovascular disease under discussion.
  • Apply and/or be able to refer to the most appropriate methods for Doppler assessment and quantitative methods of the cardiovascular disease process under discussion.
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of echocardiography laboratories, which will lead to improved patient care after review of recommended Quality Improvement metrics for laboratories.
  • Recognize a spectrum of cardiovascular pathological conditions, including those mentioned above by being presented with up to 100 rapid-paced clinical recognition cases
  • Explain cardiac anatomy and pathology by both transesophageal and transthoracic echo imaging as these, along with stress echocardiography will be incorporated into the didactic and case-based learning components of the exam.
  • Improve their ability to incorporate physics of ultrasound material into their clinical use of echocardiography.
  • Identify areas of weakness that may be better addressed by targeted self-study including a slower paced and more in-depth formal echocardiography review course.

Location & Lodging

Location

The symposium will be held at the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
6580 Fannin Street | Houston, TX 77030. A block of guest rooms has been reserved with a special course rate. To ensure accommodations at the discounted rate, please make your reservations by Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) hotels from Hobby Airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airport averages $50 one way; Uber $25 one way. The drive to the TMC is approximately 30 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Parking

Parking is included within your registration fees for self-parking only. The Marriott Hotel self-parking is located in the Scurlock Towers garage entrance on 6535 Main Street.