Course Directors: Roberto M. Lang, M.D., FACC, FAHA , FESC, FASE, FRCP, Steve R. Ommen, M.D., FACC, FAHA
December 10-12, 2015 - Loews Chicago, Chicago, IL


Course Description
The Heart Beat of Cardiology is a premier educational venue for echocardiography in clinical practice.  This is held collaboratively with the University of Chicago Medical Center.  The program is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of inquisitive attendees.

Topics covered will include basic and advanced hemodynamics, 3-D echocardiography, endocardial/pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease, vascular health, contrast, heart failure, diastolic function, new technologies, and valvular heart disease. 

Course Highlights
• Interactive case studies
• Panel discussions
• Opportunities for course faculty interaction

Registration Fee
Course Registration (MD, PhD, DO, PharmD) $755.00
Course Registration (Fellow, Resident, Sonographer, RN, NP, PA) $565.00

Mayo Clinic Division of Cardiovascular Diseases implemented an online conference registration system in January 2012.  If this is your first time using the online system, you will need to create a profile.  The attendee’s email address is required upon registration.  A letter of confirmation and receipt will be forwarded to this email address upon receipt of submitted registration and payment.  Present this letter when checking in at the meeting registration desk.

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, and lunch.  

Although it is not Division of Cardiovascular Diseases policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised.  Enrollment for this program is limited.  

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity, apply current guidelines, and use the ASE standard for quantification
  • Apply conventional and tissue Doppler techniques to diastolic function analysis
  • Interpret stress echocardiographic examinations
  • Differentiate athletes heart from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluate application of 3-D echocardiography

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact us via email.

Course summary
Credit: 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Contact Phone:800-283-6296