September 20 - 21, 2014 - Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO

Course Directors: Karon, Barry L., M.D. | Bremer, Merri L., R.N., R.D.C.S.

The course is designed to provide the sonographer with a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in the assessment of valvular heart disease. The program will focus on valvular disease anatomy and quantitative assessment, prosthetic valve assessment and dysfunction, endocarditis, and the remaining aspects of adult echocardiography. The lectures will be illustrated with digital image presentations of clinical cases in echocardiography and time has been allowed for participants to ask questions as well as interact closely with the course faculty.

This succinct weekend course is designed so as to not unduly interfere with work schedules and to present the second half of a comprehensive adult echocardiography curriculum. The first half of the curriculum was presented in St. Louis last year and focused on echocardiographic assessment of myocardial and pericardial disease.

Registration Fee

Course Registration$395.00


Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss standard echocardiographic methods used to assess valvular heart disease
  • Develop an integrated approach to the Doppler assessment of valvular stenosis and valvular regurgitation
  • Discuss emerging applications of echocardiography in the evaluation of native and prosthetic valve dysfunction

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.

Credit Information

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 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Patient care
Course summary