March 26 - 29, 2015 - San Antonio, TX

Course Directors: Freeman, William K., M.D.Lester, Steven J., M.D.Phillips, Sabrina D., M.D.

Echo Fiesta is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial and valvular disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including the assessment of systolic and diastolic function, quantitative Doppler, and stress echocardiography will be presented. In addition, newer techniques including 3D Echo and Doppler and 2D strain imaging will be presented. The program will concentrate on practical points regarding daily use of these techniques with illustrative examples from a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders.

Registration Fees

Physician/Scientist (MD, PhD, DO, PharmD)$750
Sonographer, Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA$650
One Day Course Registration$275

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

Although it is not Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised.

A letter of confirmation is be e-mailed upon receipt of payment and completed registration form. Please present the confirmation letter when checking in at the meeting registration desk.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify current two-dimensional, three-dimensional and Doppler methods to assess left ventricular systolic function
  • Develop an integrated approach to the assessment of valvular stenosis and valvular regurgitation
  • Describe the diastolic filling patterns in diverse cardiac disorders, including cardiomyopathies, systemic diseases and pericardial disease
  • Recognize echocardiographic findings of ischemic heart disease, including clinical applications and interpretation of stress echocardiography and detection of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction
  • Define the role of echocardiography in the evaluation and management of the cardiomyopathies
  • Describe echocardiography findings in congenital heart disease
  • Recognize the potential of new technology in the field of 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.

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

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available to MOC-enrolled diplomates of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Systems-based Practice