April 25 - 28, 2015 - Rochester, MN - Kahler Grand Hotel - Rochester, MN
Course Directors: Oh, Jae K., M.D.,  Kane, Garvan C., Ph.D.

Mayo Echocardiography Review Course is an intensive 3.5-day course specifically designed to prepare attendees taking the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification examination. It has a focused emphasis on the NBE examination format, ultrasound physics, 2D and M-mode, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and newer imaging techniques. 

Registration Fee
MD, PhD, DO, PharmD$875.00
Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonographer$800.00

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain basic physical principles of ultrasound and instrumentation
  • Correlate cardiac gross pathology with echocardiographic images
  • Evaluate cardiac chamber size, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and right ventricular systolic function
  • Analyze and interpret echocardiographic derived hemodynamic data
  • Interpret transesophageal images and distinguish attributes and limitations versus transthoracic echocardiography
  • Evaluate acute and chronic ischemic heart disease using standard and stress echocardiography
  • Diagnose and quantify etiology and severity of native and prosthetic valvular heart disease
  • Distinguish and differentiate causes of heart failure, cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease
  • Diagnose and differentiate cardiac masses
  • Diagnose and distinguish diseases of the aorta
  • Identify echocardiographic features of systemic disease with associated cardiac involvement
  • Integrate newer echocardiographic technologies to complement/supplement standard 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 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Course summary