Principles of echocardiography will be reviewed and advances will be demonstrated through lectures and case studies. Participants will be exposed to all aspects of basic and advanced echocardiography. Daily sessions will be devoted to state of the art lectures on advances in echocardiography and specific application to the following states:

  • Heart Failure
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease and Strain Imaging

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the recommendations for the echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricle function to clinical practice;

  2. Explain the role of echo in the treatment of heart failure;

  3. Use strain imaging to assess cardiac function in various pathological states;

  4. Discover updated methodology to assess diastolic function using the recently updated ASE guidelines;

  5. Assess patients with valvular disorders using the new ACC/AHA guidelines for valvular heart disease;

  6. Recognize different echocardiographic methods to assess Right Ventricular structure function. Cite the strengths and weakness of these techniques including complementary technologies: CT and MRI;

  7. Discuss the clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension, its implications for the patient and how echo can help in assessing its severity and guide management of patients with the condition;

  8. Evaluate how 3D echo works and express limitations and potential applications as it relates to daily practice and patient management;

  9. Assess the uses of echo contrast agents (imaging enhancing agents) and how to incorporate the use of the agents into a busy echo lab;

  10. Review of varying disease states that can be evaluated with stress echo;

  11. Evaluate the role of echo in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with aortic stenosis;

  12. Recognize the pathology and the basics of echocardiographic assessment of patients with common congenital heart lesions;

  13. Review the role of echo in surgical and percutaneous treatments of aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation;

  14. Review the role of echo in new percutaneous treatment of tricuspid regurgitation; and

  15. Review the role of echo in guiding other percutaneous procedures such as left atrial appendage closure and alcohol septal ablations.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, cardiology fellows, anesthesiologists, surgeons, sonographers and nurses who have a need for echo expertise. A minimum of three months experience in echocardiography and knowledge of basic transesophageal anatomy
and physiology of the heart is required.

Accreditation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.






Registration information

Early Bird Special (to end at midnight on July 5, 2019)

Physicians - $675

ASE Physicians - $540

Sonographers - $550

ASE Sonographers - $440

Former NU Fellows - $450

Nurses, Residents, Fellows - $450

Regular Rate:

Physicians - $930

ASE Physicians - $740

Sonographers - $745

ASE Sonographers - $595

Nurses - $745

Former NU Fellows - $500

Residents, Fellows, other HCP - $500

Downloadable Brochure

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Hotel Information

The room block rate is $249. Link to book online is

 Frequently asked questions

Is there a cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Medical Education. The paid registration fee, minus $50 administrative charge, will be refunded if cancellation if received by August 16, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Who can I contact for inquiries regarding registration and special needs requests?

  • You can contact Heather Munn at

Can I register online but mail in a check for payment?

  • No, if you register online, you must pay by credit card.

Can I register through mail and pay with check?

  • Yes, you can mail in a check along with a paper copy of the registration form to
    251 E Huron, Feinberg 8-504
    Chicago, IL

Can I register on-site?

  • Yes. On-site registrations will be accepted via check only.

When does online registration close?

  • September, 18, 2019.