Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium, 38th Annual
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Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium, 38th Annual

Thursday-Friday, October 28-29, 2021
Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, Miami, Florida

About Event
Cancellation Notice

Baptist Health South Florida, along with our symposium di​rectors, Eliott Elias, M.D., and Damian Chaupin M.D. have decided to cancel the 38th Annual Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium due to the health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of the medical professionals, faculty, staff, and community who attend our symposiums.

We hope that you will join us next year at the Hilton Miami Airport for an exciting program.​

Save the Date!
October 28-29, 2021

 Symposium Overview

As valvular heart disease and structural heart treatments become more integral within cardiology, providers will rely on the diagnosis and treatment of disease using transcatheter/nonsurgical therapies.

The 38th Annual Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium – formerly known as the Echocardiography Symposium – will include successful topics from years past. There will be a review of current guidelines and core topics with echocardiography (cardiac structure, cardiac function and hemodynamics). This year we will incorporate other complementary topics such as structural heart and advanced cardiac imaging. 

Nationally renowned experts in both echocardiography and structural heart disease will provide lectures building up to the most state-of-the-art imaging and treatment approaches. Interactive case presentations will solidify the information presented and the audience will have a chance to ask questions to the speakers. 

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.

Symposium Directors​
Elliott J. Elias, M.D. and Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Cardiac Structure
  • Cardiac Function
  • Hemodynamics Assessment
  • Advanced Echocardiography Imaging Techniques (3D, Strain, CT, TEE)
  • Valve Repair Approaches (TAVR, mitral valve repair devices, left atrial appendage occlusion devices, paravalvular closure and alcohol septal ablation)
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Emergency Department Physicians
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Sonographers
  • Medical professionals interested in echocardiography and the newest advances in diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease
Supporters & Exhibitors

Supporters & Exhibitors

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department, we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a supporter and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

Supporters & Exhibitors
Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.

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Agenda

Details for the 2020 Agenda are pending. Schedule is subject to change.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the importance of a structural heart team that uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat structural heart disease.
  • Recognize the echocardiographic presentation, especially in patients diagnosed with cancer, atrial fibrillation or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Demonstrate the utility and application of advanced imaging in valvular heart disease.
  • Assess and apply a comprehensive approach when managing the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves and the interatrial septum, utilizing basic and advanced imaging techniques to identify and guide the treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Examine the current evidence-based clinical data in TAVR, MitraClip, LAA occluder devices, paravalvular leak and Etoh septal ablation in order to optimize treatment.
  • Demonstrate the management and utility of transesophageal and 3-D imaging in the interventional lab operating room and intensive care unit.
  • Explain the tricuspid valve anatomy and function and describe the implications for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation using transcatheter therapy.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in imaging patients in cardio-oncology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and structural heart disease.
  • Define protocols that can assess valvular heart disease after intervention.

Accreditation and Credits

Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

   

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.​

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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Faculty

Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

Cardiologist
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida​

Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Cardiologist
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida​

Blase A. Carabello, M.D.

Blase A. Carabello, M.D.

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
Greenville, North Carolina​

Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, M.D., FACC, FESC, FAHA

Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, M.D., FACC, FESC, FAHA

​​Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Senior Research Scientist, Valve Science Center
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Linda D. Gillam, M.D.

Linda D. Gillam, M.D.

​​Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
Atlantic Health System and Morristown Medical Center
Morristown, New Jersey​

Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D.

Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D.

​​Cardiologist
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida​

Stephen H. Little, M.D., FRCPC, FASE, FACC

Stephen H. Little, M.D., FRCPC, FASE, FACC

​​Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
John S. Dunn Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Research and Education
Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston, Texas​

Philippe Pibarot, D.M.V., Ph. D., FAHA, FACC, FESC, FASE, FCCS

Philippe Pibarot, D.M.V., Ph. D., FAHA, FACC, FESC, FASE, FCCS

​​​Head of Cardiology Research
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ) – Université Laval
Professor, Department of Medicine
Canada Research Chair in Valvular Heart Diseases
Université Laval
Quebec, Canada​

Partho Sengupta, M.D.

Partho Sengupta, M.D.

​​Abnash C. Jain Chair and Professor of Cardiology
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia​

William A. Zoghbi, M.D., FASE, FAHA, MACC

William A. Zoghbi, M.D., FASE, FAHA, MACC

​​Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiology
Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas​

Online registration will open soon.
Stay Informed
Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​

Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

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Location & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations

​The Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, just minutes from Miami International Airport, offers access to beaches and attractions. Enjoy the 100-acre natural lake with jogging trail, outdoor pool and tennis and basketball courts. Indulge in spacious guest rooms and suites. This hotel was in the Top 20 of all Hotels in Miami 2015 by US News & World Report. Complimentary airport shuttle bus service available. 

Make your reservation now by calling 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Reference group code BAP to receive the special daily group rate of $159, plus applicable taxes. This rate will be honored until Monday, October 1, based on availability. To learn more about the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel, go to HiltonMiamiAirport.com.

For additional tourist information, including a host of annual art festivals and events, please visit​ MiamiandBeaches.com.

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You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department
Baptist Health South Florida​
8900 N. Kendall Drive​
Miami, Florida 33176

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