UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
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6:30am – 7:45am Registration
7:00am Continental Breakfast
7:45am Welcome & Opening Remarks, Dalia Banks, MD, FASE and Gerard Manecke, MD
8:00am TEE Exam: Basic and Comprehensive Views, Anthony DeMaria, MD
8:30am The Physics of Ultrasound, Gerard Manecke, MD
9:00am LV Systolic Function Assessment, Byron Fergerson, MD
9:30am Break
9:45am Diastology 1, Liem Nguyen, MD
10:15am Diastology 2, Liem Nguyen, MD
10:45am Break
11:00am Ischemia and Cardiomyopathy, Jesse Shurter, MD
11:30am Hemodynamics, Byron Fergerson, MD
12:00pm Case Presentation, Byron Fergerson, MD
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm OPTIONAL WORKSHOP: Knobology Hands-On Workshop

Faculty: Georges Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, FASE, Byron Fergerson, MD, Timothy Maus, MD, FASE and Jesse Shurter, MD

The knobology workshop is designed to familiarize the novice echocardiographer with modern, commercially available ultrasound machine keyboard layouts. This workshop allows the hands-on approach to learn the keyboard layout, associated physical principles and maneuvers for optimizing image display. By the end of the workshop, the participant should feel more comfortable with utilizing modern keyboard layouts to improve image display.


  • Describe the layout of a modern ultrasound machine keyboard
  • Summarize the impact of knobology on image display
  • Optimize image quality via knobology
2:00pm – 4:15pm Porcine Heart Dissection

Speakers: Victor Pretorius, MD and Douglas Shook, MD

Faculty: Dalia Banks, MD, FASE, Kristin Fairbanks, MD, PhD, Byron Fergerson, MD, Gerard Manecke, MD, Timothy Maus, MD, FASE, Mark Mitchell, MD, Liem Nguyen, MD, David Roth, MD, PhD and Jesse Shurter, MD

This hands-on dissection workshop allows the participant to watch a live dissection of the heart followed by the ability to perform their own dissection with a porcine heart. This allows the participant to learn the correlations of cardiac anatomy including valvular three dimensional orientation. External and internal anatomical landmarks as well as TEE scan plane correlates will be illustrated.


  • Identify surface porcine heart anatomy
  • Dissect a porcine heart
  • Identify internal porcine heart anatomy and explain echocardiographic correlation
4:15pm Break
4:30pm Case Presentation: Optimized Overview of Cardiac Anatomy with TEE Correlation, Michael Madani, MD and Douglas Shook, MD
5:00 pm Adjourn


7:00am Continental Breakfast
7:30am Overview of the MV, Feroze Mahmood, MD, MBBS
8:00am Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Feroze Mahmood, MD, MBBS
8:30am Mitral Valve Stenosis, Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS
9:00am Break
9:15am Mitral Valve Anatomy & Intraoperative Echocardiographic Examination, Feroze Mahmood, MD, MBBS
9:45am Mitral Valve Evaluation for Surgical Repair, Georges Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, FASE
10:15am Case Presentation: Post Mitral Valve Replacement: When Echo Matters, Aman, Mahajan, MD, PhD
10:45am Break
11:00am How to Acquire the Perfect 3D Image, Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS
11:30am A 3D Approach to Intraoperative/Interventional Echocardiography, Douglas Shook, MD
12:00pm Prosthetic Valves: The Essentials, Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS
12:30pm TEE for Lead Extraction & Lariat Procedure, Timothy Maus, MD, FASE
1:00pm– 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm WORKSHOP: TTE

Speakers: Georges Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, FASE and Josh Zimmerman, MD

Faculty: Dalia Banks, MD, FASE, Kristin Fairbanks, MD, PhD, Byron Fergerson, MD, Gerald Manecke, MD, Timothy Maus, MD, FASE, Mark Mitchell, MD, David Roth, MD, PhD and Jesse Shurter, MD

The transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) workshop is designed to guide the novice echocardiographer through a TTE exam. We will describe how to perform a basic exam then follow with a hands-on workshop using both simulators and live models. The basic exam is a simple yet effective method to evaluate the preoperative patient for common cardiac pathologies, many of which alter surgical and anesthetic management. The basic exam is also a powerful tool in evaluating the hemodynamically unstable postoperative patient. At the end of the workshop, the participant should feel comfortable enough with the TTE exam to apply it to his or her own practice.


  • Basic TTE Exam, Josh Zimmerman, MD
  • The Value of TTE in Perioperative Care, Josh Zimmerman, MD
  • Periop Echo Service: Planning, Structure & Financial Viability, Georges Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, FASE


  • Describe how to design a financially viable transthoracic echocardiography service
  • Perform and interpret a basic transthoracic echocardiography exam
  • Identify preoperative patients that would benefit from a transthoracic echocardiogram
4:30pm – 5:30pm WORKSHOP: Vascular/Regional Workshop

Faculty: Dalia Banks, MD, FASE, Kristin Fairbanks, MD, PhD, Neal Gerstein, MD, Liem Nguyen, MD and NavParkash Sandhu, MD

  • Phantom Models for Vascular Access
  • Live Models for Anatomical Display
  • Hands-On Experience with Multiple Stations and Ultrasound Systems


  • Obtain vascular access safely using ultrasound
  • Perform various nerve blocks safely using ultrasound
  • Describe the short-axis (SA) and long-axis (LA) approaches to ultrasound guidance for line placement.
  • Summarize the basic principles of ultrasound imaging for regional anesthesia
5:30pm Adjourn


7:00am Continental Breakfast
7:30am Aortic Stenosis, Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD
8:00am Aortic Regurgitation, Liem Nguyen, MD
8:30am TEE of the Thoracic Aorta, Timothy Maus, MD, FASE
9:00am Low Gradient AS – Normal Valve, Bad Ventricle, or Bad Valve and Ventricle? Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD
9:30am Break
9:45am Right Ventricular Function Assessment, Dalia Banks, MD, FASE
10:15am Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve, Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE
10:45am PTE Case Presentation, Dalia Banks, MD, FASE
11:15am Adult Congenital Heart Disease,Georges Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, FASE
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Cardiac Masses, Peter Panzica, MD
2:00pm Rescue Echo, Josh Zimmerman, MD
2:30pm Break
2:45pm Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pericardial Disease, Mary Beth Brady, MD
3:15pm 3D Aortic Valve Echocardiography – A Cautionary Tale, Neal Gerstein, MD
3:45pm Closing Comments
4:00pm Final Adjournment

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