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Course Description

This course will provide an intensive review of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) including basic echocardiography for the novice echocardiographer as well as an update on the latest echocardiographic techniques for the more advanced practitioner.

Highlighted Topics

  • Basic and Advanced Echo Review
  • Live Porcine Dissection Workshop
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography Workshop
  • Three Dimensional (3D) Echocardiography Workshop

Target Audience

This course is designed for anesthesiologists, intensivists, and residents/fellows who are planning on taking either the basic or advanced Examination of Special Competence in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Basic/Advanced PTEeXAM), as well as clinicians who would like to refresh their knowledge of transesophageal echocardiography.

Course Director

Dalia Banks, MD, FASE
Associate Clinical Professor
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Director
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Chief
Clinical Director for Sulpizio CVC and PTU
University of California, San Diego

Hotel Rooms

Hilton San Diego
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 276-4010

The Hilton San Diego offers impeccably appointed rooms on an 18-acre park complete with lush gardens, rolling lawns and sandy beaches just steps from your door.

Book your roomA limited block of rooms has been reserved at the special discount $169 (2 Queen/1 King), $189 (2 Queen/1 King Bayview Villa). Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of January 23, 2017, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. Once the room block has been filled, discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to make your reservation early. Please identify yourself as a participant of the 2017 Perioperative Echocardiography Review Course when making your reservation.

2 QUEEN BEDS or 1 KING BED rates from $169 USD/Night
rates from $189 USD/Night

The special room rate has a 72 hour cancellation policy prior to arrival. With the special rate the $22 resort charge will be waived and parking has been reduced to $20 per night per car. Pre and post night room reservations are based upon availability.

By staying at the host hotel, you help UC San Diego meet its contractual obligations and keep registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

For further information please contact:

University of California, San Diego
Department of Anesthesiology
Phone: (858) 657-7416 • E-mail:

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