Monday, February 18

7:30  11 am



Hands-On Porcine Heart Dissection with 2D and 3D Echocardiographic Correlation:

Apply Anatomy and Imaging to Surgical and Structural Heart Decision-Making

Moderator: Douglas Shook, MD

11 am 12:30 pm Lunch on Own
12:30  1 pm Overview and Announcements

1 2:30 pm









Ventricular Function

Moderator: Annette Vegas, MDCM

Comprehensive Case-Based Left Ventricular Systolic Function

Sheela Pai Cole, MD

Comprehensive Case-Based Right Ventricular Function Assessment

Alexander Mittnacht, MD

Practical Diastology

Wanda Popescu, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

2:30 3 pm Coffee Break

3 4:30 pm









Tissue Doppler and Cardiac Kinetics

Moderator: Massimiliano Meineri, MD

Tissue Doppler and Tissue Velocity

Nikolaos Skubas, MD

Principles of Speckle Tracking

Kim Howard-Quijano, MD

Clinical Applications of Strain

Annette Vegas, MDCM

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

4:30 5 pm Break

5 6:30 pm









Potpourri I

Moderator: Annette Vegas, MDCM

Artifacts and Pitfalls

Yasdet Maldonado, MD

Pericardial Disease

Wanda Popescu, MD

Intra-Cardiac Masses

Peter Panzica, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

6:30 7:30 pm


Day in Review

Moderator: Peter Panzica, MD