Echo Week Program Committee

Committee Description


SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

The Echo Week Program Planning Committee maintains the quality of the scientific content of the Echo Week meeting and ensures consistency, continuity and balance in the programming.

The committee develops a program for the Annual Comprehensive Echocardiography Meeting which initially includes a foundation of basic fundamental echocardiographic principles and is subsequently followed by a series of lectures and workshops which focus on the utility of echocardiography and its impact on multidisciplinary perioperative decision-making. Specific duties may include:

1. To determine the basic schedule for the main conference events, working within the constraints of the facility and SCA’s budget.
2. To identify and select the moderators and speakers for sessions, workshops and any other educational event.
3. To review and select the abstracts.
4. To participate, as needed by staff, in conference events on-site, review conference evaluations and offer suggestions for future conferences accordingly.

The committee reports to the CME Committee.

The committee meets at least once per year.

The committee is composed of two Course Directors, the Parent Committee (CME) Chair, and up to ten other committee members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

Committee Members

Full Name Institution Committee Title Term Ends
Mark A. Taylor, MD FASE Cleveland Clinic Co-Chair April, 2025
Feroze Mahmood, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Co-Chair April, 2025
Sharon McCartney, MD FASE Duke University Member April, 2021
Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD FASE Cleveland Clinic Member April, 2021
Megan Krajewski, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Member April, 2021
Massimiliano Meineri, MD Herzzentrum Leipzig Member April, 2021
Madhav Swaminathan, MD FASE Duke University Medical Center Member April, 2021
Kimberly Howard-Quijano, MD MS University of Pittsburgh Member April, 2022
Douglas C. Shook, MD FASE Brigham and Women’s Hospital Member April, 2021
Charles B. Nyman, MBBCh Brigham and Women’s Hospital Member April, 2029
Andrew D. Shaw, MB FCCM FFICM FRCA University of Alberta Member April, 2021
Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE Duke University Medical Center Member April, 2029