Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course


Tuesday, November 6, 2018  

6:15 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Over of Course Agenda and NBE Exam Overview

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Fundamentals of Physics and Knobology

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Concepts of Imaging, Artifacts and Knoboloby

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 am.
Normal Exam

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Left Ventricular Systolic Evaluation

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Diastolic Function

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Right Ventricular Systolic Evaluation

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Hemodynamics (Static Evaluation of Intracardiac Pressures)

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Volume Status and Fluid Responsiveness (Dynamic Evaluation)

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Lung and Pleura

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Respiratory Failure

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Heart Failure

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Board Questions and Answers/Discussion

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Pericardial Disease Including Tamponade

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Cardiac Arrest

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ischemic Heart Disease

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Trauma Including FAST Examination

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Great Vessels Including Dissection

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Board Questions and Answers/Discussion

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 a.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Pulmonary Hypertension Including PE

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Devices and Foreign Bodies

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Vascular Ultrasound

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Abdominal Ultrasound

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Basics of TEE

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Board Questions and Answers/Discussion

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Aortic Valve

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Mitral Valve

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Intracardiac Masses Including Endocarditis

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Board Questions and Answers/Discussion

View Faculty List and Disclosures

Jan Kasal, MD, FCCM
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 

Colin K. Grissom, MD, FCCM
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Registration Fees

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Registration Category Early Rate
(By September 12, 2018)
Advance Rate
(By October 10, 2018)​
Full Rate
(After October 10, 2018)
​SCCM Member​
​Physician $1,295 $1,395 ​$1,495
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,075 $1,175 ​$1,275
​Physician ​$1,435 ​$1,535 ​$1,635
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,185 ​$1,285 ​$1,385
*Verification letter required with registration for fellows, residents and students to receive the Healthcare Professional rate.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before October 10, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Critical Care Quality Summit are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. Please allow four weeks to process refunds.​

Hotel Accommodations

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel 
5300 N. River Road 
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
SCCM rate: $182 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes. 

Daily parking rates: Self-park: $26 with unlimited in/out privileges, valet parking: $36

Reservations: Book your room at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel​ by calling +1 877 868-9134 and identifying yourself as a course participant using the code SSC118. Reservations made after October 15, 2018 may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 p.m. in order to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax. An early departure fee may apply.

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Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.

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Sponsor - $2,500

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