Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium, 40th Annual

Coral Gables, FL US
September 29, 2023 to September 30, 2023

Save The Date | Live Symposium
September 29-30, 2023 | Friday-Saturday
Loews Coral Gables Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

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As valvular heart disease and structural heart treatments become more integral within cardiology, providers will rely on the diagnosis and treatment of disease using transcatheter/nonsurgical therapy.

The 40th Annual Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium will include important topics that focus on current guidelines for the evaluation of core issues within echocardiography, such as cardiac structure, cardiac function and hemodynamics assessment.

In addition, the internationally renowned faculty experts will address the latest developments, cutting-edge technologies and future directions of structural heart disease assessment, treatment options and advanced cardiac imaging.

These discussions will include advanced echocardiography imaging techniques (3-D, Strain, CT and TEE) and valve repair approaches (TAVR, Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER), left atrial appendage occlusion devices, paravalvular closure and alcohol septal ablation). Treatment focus will be on aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves and interatrial septum valvular heart disease, as well as specific patient populations, including those with cancer, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Current controversies speak to indications and contraindications for various diagnostic and treatment approaches.

This year’s expanded focus will be of special interest to sonographers, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ED physicians, critical care physicians and medical professionals interested in echocardiography and the newest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize a multidisciplinary structural heart team approach to diagnose and treat structural heart disease.
  • Recognize the echocardiographic presentation and application of advanced imaging in patients with valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Demonstrate the utility of multimodality imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and workup for left atrial appendage and in valvular heart disease.
  • Assess and apply a comprehensive approach when managing the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves and the interatrial septum, utilizing basic and advanced imaging techniques to identify and guide the treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Utilize current evidence-based clinical data in TAVR, TMVR, TEER, LAA occluder devices, paravalvular leak and alcohol septal ablation to optimize treatment.
  • Demonstrate the management and utility of transesophageal and 3-D imaging in the cardiac catheterization lab to guide structural heart procedures.
  • Further define the tricuspid valve anatomy and function and describe the implications for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation using transcatheter therapy.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in imaging patients in cardio-oncology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and structural heart disease.
  • Define protocols that can assess valvular heart disease after intervention.

Who Should Attend

Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, internists, intensivists, interventional radiologists, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, fellows, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, sonographers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and medical professionals interested in echocardiography and the newest advances in diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease.

Course Summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
Loews Coral Gables Hotel
2950 Coconut Grove Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States
+1 (786) 772-7600

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Pick your lounge chair and take a dip in our pool, located on our 9th-floor al fresco deck. Enjoy full food and beverage service featuring delicious poolside cuisine and hand-shaken cocktails for soaking up the Miami sun. Enjoy panoramic views of downtown Coral Gables and enhance your pool day with a VIP cabana experience.

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Adjacent to The Spa is our Fitness Studio, the perfect escape for an energizing workout, featuring state-of-art equipment and free weights including Peloton bikes and Technogym cardio equipment.


Savor the flavors of Miami with locally curated sips and bites at four distinct restaurants and lounges. Enjoy some of Coral Gables’ best culinary experiences, from al fresco, and poolside dining to approachable all-American fare, elevated mixology, and quick, fresh bites.

Symposium Directors

imageElliott J. Elias, M.D., MPH, FACC, FASE
Medical Director of Cardiac and Structural Imaging
Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
imageDamian F. Chaupin, M.D.
Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

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