Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium, 41st Annual

September 27, 2024 to September 28, 2024

Save The Date | Live Symposium
Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, 2024
Loews Coral Gables Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

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

The 41st Annual Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium will not only address the critical topics listed below, but will also place a special emphasis on the indispensable role of echocardiography at the cornerstone of diagnosing cardiac disease. This symposium is designed to comprehensively cover the current guidelines for evaluating core issues within echocardiography, including cardiac structure, cardiac function and hemodynamics assessment.

Moreover, our internationally renowned faculty will delve into the latest developments, cutting-edge technologies and future directions in structural heart disease assessment, treatment options and advanced cardiac imaging. These discussions will encompass 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). Our treatment focus will be on aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves; interatrial septum valvular heart disease; and specific patient populations, including those with cancer, atrial fibrillation valvular heart disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition to all of this, we will also address current controversies surrounding indications and contraindications for various diagnostic and treatment approaches.

This year's expanded focus will be of special interest to sonographers and sonography students, anesthesiologists, cardiologists and cardiology fellows, cardiac surgeons, ED physicians, critical care physicians, and medical professionals deeply interested in echocardiography and the newest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease.

Who Should Attend

Cardiologists, cardiology fellows, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, sonographers, sonography students, cardiac and cardiothoracic nurses, nurse practitioners, and others with a keen interest in echocardiography and cardiac disease.

Symposium Directors

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

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 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 Etoh 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.
  • Enhance understanding of the fundamentals and workup of valve disease from the sonographer's perspective, facilitating better communication and collaboration between sonographers and reading cardiologists within the field of echocardiography. Define protocols that can assess valvular heart disease after intervention.
Course Summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/27/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/28/2024 - 4:00pm EDT


Loews Coral Gables Hotel

2950 Coconut Grove Dr.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States
+1 (786) 772-7600

Located just four blocks south of the iconic Miracle Mile, Loews Coral Gables Hotel is part of a mixed-use new development - The Plaza Coral Gables.

In addition to its 242 expertly appointed guestrooms, refined amenities, and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting space, The Plaza Coral Gables is home to new office space, residential units, high-end retail, and a public collection of curated international art.

Rooms Rates and Highlights

  • Special group rates starting from $239 USD per night, plus taxes/fees
  • Room service - Free Wi-Fi - Complimentary fitness center access - Spa - Pool

Services + Amenities

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.

Relax and renew at The Spa at Loews Coral Gables, featuring restorative body therapies and facial treatments, as well as hair and nail salon services set in an elegant ambiance. The Spa offers a serene and elegant ambiance to indulge in self-care.

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.

Travel Information

The drive time between the Loews Coral Gables Hotel and Miami International Airport (MIA) is around 20 minutes and covers a distance of around 5 miles.

Coral Gables

From historic Mediterranean Revival architecture to a thriving cultural scene, Coral Gables is truly the City Beautiful. Coral Gables was planned in the 1920s by visionary developer George Merrick. Situated a few miles southwest of Downtown Miami, the area is filled with wide, tree-lined avenues named after Spanish and Italian towns. It features stunning Mediterranean Revival architecture complemented by plazas, parks and fountains.

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COVID-19 Protocols for All Attendees, Exhibitors and Vendors

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is no longer required to attend a Baptist Health CME conference or symposium.

Baptist Health's in-person COVID-19 policy is subject to change based on COVID-19 community levels and any updated guidance from CDC and/or federal or state officials in localities hosting a Baptist Health in-person meeting or event. Baptist Health reserves the right to modify its COVID-19 related procedures and health screening protocols in its sole discretion at any time. Participants will be informed of any such changes on an ongoing basis.

Masks are welcome but not required. Please understand and respect that wearing a mask is a personal and individual choice of your fellow conference attendees.  Masks will made available for attendees onsite at conferences upon request.


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