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Sentara Heart Hospital Sponsors the 2009 Imaging Conference at the Beach, April 17-19 

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2009 Imaging Conference at the Beach
Cardiac Echo & CT/MRI

Program Overview
The goal for this conference is to integrate the fields of echocardiography and cardiac CT/MRI and to review the latest in these areas. The integration of these fields is what makes this conference unique. This program will demonstrate that imaging modalities complement each other and will lead to enhanced knowledge of cardiac disease states.

April 17 - 19, 2009 

Location: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA

Hotel Information and Reservations

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

Discuss the role of 3D echocardiography and utilization in the assessment of acquired heart disease.
Define the best use of echocardiography and CT/MR for diagnosis and treatment of myocardial ischemia and viability.
Assess the rationale behind resynchonization therapy and recognize the mechanism of response to CRT.
Recognize strain rate as a quantitative assessment of regional myocardial wall motion.
Illustrate 3D TEE as a modality essential for surgical planning and percutaneous procedures.
Use an integrated approach to the assessment of valvular heart disease.
DIfferentiate the benefits and pitfalls of echo and CT/MR to assist in diagnosing diseases of the aorta.
Utilize the methods, instrumentation and uses of intraoperative echocardiography.
Incorporate the use of echocardiographic parameters for assessment of valvular incompetence.

Who Should Attend:
Cardiac Surgeons
Cardiac Anesthesiologists
Cardiac Sonographers
Fellows in Training
Cardiac Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners

Attendees will explore mulitmodality imaging and emerging topics in the area of Echocardiography, Cardiac CT Imaging, Cardiac MRI with specific focus in:

Echo in Heart Failure
Adult Congenital and Cardiac MRI
3D Echo and Live 3D TEE
Cardiac Resynchronization
Valvular Heart Disease
Perioperative Echo
Challenging CT-MR Cases
Echo with Myocardial Strain and MRI
Role of Echo in Mitral Valve Disease
Myocardial Viability               

Featuring Keynote Speaker Randy P. Martin, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Emory University School of Medicine

Additional Faculty Include:
John Dent, MD, University of Virginia
John Gorcsan, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Burkhard Mackensen, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Michael Poon, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 Mani Vannan, MD, Ohio State University
Nicholas G. Smedira, MD, Cleveland Clinic
 See Full Agenda


Sentara Healthcare is accredited by the Medical Socity of Virginia (MSV) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Download Registration Form Mail to:
Amy Ross
Sentara Heart Hospital
600 Gresham Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23507

Credit Designation
Sentara Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of (15 hours) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians may claim up to 15 credits in Type 1 or Type 2 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for the renewal of an active medical license.

For more information, download the conference program or email Amy Ross at

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