Eighth Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for 2017 Echo Board

Category: 
Cardiac Ultrasound
Pediatric Echocardiography
Start Date: 
Thu, 2017-04-06
End Date: 
Sat, 2017-04-08
City: 
Houston, TX
Hotel/Venue: 
Houston Marriott Medical Center

Program Need:
Practicing cardiologists with significant echocardiography experience frequently request clinical echo updates or fast paced review sessions from the Texas medical center “experts.” Additionally, adult and pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular anesthesiology fellows in training, and sonographers annually request local review sessions before the National board of Echocardiography examinations from area experts. In response to these needs, experts at Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Society of Echocardiography have organized a 3-day intensive review course to fill this educational gap. The course will help to prepare attendees in a cost effective manner to identify areas of weakness prior to self-study or a more intensive review course prior to the National Board of Echocardiography Examinations (NBE) http://www.echoboards.org/. The course is also intended to serve as a clinically oriented update and review for practicing cardiologists.

Overview:
The Houston Echo Review is a three-day course of lectures, interactive discussions, and case presentations designed to prepare cardiovascular specialists for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations. This year we’ve added a 3rd day to cover Cases that focus on New Directions & Techniques of Echocardiography. The course will be a fast-paced review of topics similar to those covered in the ASCexam scheduled for July 2017. The scope of the review is designed to be extensive enough for attendees to be able to identify their areas of strengths and potential weaknesses when designing their own subsequent self-study program in preparation for the NBE exam. Attendees may discover that they would additionally benefit from a more extensive multi day review course. For these reasons, the course is scheduled approximately 90 days prior to the NBE examination. The course will provide an overview of echo lab quality improvement (QI). Both the clinical content and QI material is beneficial for any practicing echocardiographer regardless of whether not they plan to take the NBE exam. The participant will find this course useful for both the NBE initial and recertification examination preparation. Sonographers are encouraged to attend to improve their clinical knowledge base. However, this course should not be used as a “stand alone” review for sonographers preparing for their professional credentialing examinations.

For more information, please call 832-355-9100 or visit www.cme.texasheart.org

 

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