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Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

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November 3-5, 2020
OLC Education and Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

The Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course is a two-and-a-half- day course held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Led by cochairs Jan Kasal, MD, FCCM, FASE, and John C. Klick, MD, FCCM, this course will educate attendees in all aspects of echocardiography in critically ill patients and help attendees prepare for the critical care  echocardiography board examination offered by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE).

Course benefits include:

  • Preparation for the critical care echocardiography board examination
  • Review by highly skilled faculty, including intensivists, cardiologists, critical care anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and cardiac sonographers
  • Valuable information for staying up to date on the latest in ultrasound and echocardiography education, as well as team-based care to keep skills relevant
  • Incorporation of clinical practice acumen with available published guidelines, expert consensus, and evidence-based recommendations 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 
6:15 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Overview of Course Agenda and NBE Exam Overview
7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Fundamentals of Physics and Knobology
8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Concepts of Imaging, Artifacts and Knobology
8:50 a.m. – 9:30 am.
Normal Exam - TTE
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
TEE Views
10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Left Ventricular Systolic Function
11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
LUNCH (On your own)
1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Evaluation of Right Ventricular
2:25 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Hemodynamics (Static Evaluation of Intracardiac Pressures)
3:05 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Volume Status and Fluid Responsiveness (Dynamic Evaluation), Heart Lung Interactions
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Lung and Pleura
5:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Respiratory Failure
5:50 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Registration and 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. – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Cardiac Arrest
9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
9:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Ischemic Heart Disease and Left Ventricular Regional Function
10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
The Aorta and Other Great Vessels
11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
LUNCH (On Your Own)
1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Pulmonary Hypertension Syndromes Including Pulmonary Embolism
1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Vascular Ultrasound
2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion
3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
3:25 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Trauma Including FAST Examination
3:55 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Abdominal Ultrasound
4:25 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
Devices and Foreign Bodies
5:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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. – 8:25 a.m.
Aortic Valve

8:25 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Mitral Valve

9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Intracardiac Masses Including Endocarditis

11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Board Questions and Answers/Discussion

12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Moving Forward/Adjourn

Faculty list and disclsoures coming soon.

Registration Fees

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Registration Category Early Rate
(By September 9, 2020
Advance Rate
(By October 7, 2020)​
Full Rate
(After October 7, 2020)
​SCCM Member​
​Physician - Associate Member $1,470 $1,625 ​$1,785
​Healthcare Professional - Associate Member ​$1,175 $1,300 ​$1,430
Physician - Professional Member $1,320 $1,475 $1,635
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $1,055 $1,180 $1, 305
Physician - Select Member $1,240 $1,400 $1,555
Healthcare Professional  - Select Member $990 $1,120 $1,245
​Physician  ​$1,550 ​$1,665 ​$1,705
Healthcare Professional  ​$1,240 ​$1,365 ​$1,490

*Fellows must be a member of SCCM Sponsored Fellow Program.

Registration Options

Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form

Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
  • Inquiries can be emailed to

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 7, 2020, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course 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: $14 with unlimited in/out privileges, valet parking: $38

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 SSC119. Reservations made after October 14, 2019 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.

Travel Arrangements
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.

Offer code: ZGY9181868

By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
By e-mail:
Agreement code: 181868
Z code: ZGY9

Please note: Booking by phone or e-mail may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for e-mail requests to be processed.

Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between October 28, and November 16, 2019. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

Phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 054W0002

Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding international travel.

Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must visit the Electronic System for Travel Authorization website and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip to the United States.

Check back for continuing education and maintenance of certification information​.

The Critical Care Echocardiography Review course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services directly to key members of the intensive care/critical care unit team.

Sponsor - $2,500

  • 6’ tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting



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