Program Description: 

This education is designed to examine the diagnosis and treatment of disease states that are studied in the Echocardiography laboratory.  Sessions include discussion of the improvement of echocardiographic image acquisition including technique, protocols, and image enhancement which will lead to an accurate diagnosis.  Our goal is to illustrate best practice and standardize imaging protocols.

Patients presenting with suspected cardiovascular disease can be challenging to diagnose and treat.  The department of cardiology recognizes this challenge and wishes to offer a venue for providers to participate in case review, with an end goal of consistently delivering evidence based practice and complete and concise reporting of study findings.  Additionally, variability in sonographer image acquisition technique and protocols will be addressed to increase consistency of acquired imaging data.    In response to this goal, Dr. Shalev has determined a need to provide ongoing, continuing education for hospital staff who participates in the direct care of adult patients.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Echo Technicians
Learning objectives: 
  1. Identify & diagnose cardiovascular disease states.
  2. Describe how echocardiography can contribute to the diagnosis of certain cardiac diseases and conditions.
  3. Explain how to enhance echocardiographic image quality and data acquisition to assist the Cardiologist in providing an accurate diagnosis.
  4. Describe the hemodynamics associated with the cardiac disease and condition.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Yoseph Shalev, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Ryan Wiley, MS


Afzal Ammar, MD, FACC


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationship to disclose with the exception of the following:


Ryan Wiley
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 447-2242
Session date: 
02/11/2014 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Wheaton Franciscan--St. Joseph Campus
5000 W. Chambers
Milwaukee, WI 53210
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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