LOCATIONCrowne Plaza Hotel
Times Square Manhattan
1605 Broadway @ 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
The 19th annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course has been developed to review society guidelines for evaluation of cardiac structure and function.
This course will familiarize attendees with recent technological advances in the field. Nationally renowned experts in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and new imaging modalities will present the most up-to-date information, with hands-on demonstrations of basic and advanced Doppler offered on the first and second days. Participants are invited to present cases throughout the conference.Learn More
REBECCA T. HAHN’S BACKGROUND
Currently, I serve as the Director of Interventional Echocardiography at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Previously, I directed the echocardiography lab at North Shore University Hospital. Prior to that, I was the Director of Clinical Echocardiography at Cornell University. I am the Echocardiography Core Lab Director at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
My research efforts have concentrated on imaging in Structural Heart Disease interventions. As new devices are being designed to treat various cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography has become the primary imaging modality not only for pre-procedural diagnosis and planning, but also for intraprocedural guidance. I am the current National Principle Investigator for the Early Feasibility Trial of the Mitralign Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty System (PTVAS) for symptomatic chronic functional tricuspid regurgitation (SCOUT Trial). In addition to this trial, I am a co-investigator on a number of other new devices trials performed at Columbia University.
As the field of noninvasive imaging continues to develop rapidly, I am interested in creating innovative ways of teaching advanced echocardiography to medical students and fellows. For the last 18 years, I have been the Course Director for the Annual State-of-the-Art Echo Course which trains and educates healthcare professionals on established and new recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). I am a very active member of the ASE. In the past, I served on its Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Education Committee, Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, Chairman of the 2015 Scientific Sessions Committee, and I am a current member of the Industry Roundtable (IRT) Committee. I also participated in the ASE Foundation humanitarian mission to Vietnam in 2015.
Topics to be covered include reviews of echo quantitation and appropriateness criteria for echo, valvular disease, cardiomyopathies, echocardiography in systolic and diastolic heart failure, pericardial disease, coronary artery disease and stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, 3-D echocardiography, interventional echocardiography (TEE and intracardiac echocardiography), and congenital heart disease.
- Review of the newest ASE Guidelines and Recommendations, including chamber quantification, diastolic function, pericardial disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, cardiac source of embolism, cardio-oncology, complications of radiotherapy, and left ventricular assist devices.
- Fundamental and advanced chamber quantification, including strain imaging
- Basic and Advanced Hemodynamics
- Comprehensive evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease
- Three-dimensional echocardiography, including live heart dissections
- Heart Failure: Acute and Decompensated, Systolic, and Diastolic
- Stress Echocardiography: not just for coronary artery disease
- Transesophageal Echocardiography with special workshop for image acquisition
- Echocardiography for patients with congenital heart disease, athletes with heart disease, and heart disease in pregnancy
- Practical Workshop on Strain and 3-D Cropping
- Practical Workshop on CT for Structural Heart Disease