CVI’s 13th Annual Echocardiography Update CME Program for Physicians, Sonographers and all Allied Healthcare Professionals involved in Cardiac Ultrasound.  Live webinars were held:

Session 1 – Sunday January 10, 2021 (3.0 Credits)

Session 2 – Monday January 11, 2021 (2.75 Credits)

Session 3 – Wednesday January 13, 2021 (2.25 Credits)

  • 8.0  CME/CEU Credits for All
  • 8.0 SDMS Echo-Specific Credits for Sonographers (SDMS Approval# 46769)
  • 7.25 Medical Knowledge MOC Points for physicians who certify through ABIM

The 13th Annual CVI Echocardiography Update program format features focused didactic presentations delivered by an impressive, diverse faculty of national thought leaders and regional experts.  As well, some focus topics will be introduced with a clinical case presentation delivered by a local cardiology fellow.

Focus Topics

  • POCUS in the critical care environment in the age of COVID
  • Laboratory Efficiency and safety in the age of COVID
  • Multi-modality imaging for myocarditis
  • Echo evaluation of pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure in acute and chronic thromboembolic disease
  • Assessing LV function with contrast
  • Cardio-oncology that everyone needs to know
  • QA/QI for echo lab accreditation
  • Percutaneous therapeutic options for mitral regurgitation
  • Paten forman ovale closure
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Diastolic stress testing for HfPeF
  • Amyloidosis
  • Low flow aortic stenosis/TAVR


Live Webinars Were Held 

Sunday January 10, 2021 
8:00am – 11:00am

Monday January 11, 2021

Wednesday January 13, 2021


  • Physician & Industry: $164 by 1/4/2021; $199 after 1/4/2021*
  • Mid Level Provider, Nurse, Fellow Resident: $75 by 1/4/2021; $110 after 1/4/2021* 
  • ABIM MOC Medical Knowledge Points: $50 (requires additional attestation, post program evaluation and test questions)

*Prices above reflect discount of $6 for payment by check. Please add $6 for a Visa/MC/Discover/Amex payment.

Please click on REGISTER ONLINE button below to register now for recorded sessions.  Thank you.

Course Directors

Martin G. Keane, MD
Martin G. Keane, MD Temple Heart and Vascular Institute
Veronica A. Covalesky, MD
Veronica A. Covalesky, MDDrexel University College of Medicine

Associate Directors

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD
Renee Bullock-Palmer, MDDeborah Heart and Lung Center
Frank E. Silvestry, MD
Frank E. Silvestry, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania

Keynote Presenters

Eugene Braunwald, MD
Eugene Braunwald, MDHarvard University
Milton Packer, MD
Milton Packer, MDBaylor University Medical Center


Sharon Mulvagh, MD
Sharon Mulvagh, MDDalhousie University Keynote Presenter
Nana Afari-Armah, MD
Nana Afari-Armah, MDTemple University
Mohamad Adnan Alkhouli, MD
Mohamad Adnan Alkhouli, MDMayo Clinic Rochester
Ana Barac, MD
Ana Barac, MDMedstar Heart and Vascular Institute
Cameron Baston, MD
Cameron Baston, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania
Pamela Burgess, ACS RDCS RDMS
Pamela Burgess, ACS RDCS RDMSWake Forest Baptist Health
Paul Forfia, MD
Paul Forfia, MDTemple University
Harish Jarrett, MD
Harish Jarrett, MDLankenau Heart Institute
James Kirkpatrick, MD
James Kirkpatrick, MDUniversity of Washington
Erik Schelbert, MD
Erik Schelbert, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh
James Barrett, DO
James Barrett, DODeborah Heart and Lung Center Cardiology Fellow
Yoav Karpenshif, MD
Yoav Karpenshif, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania Cardiology Fellow
Jeevan Kumar, MD
Jeevan Kumar, MDTemple University Hospital Cardiology Fellow
Benedicte Lefebvre, MD
Benedicte Lefebvre, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania Cardiology Fellow

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