Cancellation Notice

The 2021 Echocardiography & Structural Heart Symposium, live in-person event is canceled. Please check back with us soon for more details about future dates.

Symposium Overview

As valvular heart disease and structural heart treatments become more integral within cardiology, providers will rely on the diagnosis and treatment of disease using transcatheter/nonsurgical therapies.

The 38th Annual Echocardiography and Structural Heart Symposium – formerly known as the Echocardiography Symposium – will include successful topics from years past. There will be a review of current guidelines and core topics with echocardiography (cardiac structure, cardiac function and hemodynamics). This year we will incorporate other complementary topics such as structural heart and advanced cardiac imaging.

Nationally renowned experts in both echocardiography and structural heart disease will provide lectures building up to the most state-of-the-art imaging and treatment approaches. Interactive case presentations will solidify the information presented and the audience will have a chance to ask questions to the speakers.

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.

Symposium Directors
Elliott J. Elias, M.D. and Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

Topics this Year

Topics this Year

  • Cardiac Structure
  • Cardiac Function
  • Hemodynamics Assessment
  • Advanced Echocardiography Imaging Techniques (3D, Strain, CT, TEE)
  • Valve Repair Approaches (TAVR, mitral valve repair devices, left atrial appendage occlusion devices, paravalvular closure and alcohol septal ablation)

Who should attend?

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Emergency Department Physicians
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Sonographers
  • Medical professionals interested in echocardiography and the newest advances in diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease

Supporters & Exhibitors

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department, we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a supporter and exhibitor at our upcoming event.


Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.


Details for the 2020 Agenda are pending. Schedule is subject to change.


Educational Objectives and Accreditation & Credits

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of a structural heart team that uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat structural heart disease.
  • Recognize the echocardiographic presentation, especially in patients diagnosed with cancer, atrial fibrillation or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Demonstrate the utility and application of advanced imaging in valvular heart disease. Assess and apply a comprehensive approach when managing the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves and the interatrial septum, utilizing basic and advanced imaging techniques to identify and guide the treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Examine the current evidence-based clinical data in TAVR, MitraClip, LAA occluder devices, paravalvular leak and Etoh septal ablation in order to optimize treatment.
  • Demonstrate the management and utility of transesophageal and 3-D imaging in the interventional lab operating room and intensive care unit.
  • Explain the tricuspid valve anatomy and function and describe the implications for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation using transcatheter therapy.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in imaging patients in cardio-oncology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and structural heart disease.
  • Define protocols that can assess valvular heart disease after intervention.

Accreditation and Credits

  • Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

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  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Symposium Registration

Online registration will open soon.

Stay Informed

  • Disclosures

    Relevant Financial Relationships

    The following individuals involved in the planning, development, review, presentation, authoring and/or editing of the course content have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and the CME Department has resolved these potential conflicts of interest. Their presentation(s) will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage. 

    Nothing to Disclose

    The following individuals involved in the planning, development, review, presentation, authoring and/or editing of the conference content have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies. Their presentation(s) will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

  • All course activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the training areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  • In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.

  • Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.


  • Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

    Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

    Symposium Director

    Baptist Health Medical Group
    Baptist Health Quality Network
    Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
    Miami, Florida

  • Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

    Damian F. Chaupin, M.D.

    Symposium Director

    Internal Medicine, Cardiologist
    Baptist Health Medical Group
    Baptist Health Quality Network
    Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
    Miami, Florida

Location and Accommodations

Location and Accommodations

The Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, Florida 33126

Make your reservation now by calling 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Reference group code BAP to receive the special daily group rate of $159, plus applicable taxes.

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NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)


By attending our symposium, you consent to photography and videography of your image and likeness for use on Baptist Health websites, social media pages and press releases distributed for marketing purposes. Should you not agree to be photographed or recorded, you are responsible to notify us prior to this symposium.

Photography and recording of presenters and presentations are prohibited in the General Session, unless authorized by Baptist Health South Florida.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.