Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography


2019 SDMS Cardiac Virtual Conference
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10am - 4pm Central

Earn up to 5 SDMS Cardiac CME ​credits in one day
without the hassle of travel.

Pricing: $1​​59 SDMS Members / $​259 Non-Members

Register Today


Why Should You
Attend A
Virtual Conference?

Virtual conferences offer an exciting new opportunity to learn and connect.

  • Earn Up to 5 SDMS Cardiac CME Credits in One Day -  Maximize your learning experience. No post-test required.
  • Cost & Time Savings - Virtual conferences are cost-effective​ because they do not require
    travel, hotel accommodations,
    or meal costs.
  • Accessible from Anywhere 
    You can attend sessions, chat
    with attendees and speakers from the comfort of your own home or office with a virtual conference.

SDMS VC - Daniel Bourque

Daniel Bourque, MS, RCS, FASE

Lead Sonographer
Orlando Regional Medical Center

Valvular Regurgitation Update: What You Need to Know
Guidelines for ​the assessment of valvular regurgitation were recently published. Improvements in technology, increased structural heart programs, new research, and the importance of quantitative data precipitated​ the need for updated guidelines.

Echocardiographic Assessment of Heart Failure
Heart failure is a broad ranging diagnosis with many causes and multiple pathologies. After CAD, heart failure is the most common indication for an echocardiogram. Echo evaluation of heart failure is considered one of the most important, non-invasive tools for the assessment of the degree of heart failure.

SDMS VC - Joy Guthrie

 Joy Guthrie, PhD, ACS, RDMS, RCCS, RDCS,

Program Director
Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

Congenital Heart Disease: Fetus to Adult
This presentation will emphasize the importance of continuity of care in treating patients with congenital heart disease. Common congenital heart defects will be presented as seen in a fetal echocardiogram, pediatric echocardiogram, and as an adult congenital patient post-surgical repair.

SDMS VC - Richie Palma

Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS,

Director of the Hoffman Heart Institute CVT Schools
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Discover Diastology: Becoming a Master
The presentation will describe the tools needed for the assessment of diastolic dysfunction, explain the different stages of diastolic dysfunction and explain the importance of assessing left atrial pressures and the diseases related to diastolic dysfunction.

Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves
This presentation will review the historical prospective of prosthetic valves, demonstrate the tools needed to evaluate prosthetic valves and provide a look ​at the current and future use of prosthetic valves.

SDMS VC - Andrea Fields

Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Cardiac Clinical Director

The Forgotten Right Heart: Quantification Tools
The presentation will detail how to perform and quantify the size of the right atrium and right ventricle, how to perform and quantify the function of the right ventricle, and how to perform and quantify right heart hemodynamics.

AS – Low Flow, Low Gradient – What’s the Hype?
The presentation will cover how to identify low flow, low gradient aortic stenosis, how to evaluate and quantify the aortic valve to determine the subgroup classification of severe aortic stenosis, and how to perform a Dobutamine stress echocardiogram to evaluate low flow, low gradient severe aortic stenosis.

Please Note: If you attended and claimed SDMS CME credit for any of the above sessions at the 2018 SDMS Annual Conference, you are not eligible to receive credit for those sessions.