Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography September 21-23, 2020
October 26-28, 2020
November 9-11, 2020

Join us for a three-day, TEE preceptorship course designed for physicians involved in perioperative care of patients with cardiovascular disease who desire to enhance their diagnostic skills with transesophageal echocardiography.

Featuring 3D Imaging and Post-Processing!

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Participants in the Duke Intraoperative TEE Preceptorship spend one three-day session in the cardiac operating suites, observing techniques of intraoperative TEE and interpretation of images. Preceptee will participate in active discussions with cardiothoracic anesthesia faculty during live TEE imaging in the OR pre and post cardiopulmonary bypass. They will also learn how to troubleshoot difficult cases and enhance their decision-making skills in the operating room. Also, cases from pathology libraries will be used to augment the preceptorship experience.

Testimonials

  • The TEE preceptorship exceeded my expectations and I am glad I attended it to supplement my TEE knowledge in preparation to the transition of perioperative TEE services at my home hospital. The preceptorship also helped me solidify knowledge in preparation for my advanced perioperative TEE test.

    Dr. Mercader, Pennsylvania
  • Just what I needed.

    Dr. Calabrese, California
  • I found everyone to be pleasant knowledgable & helpful. Special thanks to Drs. Grichnik and Swaminathan for a wonderful time.

    Dr. Fox, Illinois
  • Very nice people to work with and to learn from. I wish I will have time in the future to come back. Thanks and best wishes.

    Dr. Alharfi, Saudi Arabia
  • Excellent, Thank you.

    Dr. Contreras, Texas
  • Excellent overall.

    Dr. de La Cruz, Florida
  • Overall, I would like to thank Swami and Kathy for their dedication to teach TEE and they are very good educators. I can see that they love TEE and they love teaching. I am glad that I came here and observe TEE in action.

    Dr. Kwok, Hong Kong
  • Commendable hospitality and cooperation from all the staff of the department. Well-appreciated and thank you very much. Enjoyed the stay.

    Dr. Mathew, Oman
  • For me this was a good experience.

    Dr. Wright, North Carolina
  • Duke’s Department of Anesthesia is an expert for TEE. The knowledge of the topic is great.

    Dr. Fisher, California
  • A great course. I got more bang for my buck. You need to expand and try to attract more general anesthesiologist as well

    Dr. Safeek, Kentucky
  • This was an outstanding educational experience, that I will be proud to say I participated in and will recommend highly to others.

    Dr. Garrett, Texas
  • This was a great experience for me and I feel very fortunate to be able to participate. I am grateful to Jessica, the residents, fellows and attendings for allowing me to he here. Please thank everyone for me. They made it a pleasant and rewarding week.

    Dr. Berg, Michigan
  • A great week. I appreciate the knowledge and helpful faculty and fellows. Thanks!!!

    Dr. Ford, Kentucky
  • An excellent week for review of basic knowledge and for more advanced TEE applications. The anesthesia -faculty possesses a comprehensive understanding of TEE and the ability to teach their skills to others in a very pleasant manner.

    Dr. Wilczak, Michigan

Course Features and Topics

  • Preceptorship experience will be customized based on starting level of experience and areas of interest of the preceptee. (Preceptorship is observation only* and only one or two preceptees per three-day session)
  • Rounds in the OR with Faculty (Pre- and Post-bypass)
  • Interactive discussions in the operating room on decision-making
  • Case Discussions:
    • Adult congenital heart disease
    • Aortic disease (dissections, aneurysms)
    • Aortic valve pathology
    • Endocarditis
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Mitral valve patholgy
    • Tricuspid valve pathology
    • Ventricular function
    • Diastolic function
    • Prosthetic valves
    • Ventricular assist devices
    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    • Transplant surgery
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Other Topics and Techniques:
    • 2D and 3D knobology on multiple imaging platforms
    • 3D datasets manipulation and postprocessing
    • TEE Simulation

Target Audience

This TEE Preceptorship Course is designed for physicians involved in perioperative care of patients with cardiovascular disease who desire to enhance their diagnostic skills with transesophageal echocardiography. Participating physicians should have a basic understanding of techniques of echocardiography in practice or through other instructional courses. Physicians who plan to take the National Board of Echocardiography examination in perioperative TEE will benefit from the preceptorship experience.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Perform a comprehensive TEE exam. Assess global cardiac function and identify valvular pathology.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of various imaging modalities including three- dimensional echocardiography.
  3. Apply echocardiographic information to enhance surgical decision- making and perioperative clinical management of the cardiac surgical patient.

*Hands-on experience is limited to knobology. No patient contact is permitted. NC Medical Board license and Duke Hospital credentialing is mandatory for clinical patient contact.

Activity Director


Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE

Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Perioperative TEE Service
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Faculty


Brandi A. Bottiger, MD

Brandi A. Bottiger, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Anne D. Cherry, MD

Anne D. Cherry, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD

J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Marie-Louise Meng, MD

Marie-Louise Deng, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Women’s Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Rasesh Desai, MD

Rasesh Desai, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD

Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Nazish K. Hashmi, MD

Nazish K. Hashmi, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Mandisa Jones, MD, FASE

Mandisa Jones, MD, FASE
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Jorn A. Karhausen, MD

Jorn A. Karhausen, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Rebecca Y. Klinger, MD, MS

Rebecca Y. Klinger, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Yasmin Maisonave, MD

Yasmin Maisonave, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Negmeldeen Mamoun, MD, PhD

Negmeldeen Mamoun, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Operational Lead – Cardiothoracic Operating Rooms
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Michael W. Manning, MD, PhD

Michael W. Manning, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Sharon L. McCartney, MD, FASE

Sharon L. McCartney, MD, FASE
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Angela Pollak, MD

Angela Pollak, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, FAHA

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Eleanor Vega, MD

Eleanor A. Vega, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC


Meredith Whitacre, MD

Meredith Whitacre, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Staff

Jose Rivera, RCS
Cardiac Sonographer
Cardiac Diagnostic Unit
Duke University, Durham, NC

Audrey McGregor
Activity Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Accommodations near Duke University Medical Center*

CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham
CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites Durham
Map | Walking Directions to Duke
2306 Elba Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-3111

Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott – Durham/Duke University
Map | Driving Directions to Duke
1815 Front Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 309-1500

Hilton Durham
Hilton Durham
Map | Driving Directions to Duke
3800 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 383-8033

JB Duke Hotel
JB Duke Hotel
Map | Walking Directions to Duke
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-6400

Millennium Hotel
Millennium Hotel
Map | Driving Directions to Duke
2800 Campus Walk Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 383-8575

University Inn
University Inn
Map | Walking Directions to Duke
502 Elf Street
Durham, NC 27705
(800) 313-3585

Washinton Duke Inn
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Map | Driving Directions to Duke
3001 Cameron Blvd.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 490-0999

*Rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact the specific hotel to confirm rates.

Joint Accreditation and Duke Health LogosJoint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Provider Statement

Directly provided by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

Education Credits

Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this CE activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and the content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Special Needs

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to notify us by phone or email in order to receive service. Please contact Audrey McGregor, Activity Coordinator, at (919) 684-0862 or audrey.mcgregor@duke.edu.

How to Register:

  1. Review the available dates below.
  2. To register online, click on the registration button below.
  3. If you are a new user, you will need to create an account. If not, please sign-in with your username and password.
  4. Complete all registration steps.
  5. Pay by credit card or other convenient payment options. Please see online payment options below.
  6. A printable itinerary and registration confirmation for the session will be sent to you by email upon completing the online registration form.

What is included:

  1. Registration fees for the three-day Preceptorship session
  2. CME certificate fees
  3. Preceptorship completion certificate
  4. Complimentary parking at Duke North Hospital

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Additional Days:

If preceptees wish to extend their preceptorship experience beyond the three-day session, they may do so at a charge of $1,250 USD per day for a maximum of two subsequent and consecutive days. Preceptees must indicate at the time of registration and include the additional amount with the registration fee. The extended days are not a part of the CME-approved course and CME credits will not be awarded for activities on extended days.

Other Ways to Pay:

Mail: Click here to download the registration form.
Please complete the form and mail it to the address below with your payment. Accepted methods of payment are MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or DISCOVER credit cards ONLY.

Payments must be made at least 6 weeks prior to start date. If paying by check, please ensure that the payment along with the paper registration form is submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the start date for the preceptorship (postmark on payment packet will be used). If payment is not received at least 6 weeks prior to the start date, the registration will not be processed and the dates may be provided to the next individual on the waiting list. After the check is received, the dates requested will then be blocked off, if they are still available. Registration confirmations will be mailed to the address provided.

Mail form and check to:
DUMC, Anesthesiology (TEEPS)
Box 3094, Mail #42
Durham, NC 27710

Fax: Click here to download the registration form.
Please complete the form and fax to (919) 613-2347 (Attn: Audrey McGregor). Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards ONLY.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

A written notice of cancellation must be received 15 days prior to the start of the activity. A $25 cancellation fee will be assessed at that time, as well as a 3% credit card processing fee. After that date, cancellation requests cannot be honored. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Audrey McGregor, Activity Coordinator, at (919) 684-0862 or audrey.mcgregor@duke.edu.

Photography, Video, and Audio/Visual Recordings Policy:

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology (DOA) reserves the exclusive right to use any photographs/videos/audio recordings taken at any event hosted by DOA without the expressed written permission of those included in the photographs/videos/audio recordings. As a participant, attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, and/or guest at the Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, you acknowledge that photographs/videos/audio recordings may be taken of you, therefore granting permission to DOA (and its agents) to use the photographs/videos/audio recordings in publications or other media materials produced by DOA, including but not limited to: websites, social media pages, newsletters, brochures, etc. Registrants attending a DOA event who do not want to have their images/voices recorded for distribution, must send a written request to DOA at 315 Trent Drive, DUMC 3094, MS #48, Durham, NC, 27710 at least two weeks before the start date of the event. Unauthorized recording at the event is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, recordings of presentations or reproductions of supporting audio/visual materials, exhibits, and other supporting continuing education

  1. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is meant for the sole use of persons intending to enhance their intraoperative echocardiography skills, and is NOT meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
  2. Every effort has been made in supplying information that is accurate and current. However, the Perioperative TEE Service at Duke University Medical Center does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising.
  3. Visiting preceptors must make their own travel arrangements, including lodging and boarding during the Preceptorship week. The Perioperative TEE Service staff can assist the preceptors in booking accommodation, but does not guarantee availability thereof.
  4. International visitors must make their own travel arrangements as stated above, including travel visa at their closest US Embassy/Consulate (information on locations available on the internet at http://usembassy.state.gov.
  5. Please apply for and obtain the necessary visa well in advance. The refund policy on the registration page remains the same for international travelers. The Perioperative TEE Service, Department of Anesthesiology or Duke University Medical Center cannot be held responsible for visa denials at the US Embassy/Consulate. International visitors must also register with Duke Visa Services. On arrival, the Preceptorship coordinator will assist with registration procedures with Duke Visa Services.
  6. Although every effort will be made to provide the best experience of intraoperative echocardiography in cardiac surgery cases, we cannot guarantee that a fixed number of cardiac surgeries will be performed during the Preceptorship week and cannot be held responsible for surgery cancellations for whatever reasons. In the event of cancelled surgeries or low case volumes, we will hold didactic teaching with emphasis on interactive sessions and case reviews with expert faculty.

For general conference questions or coupons codes, please contact Audrey McGregor, Activity Coordinator, at (919) 684-0862 or audrey.mcgregor@duke.edu.

For registration questions, please contact Duke Conference Services at (919) 660-1760 or conferenceservices@duke.edu.

Chris KeithVisiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography