6th Pediatric Echocardiography Symposium: Foundations of Congenital Echocardiography

September 7, 2024

Target Audience

This virtual conference will focus on the foundations of echocardiography in congenital heart disease. The course has been designed to combine lectures, panel discussions, and case studies. Children’s Hospital Colorado pediatric cardiologists, fellows, and sonographers will lead the lectures, sharing their expertise in the diagnosis and scanning of congenital heart disease. Target audience includes adult sonographers, cardiology fellows, and pediatric sonographers wanting to increase their experience with pediatric echocardiography and congenital heart disease. Student rate available at registration check-out.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify important imaging goals in congenital heart disease
  • Define the anatomy and abnormalities of the atrial septum, the ventricular septum, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, and the aortic arch
  • Review the effects of pulmonary hypertension on cardiac structure and function
  • Describe standard pediatric echo scanning views
  • Define strategies to optimize echo imaging quality in the pediatric population

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
K. Scott Kirby, CVT, CCPT, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE | Cardiac Sonographer | Echo Lab, Heart Institute | Aurora, CO 80045 | Phone: 720-777-8461 | scott.kirby@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
    • 6.50 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/07/2024 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
09/07/2024 - 3:45pm MDT

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Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Hosted Virtually!

Course Director                

Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Course Associate Directors                

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Advanced
Technical Coordinator

Diana Tsen, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

Sara Kongphongmany, RDCS (PE)
Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Senior

Guest Faculty

Cardiac Sonographer Educator
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH

Children’s Hospital Colorado Faculty

Dale Burkett, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Director of Echocardiography

Carlie Brewer, BS RDCS (AE PE) ACS FASE
Supervisor Echocardiography Lab

Courtney Cassidy, RDCS (AE PE FE) FASE
Supervisor Echocardiography Lab

Matt Demecs, RDCS (PE FE)
Cardiac Sonographer

Benjamin Frank, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatric Cardiology

Casey Gau, RDCS (AE PE)
Cardiac Sonographer Advanced

Krysta Gilbert, BS RDCS (AE PE FE)
Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Senior

Michelle Grenier, MD
Professor Pediatric Cardiology

Samantha Kops, MD
Advanced Imaging Fellow

Laura Nordhagen, RDCS (PE FE)
Cardiac Sonographer Advanced

Kurt Scheeler, RDCS (AE PE)
Cardiac Sonographer

Charles Simpkin, MD
Advanced Imaging Fellow

Trevor Williams, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Alexandra Woodbury, BS RDCS (AE, PE)
Cardiac Sonographer


Continuing Medical Education

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-Physician Attendance

A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships for Planners, Faculty, Content Experts and Content Reviewers

As a provider of continuing medical education (CME) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by Colorado Nurses Association, Children's Hospital Colorado ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its CME/NCPD activities. 

To comply with ACCME and NCPD accreditation guidelines, each planner, faculty, content expert and content reviewer(s) in a position to control content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies in the last 24 months.

Disclosure: Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. Full Faculty Disclosure will be provided prior to the course.


Relevant financial relationship - Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education.

A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.

The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.

Content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.


Ineligible company - is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
    • 6.50 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Please login or register to take this course.

No post-recordings of this activity will be provided for this one day virtual course. Course expiration date supports the two week window to complete the evaluation.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for cancellation or non-attendance, although you may send a substitute. The

Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an

unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by August 30, 2024, with a full refund to participants.

Student Rate

Student sonographers are eligible for reduced rate of $30.

*Email student status verification to shaun.ayon@childrenscolorado.org for additional details.

Required Hardware/software

Hosted virtually. Registered learners will be provided with virtual access 1-3 days prior to the activity.

Participants must be logged in during the presentations for credits. The content will not be available at a later date for credit.