Pediatric Echocardiography Symposium: The 4 Challenges of a Pediatric Echocardiogram

October 15, 2022

Target Audience

This virtual conference will focus on the atrial septum, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, and the aortic arch in relation to echocardiography. This course has been designed to combine lectures, panel discussions, and case studies. Children’s Hospital Colorado pediatric cardiologists 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the anatomy and abnormalities of the atrial septum, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, and the aortic arch
  • Describe standard pediatric echo scanning views
  • Describe strategies to optimize echo imaging quality in the pediatric population
  • Identify important imaging goals in congenital heart disease
  • Describe practical tips and instruction to pediatric echo scanning

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Dawn Park, BS RDCS RDMS FASE, (720) 777-8395,
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
10/15/2022 - 12:30pm MDT

Agenda - Saturday October 15th

Mountain Standard Time

8:30am-8:40 – Welcome - Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, MD, Dawn Park, BS RDCS RDMS FASE

Session #1: Atrial Septum

8:40-9:00: Anatomy and Abnormalities - Michael Nguyen, DO

9:00-9:15: How to Scan - Abbigail Rabe, AS RCCS RCS

9:15-9:30: Interesting Case Studies - Michael DiMaria, MD FASE

9:30-9:40: Panel Q & A

Session #2: Coronary Arteries

9:40-10:00: Anatomy and Abnormalities - Michelle Grenier, MD

10:00-10:15: How to Scan - Scott Kirby, RDCS FASE

10:15-10:30: Interesting Case Studies - Dawn Park, BS RDCS RDMS FASE

10:30-10:40: Panel Q & A

Break 10:40-10:50

Session #3: Pulmonary Veins

10:50-11:10: Anatomy and Abnormalities - Diana Tsen, MD

11:10-11:25: How to Scan - Cassandra Polsen, BS RDCS

11:25-11:40: Interesting Case Studies - Sarah Kongphongmany, RDCS

11:40-11:50: Panel Q & A

Session #4: Aortic Arch

11:50-12:10pm Anatomy and Abnormalities - Prashant Minocha, MD

12:10-12:25: How to Scan - Krysta Gilbert, BS RDCS

12:25-12:40: Interesting Case Studies - Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, MD

12:40-12:50: Panel Q & A

12:50-1:00p: Wrap up, Evaluation, and Adjourn


Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Hosted Virtually.


Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, MD

Course Director 

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology




Course Co-Director   

Pediatric and Fetal Cardiac Sonographer

Advanced Education Coordinator


Scott Kirby, RDCS (AE PE) FASE

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer

Advanced Technical Coordinator


Children’s Hospital Colorado, Heart Institute


Michael V. DiMaria, MD FASE

Associate Professor Pediatric Cardiology

Director, Echocardiography Lab


Krysta Gilbert, BS RDCS (AE PE FE)

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Senior


Michelle Grenier, MD

Professor Pediatric Cardiology


Sarah Kongphongmany, RDCS (AE PE)

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer


Prashant Minocha, MD

Advanced Cardiology Imaging Fellow


Michael Nguyen, DO

Advanced Cardiology Imaging Fellow


Cassandra Polsen BS RDCS (AE PE)

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Senior


Abbigail Rabe, AS RCCS RCS

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer


Diana Tsen, MD

Assistant Professor Pediatric Cardiology

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 Other activity (Internet Live Course) for a maximum of 4 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

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Integrity and Independence, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. Any relevant conflicts of interest disclosed will be mitigated before the start of the activity.

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Attendance


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Required Hardware/software

High speed internet. Audio and Video.