Online CME Resources (Echocardiography)
The following organizations/websites offer a variety of CME resources (DVDs, webcasts, etc.) online. This listing is compiled by the IAC as a resource only. The IAC does not endorse nor guarantee the content and relevance to echocardiography in meeting the CME requirements for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.
Course directors please note: If your course contains substantial echocardiography content and does not currently appear below, please e-mail course information.
Sponsoring Organization CME
University (to ASE members)
A free CME site with online education and webcasts for physicians and sonographers from the American Society of Echocardiography.
SDMS Learning Opportunities
Search for live and on-demand courses offered by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Other CME Offerings
AIUM/Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
The official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) offers educational activities for physicians and sonographers through CME tests.
Provides free CME credit in cardiovascular medicine. Over 160 hours of CME (16 CEUs) are currently available.
Meetings, videos and DVD offering CE credit in the fields of in the fields of radiology, pathology, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and more.
Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts
2018 Edition - Credit Info: Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for these programs may be claimed until January 31, 2021.
2017 Edition - Credit Info: Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for these programs may be claimed until February 29, 2020.
2016 - Credit Info: Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for these programs may be claimed until January 31, 2019.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
In addition to providing recurring CME courses on Echocardiography and vascular sonography since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is the publisher of the largest line of ultrasound self-directed educational materials — over 120 titles covering specialties including adult echocardiography, carotid, peripheral vascular and vascular interpretation interactive CDs and DVDs.
Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Adult Echocardiography. The participant will identify the essentials for establishing scan protocols, and experienced faculty will guide you through cardiac anatomy and cardiac ultrasound characteristics. Credit Info: GCUS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for these programs may be claimed until December 29, 2018.
E-echocardiography.com® (An Echocardiography and Ultrasound Learning Resource) offers more than 160 AMA category I TEE specific CME credits for physicians and 33 A+ ASRT CE credits for sonographers.
Echo-Web provides the total solution for maintaining CME. Earn AMA Category I credits and SDMS CME [SDMS CME credit is accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) toward their continuing education requirements].
Meetings By Mail
Accredited symposia streaming online or DVD-ROM.
Fundamentals to Advanced Echocardiography
The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical guidance on echo’s optimal uses. Credit Info:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Valve Disease and Diastology Summit
A dozen international expert clinicians analyze valve disease, particularly the newest aspects of structural valve interventions. The Valve Disease and Diastology Summit provides a unique opportunity for updates in imaging techniques, with multiple lectures, panels and case reviews. Credit Info: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for these programs may be claimed until March 31, 2019.
ARDMS and CCI Ultrasound Board Review and Continuing Medical Education
The Online Learning Center features programs for all imaging specialties — MR, CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Cardiac, Vascular and PACS. Select, purchase, study, test and certify completely online.
Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education (PVICME) offers site featuring vascular, cardiac and TCD interpretation.
SDMS-approved CME/CPD credits are now available online through Siemens Medical. Note: These credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits and are accepted by the ARDMS (for sonographers), and are not AMA Category 1 credits (for physicians).
Web — Basic Principals of Ultrasound
The objective of this course is: "To be able to define principle characteristics of medical ultrasound to include the Doppler equation, types of echoes, principles, construction, artifacts, bioeffects and safety."