Ninth Annual Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging

Join us February 5-7, 2020 in La Jolla!

Join us February 5-7, 2020 in La Jolla!

This course is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, case-based assessment of the emerging area of structural heart disease intervention and imaging.

Conference Location

Conference Location

Hyatt Regency at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, California 92122

Reserve a discounted room at the Hyatt

Conference Details

Course Overview

Scripps’ Structural Heart Intervention and Imaging conference is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, and case-based assessment of the emerging area of structural heart disease intervention and interventional cardiovascular imaging, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of these procedures across many disciplines within cardiology. The expert faculty will include interventionists, invasive cardiologists, echocardiographers, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and sonographers. Faculty will discuss clinical guidelines on patient selection, pre-procedural assessment, procedural tips, techniques and challenges (including concurrent imaging) during the performance of the procedures and conclude with assessment of outcomes and future directions.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assemble the appropriate multidisciplinary team, imaging technologies and catheter equipment to perform structural heart disease interventions.
  • Identify complications of catheter-based therapies for structural heart disease and safely manage them with various procedural techniques.
  • Apply a comprehensive approach to the assessment of the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves, and the interatrial septum, using echocardiography (TTE, TEE and ICE), CT, and MRI for the purpose of the interventional treatment of these cardiac structures.
  • Interpret current clinical data in order to optimize the treatment of patients with aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss tricuspid anatomy and function and assess the implications of tricuspid regurgitation and transcatheter techniques for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair.
  • Cite the current indications for catheter-based techniques, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve repair/replacement, left atrial appendage closure, ASD, and paravalvular leaks.
  • Evaluate the patient with cryptogenic stroke and identify the patient in whom PFO closure is appropriate.
  • Integrate emerging data into TAVR decision-making regarding surgical risk, including low and intermediate-risk patients.
  • Interpret and incorporate CT imaging before and after LAA closure.
  • Integrate basic and advanced imaging and catheter techniques for transeptal puncture for the purpose of LAA closure, transcatheter mitral valve repair and paravalvular leak closure.
  • Select the appropriate type and size device for TAVR, LAA closure, PFO closure, and other structural interventions.
  • Apply echocardiographic findings to determine optimal strategy for transcatheter mitral valve repair. 
  • Employ specific catheter techniques and technologies for the transcatheter repair of simple and complex aortic and mitral paravalvular leaks. 
  • Incorporate advanced techniques for transcatheter mitral valve repair, TAVR, PFO, ASD, and LAA closure in the setting of challenging anatomy and/or patient co-morbidities.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in the application of the newer imaging modalities.

Accreditation and Disclosures


Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

This activity is approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit. This is a maximum of 23.5 Category A CE credits awarded.


For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The majority of state boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as meeting continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses should check with their state’s Board of Registered Nursing regarding use of CME credit.

Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 16 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Commercial Support

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.

Event details

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
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Date and time
Wed, Feb 5th, 2020 at 7 am to

Fri, Feb 7th, 2020 at 12 pm