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Critical Care Echocardiography Exam (CCEeXAM) Virtual Board Review 2023

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Course pricing varies depending on your profession. Early bird registration ends November 6. Starting November 7, the prices below will increase by $100.

About this course

Prepare for the National Board of Echocardiography Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM) with this virtual course taught by expert faculty. The interactive curriculum is specifically designed for learners who are getting ready to take the upcoming CCEeXAM.

With a focus on the advanced critical care echocardiography (ACCE) knowledge base, this course will help hone your expertise of CCEeXAM concepts like image interpretation, clinical applications, stroke volume, and valve disorders.

Through online content with more than 180 questions, case-based discussions, question-and-answer sessions with faculty, and two 50-question practice exams, you’ll be better equipped to take the CCEeXAM and serve your patients at bedside.

Please note: This course meets from 5 pm - 7 pm CT only on November 28, December 5, 12, and 14.

Explore CHEST’s five-part simulation course series on critical care image interpretation and application:

  1. Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care
    Learn the basic building blocks of image acquisition and interpretation. View the course »
  2. Critical Care Ultrasound: Integration Into Clinical Practice
    Integrate basic skills in ultrasonography to manage complex cases. View the course »
  3. Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography
    Master advanced echocardiography skills that will take your patient management to the next level. Stay tuned for details on 2024 course options.
  4. Critical Care Echocardiography Exam (CCEeXAM) Virtual Board Review
    Hone your expertise of CCEeXAM concepts like image interpretation, clinical applications, stroke volume, and valve disorders. 
  5. Critical Care Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Develop your capabilities with image acquisition and image interpretation of critical care transesophageal echocardiography. Stay tuned for details on 2024 course options.

What you'll learn

Cognitive base of ACCE relevant to the CCEeXAM

Skills for refining your mastery of image interpretation and clinical applications

Principles of stroke volume, valve disorders, ultrasound physics, and evaluation of the left and right ventricle

Who should attend

Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Anesthesiology, Cardiology

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Some prior experience recommended

Course Format

Digital learning modules

Interactive questions

Case-based discussions

Q&A with expert faculty

Mock exam

Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP, Chair

SVP, Director of Critical Care Services
Medical Director of the Acute Lung Injury/VV ECMO Program
Northwell Health Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hempstead, NY 

Scott J. Millington, MD, Chair

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Staff Intensivist, Critical Care Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital
Clinical Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Ottawa, Canada

Ajit Moghekar, MD, MBA, Faculty

Quality Officer and Associate MICU Director, Cleveland Clinic
Staff Physician, Department of Critical Care, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cleveland, OH

Amik Sodhi, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Critical Care Services
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Gisela I. Banauch, MD, MS, FCCP, Faculty

Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School
Director, Point of Care Critical Care Ultrasound Program
Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Harald Sauthoff, MD, Faculty

Professor of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System
New York, NY

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November 28, December 5, 12, and 14, 2023
5 pm – 7 pm CT

Live Stream Interactive Discussions

  • M-Mode, 2D, and Doppler Physics  
  • Measurement of Stroke Volume/Cardiac Output (SV/CO)  
  • Assessment of Left Ventricular (LV) and Right Ventricular (RV) Function  
  • Measurement of Filling Pressures and Diastolic Function  
  • Evaluation of Valve Function  
  • Determination of Preload Sensitivity  
  • Measurement of Intracardiac Pressures and Flows  
  • Evaluation of Heart-Lung Interactions  
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Disease  
  • Evaluation of Catheters and Devices  
  • Relevant Components—Whole Body Ultrasonography  

Online Modules

  • Physics for Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography  
  • Pitfalls of Doppler  
  • Evaluation of Left and Right Ventricular Function  
  • Congenital Heart Disease  
  • Evaluation of Valve Function (PV and TV)  
  • Evaluation of Valve Function (AV and MV)  
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Disease  
  • Evaluation of LV Diastolic Function  
  • Heart-Lung Interaction  
  • Evaluation During CPR  
  • Determination of Volume Responsiveness  
  • Lung and DVT Ultrasonography  
  • TEE Indications and Image Set  
  • Evaluation of Catheters and Devices


  • Pre- and Post-Course Knowledge Assessment  
  • Post-Course Mock Exam  

Education Mission

To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit

CHEST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit hours are subject to change. Final CME credit hours will be provided on-site.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 27.50 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 27.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 27.50 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge 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 points. Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points.

Disclosure Statement

The mission and vision of CHEST include our commitment to providing accurate, balanced, evidence-based information to healthcare professionals participating in this educational activity. To guarantee our accredited continuing education is fair and balanced and that any clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care, we require all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content to complete and submit a disclosure form.  This form is for disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months, that will create a conflict of interest. We value the contributions of those that are committed and passionate about pulmonary medicine and want to be a part of our educational activities, however, it is our commitment to our learners to have continuing education free of commercial bias and marketing. 

The process for mitigation of all conflicts of interest is via a review by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Committee to ensure that such situations are properly mitigated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available online in course materials and on-site during all educational activities.

Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Glenview
2600 Lehigh Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
+1 (847) 657-0002
$104.99 per night plus tax for a Studio Suite
$119.99 per night plus tax for a One-Bedroom Suite

Reserve online »

Rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST, and shuttle service will also be available.

If making reservations by phone, please call the hotel, and advise the hotel of corporate number: 786818263. This is a corporate rate for 2023. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 4:00 pm (CT) a day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge. 

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
1110 Willow Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
+1 (847) 480-1900

$119/night plus tax


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To reserve via phone: Call the hotel at +1 (847) 480-1900 and request the corporate rate for the American College of CHEST Physicians.

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. The Sheraton Chicago Northbrook is a Well Certified Hotel.

Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. This is a corporate rate for 2023. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 3 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.

Travel Information

Air Travel
Air fare discounts are available with Delta and United Airlines.

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American College of Chest Physicians

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Chicago Airports
Transportation options from Chicago-O'Hare International and Chicago Midway Airports to the hotels are listed below. Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Recommended Airport
Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport

Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground Transportation
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.