Who We Are
The purpose of the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) is to maintain and promote excellence in the ultrasonic examination of the heart of every fetus, infant, child, and adolescent, as well as the adult with congenital heart disease. In addition, the society shall offer guidance in the education and training of pediatric and congenital echocardiographers and sonographers.
The mission statement of the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) is "To provide a unique environment for the pediatric and adult congenital echocardiography community to collaborate with other imaging societies to promote networking, education, advocacy, research, and program development."
SOPE Symposium Update
Based upon popular demand, we have decided to offer free registration to sonographers and trainees! Please let your sonographers and trainees know of this opportunity and remind others to register for what we expect to be a fun and educational event.
The schedule for the 2020 virtual symposium is as follows:
- Introduction of Fellows and Sonographers
- Virtual Happy Hour
- SOPE Business Meeting
- SOPE Educational Session
SOPE is proud to feature Dr. Craig Sable, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director of Children’s National Health System and Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital, who will present Rheumatic Heart Disease 2020: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions to our virtual symposium attendees.Dr. Sable will provide a historical and echocardiographic overview of Rheumatic Heart Disease, and Dr. Edwards will discuss her work on the application of artificial intelligence to the diagnosis of mitral regurgitation with a preview of what the future might hold for AI and echocardiography.
Sonographers and Trainees - https://forms.gle/zgpq9RuftzWc64Zm6
Physicians – Join or Renew your SOPE Membership Here https://www.sopeonline.org/SOPEONLINE/Membership/SOPEONLINE/Join/Membership.aspx?hkey=82dda6d3-ecb4-47e6-b8cb-89ed8aecd500 . Once you have renewed your SOPE membership, you will receive a link to register for the virtual symposium.
ZOOM meeting information will be sent out prior to symposium
Register by Monday, August 3, 2020