Basic FATE Course

Fate Course UTHealth Houston

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 8:00 am
Location: McGovern Medical School, Houston
Cost: $1200 (includes USabcd modules, breakfast, and lunch on the day of the workshop)
CME Credits: 6 hours

The full program will be sent to you one month prior to the workshop.

UTHealth Houston’s activities are intended to improve the quality of patient care and safety.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and utilize the knobology of the ultrasound machine in order to optimize ultrasound imaging.
  • Obtain and identify TTE images using each of the four FATE views (subcostal 4-chamber, apical 4-chamber, parasternal short axis, parasternal long axis) as well as interpret pleural images on both sides of the thorax.
  • Perform a complete FATE exam (including all 4 views and pleural scanning) within a limited timeframe to mimic real-life practice and interpret the resulting images.
  • Identify the subcostal inferior vena cava (IVC) view as well as interpret the findings to assess for volume status and/or volume responsiveness.
  • Obtain the IVC view and assess volume status within a limited timeframe to mimic real life practice and interpret the resulting images.
  • Recognize normal cardiac and pulmonary images versus pathology in an acutely ill patient.
  • Interpret cardiac function (normal vs abnormal) using mitral septal separation (MSS), fractional shortening (FS), and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE).

Course Director: Sana Khan, MD (
Meeting Chair: Nadia Hernandez, MD

Target Audience

This activity is targeted for physician anesthesiologists and critical care specialists.

Special Needs

UTHealth is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs.  Participants with special needs are requested to contact

Confirmation & Refund Policy

Your registration is NOT FINAL until you receive a confirmation email. There are no refunds for this course.


A certificate is issued after completion of the workshop.