Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

2018 CardioServ Year in Review

The new year has rang in and we are already quickly approaching the end of the month.  I though before another year takes off it would be nice to review some of the highlights from last year.  Last year we were celebrating our 10th anniversary which kicked off in October 2017 with a world tour that ran through October 2018.


One of our favorite events of last year was our trip to India to speak at the Essentials of Echocardiography Conference in Mumbai, India at the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Group Pic from India Speaking Engagement Group picture in India with girls from the hospital


In addition to teaching all things echo, we all love to learn too!  We enjoyed attending the Innovations in Cardiovascular Care hosted by Tenet in Ft. Lauderdale.  We particularly enjoyed the topic of the role of ultrasound for limb salvage.

Echo Conference with staff Echo Conference with Staff


In March, Andrea headed to Orlando for the ACC Scientific Sessions.

Andrea at the ACC Scientific Sessions 2018


Andrea and Judith spoke at the Northern Ohio Cardiac Imaging Association in Cleveland, OH.  It’s great to see echo societies around the nation working together to further the advancement of quality within the field of echocardiography.

Judith and Andrea speak at the NOCIA 2018 Conference

In April Judith received the Hero In Medicine Award in Palm Beach County, FL

Heroes in Medicine Winner:  Judith Buckland

Judith receiving the Hero in Medicine award



May was full of hospital quality improvement meetings that we provide to our clients.  CardioServ speaks at many hospitals, providing educational updates on the latest guidelines and best practices within cardiovascular ultrasound.

Angela teaching a class


CardioServ committed to weekly volunteer activity and supports a local food share program in West Palm Beach Florida.  Every week we assist in providing and sharing food with the homeless.  This has become a favorite activity for Judith!

Judith volunteering at a community food share program


Andrea and Judith LOVE road trips and working outside of the office.  We took advantage of the new train service to visit our clients in Miami, while enjoying the sights and sneaking in some work time on the train!

Andrea and Judith - road trip!


This month we spent lots of time at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, sitting in on MitraClip cases and learning as much as we could about the MitraClip procedure.  We wanted to be better equipped to provide the latest tips and techniques to our clients and readers!

Bethesda Hospital MitraClip cases


In September CardioServ partnered with Sea to Shore Alliance for their international coastal clean up.  We helped clean the beaches in our local community.

Beach Clean up


We were super proud of Andrea in October for her speaking engagement at the annual SDMS meeting in Orlando.

Andrea speaks at the annual SDMS conference


Also in October we were proud to host a half day conference on the topic of the MitraClip procedure. We offered the conference free to all in recognition of Ultrasound Awareness Month.  We had some great speakers and it provided a clear understanding of the MitraClip procedure from first identifying a potential patient through to how the procedure is performed.

MitraClip Echo Conference


As Angela works at building her new company we attended a female entrepreneur conference together!

Angela and Judith attend a female entrepreneur conference


Nothing like the gang getting together to look back on the year.  We feel very blessed to work together and also laugh and enjoy life together.

CardioServ Year in Review

As you can see the year was full of teaching, travel, volunteering and conferences.  We feel blessed to not only work with our friends but to enjoy the community that we have built together with our readers.  We stay committed to providing the community with the tools, resources and education to continually improve the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.  Thank you all for the support and we look forward to another exciting year.


year in review

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