Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2019


Class Information

Registration begins at 7:00 AM on Friday. Arrive prior to 7:40 AM. If you are only attending an afternoon class, you may register at any time prior to 1:00 PM.

You will need a Photo ID. Course outlines will be distributed at registration on Friday. Included in your fee are course admission, comprehensive course outlines, light continental breakfast, and beverage breaks.

Morning Class Hours 
Friday8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday7:30 AM –11:15 AM
Afternoon Class Hours 
Friday1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Morning Classes

This course is especially designed for ultrasound professionals with little or no formal physics background. It includes specific preparation for the SICQ questions on the SPI exam. By simply attending this class, you satisfy all prerequisites to challenge the ARDMS SPI Physics exam

Our musculoskeletal course provides outstanding registry preparation and effective clinical education. It offers participants with a comprehensive introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound. The program is structured based on the ARDMS exam content outline and includes relevant material on shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, knee, hip, ankle and foot.

At this time, we are devoting all of our efforts to provide the very best seminar possible. Therefore, online Musculosketelal Sonography X-Zone questions are not available. Thank you.

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This course prepares the experienced echocardiographer to earn RDCS credentials in Pediatric Echocardiography from ARDMS. This course also meets the needs of physicians seeking a thorough review of this area.

At this time, we are devoting all of our efforts to provide the very best seminar possible. Therefore, online Pediatric Echocardiography X-Zone questions are not available. Thank you.

Afternoon Classes

Our abdominal course is an outstanding tutorial for image review. Approximately 800 ultrasound scans of normal anatomical spatial relationships and pathology are covered in this twelve hour program. This program is perfect for those committed to achieving ARDMS certification in Abdominal Sonography.

Combining stimulating, interactive educational style with computerized slides, video cases, and mock registry questions this course is the most efficient solution to earning RDCS or RCS credentials in adult echocardiography.

For the nurse, practitioner, fertility specialist, or registered sonographer, this program is also a perfect opportunity for continuing education. Physicians seeking an overview of Ob/Gyn sonography will find this course effective.

Our Vascular program is the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians to prepare for RVT or RVS credentials. Extensive feedback from our past students has helped refine the course content which focuses on exam-relevant material.


Hotel Information


Birmingham, AL Information, ESP Inc

Birmingham Marriott 
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 968-3775

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms have been reserved for us at special seminar rate of $116. Make hotel reservations early and be sure to mention that you are with ESP Ultrasound.

2/21/2019 Update: Our block of sleeping rooms for Thursday, 3/7/2019, is full and the hotel is at capacity. If you need a room for that Thursday night, you will have to book a room at a nearby hotel. See list of nearby hotels below. 


Airport Transportation

Birmingham Airport now has UBER

Birmingham Door-to-Door Shuttle Service (205) 591-5550
or click on the link to request a reservation. From Airport to Birmingham Marriott for 1 person approximately $35 one way or $70 round trip.

In the past, we have had difficulty with local Birmingham taxis. If you take a local taxi, be sure to get a rate prior to entering the cab.

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Driving Directions

We have provided driving directions as a guide. Please call hotel for current and accurate driving directions. You may also use the hotel’s map directions here.

From the Airport
1. From the airport travel to I-20 E.
2. From I-20 E take I-459 S (Montgomery/Tuscaloosa).
3. Remain on I-459 S to exit #19 (Mountain Brook/Childersburg).
4. Stay to the left, following Childersburg and at the end of the exit make a right turn onto Hwy 280 E.
5. Go to the 2nd traffic light and make a left onto Grandview Pkwy. The hotel is on the right.

1. I-20 West
2. At exit 136, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
3. Take Ramp (LEFT) onto I-459 South
4. At exit 19, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
5. Keep LEFT to stay on Ramp
6. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto US-280 East
7. Turn LEFT onto Grandview Pkwy

1. I-65 North
2. At exit 250, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
3. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-459 North
4. At exit 19, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
5. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto US-280 East
6. Turn LEFT onto Grandview Pkwy

1. I-65 South
2. At exit 150, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
3. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-459 North
4. At exit 19, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
5. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto US-280 East
6. Turn LEFT onto Grandview Pkwy

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Hotel Amenities

Complementary on-site parking. Indoor pool, executive fitness center, and restaurant on-site. Newly renovated guest rooms feature ultra-comfortable bedding, flat screen LCD HDTVs, and ergonomic work spaces.
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Nearby Hotels

  1. Book Room – Drury Inn & Suites – Birmingham Southeast
  2. Book Room – Hampton Inn Birmingham-Colonnade 280
  3. Book Room – Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Colonnade/Grandview
  4. Book Room – DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park
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