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Cardiology III - Introductory Echocardiography, 27 - 31 August 2014, Luxembourg held

Course Master: Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)
Instructors: Dr. Markus Killich (DE), Dr. Lisa Keller (DE), Dr. Peter Holler (DE), Dr. Susanne Thamke (DE)


OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give the practitioner a basic understanding of small animal echocardiography. Major topics include ultrasound principles, normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, techniques for achieving quality results, case presentations of important diseases and hands-on scanning of normal dogs.
Skills taught in this course include further-on pulse wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, color flow Doppler, special measurements and calculations and applying the Bernoulli equation to clinical cases.
The participants will rotate in the afternoon in hands-on sessions through different stations with experienced instructors where individual coaching of how to obtain echocardiographic views and measurements taught in the morning lectures is the main focus.
The ECHO-Lab station focuses on pattern recognition and will present computer based Echo case presentations of clinical cases that will be solved interactive by the participants guided by an instructor. Therefore many important cardiac diseases will be seen by the participants.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
♥ Discuss, identify and perform a complete diagnostic study from the right and left
hemithorax.
♥ Measure 2D, M-mode and Doppler echocardiograms to quantify cardiac size
and function.
♥ Compare and contrast the usefulness of 2D and M-mode Echocardiography, and of
PW, CW and color Doppler.
♥ Recognize clinical uses of Doppler for estimation of intravascular pressures.
♥ Describe a complete Doppler examination and obtain Doppler derived flow signals
from the heart and great vessels.
♥ Discuss use of echo and Doppler in recognition, staging and management of
congenital and acquired heart disease.
♥ Describe the typical imaging and Doppler echocardiograpic findings of common acquired
and congenital heart diseases.

Prerequisite: ESAVS course modules I and II provide essential knowledge of cardiac diseases in small animals. These courses provide the necessary knowledge to understand and treat the most common cardiac diseases, whereas this course focuses on performing a good ultrasound exam.


PROGRAM

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 – The Basics of Echocardiography
08:30–09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00–09:30 Technical basics of Ultrasound: machine requirements, transducers, digital storage
09:30–10:45 Echocardiography: the normal heart – imaging planes and standard views
10:45–11:15 Coffee Break
11:15–12:00 Probe Placement, Manipulation and Knobology
12:00–13:00 Problem based echocardiography: a practical approach to left and right heart diseases
13:00–13:45 Lunch Break
13:45–15:00 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side and ECHO-Lab 15:00–15:15 Coffee Break
15:15–16:30 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side and ECHO-Lab
16:30–17:45 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side and ECHO-Lab

Thursday, 28 August 2014 – Measurements and Assessments
09:00–10:00 Measurement of cardiac dimensions: M-Mode, Anatomic M-mode, Measurement of left atrial size, measurements from a practical aspect: do`s and don`ts
10:00–10:45 Assessment of volume status: Teicholz vs Simpson vs 3D-volume measurements
10:45–11:15 Coffee Break
11:15–12:00 Echocardiographic Features of Congenital Shunts: PDA
12:00–13:00 Echocardiographic Features of Congenital Shunts: VSD and ASD
13:00–13:45 Lunch Break
13:45–15:00 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side, performing measurements and ECHO-Lab
15:00–15:15 Coffee Break
15:15–16:30 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side, performing measurements and ECHO-Lab
16:30–17:45 Echocardiographic training session: standard views from the right side, performing measurements and ECHO-Lab

Friday, 29 August 2014 – Practical Use of Spectral Doppler Measurements
09:00–09:45 Technical Aspects and Influence Factors affecting PW- and CW Doppler
09:45–10:30 How, Where and What to Measure using PW- and CW-Doppler
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–12:00 Echocardiographic Features of Aortic and Pulmonic Stenosis
12:00–13:00 Pressure measurements using CW-Doppler measurements and clinical applications
13:00–13:45 Lunch Break
13:45–15:00 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
15:00–15:15 Coffee Break
15:15–16:30 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
16:30–17:45 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab

Saturday, 30 August 2014 – Special Measurement Techniques
09:00–10:00 Color Doppler basics: machine settings and practical use. Color Flow image recognition and artifacts
10:00–10:45 Basic assessment of diastolic function using Doppler
10:45–11:15 Coffee Break
11:15–12:15 Mitral valve insufficiency: determination of severity and differentiation of primary vs secondary causes
12:15–13:00 Pericardial effusion: differentials and echocardiographic work-up
13:00–13:45 Lunch Break
13:45–15:00 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
15:00–15:15 Coffee Break
15:15–16:30 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
16:30–17:45 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab

Sunday, 31 August 2014 – Diseases: Special Considerations
09:00 – 10:00 Echocardiography in cats: Tips and Tricks
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45 Guidelines for DCM diagnosis: practical approach and pitfalls
11:45 – 12:45 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:45 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
14:45– 15:45 Echocardiographic training session and ECHO-Lab
15:45- 16:00 Wrap-up of the course

Program: Cardiology III 2014 - subject to change

ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 35
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)

CPD points (Continuing Professional Developement): 40
Please also see ESAVS Certficate Program (ECSAVP)

ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System): 5
Please also see ESAVS Master Program (EMSAVMP)


COURSE LOCATION

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REGISTRATION

This course is currently fully booked. New registrations will be placed on the waiting list.
To enrol on the waiting list please complete and submit the registration form below (Manual Registration) but do not make any payments until you are contacted by our office and confirmed a place.


Tuition fee: EURO 2.550,--
Early registration: EURO 2.450,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 31st January 2014)

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