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Cardiology IV - Advanced Echocardiography, Oct. 21 - 25, Novara / Italy - held

Course Master: Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)
Co-lecturer: Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA)
Instructors:
Dr. Markus Killich, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE); Dr. Lisa Keller, DACVIM (DE); Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)


Please note that the course is NOT open for Newcomers!


OVERVIEW

Echocardiography – General topics and Case examples
• Update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests
• Interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
• Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler
• PISA (proximal isovelocity surface area) to assess severity of valvular insufficiencies, regurgitation-volume and –fraction
• Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Doppler
• Update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options
• Diastolic function: Principles and echocardiographic correlates of relaxation, compliance, volume, and filling pressure
• Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls
• Doppler Echocardiography: value of Doppler to predict congestive heart failure and to assess HCM stag
• Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Systolic function
• Quantitative echocardiography: calculation of stroke volume and cardiac output
• Utilizing echocardiography to guide therapy – case examples
• Tissue Doppler imaging to assess systolic function – clinical applications
• Advanced echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis treatment
• Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Congenital heart disease: Echo diagnosis, hemodynamics, and treatment
• Complex congenital malformations...
• Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
• Interactive solving of cool Echo cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy
• Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Acquired heart disease: From diagnosis to treatment
• Cool ECG cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy...
• Myocarditis and Endocarditis: Echo diagnosis
• Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular and Mitral Valve Geometry in Cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
• Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab


PROGRAM

Wednesday, 21 October 2015
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration
09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests /
Update Biomarker: Cardiac biomarkers in cardiac versus non-cardiac diseases
09:45 – 10:30 Practical session: interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler
11:45 – 12:30 Advanced hemodynamic calculations using ECHO: Shunts, PISA and CO
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Thursday, 22 October 2015
09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options
09:45 – 10:30 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles and Pattern Recognition.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls
11:45 – 1230 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing congestive heart failure
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Friday, 23 October 2015
09:00 – 09:45 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples
09:45 – 10:30 Pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart worm disease, and cor pulmonale - advanced echocardiographic assessment
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Clinical applications of Tissue Doppler imaging
11:45 – 12:30 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD and DCM
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Saturday, 24 October 2015
09:00 – 09:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECG/Echo cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy
11:45 – 12:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Sunday, 25 October 2015
09:00 – 10:00 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy...
10:00 – 10:45 When HCM is not HCM
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:15 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:15 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up of the course

Program: Cardiology IV 2015 - subject to change

ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung, Germany): 31
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)


COURSE LOCATION

Hotel and Travel Information

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REGISTRATION

Tuition fee: EURO 2.590,--
Early registration: EURO 2.490,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 6th May 2015)

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