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Cardiology I, Estoril / Portugal, 6 - 10 July 2016 held

Course Master: Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)
Co-lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jens Häggström, DECVIM (SE)


OVERVIEW

Veterinarians with no or basic knowledge in cardiology are welcome to join this course.

General cardiology course program:
In the mornings: lectures with one general topic. In the afternoons: practical training on patients, group case discussions on pre-recorded case materials.


TOPICS CARDIOLOGY BASIC COURSE 2016

  • Clinical signs, physical examination and auscultation
  • Pathophysiology of heart failure and neuroendocrine regulation
  • Biomarker in veterinary cardiology
  • Reading chest radiographs – cardiac and non cardiac diseases
  • ECG made easy seminar: from the basics to a diagnosis
  • ECG Workshops (independent studies in groups) - ECG case examples
  • Introduction into echocardiography and doppler examinations
  • Therapy of arrhythmias
  • Therapy of heart failure: cardiac drugs
  • Studies in groups: Congenital heart defects, clinical cases
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Pulmonic stenosis
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Mitral and tricuspid dysplasia
  • Chronic valvular diseases
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy,Doberman pinscher cardiomyopathy and ARVC
  • Dirofilariosis/heartworm disease
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Independent studies in groups: Canine cases
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Feline cardiomyopathies: HCM, RCM, DCM, ARVC
  • Workshop: Feline cases
  • Workshop: Canine and feline cases (potpourri)


    PROGRAM

    Wednesday, 6 July 2016 – Physical examination and ECG of the cardiac patient
    08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
    09:00 – 10:00 Physical examination and auscultation of the heart and lungs part I
    10:00 – 10:45 Physical examination and auscultation of the heart and lungs part II
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:00 ECG – interpretation made easy I
    12:00 – 13:00 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
    13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
    16:00 – 16:45 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
    16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
    17:15 – 18:00 Treatment Strategies of Specific Arrhythmias
    18:00 – 18:45 ECG practicals based case examples (small groups)

    Thursday, 7 July 2016 – Diagnostics: Radiology and Biomarkers
    09:00 – 10:00 ECG case studies
    10:00 – 10:45 Reading chest radiographs – cardiac diseases
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 The basics of Rx-morphology: vascular/interstitial/bronchial/alveolar pattern
    12:15 – 13:00 Biomarker - NTproBNP
    13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
    16:00 – 16:45 Biomarker-troponins
    16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
    17:15 – 18:00 Lung diseases: typical morphology/case examples and mediastinal diseases
    18:00 – 18:45 Radiograph interpretation - cases

    Friday, 8 July 2016 – Pathophysiology and Therapeutic principles
    09:00 – 10:00 Pathophysiology of the failing heart
    10:00 – 10:45 ACE - Inhibitors – from physiology to clinical use
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Neurohumoral regulation and treatment options: Beta-adrenergic blocking drugs and Spironolactone
    12:15 – 13:00 Positive inotrope and inodilator
    13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
    16:00 – 17:00 Diuretics - case examples
    17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
    17:30 – 18:15 Clinical case studies ECG cases
    18:15 – 19:00 Clinical case studies ECG cases

    Saturday, 9 July 2016 – The basics of echocardiography and acquired diseases
    09:00 – 10:00 Echocardiography: basic techniques and standard views
    10:00 – 10:45 Problem base echocardiographic approach
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Chronic valvular diseases – diagnosis and staging
    12:15 – 13:00 Chronic valvular diseases – therapy
    13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
    16:00 – 16:45 Dirofilariosis – Heartworm disease
    16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
    17:15 – 18:00 Feline Cardiomyopathies – Diagnosis
    18:00 – 18:45 Feline Cardiomyopathies – Therapy

    Sunday, 10 July 2016 – Acquired and congenital diseases
    09:00 – 10:00 Aortic and Pulmonic stenosis
    10:00 – 10:45 Myocarditis and valvular endocarditis
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 PDA
    12:15 – 13:00 Pericardial diseases
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 – 14:45 DCM, ARVC, Doberman cardiomyopathy - diagnosis
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:00 DCM, ARVC, Doberman cardiomyopathy
    16:00 – 16:45 ECG practicals
    16:45 – 17:00 Wrap-up of the course



    ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 29
    (for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)


    COURSE LOCATION

    Hotel and Travel Information

    Please find alternative hotels at:



    Please enter for Destination `Estoril`, for Country `Portugal` and your travel dates.

    Transfer
    You may also take a taxi from the airport to Estoril. For booking please contact www.suntransfers.com



    REGISTRATION

    Tuition fee: EURO 2.190,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.090,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st March 2016)

    Manual Registration




    We thank following companies for supporting this course:


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