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Cardiology II, Luxembourg, 25 - 29 August 2016 waiting list open

Course Master: Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)
Co-lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jens Häggström, DECVIM (SE)
Instructors: Dr. Markus Killich, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE); Dr. Susanne Thamke (DE)


This course is part of a Training program in veterinary cardiology, thus participants who have attended the previous course(s) have priority. To register as a newcomer to the course please attach your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter to your registration.


OVERVIEW

The 2016 Veterinary Cardiology Course II of the ESAVS requires experience and knowledge in veterinary cardiology.
Topics include advanced treatment options, syncope and ECG, basic echocardiography, feline cardiomyopathies and advanced diseases.

General Program:
In the mornings: lectures with one general topic. In the afternoons: practical training on patients, group case discussion on pre-recorded case material.


TOPICS

  • Syncope: practical work-up and differentials
  • ECG-repetition: assessment of arrhythmia`s and treatment strategies
  • Holter Monitoring: when to use, how to do, and how to Analyse
  • Assessment of the diuretic function, the challenge between volume overload and hypo Perfusion
  • Advanced treatment options of acute heart failure
  • Advanced treatment options of chronic heart failure
  • Interactive cases management of challenging cases
  • Clinical case studies, heart failure treatment
  • Dyspnea in felines
  • Feline Cardiomyopathies: physical examination, SAM, DR VOTO, genetic tests
  • Feline Cardiomyopathies-ECG, radiography and biomarker changes
  • Update: treatment of feline cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic thrombosis diagnosis and therapy
  • ECG cases – practicals in small Groups
  • Atrial septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
  • Ventricular septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
  • Differentiation of MMVD and DCM in large breed dogs
  • Cyanotic heart diseases
  • Mitral and Tricuspid valve dysplasia
  • Systemic hypertension: diagnosis and treatment
  • Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis and Treatment
  • Echocardiography basics: standard views
  • M-Mode – reference values and results Interpretation
  • Spectral Doppler-Echocardiography (PW and CW)
  • Colour Doppler-Echocardiography – tips and tricks
  • Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side
  • Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurement; ECG cases; ECHO cases
  • Hands-on: right and left sided ECHO views; ECG cases; ECHO cases
  • Problem oriented echocardiography – volume overload
  • Problem oriented echocardiography – pressure overload
  • ECHO cases - interactive cases management



    PROGRAM

    Thursday, 25 August 2016 – Advanced Treatment Options, Syncope and ECG
    08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
    09:00 – 10:00 Syncope: practical work-up and differentials
    10:00 – 10:45 ECG-repetition: assessment of arrhythmia`s and treatment strategies
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Holter Monitoring: when to use, how to do, and how to analyse
    12:15 – 13:00 Assessment of the diuretic function, the challenge between volume overload and hypo perfusion
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 – 14:45 Advanced treatment options of acute heart failure
    14:45 – 15:30 Advanced treatment options of chronic heart failure
    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 – 17:00 Interactive cases management of challenging cases
    Clinical case studies, Heart Failure treatment

    Friday, 26 August 2016 – Feline Cardiomyopathies
    09:00 – 10:00 Dyspnea in Felines
    10:00 – 10:45 Feline Cardiomyopathies: physical examination, SAM, DR VOTO, genetic tests
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Feline Cardiomyopathies-ECG, radiography and biomarker changes
    12:15 – 13:00 Feline Cardiomyopathies- echo diagnosis of HCM, DCM, RCM, ARVC
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 – 14:45 Update: treatment of feline cardiomyopathy
    14:45 – 15:30 Aortic thrombosis diagnosis and therapy
    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 – 17:00 ECG cases – practicals in small groups

    Saturday, 27 August 2016 – Advanced Diseases
    09:00 – 10:00 Atrial septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
    10:00 – 10:45 Ventricular septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Differentiation of MMVD and DCM in large breed dogs
    12:15 – 13:00 Cyanotic heart diseases
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 – 14:45 Mitral and Tricuspid valve dysplasia
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:15 Systemic hypertension: diagnosis and treatment
    16:15 – 17:00 Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis and treatment

    Sunday, 28 August 2016 – Basic Echocardiography
    09:00 – 09:45 Echocardiography basics: standard views
    09:45 – 10:30 M-Mode – reference values and results interpretation
    10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00 – 11:45 Spectral Doppler-Echocardiography (PW and CW)
    11:45 – 12:30 Colour Doppler-Echocardiography – tips and tricks
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 16:00 Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side
    16:00 – 18:00 Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side

    Monday, 29 August 2016 – Basic Echocardiography
    09:00 – 09:40 Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurement; ECG cases; ECHO cases
    09:40 – 10:20 Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurement; ECG cases; ECHO cases
    10:20 – 11:00 Hands-on: right and left sided ECHO views; ECG cases; ECHO cases
    11:00 - 11:40 Coffee Break
    11:40 – 12:20 Hands-on: right and left sided ECHO views; ECG cases; ECHO cases
    12:20 – 13:00 Hands-on: right and left sided ECHO views; ECG cases; ECHO cases
    13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
    13:45 – 14:15 Problem oriented echocardiography – volume overload
    14:15 – 15:00 Problem oriented echocardiography – pressure overload
    15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:00 ECHO cases- interactive cases management
    16:00 – 16:15 Wrap-up of course and discussions

    Program: Cardiology II 2016 - subject to change



    COURSE LOCATION

    Hotel and Travel Information


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    Please enter for Destination: `Luxembourg City`, for Zip code: `1511`, for Country: `Luxembourg` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `162A Avenue
    de la Faïencerie`.



    REGISTRATION

    Tuition fee: EURO 2.290,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.190,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st March 2016)

    Manual Registration




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