13/07/2019 - 17/07/2019 | Monte Estoril, Portugal

registration open

Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Masters:

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 2019

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)

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Saturday, 13 July 2019 – 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)

Sunday, 14 July 2019 – 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

Monday, 15 July 2019 – 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

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 – 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

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 – 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

 

Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 29

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.250.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.150.-

(deadline for FULL early registration payment: 28 December 2018)

Course location

11° C
clear sky

Estoril, Portugal

Av. de Saboia, 209, Monte Estoril, 2769-502 Cascais, Portugal

 

 

Hotel Estoril Eden Av. de Sabóia, 209 Monte Estoril 2769-502 Estoril / Portugal

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