24/08/2018 - 28/08/2018 | Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Principal Course Master:

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

Course Master:

Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)

Instructors:

Dr. Markus Killich, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)
Dr. Susanne Thamke (DE)
Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)
Dr. Sabine Hertzsch (DE)

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Please note

This course is NOT open to newcomers!

Overview

This veterinary 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 in veterinary cardiology focuses on performing good ultrasound exams.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Friday, 24 August 2018 – The Basics of Echocardiography

08:45 – 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 Measurement of cardiac dimensions: M-Mode, Anatomic M-Mode, Measurement of left atrial size, measurements from a practical aspect: do’s and don’ts
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Echocardiographic training session: standard views
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Echocardiographic training session: standard views
17:00 – 18:00 Problem based echocardiography: a practical approach to left and right heart diseases

Saturday, 25 August 2018 – Measurements and Assessments

09:00 – 10:00 Measurements of cardiac dimensions and function of the right ventricle (Domenech)
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 – 15:15 Echocardiographic training session: standard views, M-Mode measurements, LA/Ao etc.
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching
17:00 – 18:00 Interactive Echo Case Management / Case presentations

Sunday, 26 August 2018 – 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 – 11:30 Mitral inflow profiles
11:30 – 12:15 Echocardiographic Features of Aortic and Pulmonic Stenosis
12:15 – 13:00 Pressure measurements using CW-Doppler measurements and clinical applications
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Echocardiographic training session: use of spectral Doppler, Measurements, etc.
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching
17:00 – 18:00 Interactive Echo Case Management / Case presentations

Monday, 27 August 2018 – 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 – 15:15 Echocardiographic training session: Color Doppler, PW and CW Doppler
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Echocardiographic training session: Color Doppler, PW and CW Doppler
17:00 – 18:00 Interactive Echo Case Management / Case presentations

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 – Diseases: Special Considerations

09:00 – 12:45 Echocardiographic training session – hands on – performing complete examinations
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:45 Echocardiography in cats: Tips and Tricks
14:45 – 15:45 Guidelines for DCM diagnosis: practical approach and pitfalls
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-up of the course

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.590.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.490.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 9 March 2018)

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