19/09/2020 - 23/09/2020 | Warsaw, Poland

registration opens soon

Principal Course Master:

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

Course Master:

Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)

Instructors:

Dr. Jenny Eberhard (DE)
Dr. Susanne Thamke (DE)
Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)
Dr. Tommaso Vezzosi (IT)

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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)

Saturday, 19 September 2020 – 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
Sunday, 20 September 2020 – Measurements and Assessments
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:45 Measurement of cardiac dimensions and function of the right ventricle
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 part 1 with cases
12:00 – 13:00 Echocardiographic Features of Congenital Shunts part 2 with cases
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
Monday, 21 September 2020 – 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
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 – 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
17:00 – 18:00 Interactive Echo Case Management / Case presentations
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 – Diseases: Special Considerations
09:00 – 10:30 Echocardiographic training session – hands on – performing complete examinations
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Echocardiographic training session – hands on – performing complete examinations
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Echocardiography in cats: Tips and Tricks 14:30 – 14:50 Case Doberman Odin
14:50 – 15:45 Guidelines for DCM diagnosis: practical approach and pitfalls 15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-up of the course

 

Total hours: 40

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

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.690.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.590.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 4th April 2020)

Course location

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Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

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