11/10/2019 - 15/10/2019 | Novara , Italy

held

Principal Course Master:

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

Course Master:

Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)

Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA)

Instructors:

Dr. Sabine Hertzsch (DE)

Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Marin Torti (HR)

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Please note

This course is NOT open to newcomers!

Overview

This veterinary course in cardiology is designed to give practitioners an advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography.

Topics

Echocardiography – general topics and case examples of this veterinary course in cardiology:

    • Update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests
    • Interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
    • Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler
    • PISA (proximal isovelocity surface area) to assess severity of valvular insufficiencies, regurgitation-volume and –fraction
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Doppler

    • Update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options
    • Diastolic function: Principles and echocardiographic correlates of relaxation, compliance, volume, and filling pressure
    • Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls
    • Doppler Echocardiography: value of Doppler to predict congestive heart failure and to assess HCM stag
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Systolic function

    • Quantitative echocardiography: calculation of stroke volume and cardiac output
    • Utilizing echocardiography to guide therapy – case examples
    • Tissue Doppler imaging to assess systolic function – clinical applications
    • Advanced echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis treatment
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Congenital heart disease: Echo diagnosis, hemodynamics, and treatment

    • Complex congenital malformations…
    • Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
    • Interactive solving of cool Echo cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Acquired heart disease: From diagnosis to treatment

    • Cool ECG cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
    • Myocarditis and Endocarditis: Echo diagnosis
    • Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular and Mitral Valve Geometry in Cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Friday, 11 October 2019
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:00 Practical Session: Difficult Case Examples to Apply Pressure Calculations Using Doppler
10:00 – 10:30 Practical Sessions: Interactice (Difficult) ECG Cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Updates: ACVIM Guidelines for Feline Cardiomyopathies
11:30 – 12:30 Assessment of Diastolic Function: Principles and Pattern Recognition
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals: Case Examples Diastolic Dysfunction
Saturday, 12 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Conventional and Doppler Echocardiography for Diagnosing CHF in Dogs
09:45 – 10:30 Conventional and Doppler Echocardiography for Diagnosing CHF in Cats
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Critical Appraisal of Echocardiographic Methods to Diagnose MMVD
11:45 – 12:30 Evidence Based Updates to the Treatment of MMVC
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals: Interactive Solving of Cool Echo Cases
Sunday, 13 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Utilizing Echocardiography to Guide Therapy: Case Examples
09:45 – 10:30 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Heart Worm Disease and Cor Pulmonale-Advanced
Echocardioraphic Assessment
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Myocardial tissue Imaging Basics: Tissue Velocity, Strain, Strain Rate:
Technical Aspects, Different Methods, Pitfalls – and how to do it
11:45 – 12:30 Speckle Tracking – Strain and Strain Rate, GLS
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals: Interactive Solving of Cool Echo Cases
Monday, 14 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Complex and Rare Congenital Cardiac Abnormalities
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital Heart Disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Clinical Applications of Myocardial Imaging
11:45 – 12:30 Practicals – Interactive Solving of Cool Echo Cases
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals: Interactive Solving of Cool Echo Cases
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
09:00 – 10:00 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO Cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
10:00 – 10:45 When HCM is not HCM
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Echocardiographic Assessment of LV and Mitral Valve Geometry in Cats with HCM
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:15 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:15 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-Up of the Course

 

Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 32

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: 8th April 2019)

Course location

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Istituto Veterinario di Novara

Presidio di Policlinico di Monza Casa di Cura Privata S.p.A. S.P. 9 Granozzo con Monticello, 28060 – Novara

Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Presidio di Policlinico di Monza,S.P. 9 Granozzo con Monticello, 28060 – Novara

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