Cardiology

Cardiology V

waiting list open

 

Luxembourg

25.10.2021 – 29.10.2021

EURO 2.990.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

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

Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA),
Prof. Tony Glaus DECVIM-CA (CH),
Dr. Oriol Domenech DECVIM-CA (IT)

Instructors:

Prof. Marin Torti (Cr)
Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE), Dr. Jenny Eberhard (DE)

Course Overview

As being the last level of the ESAVS cardiology program, this advanced module presents updates of all diseases and new diagnostic and therapeutic options. It is a mixture of practicals and theoretical sessions including interactive presentations of unique ECG and Echo cases.

The first two days we will focus on echocardiography: which techniques have evolved over the last few years, what’s new concerning diagnosis of diastolic function, feline cardiomyopathies, transesophageal echo, lung ultrasound to diagnose pulmonary edema, better measurements for better diagnoses. The course masters will also present some of their coolest echo cases.

There will be also practicals on 5 echo machines in the afternoons during the first two days, where we will have a cat station, probably a 3D station, and most importantly individual coaching to help to improve your daily workflow.
Starting on day three we will give you updates on various diseases, diagnostic tests and therapeutic news, which were published the last few years. Additionally, we will continue with the ECG sessions as practicals as well as more interactive case presentations. We will also cover some non-primary cardiac topics, such as non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, angiostrongylus, pulmonary hypertension and differentials of SAM, just to name a few topics.

We are very excited to have a module V in Cardiology (which only can be booked after participation of courses 1-4) and have recruited excellent lecturers and instructors; there will be 6 ACVIM or ECVIM Diplomates in Cardiology!

Course program (Subject to change)

Monday, 25 October 2021 – Updates on Echocardiography I and Echo practicals
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and registration Wess
09:00 – 09:45 Update on ECHO views: How to get perfect left 4CH, 2CH, 3CH, LA and RV views Wess
and what to measure FAC, TAPSE and more
09:45 – 10:45 The right ventricle assessed by 2D ECHO Domenech
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
12:15 – 13:15 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
15:15– 16:00 Restrictive cardiomyopathy, endocardial fibrosis, endomyocarditis, Schober
Endocardial fibroelastosis, moderator-band cardiomyopathy – all the same?
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Diastolic echo pattern recognition – case examples Schober
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 – Updates on Echocardiography II
09:00 – 10:00 Echocardiography in the emergency setting “echocardioscopy” and lung ultrasound Domenech
10:00 – 10:15 The Mitral INsufficiency Echocardiographic (MINE) score: a severity classification Vezzosi
of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
11:45 – 12:45 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, cat station, All instructors Speckle Tracking, Volume Measurements, RV views
15:00 – 15:45 Use of allometric scaling in the early diagnosis of feline HCM Schober
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Pitfalls in the functional echocardiographic and hemodynamic assessment Schober
17:00 – 18:00 Jeopardy ‘Advanced complex congenital heart disease’ Schober
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 – Update Sessions on various diagnostic and therapeutic options
09:00 – 10:00 Complex congenital heart disease. my coolest cases Domenech
10:00 – 11:00 Transesophageal echocardiography in dogs Domenech
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 ECHO case examples – more of my coolest cases Domenech
12:15 – 13:00 Update on ECHO Myocardial Imaging: Speckle Tracking versus Tissue Doppler: how and why to do it Wess
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 3D Echocardiography: Practical tips and tricks: how to acquire, store and manipulate images Wess
14:45 – 15:15 3D Echocardiography: Ready for practice? Case examples Wess
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Update session: Treatment of mitral valve endocardiosis in different stages – new studies, Wess
new ACVIM guidelines and more
17:00 – 17:30 ECHO case examples – my coolest cases Wess
Thursday, 28 October 2021 – Various diseases, treatments and cases
09:00 – 10:00 Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema Glaus
10:00 – 11:00 Pulmonary hypertension – the swiss approach to diagnosis and treatment Glaus
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 11:45 Case examples of SCD and DCM Wess
11:45 – 12:30 Predictors of Sudden cardiac death – humans and animals Wess
12:30 – 13:00 ECG Training session Wess
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 ESVC Guidelines for Screening for DCM in Dobermans Wess
14:45 – 15:15 Cool Echo cases Wess
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 When DCM is not DCM – case discussions and differentials Glaus
16:30 – 17:30 Angiostrongylus – Updates and case examples Glaus
Friday, 29 October 2021 – Various diseases, treatments and cases
09:00 – 10:00 SAM is not always SAM – Differentials for SAM Glaus
10:00 – 10:45 Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis Glaus
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 My coolest Echo cases Glaus
12:00 – 12:30 Updates M-Mode and Volume Measurements Wess
12:30 – 13:00 Updates on Biomarkers Wess
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:30 ECG and ECHO cases training session Wess
14:30 – 15:15 Updates on feline cardiac diseases Wess
15:15 – 15:30 Question and Answers: wrap up of course Wess

Course location

NH Hotel Luxembourg 1, Route de Tréves L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg