Cardiology

Cardiology V

waiting list open

 

Barcelona / Spain

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:

TBA

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
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:00 Practical session: Difficult case examples to apply pressure calculations
10:00 – 10:30 Practical session: interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:00 – 15:45 Updates: ACVIM Guidelines for feline Cardiomyopathies
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles & Pattern Recognition
17:00 – 18:00 Practicals – case examples diastolic dysfunction
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD
09:45 – 10:30 Evidence based updates to the treatment of MMVD
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in dogs
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in cats
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Myocardial Tissue Imaging basics: Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects,
different methods, pitfalls – and how to do it
09:45 – 10:30 Speckle Tracking – Strain and Strain Rate, GLS
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples
17:00 – 18:00 Pulmonary arterial hypertension – advanced echocardiographic assessment
Thursday, 28 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Clinical Applications of Myocardial Imaging
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
17:00 – 18:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM
Friday, 29 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
09:45 – 10:30 When HCM is not HCM
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
15:45 – 16:15 Wrap up of course