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Please note
The dates and location for this course have changed.

Principal Course Master:

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

Course Master:

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

Instructors:

Prof. Marin Torti, (Cr)
Dr. Jenny Eberhard (DE)
Dr. Tommaso Vezziosi (IT)
Dr. Ralf Wendt (DE)
COVID-19 ALERT
Please note that since this course contains practical sessions, it is mandatory to provide a negative PCR (Covid-19) test result on the first day of the course.
– The test must not be older than 5 days prior to the begining of the course
– If you wish to order the test via ESAVS, please make sure that you place your order no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course. The tests can be ordered via a special link, which our office will send to enrolled participants in a separate e-mail. Please check your spam folder or write to registration@esavs.eu, if you do not hear from us 1 month prior to the course date.
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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)

Monday, 19 October 2020
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, 20 October 2020
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, 21 October 2020
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, 22 October 2020
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, 23 October 2020
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

 

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: 8th May 2020)

Course location

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Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria
thv – International Training Center for Human & Veterinary Medicine
Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria

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