Cardiology 3 - Echocardiography

25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 | Chengdu, China

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.

Topics

  • 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 acquire and congenital heart diseases.

Prerequisite

ESAVS course modules 1 and 2 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.

Language

All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

Preliminary Program (click to open)
Monday, 25 May 2020

08:45 – 09:00    Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:30    Echocardiography: the normal heart – imaging planes and standard views
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15    Probe Placement, Manipulation and Knobology
11:15 – 12:30    Problem based echocardiography: a practical approach to left and right heart diseases
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00    Lunch Break
Measurement of cardiac dimensions: M-Mode, Anatomic M-mode, Measurement of left atrial size,
Simpson method versus M-Mode
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30    Echocardiographic Features of Congenital Shunts: PDA
16:30 – 17:30    Echo-Lab – interactive case examples

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
09:00 – 10:30    Practical session: standard views from the right side
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30    Practical session: standard views from the right side
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00    Lunch Break
Practical session: the right side, performing measurements
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00    Practical session: the right side, measurements
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
09:00 – 09:45    How, Where and What to Measure using PW- and CW-Doppler
09:45 – 10:30    Echocardiographic Features of  Aortic Stenosis
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30    Echo-Lab – interactive case example
11:30 – 12:30    Echocardiographic Features of Pulmonic Stenosis
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:30    Lunch Break
Pressure measurements using Doppler and clinical applications
Echocardiographic Features of Congenital Shunts: VSD and ASD
15:30 – 16:00    Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:30    Color Doppler basics: machine settings, image recognition and artifacts
Echo-Lab – interactive case example
Thursday, 28 May 2020
09:00 – 10:30    Practical session: standard views from the left side
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30    Practical session: standard views, PW, CW, colour flow
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00    Lunch Break
Practical session: standard views, performing measurements
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00    Practical session: standard views, PW, CW, colour flow
Friday, 29 May 2020
09:00 – 10:30    Guidelines for DCM diagnosis: practical approach and pitfalls
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00    Echocardiography in cats: Tips and Tricks
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:30    Echo-Lab – interactive case example
Lunch Break
Echocardiographic training session: complete examination
15:30 – 16:00    Wrap-up of the course – certificate ceremony

 

Registration and fees

Discount tuition fee for Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, China, Pakistan and Vietnam: EURO 1.286,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.214.--

    (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 25th Dec 2019)

Discount Tuition fee (Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan): EURO 1.710,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.615.-

    (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 25th Dec 2019)

Tuition fee (Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand): EURO 2.186,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.064.-

    (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 25th Dec 2019)

If you have any questions regarding the registration or any other further details for the courses in Asia please contact the ESAVS Asia Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.