Canadian Society of Echocardiography Meeting 2018


Letter from the President of the Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Dear colleague:

I invite you to attend attend the 19th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend from April 20- 22, 2017 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. We have developed an exciting educational program for you.

The Annual Canadian Echo Weekend is designed around your needs and requests over the past eighteen meetings. We will focus on common clinical problems encountered in your practice and the important role that echocardiography plays in diagnosis and patient management. Novel and evolving technologies to enhance your diagnostic capabilities and improve patient care will be highlighted.

We are excited to bring to you this year a new 3D Echocardiography Made Simple! A Hands- on Analysis Workshop. These ticketed sessions will focus on the analysis of 3D echocardiographic datasets. The aim of the workshop is to review 3D cropping methods and currently available left ventricular and mitral valve analysis packages. We have recruited Canadian and International leaders to lead these sessions using equipment from GE and Philips. The sessions are limited to 13 people each to allow sufficient interaction and support. New this year is a 2D Strain Made Simple! A Hands-on Analysis Workshop. The tutors will guide you again on either GE or Philips workstations in the application of 2D strain in clinically meaningful situations.

In addition to top-tier Canadian speakers, this year's guest speakers include Dr. Erwan Donal, Echo Section Head of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) who will be presenting a comprehensive and cutting edge talk on The Role of Echocardiography in Atrial Fibrillation and Dr. Susan Wiegers, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) who will be presenting on Appropriate Use and Value of Echo.

Our Young Echocardiographers of Canada, led by Dr. Fran├žois Tournoux, will be hosting an Echo Jeopardy Tournament and a Research Poster Competition, and will be welcoming Dr. Julia Grapsa, the past head of the EACVI's Heart Imagers of Tomorrow.

The faculty is looking forward to seeing you again this year at the 19th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend.

Lawrence Rudski, MDCM, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography
Program Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current role and application of echocardiography in patients with suspected and overt cardiac disease
  • Identify how novel and evolving echocardiography techniques can be applied to the clinical practice of echocardiography
  • Describe how echocardiography integrates with other cardiac imaging modalities to optimally evaluate the patient with suspected or confirmed cardiovascular disease

Accreditation/CME Credits

This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification program. This program is approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society for a maximum of 17.5 credits.

This educational activity has received approval from Sonography Canada for 18 CME Credits.