Canadian Society of Echocardiography - Meeting 2014


Letter from the President of the Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Dear colleague:

I invite you to attend the 16th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend on April 10-12, 2014 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 fifteen 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.

New this year are sessions on Contrast Echocardiography in 2014, State of the Art Reviews on the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function, and the Role of Echocardiography in Patient Selection and Evaluation of Valve Repairs and Percutaneous Procedures. In addition, there will be a session on Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Patients to address the important topic of how echocardiography integrates with other cardiac imaging modalities to optimally evaluate patients with suspected or confirmed cardiovascular disease.

This year's guest speaker, Dr. Benjamin Byrd III, President of the American Society of Echocardiography, will be presenting Tetralogy of Fallot in Adults: Multimodality Imaging and Multi-specialty Management.

As in previous years, we will have parallel sessions for sonographers and physicians, and the popular Cases From Across the Country.

The faculty is looking forward to seeing you again this year at the 16th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend!

Ian Burwash, MD, FRCPC
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 13.5 credits.

This program is approved for up to 13 CSDMS CME credits.