Canadian Society of Echocardiography Meeting 2018
TWENTIETH ANNUAL
CANADIAN ECHO WEEKEND
EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Program

Thursday, April 12, 2018
1730 REGISTRATION
1830 DINNER
1850 INTRODUCTION - Lawrence Rudksi, MD, Chi-Ming Chow, MD and Howard Leong-Poi MD
ECHO: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
CO-CHAIRS: CHI-MING CHOW, MD, HOWARD LEONG-POI, MD AND LAWRENCE RUDSKI, MD
1900-1920 Echo: The Early Years - From Ice Picks to Dagger-Shaped Envelopes
Bibiana Cujec, MD
1920-1940 Contemporary Applications
Anthony Sanfilippo, MD
1940-2000 The Future is Beyond Bright
Kwan-Leung Chan, MD
2000-2030 Discussion
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the evolution of echocardiography over the past decades to better understand the current utility of echocardiography.
  • Apply current state of art echocardiographic technology to address essential clinical conditions.
  • Review evolving echocardiographic and information technology advances that will drive the future of cardiac imaging for clinical management, including artificial intelligence, fusion and vortex imaging.
Friday, April 13, 2018
0700-0800 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
0800-0810 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME - Lawrence Rudksi, MD
MITRAL AND AORTIC VALVES: DEEP DIVE INTO DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTION
CO-CHAIRS: ERIC HORLICK, MD AND HOWARD LEONG-POI, MD
0810-0830 How an Expert Assesses AS: From Fundamentals to Fancy Tricks
Ian Burwash, MD
0830-0850 Guiding TAVR: Before, During and After
Arsène Basmadjian, MD
0850-0910 Mitral Regurgitation: Severity and Mechanism
James Tam, MD
0910-0930 Percutaneous Mitral Intervention: Candidacy and Cath Lab Guidance
Rob Moss, MD
0930-1000 Discussion
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe in detail the use of echocardiography in the evaluation of patients who present with aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.
  • Describe the pitfalls of commonly used methods to assess the above conditions and what information is needed to guide decision making for TAVR and cath lab-based mitral procedures.
  • Assess the complex interplay between physiology and morphology in the determination of valve function.
1000-1020 NUTRITION BREAK
WHEN ECHO ISN’T ENOUGH: COMPLEMENTARY IMAGING
CO-CHAIRS: DAVID BEWICK, MD AND KWAN-LEUNG CHAN, MD
1020-1045 Valvular Heart Disease
Davinder Jassal, MD
1045-1110 Coronary Artery Disease and/or Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies
John Afilalo, MD
1110-1135 Diseases of the Aorta
Kiber Yared, MD
1135-1200 Evolving Role of Isotopes as Correlates of Cardiac Disease
Gary Small MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of multiple imaging modalities in the evaluation of valvular heart diseases.
  • Appropriately use echocardiography and MRI to distinguish ischemic versus non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.
  • Understand to benefits of cardiac MRI and CT in the management of aortic diseases.
  • Recognize the continued and evolving utility of isotope imaging in cardiac diseases.
1200-1315 LUNCH
1200-1315
2D STRAIN MADE SIMPLE!
A Hands-on Analysis Workshop
  • SESSION LEADER – GE PLATFORM: Nowell Fine, MD
  • SESSION LEADER – PHILIPS PLATFORM: Raveen Pal, MD
THESE ARE TICKETED SESSIONS LIMITED TO 13 PEOPLE PER SESSION. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment!
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Review the specific 2D strain online and offline echo analysis packages.
  • Demonstrate in a small group setting how to optimally use the 2D strain analysis in clinical applications such as follow-up of cancer chemotherapy patients and cardiomyopathies.
EACVI JOINT SESSION
1315-1400 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Echo and Beyond
Bogdan Popescu, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Apply the EACVI guidelines on diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as it applies to echocardiography.
  • Review the role of echocardiography and multimodality imaging to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
HEART FAILURE AND ATRIAL FIBRILLATON
CO-CHAIRS: FRANÇOIS TOURNOUX, MD AND ANNA WOO, MD
1400-1420 Echo in Heart Failure: Picking up and Prognosticating and Preventing - Stages A to D
Nowell Fine, MD
1420-1440 Diastolic Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Guiding Therapy
Kim Connelly, MD
1440-1500 The Heart Failure Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: How to Perform an Expert Echo
Sarah Blissett, MD
1500-1515 Discussion
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Review the critical role of echocardiography in all stages of heart failure from pre-clinical to advanced.
  • Evaluate the impact of echocardiography to diagnose and guide management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and review concepts of diastolic dysfunction.
  • Understand the complex interplay between atrial fibrillation and heart failure and how atrial fibrillation impacts on the interpretation of the echocardiogram.
1515-1545 NUTRITION BREAK - POSTER SESSIONS
POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) - Mini Session on Miniaturized Echo: POCUS for the Cardiologist
CO-CHAIRS: AMER JOHRI, MD AND JAMES TAM, MD
1545-1605 When Should One Use POCUS? Setting and Indications
Sabe De, MD
1605-1620 How to Use POCUS: Training and Equipment
Christina Luong, MD
1620-1640 Pitfalls and Implications of Findings
Amer Johri, MD
1640-1645 Discussion
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Understand how POCUS can be used by the cardiologist in day to day practice.
  • Recognize the training requirements for the optimal use of POCUS.
  • Describe the limitations of hand-help and point-of-care ultrasound to ensure its complementary role with a comprehensive echocardiographic exam.
1645-1745
ECHO JEOPARDY
CO-CHAIRS: François Tournoux, MD and Christine Henri, MD
Young Echocardiographers of Canada (YEC)
Saturday, April 14, 2018
0700-0750 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
0750-0800 INTRODUCTION - Lawrence Rudksi, MD
GUIDELINES IN ECHO: 3 CASES, 3 MESSAGES
CHAIR: IAN BURWASH, MD
0800-0815 Contrast
Sharon Mulvagh, MD
0815-0830 Valvular Regurgitation
Dinesh Thavendiranathan, MD
0830-0845 Pericardial Diseases
Gillain Nesbitt, MD
0845-0900 Diastolic Function
Hisham Dokainish, MD
0900-0915 Cardio-Oncology
Dinesh Thavendiranathan, MD
0915-0930 Right Heart
Lawrence Rudski, MD
0930-0945 Discussion
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the key echocardiographic concepts related to recent guidelines documents.
  • Familiarize themselves with novel echocardiographic techniques such as 3D echo and strain as well as multimodality imaging in following patients with valvular heart diseases, peicardial diseases, cardio-oncology, right heart function, among others.
0945-1015 NUTRITION BREAK
1015-1105 SIMULTANEOUS SESSION I (choose 2 of 3)
  • Quality Assurance in Echo
    - Basic Elements in a QA Program - Zion Sasson, MD
    - Role of the Sonographer in Program Development and Implementation - Marie-Josée Blais
    - The Cardiologist’s Input in a QA Program - Kevin Levitt, MD
  • Stress Echo - Chi-Ming Chow, MD and co-hosts
  • Contrast - Harald Becher, MD and Jonathan Choy, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Review three clinically important areas in echocardiography in smaller group settings with live scanning to enhance learning and enable interactions among participants in the workshops.
  • Discuss how to set up a quality assurance program in your echo lab.
  • Demonstrate in a live and interactive setting how to perform an exercise stress echocardiographic examination
  • Demonstrate in a live and interactive setting how to utilize echo contrast and incorporate the echo contrast in the workflow in a busy echo lab.
1015-1145 NEW THIS YEAR! POCUS WORKSHOP (Point of Care Ultrasound) POCUS FOR THE CARDIOLOGIST: LUNGS AND VESSELS

A hands-on introduction to non-cardiac POCUS useful for the cardio logist. 5 sessions that can enhance and complement the cardiovascular examination in the assessment of heart failure, pleural disease, fluid status and the abdominal aorta. Participants will have the opportunity to scan with the latest hand-held ultrasound devices on live models.

THIS IS A TICKETED SESSION LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment!
  • Station 1: Lung 1 – Comets and Fluid Status - Barry Chan, MD
  • Station 2: Lung 2 – Lung Sliding and Pneumothorax - Steve Montague, MD
  • Station 3: Lung 3 – Pleural Effusion Assessment - Joel Turner, MD
  • Station 4: Vascular 1 – IVC, Neck Vessels, Veins - Joey Newbigging, MD
  • Station 5: Vascular 2 – Abdominal Aorta - Jerrold Dankoff, MD
1115-1145
SIMULTANEOUS SESSION II
A repeat of above sessions: Quality Assurance, Stress Echo, and Contrast
1200-1300 LUNCH
1200-1315
3D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY MADE SIMPLE!
A Hands-on Analysis Workshop
  • SESSION LEADER – GE PLATFORM - Dinesh Thavendiranathan, MD
  • SESSION LEADER – PHILIPS PLATFORM - Wendy Tsang, MD
THESE ARE TICKETED SESSIONS LIMITED TO 13 PEOPLE PER SESSION. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment!
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Review the specific 3D online and offline echo analysis packages offered on the GE platform.
  • Demonstrate in a small group setting how to optimally use the 3D cropping methods.
  • Demonstrate in a small group setting how to optimally use the LV and mitral valve analysis packages.
1330-1445 3D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY MADE SIMPLE! (Repeat of above session)
  • SESSION LEADER – GE PLATFORM - Geraldine Ong, MD
  • SESSION LEADER – PHILIPS PLATFORM - Wendy Tsang, MD
1315-1400 SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH THE ASE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
CO-CHAIRS: CHI-MING CHOW, MD AND LAWRENCE RUDSKI, MD
PERICARDIAL DISEASES: PHYSIOLOGY, FINDINGS AND FORMULATING A THERAPEUTIC PLAN
ALLAN KLEIN, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the ASE’s Pericardial Diseases Guidelines document.
  • Understand the importance of echocardiography as well as multi-modality imaging to guide diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases.
1400 - 1600 NEAR MISSES FROM COAST TO COAST
Chair: David Bewick, MD
Presenters from around the country and the world.
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Review interesting echo cases from across Canada, US, and Europe as presented by our national and international faculty members.
  • Discuss the controversies and clinical implications as brought out by the cases presented.
  • Participate in the discussion of the cases using Twitter audience response and live questioning.
1600 - 1605 CLOSING COMMENTS & EVALUATION
Lawrence Rudski, MD, Chi-Ming Chow, MD, and Howard Leong-Poi, MD
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