Canadian Society of Echocardiography 2020
Virtual Meeting


May 30th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
We have reached the full capacity of 1000 participants.

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Letter from the President

Dear CSE Members:

Given the current and rapidly evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE) made the necessary and difficult decision to cancel the in-person conference scheduled for April 23-25 in Toronto this year. All the registration refunds have been completed.

Instead CSE is holding a virtual echo education meeting on Saturday, 30 May 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT.

We are excited to be able to bring you the Annual Echo Weekend virtually and we are confident that this accredited online alternative will meet your learning needs and we look forward to welcoming you online. The safety of CSE delegates and Canada’s health workforce is paramount and a high priority for CSE. Thank you all for your continued support of the Annual Echo Weekend.

We have decided to waive the registration fee this year and will be providing this online education event for free. We have room for only 1000 participants. Please review the program details below and register to reserve your seat.

Best regards and stay healthy.


Warm regards,

Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE, FCCS
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

Royal College

This event is an accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. You may claim a maximum of 4.75 hours.

This program is approved by Sonography Canada for a maximum of 4.75 Sonography Based (SB) CPD credits.

Program

Saturday, 30 May 2020

10:00-10:10 Welcome & Introductory Comments (Live) - Howard Leong-Poi, MD & Davinder Jassal, MD
Back to The Basics - The Chambers - Christine Henri, MD & Shaheeda Ahmed, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe in detail the echocardiographic evaluation of the left and right ventricle, including chamber quantification.
  2. Review the echocardiographic assessment of left atrial size and function.
  3. Describe the evaluation of the aorta, including multimodality imaging and the assessment of acute aortic syndromes.
10:10-10:30 How to Assess the LV - Wendy Tsang, MD
10:30-10:50 How to Assess the RV - Lawrence Rudski, MD
10:50-11:10 How to Assess the Atria - Teresa Tsang, MD
11:10-11:30 How to Assess the Aorta - Steven Promislow, MD
11:30-11:50 Discussion
Multimodality Imaging of Cardiomyopathies - Christina Luong, MD & Heather Cooley, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the evolution of multimodality imaging of cardiac disease.
  2. Apply current state of the art mutlimodality imaging (echocardiography, cardiac CT, CMR and nuclear cardiology) techniques to assess cardiomyoathies.
  3. Review assessment of dilated, apical and restrictive cardiomyiopathies.
12:30-12:50 Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Jonathan Afilalo, MD
12:50-13:10 Apical Cardiomyopathies - Davinder Jassal, MD
13:10-13:30 Restrictive Cardiomyopathy - Sarah Blissett, MD
13:30-13:50 Discussion
Challenges & Pitfalls in Echocardiography - Miriam Shanks, MD & Lauren Toni, MD
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe common pitfalls in the evaluation of valvular abnormalities, and develop an approach to overcome them.
  2. Describe the challenges in the interpretation of stress echocardiography, including false positive and false negative studies, and LBBB.
  3. Review the echocardiographc evaluation of pulmonary hypertension.
  4. Discuss the challenges in the echocardiographc assessment of constrictive pericarditis vs restrictive cardiomyoathy.
14:00-14:20 Pitfalls in Valvular Assessment - Kwan Chan, MD
14:20-14:40 Pitfalls in Stress Echo - David Bewick, MD
14:40-15:00 Pitfalls in Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension - James Tam, MD
15:00-15:20 Echo Contrast in the Critical Care Setting - Sharon Mulvagh, MD
15:20-15:40 Discussion
Closing - Howard Leong-Poi, MD & Davinder Jassal, MD

Participating Faculty

Organizing Committee

Howard Leong-Poi (Chair) & Chi-Ming Chow (Local Co-ordinator)
Shaheeda Ahmed, Heather Cooley, Christine Henri, Davinder Jassal, Christina Luong, Sharon Mulvagh, Lawrence Rudski, Miriam Shanks, Lauren Toni

Faculty

Jonathan Afilalo MD, MSc, FACC, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University; Co-Director, Integrated Cardiac Imaging Fellowship Program, Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC

Shaheeda Ahmed MD, FRCPC, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Fellowship Program Site Director, Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; University of Toronto

David Bewick FRCPC, FACC, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University; NB Heart Center, Saint John, NB

Sarah Blissett MD, MHPE
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Kwan-Leung Chan MD, FRCPC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Past President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Chi-Ming Chow MDCM, FRCPC, MSc, FCCS, FASE, FACC, ABIM
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, St. Michael's Hospital; Past President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Heather Cooley RDCS, RDMS, MRT
Echocardiography Supervisor, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB; Sonographer Representative, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Christine Henri MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal; Cardiologist (echocardiography specialist), CCU Director, Montreal Heart Institute

Davinder S. Jassal MD, FRCPC, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Radiology, Physiology & Pathophysiology; Section Head, Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Howard Leong-Poi MD, FRCPC, FCCS, FASE
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto; President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Christina L. Luong MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia

Sharon L. Mulvagh MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Women’s Heart Health Clinic, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Steven Promislow MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Cardiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Hospital

Lawrence Rudski MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine, McGill University; Director, Azrieli Heart Center, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC; Immediate Past President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Miriam Shanks MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta; Director, AFC Echocardiography Fellowship Program, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

James W. Tam MD, FRCPC, FACC, PG Cert (Palliative Care)
Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Lauren Toni RDCS, RDMS, MRT
Echocardiography Supervisor, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB; Sonographer Representative, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Teresa S.M. Tsang MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine and Associate Head Research, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Director of Echo Lab, Victoria General Hospital and UBC

Wendy Tsang MD, SM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Cardiologist, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Contact Us

CSE 2020 Meeting Team Email: info@csecho.ca

Registration

The CSE 2020 Virtual Meeting is brought you by the Canadian Society of Echo and our proud sponsors.
It is free to register and obtain echo-related CME/CPD credits for both physicians and sonographers.

We have reached the full capacity of 1000 participants

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Sponsors

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