ESAVS - CARDIOLOGY V

Novara, October, 16th – 20th 2019

CARDIOLOGY V

Overview
As being the last level of the ESAVS cardiology program, this advanced module presents updates of all diseases and new diagnostic and therapeutic options. It is a mixture of practicals and theoretical sessions including interactive presentations of unique ECG and Echo cases.

The first two days we will focus on echocardiography: which techniques have evolved over the last few years, what’s new concerning diagnosis of diastolic function, feline cardiomyopathies, transesophageal echo, lung ultrasound to diagnose pulmonary edema, better measurements for better diagnoses. The course masters will also present some of their coolest echo cases.

There will be also practicals on 5 echo machines in the afternoons during the first two days, where we will have a cat station, probably a 3D station, and most importantly individual coaching to help to improve your daily workflow.
Starting on day three we will give you updates on various diseases, diagnostic tests and therapeutic news, which were published the last few years. Additionally, we will continue with the ECG sessions as practicals as well as more interactive case presentations. We will also cover some non-primary cardiac topics, such as non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, angiostrongylus, pulmonary hypertension and differentials of SAM, just to name a few topics.

We are very excited to have a module V in Cardiology (which only can be booked after participation of courses 1-4) and have recruited excellent lecturers and instructors; there will be 6 ACVIM or ECVIM Diplomates in Cardiology!

PROGRAM:
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - Updates on Echocardiography I and Echo practicals
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Restrictive cardiomyopathy, endocardial fibrosis, endomyocarditis, endocardial fibroelastosis, moderator-band cardiomyopathy – all the same?
09:30 – 10:45 Transesophageal echocardiography in Dogs
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Use of allometric scaling in the early diagnosis of feline HCM
12:00 – 13:00 3D/4D Echocardiography – how too acquire full volumes and what we can do with it
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:00 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, 3d/4D Station
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, 3D/4D station
16:30 – 17:45 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, 3D/4D Station

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - Updates on Echocardiography II
09:00 – 10:00 Diastolic echo pattern recognition – case examples
10:00 – 10:45 Pitfalls in the functional echocardiographic and hemodynamic assessment
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Jeopardy ‘Advanced complex congenital heart disease’
12:00 – 13:00 3D/4D practical tips and tricks 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, 3D/4D Station
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:45 – 17:15 Echocardiographic training session: individual coaching, diastolic station, 3D/4D Station

Friday, 18 October 2019 - Update Sessions on various diagnostic and therapeutic options

09:00 – 10:00 Update new ACE-I trials, Diuretics and Treatment of acute and chronic CHF
10:00 – 11:00 Update on old and new Pimobendan trials in dogs and cats
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 The right ventricle assessed by 2D ECHO
12:15 – 13:00 Echocardiography in the emergency setting “echocardioscopy” and lung ultrasound
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 50 shades of strain – Global longitudinal strain measurements
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 ECHO case examples – my coolest cases
16:30 – 17:30 Complex congenital heart disease – my coolest cases

Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Advanced ECG sessions and news about Treatments
09:00 – 10:00 Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema
10:00 – 11:00 Pulmonary hypertension – the swiss approach to diagnosis and treatment
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Predictors of Sudden cardiac death – humans and animals
12:30 – 13:00 ECG Training session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Updates on treatment of ventricular arrhythmias
15:00 – 15:30 Cool Echo cases
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 When DCM is not DCM – case discussions and differentials
16:30 – 17:30 Angiostrongylus – Updates and case examples

Sunday, 20 October 2019 - Updates on diagnostics and therapies
09:00 – 10:00 SAM is not always SAM – Differentials for SAM
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45 Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis
11:45 – 12:45 Update on biomarkers in dogs and cats
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:30 ECG training session
14:30 – 15:15 ECHO case examples – more of my coolest cases
15:15 – 15:30 Wrap-up of the course

Principal Course Master
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Master
Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)
Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA)
Prof. Tony Glaus, DECVIM-CA (CH)

Instructors
Dr. Sabine Hertzsch (DE)
Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)
Dr. Lena Klüser (DE)