• Welcome to CSE 2023

    Dear CSE membership:


    Wishing you all the very best for a safe, peaceful, and joyful holiday season!  We thank you for your dedication to sharing our CSE mission in your commitment to excellence in Echocardiography, and the promotion and delivery of quality echocardiographic services across Canada.

    We are looking forward to 2023 and would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our premiere annual educational event, CSE Echo Weekend, to be held at the Downtown Marriott, Toronto, Ontario, April 13-15, 2023 
    It will be a very special event this coming year, as we will celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary!! We will be together in person for the first time in 3 years! 

    Also for the first time, the event will be HYBRID, with the inclusion of virtual live-streamed and on-demand access to the presentation lectures for those who cannot attend in person.  However, we highly encourage you to attend in person, as we will be having many aspects of the program that can only be delivered face-to-face, including live poster sessions, Learning Labs (3-D and Strain) and hands-on Workshops (contrast, POCUS and stress echo), along with “edutainment” Canadian Echo Game Show, and networking celebration events!


    Please mark your calendars for April 13-15, 2023, so we may reunite and reconnect, and share together our educational and professional knowledge and collegiality!


    Happy Holidays!Sharon, Igal and Davinder
    Sharon Mulvagh MD, FRCPC, FASE, FACC, FAHA, President CSEIgal Sebag, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, Vice-President CSE Davinder S. Jassal MD, FRCPC, Immediate Past-President CSE

    Three amigos

  • Annual CSE Echo Weekend: 13-15 April 2023 (Toronto Hydrid Meeting) – Call for Research and Clincial Cases


  • CSE Virtual Echo Journal Club in Collaboration with the JASE PODCAST – Video is Now Available


  • CSE is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FRCPC, FASE, FACC, FAHA as the organization’s new Board of Directors President

    Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

    Dr. Mulvagh has a strong understanding of the needs of CSE and its diverse membership.  Her 40-year medical career has focused on clinical, educational and research activities in cardiovascular ultrasound. She has been active in leadership positions within the CSE, and prior to that, within the ASE.

    Dr. Mulvagh earned her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and completed her internal medicine and cardiology residencies at Dalhousie University, Boston University, and Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, TX, USA.  She is a cardiologist and clinician investigator who worked at University Space Research Associates as a consultant to NASA, in Houston, TX, and then practiced at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for 26 years, before returning to Halifax, NS, Canada, where she practices at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center where she is also Co-Director of the Women’s Heart Health Clinic, and Immediate Past-Director of the Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum.  She is also Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Professor Emeritusat Mayo Clinic and College of Medicine, in Rochester, MN, and Chairs the NS Provincial Board of Directors for Heart and Stroke Canada.  Dr. Mulvagh is an effective communicator who builds consensus and translates ideas into strategic actions and address important knowledge and training gaps. You can follow her on Twitter @HeartDocSharon.


  • Obtain Recognition of your Expertise in Adult Echocardiography through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RPCSC) has recognized the Area of Focused Competence (AFC) in Adult Echocardiography as a Royal College discipline. Access to the AFC credential in Adult Echocardiography has traditionally been obtained through the in-training route with enrollment in a RCPSC accredited training program in Adult Echocardiography. 

    Recently, the RCPSC announced the launch of a new Practice Eligibility Route for the Area of Focused Competence (PER-AFC) in Adult Echocardiography and applications are being accepted.

    If you have acquired the competencies of Adult Echocardiography through professional practice and would like to have your enhanced competencies recognized by the Royal College with an additional designation, we invite you to apply. The competencies and eligibility criteria are outlined in the application form which can be requested by contacting Tiffany Lynch at diplomas@royalcollege.ca. This is an application-based process which reviews your discipline specific scope of practice and collects feedback from a number of peers through Multisource Feedback (MSF). Your application package will be reviewed by the AFC Committee in Adult Echocardiography to determine whether you meet the discipline’s requirements. 

    The application fee is $1950 CDN and the annual fee for Diplomates is $250 CDN.

    Applicants deemed eligible for the credential by the AFC Committee will be invited to have their credential recognized by the Royal College by becoming a Diplomate. As a Diplomate, you will receive a diploma suitable for framing and will be eligible to use the designation DRCPSC. More information about becoming a Diplomateis available online.

    Information about the route and the application process is available on the Royal College website.

    Ian Burwash MD FRCPC

    Chair, AFC in Adult Echocardiography


  • CSE @ CCC

    Thursday, October 27, 2022

    DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PH PATIENT: PATHWAY TO COLLABORATIVE CARE

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

    Canada Hall 1

    POCUS: HANDS ON

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

    Room 215

    ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK STRATIFICATION – A NEW PARADIGM EMERGES WITH CAROTID ULTRASOUND

    4:30 PM – 5:15 PM EDT

    Room 212

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    HANDS-ON! ADVANCED STRESS ECHO IMAGING: FOCUS ON CONTRAST USE AND HEMODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT IN VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

    Room 212 

    CSE HYBRID ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT 

    Room 105

    CSE ANNUAL DINNER (RSVP required)

    7:00 PM -10:00 PM EDT

    Luxe Bistro, Ottawa, ON

    Saturday October 29, 2022

    MY WORST ECHO NIGHTMARES VII: CASES FROM COAST TO COAST

    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT

    Canada Hall 3


  • CSE Virtual Echo Journal Club

    Zoom linkhttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/84032959650


  • CSE CREATE Grant – Call for Application

    To learn more …


  • 12th Annual Symposium On Cardiovascular Imaging

    To learn more and register please click:

    https://mailchi.mp/8880353b8ee1/symposium-annuel-dimagerie-cardiovasculaire-de-lhgjmcgill-symposium-on-cardiovascular-imaging-20228145?e=a99e260e58


  • CSE Virtual Echo Journal Club in Collaboration with the JASE PODCAST

    To view the journal club recording, here it is …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECuYkZNEUvI