Welcome to the 20th Annual Canadian Echo Weekend – 12 to 14 April 2018



Dear colleagues and friends,

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the 20th anniversary Canadian Society of Echocardiography Annual Echo Weekend at the Toronto Downtown Marriott. We have well over 700 participants and are looking towards a record attendance. The meeting starts Thursday  evening at 6:30 with dinner followed by a look back and forward to the use of Echocardiography and novel technology in Canada.

The main meeting begins Friday, chock full of interactive symposia, as well as our hands-on sessions for those who registered. We close Friday with Echo Jeopardy, organized by the Young Echocardiographers of Canada. More symposia and workshops take place on Saturday. We will have joint sessions on Friday with the EACVI and Saturday with the ASE. We close with our famous cases from around the country.

We will have a Twitter handle again to receive questions from the audience and there will be ample time to interact with experts.


Stop by at the breaks to see the research posters submitted by echo trainees from across the county, vying to research awards.

We hope that you will appreciate the changes incorporated based on your feedback and are excited to see you tomorrow.

Safe travels.

Lawrence Rudski MD

President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Registered Cardiac Sonographer in Simcoe & Hagersville, Ontario

February 5th, 2018:

JOB TITLE: Registered Cardiac Sonographer

A fully (ARDMS / &  CRSC certified)  Cardiac Sonographer needed immediately to join a busy established Echocardiography Lab and cardiology practice in Norfolk-Haldimand region in southern Ontario.

Location: Simcoe and Hagersville,  ON

Employment type: FT/PT Job

Compensation: Negotiable based on skills and experience.

If you are interested to join our team please forward your cover letter and resume to: southcoast.cardiac@gmail.com

CSE Annual Education Weekend 2018 – Registration is now open



The 20th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend  will be held from 12 to 14 April, 2018 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. We have developed an exciting educational program for you celebrating our 20th anniversary with a special look at Echocardiography Past, Present and Future on Thursday evening. This will be followed by two case-based packed days of learning and interaction with colleagues, friends and experts from across Canada.

The Annual Canadian Echo Weekend is designed around your needs and requests over the past nineteen 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.

The registration is now open. Please click on the following link to view the program and register:


Pls. register early. The hands-on workshops sold out very quickly in previous years.

CSE Activities at CCC 2017, Vancouver

CSE Annual General Meeting
Dear CSE Member,

The CSE Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, October 23, 2017 between 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 116/117.
This meeting will highlight the activities and accomplishments of CSE and its members. The AGM is an excellent opportunity to:
  • Find out what the Society has been doing for you
  • Hear about some of the exciting initiatives planned for the coming year
  • Vote on matters of governance
  • Network with colleagues

Monday, October 23, 2017 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 116/117
Please contact CSE at cse@ccs.ca if you have any questions or additional items that you would like to discuss at the meeting.
2017 CSE Annual Achievement Award
Congratulations Dr. Dr. Chi-Ming Chow for being selected to receive the 2017 CSE Annual Achievement Award! 
Chi-Ming Chow, MD FRCPC
St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
 This award recognizes Canadian cardiologists who have made significant contributions to echocardiography in terms of leadership, teaching or research.
The award will be presented during the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 22, 2017 between 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM at Vancouver Convention Centre, Waterfront Ballroom. It is hoped you will attend to congratulate your colleague in person!
CSE Activities at CCC 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017
09:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, 11:30-12:30
My Worst Echo Nightmare II: Cases from Coast-to-Coast
VCC 221/222
Workshop: The Optimal Use of Echo In Heart Failure: When, Why and How Often
VCC 223-224
CCS Awards Ceremony
Fairmont Waterfront, Waterfront Ballroom
The CSE Annual Achievement Award will be presented at the CCS Awards Ceremony. Please join us!
Monday, October 23, 2017
Canadian Society of Echocardiography: The Latest International Echo Guidelines – A Canadian Perspective by Canadian Contributors
VCC 116/117
CSE Annual General Meeting
VCC 116/117

CSE Annual Education Weekend 2018

The 2017 meeting was very successful again with close to 650 participants.  The meeting in 2018 will be held in Toronto from 12 to 14 April 2018. Please mark your calendar and hope to see you there. The registration website will be up in Jan 2018.FullSizeRender