The Annual Canadian Echo Weekend is designed around your needs and requests over the past eighteen 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.
We are excited to bring to you this year a new 3D Echocardiography Made Simple! A Hands- on Analysis Workshop. These ticketed sessions will focus on the analysis of 3D echocardiographic datasets. The aim of the workshop is to review 3D cropping methods and currently available left ventricular and mitral valve analysis packages. We have recruited Canadian and International leaders to lead these sessions using equipment from GE and Philips. The sessions are limited to 13 people each to allow sufficient interaction and support. New this year is a 2D Strain Made Simple! A Hands-on Analysis Workshop. The tutors will guide you again on either GE or Philips workstations in the application of 2D strain in clinically meaningful situations.
In addition to top-tier Canadian speakers, this year’s guest speakers include Dr. Erwan Donal, Echo Section Head of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) who will be presenting a comprehensive and cutting edge talk on The Role of Echocardiography in Atrial Fibrillation and Dr. Susan Wiegers, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) who will be presenting on Appropriate Use and Value of Echo.
Our Young Echocardiographers of Canada, led by Dr. François Tournoux, will be hosting an Echo Jeopardy Tournament and a Research Poster Competition, and will be welcoming Dr. Julia Grapsa, the past head of the EACVI’s Heart Imagers of Tomorrow.
The faculty is looking forward to seeing you again this year at the 19th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Weekend.