The 18th Annual CSE Meeting Registration Site Is Now Open !

The 18th Annual Canadian Society of Weekend will be held from 7 to 9 April, 2016 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. We have developed an exciting educational program for you.

Click here to access the online registration site

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

In addition to top-notched Canadian speakers, this year’s guest speakers include Dr. Gilbert Habib, President of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) who will present on Infective Endocarditis: A Changing Disease and Dr. Vera Rigolin, Vice President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will be presenting on Appropriate Use vs. Clinical Indications.

We are excited to bring to you this year a new 3D Echocardiography Made Simple – A Hands-On computer analysis workshop. These ticketed workshops will review 3D cropping methods and currently available LV and mitral valve analysis packages on specific platforms. We have recruited Drs. Igal Sebag and Wendy Tsang to lead these sessions using equipment from GE and Philips. The sessions are limited to 10 people each to allow sufficient interaction and support.

News: The program is now accredited by both Canadian Cardiovascular Society(CCS) for 15 credits ( Section 1 Royal Collage MOC ) and Sonography Canada for 15 CME credits.

This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification program. This program is approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society for a maximum of 15 credits.”

2015 CSE Annual Achievement Award

Dr. John Jue

Dr. John Jue

This award recognizes Canadian cardiologists who have made significant contributions to echocardiography in terms of leadership, teaching or research.

Dr. John Jue is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of cardiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has also served as Director of Cardiac Ultrasound and Director of Non-invasive Cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital.

He received his B.S.c and M.D from UBC Dr. Jue did his fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, and his fellowship in cardiology at UBC. He was also a research fellow at the University of California San Francisco.

Academically, his focus has been echocardiography and bedside teaching in the Cardiac Care Unit. Since 1992, he has been involved in the echo lab, training every cardiology fellow. In addition, radiology residents rotate in and he has trained a number of community radiologists and physicians. On a less formal basis, Dr. Jue has educational sessions with the rest of the cardiac anaesthetists.

His training includes not only pathophysiology of the underlying cardiovascular disease, but understanding the physics and imaging planes of ultrasound, technical skills required in imaging transthoracic echoes, transesophageal echo and stress echo.

Dr. Jue has served as a Board Member of the Canadian Society of Echocardiography, and a Governor for the B.C. chapter of the American College of Cardiology, He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography.

CSE Travel Bursary Research Award Winners 2015

The CSE Travel Bursary Research Award is given annually to a trainee or sonographer to attend Congress in order to present original research findings. We have two recipients this year who were selected by peer review for their contributions to high quality research relevant to echocardiography.

The second annual CSE Travel Bursary Research Award to Dr Kevin Boczar and Dr Abdellaziz Dahou. The award was presented during the CCS Award Ceremony that took place on 25 Oct 2015

Dr Boczar is a past Have a Heart Bursary winner and a current internal medicine trainee at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is the principle investigator for a project on right heart function in breast cancer patients undergoing anthracycline-based chemotherapy.

Dr Dahou is completing an echocardiography fellowship at the University of Laval. He will present an abstract on the impact of aortic valve replacement on left ventricular remodeling and function.

CSE at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress – Innovation and Collaboration: Pathways to the Heart

24-27 October 2014. Toronto, Ontario.

CSE will be part of the CCC meeting with board meetings, spotlight sessions, and annual CSE dinner.

CCS Award Reception: CSE Annual Achievement Award (Dr. John Jue) and CSE Travel Bursary Awards (Dr Kevin Boczar and Dr Abdellaziz Dahou) will be presented Sunday: 18:30-20:00: Fairmont Royal York Ballroom, 100 Front St. W

CSE Joint Workshop with CSCMR: “Aortic stenosis – The Evolving Role Of Biomarkers, Stress Testing, And Imaging In Candidate Selection For Aortic Valve Intervention”, Monday, October 26 11:00-12:30PM at MTCC 803B.

CSE Spotlight Session: ”Get With The 2015 Echo Guidelines – Incorporating the ASE/EACVI Chamber Quantification Recommendations Into Clinical Practice”, Monday, October 26th 1400-1530 at MTCC 714B. Dr. Wendy Tsang, Dr. Lawrence Rudski, and Dr. Jonathan Afilalo are presenting. Will be a great session, hope to see you all there.

CSE Annual General Meeting: Monday, October 26th 18:00-19:00. Room: Ontario Room, Intercontinental Hotel. Open to all CSE members

CSE Annual Dinner (Recipient of Annual Achievement Award: Dr. John Jue): Monday, October 26: 18:00- 22:00. Invitations have been sent to CSE members

To find out more information, please visit and select CSE under the heading “Specialty Meetings“.

CSE participated in the 3rd World Summit on Echocardiography (Beijing, PRC)

Over 40 international and 40 local  faculty members participated in the 3rd World Echo Summit (WES),  Beijing, PRC. This year’s WES was joining organized by the Chinese Society of Echo, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the American Society of Echo (ASE) and six other partner echo societies around the world. Canadian Society of Echo (CSE) is honoured to be an international partner of this event. Dr. Kwan Chan, Dr. Howard Leong-Poi, and Dr. Chi-Ming Chow were the Canadian faculty members  delivering presentations in this meeting. It was a fantastic opportunity to share the stat-of-the-art echo, clinical problem solving echo strategies, and update the latest recommendations from EACVI and ASE as well as a great networking opportunity for the various echo societies.

3rd WES Opening Ceremony

3rd WES Opening Ceremony

3rd WES Opening Ceremony

3rd WES Opening Ceremony

3rd WES Faculty Dinner

3rd WES Faculty Dinner

Banner of the 3rd WES

Banner of the 3rd WES

Beijing Olympic Park

Dr. Leong-Poi and Dr. Chow took a short talk to the Beijing Olympic during the lunch break

The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress – 24 to 27 Oct. 2015

The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress will be held from October 24-27th this year in Toronto. The program is amazing with incredible Canadian talent and international speakers participating. There is a Year In Review program, an excellent day for Trainees and  several comprehensive Guideline workshops.  There is definitely something for every interest.

CSE will also be hosting our annual dinner to recognize this year’s Achievement Awardee on 26 Oct. as well as holding a spotlight session titled “Incorporating the ASE/EACVI Chamber Quantification Recommendations Into Clinical Practice”. This will be held on 26 Oct 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

It would be great to see you and your colleagues there. The preliminary program is available here and registration is now open.


ASE 2015 – Boston: 12 – 16 June 2015

ASE held its annual scientific meeting at the Boston Haynes Convention Centre from 12 to 16 June 2015.

There were many Canadian physicians and monographers there. CSE also became an inaugural member of the ASE International Alliance Partners Program.

CSE is an unaugral partner for the newly formed ASE International Alliance Parters

CSE is an inaugural partner for the newly formed ASE International Alliance Partners Program

During the meeting leaders from echocardiography societies around the world gathered together at ASE’s annual International Leadership Roundtable. The group, representing senior leadership from 14 countries including ASE’s International Alliance Partners, shared a meal and gave informal reports on activities and issues within their parts of the world.

ASE 2015 International Round Table

ASE 2015 International Leadership Roundtable Group Photo