In Memory of Dr. Trevor Ian Robinson

August 1, 1937 – December 1, 2016

Dr. Trevor Robinson

Dr. Trevor Robinson

Trevor was born in the small town of Kellits, Jamaica to Reginald and Louise Robinson. He earned a scholarship to the prestigious boarding school, Munro College, to which he was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2016 for his contribution to echocardiography. While studying in Buffalo, New York, Trevor met the love of his life, Ranga, who had travelled halfway across the globe from Madras, India. In 1966, Trevor and Ranga were married and in 1973, Trevor joined the cardiology staff at St. Michael’s Hospital. In 2008, Dr. Robinson received the lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Robinson, known as ‘TR’, devoted countless hours to the treatment of his thousands of patients until his retirement in December 2015. For over 50 years, Trevor and Ranga remained inseparable. Trevor was most proud of his two children, Lisa (John Aquino) and Rohan (Sylvie) and his three grandchildren, David, Laurel and Kate. They sorely miss their Appa but know that he will always be watching over them. Trevor also leaves behind a brother, Barry, and two sisters, Hope and Joy. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the staff at Toronto General Hospital for providing Trevor with such phenomenal and compassionate care to the very end.

CSE at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress – The Heart of the Matter

22-25 October 2014. Montreal, Quebec

CSE Annual General Meeting: Monday, October 24th 18:00-19:00. Room: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 520 BCEF. Open to all CSE members

CSE Annual Dinner (Recipient of Annual Achievement Award: Dr. Ian Burwash): Monday, October 24: 19:00- 21:00. Invitations have been sent to CSE members. The 2 research

CCC Award Ceremony: The CSE Annual Achievement Award will be presented at Sunday, October 23, 2016 between 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM at Le Westin, Room Fortification.


Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
PCM 513E

Saturday, October 22, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Core Curriculum Workshops: CCC is offering three 1-hour workshops, which will all repeat at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, and 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
PCM 524


Monday, October 24, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
PCM 514 B

Monday, October 24, 2016
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

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

October is the Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

Recognizing the importance of increasing public awareness of medical ultrasound and promoting its value in health care, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) have joined together to sponsor Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month in October of each year.

The goal of Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month is to increase the public’s knowledge about medical ultrasound and its many uses in health care. Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month provides ultrasound professionals with the opportunity to educate the public about the many uses of this fast growing technology, as well as a chance to celebrate their profession.

To learn more about this event, you can visit AIUM’s website at:


The 18th Annual CSE Meeting is now successfully completed. See you next year!

We have record attendance this year of 600 participants.  We have top-notched speakers from across Canada, this year’s guest speakers also include Dr. Gilbert Habib, President of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) presented on Infective Endocarditis: A Changing Disease and Dr. Vera Rigolin, Vice President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) presented on Appropriate Use vs. Clinical Indications.

This year we also have new 3D Echocardiography echo computer workshops led by Dr. Wendy Tsang and Igal Sebag. These workshops were sold out.

See you next year! The annual CSE meeting will be held again in Toronto from 20 to 22 April 2017. Mark your calendar.


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.