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Echo Australia Conference 2018 Program Outline

Please click through Day 1 - Day 3 to see the program outline.

  • Streams
  • Sonographer Stream
  • Heart Disease Stream
  • Echo Stream
  • Live Scanning
  • Interactive Cases
  • TOE Simulator
  • Wet Lab
  • Computer Workshops
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Session 1: Guideline Update, brought to you by Sanofi Genzyme

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Stenosis
    • Noninvasive Evaluation of Native Valvular Regurgitation (Technical)
    • Appropriate Use Criteria for Valvular Heart Disease (Application)
    • Incorporating Strain Imaging into Routine Clinical Practice
    • Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents (UEA)

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenters: Bonita Anderson, Merri Bremer, Darryl Burstow, Jonathan Chan, Jonathan Lindner

     

    2.5 hours
11:00 AM
  • Session 2: Valves, Valves, Valves

    What's on during this session:

     

    • When I find 3D most helpful
    • Assessing Mitral stenosis: pearls and pitfalls
    • Tricuspid Valve assessment in the era of structural interventions
    • Echo Assessment of Patients with Multiple/Mixed Valvular Diseases
    • Surgical treatment for functional mitral and tricuspid regurgitation: What can be done?

    Concluding with Q&A

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenters: Helen Thomson, Allen Luis, Greg Scalia, Aubrey Almeida and Philippe Pibarot via VisioConference

     

     

    2 hours
2:00 PM
  • Sonographer Basics

    Ready, Set, Go! Getting Started in Sonographer Basics.

     

    • Echo Student Training
    • 3D Echo
    • Strain Imaging

     

    Presiding: Merri Bremer

    Presenters: Jill Fawcett, Natalie Edwards, Bonita Anderson

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Master Class A

    Valvular Heart Disease

     

    • Technical challenges in AS assessment: LFLGAS/ PLFLGAS / Pressure recovery
    • Mitral and Tricuspid valve structural interventions
    • How to assess Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Disease

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenters: Greg Scalia, Allen Luis and Philippe Pibarot via VisioConference

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Master Class B

    Contrast Echo

     

    • Contrast Echo Perfusion Imaging – methods and applications
    • When I must use LVO
    • Microvascular Dysfunction for the Echocardiographer

     

    Presiding: Christian Hamilton-Craig

    Presenters: Jonathan Lindner, David Platts

     

     

    1.25 hours
3:45 PM
  • Sonographer Advanced

    Quantification: Why, when and how

     

    • Mitral Regurgitation
    • Aortic Regurgitation
    • Strain in Oncology

     

    Presiding: Bonita Anderson

    Presenters: Merri Bremer, Rob Chamberlain, Sharon Kay

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Master Class A

    Prosthetic Valve Assessment

     

    • High Prosthetic Valve Gradients: Stenosis or Mismatch
    • Is this MVR OK?
    • Assessing Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenters: Greg Scalia, Helen Thomson, Darryl Burstow

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Master Class B

    ECHO IN THE ER/ICU

     

    • The value of POCUS: case studies
    • Assessment of mechanical assist devices
    • The Safety of Contrast Use in the ICU patient

     

    Presiding: Julie Humphries

    Presenters: Christian Hamilton-Craig, David Platts, Jonathan Lindner

     

     

    1.25 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:30 AM
  • Session 1: Diastology and Cardiomyopathies, brought to you by GE Healthcare

    What's on during this session:

     

     

    • Echo Assessment of LV Diastolic Function
    • LV Diastolic Function in "Special Populations"
    • Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Diagnosis and assessment of Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • The Future of Echo: Molecular Imaging and Ultrasound Therapy

     

    Presiding: Helen Thomson

    Presenters: Bonita Anderson, Darryl Burstow, Merri Bremer, David Platts, Jonathan Lindner

     

    1.5 hours
10:30 AM
  • Session 2: Pulmonary Hypertension and Diseases of the Aorta

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Evaluation of the Right Heart in Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Can Echo Replace the Right Heart Catheter?
    • Aortic Dissections: Role of Echo in the ER & the OR
    • Aortopathies: Transthoracic versus Transesophageal Echo

     

    Presiding: David Platts

    Presenters: Rachael Cordina, Greg Scalia, Julie Humphries, Helen Thomson

     

     

    1.5 hours
12:00 PM
  • Echo Jeopardy

     

          VS
    Jonathan Lindner Merri Bremer Allen Luis   Julie Humphries Rob Chamberlain Christian Hamilton-Craig

     

    1 hour
2:00 PM
  • Live Scanning 1: Basics

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe the performance of various routine echo measurements, including the assessment of diastolic function, performed on real patients/models. In this informal session, delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Sharon Kay

    Presenting: Jill Fawcett, Rob Chamberlain

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Diastology

    During this session, the real-life clinical cases will be presented highlighting the role and challenges of echocardiography in the assessment of LV diastolic function. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage, debate and learn with the panel of experts. An audience response system will be used to enhance learning.

     

    Presiding: David Platts

    Presenting: Darryl Burstow, Helen Thomson, Allen Luis

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • TOE Simulator 1

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to perform transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) on a simulator under the guidance and teaching of TOE experts. The small group setting provides delegates the opportunity to receive close personal instruction.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Julie Humphries

    Presenting: Christian Hamilton-Craig

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Wet Lab 1

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to dissection an ox/pig heart under the guidance of a cardiothoracic surgeon. Small workshop groups enable an ‘up-close’ interaction with the surgeon and will enhance delegates understanding of cardiac anatomy and how this may relate to echocardiographic imaging.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited. *Less than 5 spaces available*

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenting: Natalie Edwards

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Computer Workshop Advanced

    In this workshop, two delegates will share one computer workstation while they learn how to perform advanced echocardiographic measurements on the GE EchoPac clinical software. This workshop will include how to perform quantitative echocardiographic measurements in patients with valvular heart disease. The small group environment supports and encourages interactions between delegates, instructors and GE application specialists.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenting: Merri Bremer

     

     

     

    1.25 hours
3:45 PM
  • Live Scanning 2: Advanced

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe the performance of advanced techniques performed on real patients/models. In this informal session, delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenting: Bonita Anderson and Rob Chamberlain

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Cardiomyopathies

    During this session, the real-life clinical cases will be presented highlighting the role of echocardiography in the assessment of cardiomyopathies. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage, debate and learn with the panel of experts. An audience response system will be used to enhance learning.

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Chan

    Presenting: Jonathan Lindner, David Platts, Allen Luis

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • TOE Simulator 2

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to perform transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) on a simulator under the guidance and teaching of TOE experts. The small group setting provides delegates the opportunity to receive close personal instruction.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Christian Hamilton-Craig

    Presenting: Julie Humphries

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Wet Lab 2

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to dissection an ox/pig heart under the guidance of a cardiothoracic surgeon. Small workshop groups enable an ‘up-close’ interaction with the surgeon and will enhance delegates understanding of cardiac anatomy and how this may relate to echocardiographic imaging.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited. *Less than 5 spaces available*

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenting: Helen Thomson

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Computer Workshop Basic

    In this workshop, two delegates will share one computer workstation while they learn how to perform routine echocardiographic measurements on the GE EchoPac clinical software. This workshop suits those just starting out in echo and those who are echo educators. The small group environment supports and encourages interactions between delegates, instructors and GE application specialists.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenting: Merri Bremer

     

     

    1.25 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Session 1: Case Competition and Pericardial Disease

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Case Competition (judged by Allen Luis, Jonathan Lindner, Sharon Kay, Christian Hamilton-Craig & Natalie Edwards)
    • Physiology of Compressive Pericardial disease
    • Echo Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade
    • Constrictive Pericarditis versus Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

     

    Presiding: Christian Hamilton-Craig and Natalie Edwards

    Presenters: Darryl Burstow, Merri Bremer, Allen Luis

     

     

    2.5 hours
11:00 AM
  • 3rd John O'Shea Memorial Lecture

    Professor Michael Feneley

    Echocardiography: Of Mice and Men (and Fish)

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

     

     

    40 mins
11:40 AM
  • Session 2: Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stress Echo

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Stress and Strain: Is it really worth the effort?
    • Complications of MI: My Worst Nightmare Cases
    • LV Systolic Function: New Methods Rooted in Old Physiology
    • Role of Stress Echocardiography in Non-Ischaemic Heart Disease

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenters: Jonathan Chan, Julie Humphries, Jonathan Lindner and Philippe Pibarot via VisioConference

     

     

    1.33 hours
1:20 PM
  • Optional talk: The National Echo Database of Australia (NEDA) Update

    Professor Geoff Strange

     

     

    20 mins
2:00 PM
  • Live Scanning 3: 3D Echo

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe how 3D echocardiography is performed. This includes tips and tricks for image acquisition, image orientation, and measurement techniques. In this informal session, delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Helen Thomson

    Presenting: Natalie Edwards, Greg Scalia

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Cardiac Masses

    During this session, delegates will be challenged on how echocardiography can be utilised to identify various cardiac masses. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage, debate and learn with the panel of experts. An audience response system will be used to enhance learning.

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Lindner

    Presenting: David Platts, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Darryl Burstow

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Basics

    This session includes didactic lectures on basic adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). These lectures will cover primer topics such as tips and tricks for assessing patients with ACHD as well as the role of echo in the assessment of shunt and obstruction congenital heart lesions.

     

    • Tips and Tricks: A Primer for Echo in ACHD
    • Shunt Lesions: Echo Identification and Assessment of
    • Obstructive Lesions: Echo Identification and Assessment of

     

    Presiding: Merri Bremer

    Presenting: Bonita Anderson, Jill Fawcett, Rachael Cordina

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Wet Lab 3

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to dissection an ox/pig heart under the guidance of a cardiothoracic surgeon. Small workshop groups enable an ‘up-close’ interaction with the surgeon and will enhance delegates understanding of cardiac anatomy and how this may relate to echocardiographic imaging.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenting: Julie Humphries

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Computer Workshop: Strain Imaging

    In this workshop, two delegates will share one computer workstation while they learn the basics on how to perform strain imaging on the GE EchoPac clinical software. The small group environment supports and encourages interactions between delegates, instructors and GE application specialists.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Chan

    Presenting: Rob Chamberlain, Sharon Kay

     

     

    1.25 hours
3:45 PM
  • Live Scanning 4: Strain Imaging

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe how strain imaging (speckle tracking echo) is performed on real patients/models. This includes tips and tricks for image acquisition, and the value of incorporating this technology into routine clinical practice. In this informal session, delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Chan

    Presenting: Rob Chamberlain, Sharon Kay

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Systemic Diseases

    During this session, the real-life clinical cases displaying various systemic diseases that have cardiac involvement will be presented. The role of echocardiography in the evaluation of these diseases will be discussed. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage, debate and learn with the panel of experts. An audience response system will be used to enhance learning.

     

    Presiding: David Platts

    Presenting: Allen Luis, Helen Thomson, Julie Humphries

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Advanced

    This session includes didactic lectures of the echo assessment of more complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). These lectures will cover more complex topics such as the assessment of the patient with a Fontan Circuit, the imaging beyond the usual windows, and the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in adult congenital heart disease.

     

    • Characterizing the single ventricle
    • So the patient has a Fontan Circuit: Don’t Panic, Here are the Echo Essentials
    • Thinking outside the box: Moving beyond the usual echo windows
    • Overview of the role of CMR in the assessment of ACHD

     

    Presiding: Bonita Anderson

    Presenting: Rachael Cordina, Jill Fawcett, Rachael Cordina, Christian Hamilton-Craig

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Wet Lab 4

    In these workshops, delegates have the opportunity to dissection an ox/pig heart under the guidance of a cardiothoracic surgeon. Small workshop groups enable an ‘up-close’ interaction with the surgeon and will enhance delegates understanding of cardiac anatomy and how this may relate to echocardiographic imaging.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenting: Merri Bremer

     

     

    1.25 hours
  • Computer Workshop: 3D Echo

    In this workshop, two delegates will share one computer workstation while they learn the fundamentals on how to acquire, crop and display 3D images on the GE EchoPac clinical software. The small group environment supports and encourages interactions between delegates, instructors and GE application specialists.

     

    Places for this workshop are strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenting: Natalie Edwards

     

     

    1.25 hours