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ECHO Australia Conference 2019 Program Outline

Speakers and session details to be announced soon.

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

*At the time of registration, ECHO Australia provided the most recent information available and the delegate accept that the content and/or the delivery of the event can change.

  • Streams
  • Sonographer Stream
  • Heart Disease Stream
  • Echo Stream
  • Live Scanning
  • Interactive Cases
  • Lecture
  • Computer Workshops
  • TOE Simulator
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Session 1: Aortic & Mitral Disease

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Live Dissection: Aortic and Mitral Valves
    • Making Sense of Low-flow, Low-gradient Aortic Stenosis
    • Quantification of Aortic Regurgitation: How & When
    • Imaging the Leaking Mitral Valve: Getting the Mechanism Right 
    • Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation: How & When
    • Percutaneous Repair of Functional MR - Lessons from COAPT and MITRA_FR

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenters: David Adams, Aubrey Almeida, Bonita Anderson, Darryl Burstow, Steve Goldstein, Greg Scalia, Helen Thomson

    2.5 hours
11:00 AM
  • Session 2: Tricuspid & Pulmonary Valve Disease

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Live Dissection: Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valves
    • Echo for Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Native Valve Infective Endocarditis: Role of 2D-Echo and TEE
    • Applying Artificial Intelligence to RHD Screening

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenters: David Adams, Aubrey Almeida, Steve Goldstein, Allen Luis, Helen Thomson

    2 hours
2:00 PM
  • Sonographer Basics

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Lesson Learned from 38 Years with Dr. Kisslo
    • Valvular Regurgitation: Tips and Tricks for Young Players
    • Sonographers Assessment of the "Forgotten Valve": How to Assess Tricuspid Regurgitation 
    • Are you a Sonographer or Photographer: What’s the Difference?

     

    Presiding: Bonita Anderson

    Presenters: David Adams, Rob Chamberlain, Natalie Edwards, Jill Fawcett

    1.5 hours
  • Master Class A: Valvular Heart Disease

    Valvular Heart Disease

     

    • 3D Echo for Valves: My 'A List'
    • The 'Forgotten Stenotic Valve': Update on Echo Assessment of MS
    • What is M.A.D. and How Important is it?

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenters: Christian Hamiltan-Craig, Greg Scalia, Helen Thomson

    1.5 hours
  • Master Class B: Contrast Echo

    Contrast Echo

     

    • How to Introduce Contrast to Your Echo Lab
    • How to do a Contrast Echo: Tips & Tricks
    • Cases Where Contrast Made a Difference
    • Role of Contrast in Cardiac Masses

     

    Presiding: Ben Fitzgerald

    Presenters: Allen Luis, Stuart Moir, David Platts

    1.5 hours
4:00 PM
  • Sonographer Advanced

    What's on during this session;

     

    • The 2 Bicaval Windows
    • Sonographer Insights into Scanning Patients with Advanced Circulatory Support
    • 3D Echo ... Worth the Effort?
    • "E-Quality": Maintaining Standards in the Echo Lab

     

     

    Presiding: David Adams

    Presenters: Bonita Anderson, Rob Chamberlain, Natalie Edwards, Ruth Ramm

     

    1.58 hours
  • Master Class A: Prosthetic Valve Assessment

    Prosthetic Valve Assessment

     

    • Detecting Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction: it's a numbers game
    • TAVR Updates: What's New for 2019?
    • Peri-procedural TOE in TAVR: still valuable?
    • Imaging for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

     

    Presiding: Aubrey Almeida

    Presenters: Darryl Burstow, Steve Goldstein, Greg Scalia

     

    1.58 hours
  • Master Class B: STAT! ECHO AT THE BEDISDE

    STAT! Echo at the Bedside

     

    • Training & Accreditation: Who should do it?
    • Technology Available: Handheld & the Rest
    • Echo in Cardiac Arrest: What are we looking for?
    • Aortic Dissection: Tips and Tricks for A Quick Diagnosis

     

    Presiding: David Platts

    Presenters: Christian Hamilton-Craig, Stuart Moir, David Platts, Helen Thomson

     

     

     

    1.58 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Session 1: Diastology and Cardiomyopathies

    What's on during this session:

     

    • End Stage Heart Disease – The Next Horizon for Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Diastology 2019
    • Myocardial Strain: How to Use, Practical Tips, and What's New?
    • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Echo Features and Role of Multimodality Imaging

     

    Presiding: Julie Humphries

    Presenters: Darryl Burstow, Jonathan Chan, David McGiffin, Stuart Moir

    2.5 hours
11:00 AM
  • Session 2: Pulmonary Hypertension and Diseases of the Aorta

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Aortic Dissection Repair: A Surgical Viewpoint
    • Appropriate use of Multimodality Imaging in Acute Aortic Syndromes 
    • Appropriate use of Multimodality Imaging in Pulmonary Hypertension 
    • State of the art Non-Invasive Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Chan

    Presenters: Aubrey Almeida, Steve Goldstein, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Julie Humphries

    2 hours
12:00 PM
  • Echo Jeopardy

     

    VS
    David Adams Steve Goldstein Allen Luis   Christian Hamilton-Craig Helen Thomson Jill Fawcett

     

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

    This session is informal, so delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

    Presenting: Natalie Edwards, Helen Thomson

    1.33 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Diastology

    During this session, 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: Stuart Moir

    Presenting: Bonita Anderson, Darryl Burstow, Allen Luis

    1.33 hours
  • Lecture: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    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.

     

    Presiding: Christian Hamilton-Craig

    Presenting: Luke Burchill, Jill Fawcett, Ruth Ramm

    1.33 hours
  • Computer Workshop: Basic LV Strain

    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 or strictly limited.

     

    Presiding: Jonathan Chan

    Presenting: Rob Chamberlain

    1.33 hours
3:40 PM
  • Live Scanning 2: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe how to perform an echocardiogram on patients with various types of congenital heart disease.

    This includes tips and tricks for image acquisition, image orientation, and image interpretation.

    This session is informal, so delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: Luke Burchill

    Presenting: Jill Fawcett, Ruth Ramm

    1.33 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: Allen Luis

    Presenting: Steve Goldstein, Stuart Moir, David Platts

    1.33 hours
  • Lecture: Systematic Diseases

    This session includes didactic lectures on systemic diseases that affect the heart.

     

    Presiding: Darryl Burstow

    Presenting: Ben Fitzgerald, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Julie Humphries

    1.33 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, Helen Thomson

    1.33 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 David Adams & Ruth Ramm)
    • Multimodality Imaging of Pericardial Diseases
    • Tamponade Tips for Difficult Cases (Ventilated patients, AF)
    • Constrictive Pericarditis: How not to Miss It!
    • Announcement of Case Competition Winners: Including "People's Choice" Vote for Best Sonographer & Best Physician Case

     

    Presiding: Natalie Edwards & Christian Hamilton-Craig

    Presenting: Darryl Burstow, Steve Goldstein, Allen Luis

    2.5 hours
11:00 AM
  • 4th John O'Shea Memorial Lecture

    A/Prof David Prior

    Using Echocardiography to Understand the Athlete’s Heart

    Presiding: Greg Scalia

     

    30 mins
11:30 AM
  • Session 2: Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stress Echo

    What's on during this session:

     

    • Practical Application of Stress Echo for Ischaemic Heart Disease
    • Using Contrast in the Stress echo lab: When and How?
    • Complications of MI: How not to miss them!
    • Stress Echo for Non-Ischaemic Indications

     

    Presiding: Helen Thomson

    Presenting: Ben Fitzgerald, Julie Humphries, Allen Luis, David Platts

    1.5 hours
2:00 PM
  • Live Scanning 3: Quantification

    In this workshop, delegates have the opportunity to observe the performance of quantitative echocardiographic measurements performed on real patients with valvular heart disease.

    In this informal session, delegates can ask questions from the floor to address areas of interest.

     

    Presiding: David Adams

    Presenting: Steve Goldstein, Ruth Ramm

    1.33 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: Ben Fitzgerald

    Presenting: Darryl Burstow, Allen Luis, David Platts

    1.33 hours
  • TOE Simulator

    In this workshop, 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.

     

    Presenting: Christian Hamilton-Craig, Julie Humphries

     

    1.33 hours
  • Computer Workshop: Advanced Strain

    In this workshop, two delegates will share one computer workstation while they learn how to perform for advanced strain measurements such as RV strain, LA strain and torsion 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, Natalie Edwards

    1.33 hours
3:40 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, Natalie Edwards

    1.33 hours
  • Interactive Cases: Stress ECHO

    During this session, the real-life clinical cases will be presented of stress echo studies.

    Delegates will have the opportunity to review and interpret images with a group of expert echocardiologists.

    An audience response system will be used to enhance learning.

     

    Presiding: Allen Luis

    Presenting: Ben Fitzgerald, Stuart Moir

    1.33 hours
  • TOE Simluator (repeat)

    In this workshop, 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.

     

    Presenting: David Platts, Helen Thomson

    1.33 hours
  • Computer Workshop: Quantification

    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:  Darryl Burstow

    Presenting: David Adams, Bonita Anderson

    1.33 hours

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