Basic Course on Congenital and Paediatric Echocardiography combined with 3rd Annual Imaging Ventricular Function in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease
This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.
Congenital Heart Disease is one of the most common congenital abnormalities occurring in 0.5% of newborns. Due to the improvement in care and survival, there is a growing population of adults with congenital heart disease. Echocardiography is the primary diagnostic modality for this population but requires specific skills and knowledge. In an effort to address quality issues related to paediatric echocardiography identified by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, the Paediatric Echocardiography Provincial Planning Committee of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health has taken the lead in defining training and practice guidelines for paediatric and congenital echocardiography. A key goal is to improve the training of sonographers and physicians who perform and/or interpret echocardiograms in newborn and paediatric patient populations. The Congenital and Paediatric Echocardiography course is the first of the Planning Committee’s recommendations to be implemented and is the first of its kind offered in Ontario. This course will focus on the specifics of congenital and paediatric scanning and will examine the echo-morphology correlations of the major congenital lesions in a systematic way. Dr. Andrew Cook (London, UK), a world renowned expert in the field, will conduct the morphology demonstrations; these will be followed by systematic reviews of echocardiography in congenital heart disease, all presented by leading faculty from across the globe.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - Sunday, November 10, 2013
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone
These courses will take place in the brand new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, a truly unique venue in the heart of the vibrant shopping and restaurant district in downtown Toronto.