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26th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Hybrid Weekend (CSE 2024) | Hotel Bonaventure, Montréal | April 19-21, 2024

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Based on your valuable feedback, our 3-day program will focus on the most requested educational topics to be presented by our top-tier Canadian speakers, including both echocardiologists and cardiac sonographers, as well as international experts including our sister organizations, EACVI and ASE.   

We listened to your preferences and are excited to welcome you to a new venue, in the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Canada! For those who cannot travel, the hybrid plenary sessions will be simultaneously broadcast live. 

While we recognize the convenience of the hybrid format for many, we would like to emphasize the added value for those who choose to attend the meeting in-person of the live Learning Labs for 3-D and Strain, and Workshops for Contrast Echo and POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). NEW this year, we will also be offering 2 additional Workshops, for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), and Optimization of Assessment of the Thick Heart, which will be especially beneficial to our sonographers in gaining hands-on experience in these two evolving areas of increasing clinical presentations. 

The objectives of the Learning Labs and Workshops are to enable the participant to gain hands-on experience i) manipulating 3D datasets for ventricular and valvular analysis, ii) applying 2D strain in common clinical applications, iii) acquiring and interpreting noncardiac imaging of lung and vascular structures, iv)  understanding how to optimize contrast for left ventricular opacification and myocardial perfusion v) developing an approach to imaging ACHD, and vi) reviewing essential imaging techniques and measurements required  to differentiate diagnoses in the thick heart.   We have recruited Canadian leaders to conduct these sessions using equipment from both GE and Philips. The sessions are ticketed and limited to allow sufficient interaction and support, so be sure to sign up early and reserve your selections! 

NEW also this year for this jam-packed high-level learning experience is the true “Weekend” format, with a Friday afternoon start and Sunday afternoon finish to enable more facile travel planning.  A special Structural Heart Disease Session will be held on Friday, followed by a Welcome Reception, and featured symposium, The Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence and Beyond – What Does It Mean for Echo?.  The evening will conclude with the CSE Dinner and Soiree, featuring delicious local cuisine and beverages, award recognitions and entertainment.  

Scheduled sessions throughout the weekend will have case-based, multimodality, and multidisciplinary learning focus and cover a breadth of echocardiographic topics including: Guidelines and Basics of systolic and diastolic function, Valvular Heart Disease, Stress Echo, Cardiomyopathies, Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), How to Optimize Procedural Echo, pericardial disease, Critical Care Echo, Cardio-Oncology, and more.  Highlights include this year’s guest speakers: Dr. Jeroen Bax, past-President of the European Society of Cardiology and multimodality imaging expert, and Dr. Stephen H. Little, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

Due to popular demand, we will again be hosting the Sonographer Forum, along with a concurrent Accreditation Session.  In-person and moderated poster presentations of scientific abstracts from our trainees and early career faculty across Canada will occur throughout the program, with judging and awards for the top presenters.  Also new this year, we will be show-casing the work by our CSE CREATE grant researchers.  Each weekend day will conclude with our iconic interactive educational and entertaining sessions: on Saturday, The CSE Game Show (rebranded as “BE-cause ECHO”), and on Sunday, the national review of “Cases Across Canada” where our colleagues across the country share challenging, intriguing, and controversial cases.

Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues, and engagement with our expert faculty.  We are looking forward to reconnecting with you and sharing dynamic, engaging, and informative sessions.