Practical tutorials

PRACTICAL TUTORIAL – STRAIN IMAGING

Aurora Hall, Tuesday, June 11

Course leaders: Antti Saraste (FI) and Minna Kylmälä (FI)

Moderators Vesa Järvinen (FI), Minna Kylmälä (FI), Antti Loimaala (FI), Tiina Ojala (FI), Antti Saraste (FI), Suvi Tuohinen (FI)

Lecturers: Geeta Gulati (NO) and Jens-Uwe Voigt (BE)

 

Aim: The tutorial aims at providing participants with basic knowledge and practical skills on how to apply strain imaging for evaluation of left ventricle function.

Topics: Evaluation of left ventricle systolic function by strain imaging in heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease.

Level: Participants are expected to have basic skills on echocardiography, but no previous experience on strain imaging is needed.

Number of participants per group: maximum 30 (Group I in Finnish and Group 2 in English)

Structure:
Part I, 60 minutes
Group 1. Introductory lecture on basic theory, applications, and interpretation of strain (Geeta Gulati, Oslo (NO)) 30 minutes and
Tutorial on image acquisition for strain analysis (Minna Kylmälä, Helsinki (FI)) 30 minutes.
Group 2. Introductory lecture on basic theory, applications, and interpretation of strain (Jens-Uwe Voigt, Leuven (BE)) 30 minutes and
Tutorial on image acquisition for strain analysis (Minna Kylmälä, Helsinki (FI)) 30 minutes.

Part II, 60 minutes
Hands-on demonstration of strain analysis.

Group 1
Language Finnish
08.45-09.45 Part I and 12.15-13.15 Part II

Group 2
Language English
14.15-15.15 Part I and 17.15-18.15 Part II

Registration required on the registration form. You may inquire possible free places on location.

 

PRACTICAL TUTORIAL – ECG

Restaurant Hall, Tuesday, June 11

Moderator: Kjell Nikus

Aim: to present patient cases interactively with a voting system. The tutorial aims at improving the skill of ECG interpretation of the participants, and also to show the importance of the ECG in clinical decision making.

Topics: arrhythmias, conduction disorders, structural heart disease and acute coronary syndrome

Level: the cases represent different skill levels from “easy” to “expert level” (for example nurses, medical students, fellows, cardiologists are welcome to participate. Participants will give their own assessment of ECG interpretation skill level at registration (beginner, some experience, ECG analysis done weekly, expert in some fields of ECG analysis). Every session will consist of cases from different skill levels.

Number of participants per session: maximum 30 (4 groups)

Participants may bring their own cases (USB stick or other format) or send their case in advance by e-mail to the chairman of the tutorial (kjell.nikus@sydansairaala.fi)

Estimated time per case: 10 minutes

Logistics: the ECG will be presented either with 25 or 50 mm/sec recording speed (this will be mentioned separately for each case). Clinical data will also be presented. After the voting, theoretic background for the ECG findings will be presented interactively (with discussion/feedback).

Group I at 8.45-9.45 Level: beginner

Group II at 12.15-13.15 Level: some experience

Group III at 14.15-15.15 Level: ECG analysis done weekly

Group IV at 17.15-18.15 Level: expert in some fields of ECG analysis

Registration required on the registration form. You may inquire possible free places on location.

Organized in co-operation with the Nordic-Baltic Cardiology Alliance and the Nordic Baltic Group on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions
Nordic-Baltic Cardiology Alliance Nordic Baltic Group on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions