Recording & reference are now posted!
- Recordings can be accessed from links in the program. Full playlists for each day can also be found here:
- Highlighted References (Nov 6)
- University of Utah Anesthesia – Basic TEE Exam
- University of Utah Anesthesia – Rescue Pocket Card
- We also recommend University of Utah’s excellent echo learning resources included complete lectures
- Event Evaluations
- Finance Report
The 2020 publication of the Guidelines for the Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Assist with Surgical Decision-Making in the Operating Room ( doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2020.03.002 ) by the American Society of Echocardiography marked a significant milestone in the development of TEE as an integral component of clinical decision-making in acute care settings.
Demographic shifts, technical developments in surgery and imaging, as well as the challenges of the current pandemic are contributing to a significant expansion of the use of TEE for point-of-case decision-making.
In this one-day virtual symposium our faculty will illustrate the application of TEE to address critical point-of-care decisions in a variety of acute-care setting including cardiac and non-cardiac OR, the cathlab and the intensive care unit.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to
- Describe recent updates to practice guidelines related to intra-operative decision-making as they apply to assessment of valvular heart disease in the OR or Cathlab.
- Critically discuss the role and limitations of TEE in the management of patients on extra-corporeal life support.
- Integrate pre- and intra-operative imaging findings into a structured assessment of adult congenital heart disease patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.
- Describe common sources of cognitive bias and frequent errors in perio-operative echocardiography for cardiac surgery and structural heart disease interventions.
The course and symposium are Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. You may claim a maximum of 6.5 hours for each day (credits are automatically calculated) .
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama‐assn.org/pages/applications.
CME Planning Committee
Course Directors: Azad Mashari, Jacobo Moreno, Marcus Salvatori, Elmari Neethling
Planning Committee: Bilal Ansari, Christopher Hudson, Ahmad Omran, Vivek Rao, Wendy Tsang, Annette Vegas, Bill Wong, Han Kim, Sarah Russell (Conference Coordinator)
8:30 Opening Remarks and Introduction – Azad Mashari
Session 1: Procedural Decision-Making in the OR and Cathlab (Moderator Bilal Ansari)
10:40 Q & A Panel
11:00 Break (15:00)
Session 2: Decision-Making in the ICU (Moderator Elmari Neethling)
12:30 Q & A Panel
12:45 Lunch (30:00)
Session 3: Decision-Making: Non-Cardiac Surgery and ACHD (Moderator Marcus Salvatori)
14:30 Q & A Panel
14:45 Break (15:00)
Session 4: Unmaking-Decisions (Moderator Azad Mashari)
15:25 Common Errors: Lessons from 3 years of PTE QI Reviews at Toronto General Hospital – Ahmad Omran
16:15 Q & A Panel
16:30 PEG Award & Closing Remarks – Azad Mashari
Introduction to 3D TEE (Moderator Annette Vegas)
3D Acquisition: Theory (Moderator Azad Mashari)
11:50 Break (10:00)
13:15 Lunch (20:00)
3D Clinical applications (Moderator Elmari Neethling)
15:10 Break (10:00)
16:35 Summary & Concluding Remarks – Jacobo Moreno
Competing Interests Policy
Faculty will declare all relevant relationships and potential competing interests during their presentation.
Should a conflict of interest be identified a variety of strategies will be employed for mitigation, as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/accreditation/toolkit/faqs-on-accreditation-e ). These include revision of the presentation topic or focus; peer review of the content in question to ensure scientific integrity and balance. If the concern raised is not addressed by these methods, an alternate speaker for the topic will be sought out, or the topic removed from the program