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Venue. The course will take place at main congress venue at Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27A, Tallinn, The Little Hall

Speakers Patrick Wouters (Ghent, BEL), Isabelle Michaux (Yvoir, BEL), Astrid Apor (Budapest, HUN), Priit Jaagosild (West Lafayette, USA), Fabio Guarracino (Pisa, ITA), Indrek Rätsep (Tallinn, EST)

Lectures from leading ICU echocardiographers of Europe and US will describe the key aspects of haemodynamic assessment in critical care patients. The course will focus on special topics of critical care like heart-lung interactions on mechanical ventilation, sepsis, postoperative patients, etc.

Rather than describe the practicalities of performing echocardiography, which are clearly important but can only be learned at the bedside, we instead strive to describe the spirit in which echocardiography should be used in critical care. Delegates on site will realize that this spirit differs greatly from that of echocardiography done by a cardiologist not working in intensive care.

This course is ideal for intensivists and cardiologists performing echo in critical care setting and seeking to gain a thorough understanding of how to use echocardiography to improve haemodynamic management of critically ill.

Fee until 30 September, 2016 – 60 EUR.

Timetable, The Little Hall

08:00 – 08:50 Registration, coffee

08:55 – 09:00 Welcome and introduction Indrek Rätsep

09.00 – 09.30 A systematic Echo approach to cardiovascular pathophysiology. Patrick Wouters

09.30 – 09.50 Haemopericard in ICU- does mechanical ventilation change the picture? Astrid Apor

09.50 – 10.10 How to approach an instable patient in ICU? Isabelle Michaux

10.10 – 10.30 Routine clinical scenarios in ICU.  Fabio Guarracino

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 – 11.20 Diastolic LV dysfunction as a key in weaning failure. Patrick Wouters

11.20 – 11.40 Guideline driven diastology assessment- does it work in ICU? Priit Jaagosild

11.40 – 12.00 Cardiac dysfunction in sepsis. Isabelle Michaux

12.00 – 12.20 Echo of the lungs and pleura. Fabio Guarracino

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 13.50 RV failure and pulmonary pressures. Patrick Wouters

13.50 – 14.10 Echo in ARDS: influence of mechanical ventilation on the right heart. Isabelle Michaux

14.10 – 14.30 Tricuspid assessment in left heart disease. Fabio Guarracino

14.30 – 14.50 Contrast echocardiography in ICU. Priit Jaagosild

14.50 – 15.00 Echo training for intensivists, Estonian steps Indrek Rätsep

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