Advanced Equine Cardiology: Delving into the Heart of the Matter

Advanced Equine Cardiology: Delving into the Heart of the Matter

Advanced Equine Cardiology: Delving into the Heart of the Matter

Registration will open by the end of June


Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECEIM, ECVIM, Diplomates and candidates Date Date: October 22-24, 2020
Category Specialty: Large Animal Internal Medicine Start Time Start Time: Thursday, 7:30 am
Type: Lecture and Wet Lab End Time End Time: Saturday 2:45 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 20.5 Venue Venue: Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital
Capacity Capacity 32 Location Location: Ocala, FL

This 2.5 day intensive lecture and lab course will cover diagnostics and their interpretation, review of specific diseases, pharmacology of cardiac drugs, and treatment of arrhythmias.  Interactive case-based discussions will also occur.  Lab sessions will include echo stations, resting ECG interpretation stations, an exercising ECG interpretation station, a 2D and M-mode measurement station, a Doppler interpretation station (including TDI) and a case based station.  

Topics Covered: 
Review of degenerative valve disease, congenital heart disease, and myocardial disease
Echocardiographic Techniques including measurements (2D, M-mode and Doppler), Tissue Doppler Imaging and Speckle Tracking
Techniques for Evaluation of the Right Heart and the Critically Ill Patient
Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment (Tachyarrhythmias and Bradyarrhythmias) at Rest and During Exercise
Approach to Solving the Puzzle of Congenital Cardiac Disease
Cardiac Pharmacology

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to: 
Perform and interpret abnormal echocardiographic studies
Make M-Mode, 2D  and Doppler measurements 
Interpret resting and exercising arrhythmias and know when and what treatment is indicated
Understand the significance of abnormal echocardiographic findings (how performance, prospective purchase and insurance is impacted)

Agenda -
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Registration Pricing:
ACVIM Diplomate: $2,200 early bird rate until September 3
ACVIM Candidate: $1,100 early bird rate until September 3
After Early Bird deadline add $200 to the price 

Registration fee includes: 

• Lecture proceedings
• Daily refreshment breaks and snacks
• Lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Transportation between the Hilton Ocala and Peterson & Smith

RACE Application Status:
This program will be submitted for 20.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Virginia Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, Assoc ECVDI (Course Leader)

Annalies Decloedt, DVM, PhD

Mary Durando, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)


Cris Navas de Solis, LV, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Joann Slack, MS, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)

Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital
4747 Southwest 60th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
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Hilton Ocala Hotel
3600 Southwest 36th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
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ACVIM group rate: $145.00 + tax per night. Rate includes hot breakfast. 

How to Make Your Reservation:
Phone and online booking link coming soon!

Lectures and lunches will be hosted at the Hilton Ocala, and labs will be hosted at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital.  Complimentary transportation will be provided between the Hilton Ocala Hotel and Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital.  

**Please note – if you are not staying at the Hilton Ocala Hotel, then breakfast and transportation to the Hilton Ocala Hotel will be on your own**

Closest airports to Peterson & Smith and the Hilton Ocala Hotel:
Gainesville Regional Airport – 38 miles (45 min drive)
Orlando International Airport – 90 miles (90 min drive)
Tampa International Airport – 80 miles (90 minute drive)