CPD Events

Two-day Basic Small Animal Echocardiography Workshop (Cancelled)

Date : Tuesday 18th - Wednesday 19th February 2020

Venue : Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre, Ocean Park

Time : Workshop: 8:30am ~ 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Anna Tidholm, Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :
  • Two-day Basic Small Animal Echocardiography Workshop
    • Members : $8500
    • Non-Members : $10000
    • CPD Hours : 14

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Participants will be scanning in small groups (3 attendees per station) in order to maximise handson scanning time and practical guidance.

Each group will have its own ultrasound system.

Participants will need to bring their own animal(s) for scanning, and are responsible for sedation if required.

* Earn a total of 14 CPD points (7 points per day) *

Approved by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board
AAVSB's Registry of Approved Continuing Education


Course Program

Having you confident on how to perform a thorough Echocardiogram examination (scanning protocol (all standard cardiac views and basic measurements), how to generate and interpret Doppler signals).

Lectures will be illustrated with large amount of Case Discussion in order to get you familiar with basic Echocardiography interpretation and ultrasonographic findings in most common acquired cardiac diseases in both dogs and cats.

Day 1: 18 February (8:30am - 5pm):
8:30 - 10:30am:   Introduction: Technical background of ultrasound, machine requirement. Right parasternal approach and normal cardiac anatomy
10:30 - 10:45am:   Coffee break
10:45- 11:45am:   Measurement of cardiac size and function using B- and M- mode echocardiography
11:45 - 12:30am:   Echo lab: Right parasternal standard views and measurements Demo
12:30- 1:30pm:   Lunch break
1:30 - 3:00pm:   Echo lab practice: Right parasternal views (5 chamber, 4 chamber, oblique pulmonary, short axis views (LA/Ao, MV, LV), Ao/PA, high basilar)
3:00 - 3:15pm:   Coffee break
3:15 - 5:00pm:   Echo lab practice: 2D and M-mode cardiac measurements
Day 2: 19 February (8:30am - 5pm):
8:30 - 9:30am:   Left parasternal approach − Apical and cranial standard views
9:30 - 11:15am:   Introduction to Doppler echocardiography technical aspects - all you always wanted to understand about Doppler, colour Doppler echocardiography, spectral Doppler echocardiography
11:15 - 11:30pm:   Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15pm:   Echo lab: Left parasternal standard views and Doppler measurements Demo
12:15 - 1:15pm:   Lunch break
1:15 - 2:45pm:   Echo lab: Left parasternal standard views practice
2:45 - 3:00pm:   Coffee break
3:30 - 4:00pm:   Echo lab: Doppler interrogation practice
4:00 - 5:00pm:   Common clinical applications of echocardiography, echocardiographic findings and diagnosis of mitral valve disease and pulmonary hypertension

Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre, Ocean Park (Map)

Exit Ocean Park MTR Station from Exit A and walk towards Hong Kong Police College.
The west gate entrance is at the opposite side of the Hong Kong Police College.
Please get the gate pass from the security post located in west gate.
Then turn right and walk along the slope.
The Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre will be on your right hand side.

Limited places! Please register early to avoid disappointment!

For registration, please send an email to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Speakers' biography

Dr. Anna Tidholm
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Dr. Anna Tidholm is Associate Professor (docent), Diplomate ECVIM (cardiology) and has worked as Staff Veterinarian at Anicura Albano Animal Hospital since 1986, which employs 54 veterinarians, 150 nurses and receives approximately 35,000 patients a year out of which some 1300 are cardiac patients.

A prolific contributor to the study of cardiology, Dr. Tidholm has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology since 2013 and has reviewed for Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Journal of Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Journal of Veterinary Medicine, amongst others, and has undertaken a wide range of assignments as member of the Swedish Veterinary Association and Swedish Veterinary Society, including the position of chairperson of the Committee for Advanced Veterinary Specialization since 2004.

Lecturing to year 4 students at the College of Veterinary Studies, University of Agriculture Uppsala, Dr. Tidholm is the main supervisor on an EEF-project entitled "Echocardiographic measurements in Rhodesian Ridgebacks" and co-supervisor for the EEF-project "Concentrations of troponin I in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy", whilst also supervising master and PhD degree projects ongoing. As a Hjalmar Hakansson Foundation award recipient (1994) and the first female recipient since 1898 of the Peter Hernquist gold medal in 2010, Dr. Tidholm was recognized by the Swedish Veterinary Magazine in 2013 as Veterinarian of the Year.


Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete


Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete graduated from Maisons-Alfort Paris National Veterinary University in 1998.

She then studied one year in Canada, in the Equine hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Saint-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal. Here, she successfully completed her thesis with honours in equine locomotor pathology and diagnostic ultrasound in 1999 with Prof. J.M Denoix.

A move to Hong Kong in 1999 brought her back to Canine and Feline Medicine and she has been working in Small Animal Practice since then.

During this time, Dr. Baranger-Ete completed the Distance Education Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008 as well as a European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies) at the University of Luxemburg; focusing on Internal Medicine and Imaging, studying with Utrecht University (The Netherlands).

During five years, Dr. Baranger-Ete has worked alongside Dr. Paul Brazzell, gaining valuable and extensive experience in small animal abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

In 2013, she and Dr. Brazzell created and launched Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service. Dr Myriam has, since then, been doing referral scans only, thrilled to be helping out all veterinarians in Hong Kong (and Asia in general) with their ultrasound needs.

Myriam also enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques in seminars and workshops in Asia, as well as in overseas courses or during "one-on-one in-clinic training" sessions.

In 2014, Dr Myriam also co-founded Hong Kong Veterinary Diagnostics (now rebranded as "Asia Veterinary Diagnostics"), veterinary specialty laboratory serving Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Hong Kong Mobile Ultrasound Service merged with Hong Kong Veterinary Diagnostics Centre and Doctors Beck & Stone in 2015, in order to form the Doctors Beck & Stone -Diagnostics Division.

Dr Myriam was appointed as the Head of this Diagnostics Division, managing Director of the Mobile Ultrasound Service and Veterinary Specialty Laboratory in 2016. She has been thrilled to actively develop Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory services throughout Asia since then and to manage HKVUS and AVD until last August 2018.

Dr Myriam is an active member of the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society and of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. She recently joined the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostics Imaging after her family's temporary move to Melbourne (Australia).

Today, Dr Myriam is thrilled to provide mobile ultrasound consultation, ultrasound education services, CE organization and veterinary business advice /mobile ultrasound services franchise over Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Europe; assisted in her mission by "International Veterinary Services" passionate and dedicated team.

Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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