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Ultrasound Webinar for Cardiac Imaging

Explore with us novel 3D techniques and case presentations in the peri-operative TEE setting. We will also have a closer look at the cardiac evaluation of the endurance athlete using ultrasound.

Register now; this webinar is CPD points accredited.*

*CPD Point accreditation is only available for South African attendees

Professor Justiaan Swanevelder

Professor Justiaan Swanevelder

MBChB(Stell), DA(SA), FCA(SA), MMed(Anes), FRCA,

Professor and Head of UCT Department of Anesthesia and peri-operative Medicine, Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial Children Hospitals, since 2012.

Prof worked as a consultant Cardiothoracic Anesthetist at Glenfield Hospital, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust from 1995-2012. There he initiated & developed the regular, one-week Glenfield Hospital hands-on Perioperative TOE course.

He was involved as part of ACTA-BSE task force to develop the first UK peri-operative TOE examination & accreditation process. In addition to an undergraduate & postgraduate anesthesia education, he presents clinical & academic interests in adult and congenital cardiothoracic anesthesia. As well as in the value of peri-operative transesophageal echocardiography in patient outcomes.

Dr JP Smedema

Dr JP Smedema

MD, MMed (Int), MSc (stroke med, ESO) PhD. FCP

Dr JP Smedema is an interventional cardiologists with special interest in sports cardiology and stroke medicine. He is currently practising at Netcare Blaauberg hospital in Cape Town. He underwent his specialist training at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.  



Thursday, 8 October 2020 (South African Time) GMT+2

19.00 - 19.10     Welcome & Opening - DeWet van der Westhuizen, Clinical application specialist, Cardiovascular ultrasound, Philips

19.10 - 19.35     Case presentations showing added value of advanced and 3D TEE in the peri-operative setting - Prof Swanevelder 

19.40 - 20.00     Contemporary cardiac evaluation of the endurance athlete with ultrasound - Dr JP Smedema

20.00 - 20.15     Q&A and Closing

General description of the webinar:

In this webinar, by means of case studies, our expert speakers will lecture on the usefulness and added value of 3D and strain echocardiography in the peri-operative setting. We will have a closer look at the novel ‘photo-realistic’ 3D rendering and other advanced technologies. Moving from the theatre to the sports field there will be an in-depth discussion on the cardiac evaluation of the endurance athlete with ultrasound.

Target Audience

Target audience:

Cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologist, clinical technologists, sonographers, specialist physicians & cardiac ICU nurses. This is an in-person live webinar with Q&A.

Learn more about our imaging solutions: 

Epiq VCx

Philips EPIQ CVx Ultrasound

  • A user interface designed for cardiology.
  • Exceptional image quality.
  • Automation for robust, proven reproducible cardiac quantification in both 2D and 3D.
  • Photorealisitc echo imaging with adjustable light source.
  • Real time image alignment

Affiniti 70

Philips Affiniti CVx Ultrasound

  • It understands your everyday
  • Designed for balance
  • Workflow meets wow


Philips Lumify Ultrasound 

Lumify works with your compatible smart device, giving you an incredible ultrasound system on top of the device's full functionality. Just download the app via the Google Play Store, connect the USB ultrasound transducer, and start scanning.

For more information about Philips ultrasound portfolio please contact:

Billy Bisset | for Southern Africa.

Ephantus Mureithi | for East Africa.

Mohamed ElWaziry | for North Africa.

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