CAS Perioperative Webinar – The role of resuscitative transesophageal echocardiography  

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
8:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes

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This event is an 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 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated). 

CAS and the Perioperative Section are pleased to invite you to a webinar on October 24, 2023, to address the role of resuscitative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Intraoperative point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and TEE are consistently identified as topics of interest for CAS members through our education needs assessment, and the webinar was developed to address these needs. Throughout the session, the presenter will highlight the importance of resuscitative TEE as an innovative form of point of care ultrasound that is especially relevant in the perioperative period.    

As a result of attending the webinar, the participant will be able to:  

  1. Describe the role of perioperative rescue TEE   

  1. Review the literature on rescue TEE outside of the cardiac OR 

  1. Discuss the role of TEE for cardiac arrest resuscitation.  

Moderator: Dr Angela Jerath, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto 

Dr Jerath is a clinician scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and the Chair of the CAS Perioperative Section. Her research and teaching interests lie within the disciplines of critical care medicine and cardiac anesthesia.  Key areas of research include the use and safety of volatile agents for critical care sedation, development of gas scavenging techniques within the intensive care unit and tranexamic acid pharmacokinetic modeling for cardiac surgical patients using the technique of solid phase microextraction.   

She maintains a key education interest in perioperative echocardiography and has taught in many critical care transthoracic ultrasound courses, co-produced a 3D transesophageal handbook and created teaching modules for the University of Toronto’s Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE) website.       

Dr Jerath is an active volunteer in overseas educational courses and engaged in physician training in Nepal and Ethiopia. 

Presenter: Dr Pablo Perez d'Empaire, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto 

Dr Perez d’Empaire is a Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and Perioperative Echocardiography staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  After graduating from the University of Zulia in Venezuela, he completed the Anesthesiology residency, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Perioperative Echocardiography fellowships at the University of Toronto.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. His interest lies in the clinical applications and medical education of POCUS, TEE for resuscitation, perioperative medicine, trauma and critically ill patients.