Bonjour et bienvenue! I would like to invite you all to attend the 26th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Hybrid Weekend to be held April 19-21, 2024, at the Hôtel Bonaventure in Montreal. Following up on our very successful Silver Anniversary event of last year, we have innovated with a new location: downtown Montreal! For those who cannot come in person, we will also be livestreaming as we repeat last year’s successful hybrid meeting format!
Being able to provide our educational offerings in a hybrid format, which extends our reach regionally, nationally, and internationally, was greatly appreciated by our numerous participants last year. The general acceptance of virtual learning, catalyzed by the pandemic, is a convenient reality for many of us, yet we hunger for those IRL (In Real Life) connections with our colleagues and the familiarity of learning in an interactive environment.
This is an exciting year as it will be the first time our Echo Weekend will take place in Montreal.
For those who attend the event in person, we are planning to give our event a new Montreal flair! Added to the many opportunities for networking, mentoring, reminiscing, and collaborative forward momentum that we have always strived for, we have planned many surprises and some “je-ne-sais-quoi” touches that will add to the experience! You do not want to miss it!
As always, we are appreciative of our industry sponsors who generously provide unrestricted educational grants and equipment access to enable delivery of this premiere echocardiographic educational experience in Canada, in order that we may continue our mission to promote excellence in the delivery of quality echocardiographic services across Canada. In addition, we appreciate the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and IS Event Solutions for supporting our meeting logistics with their wonderful teams.
Whether you join in-person or virtually, our CSE family will be thrilled to welcome and greet each other at the 26th Annual Canadian Society of Echocardiography Hybrid Weekend for 2024. Au plaisir de vous revoir en avril à Montréal!
Sharon L. Mulvagh MD, FRCP(C), FASE, FACC, FAHA
President, Canadian Society of Echocardiography