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The Friendly Cardiology Duel:
Continental Perspectives in the Sand

July 10 - 12, 2023 | 20 CE Credits

Join Us For The

2nd Annual SonoPath Summit

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Eric Lindquist

Founder & CEO

CE Credits

Interactive program designs for general practice veterinarians and sonographers with cutting-edge cardiologists from North America and Europe.


Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Peter Modler

DVM, Dipl.-Tzt., Specialist German Board of Cardiology

Interventional Cardiologist / Surgeon, including Mitral Valve Correction Head of the cardiology unit at the Traunkreis Vet Clinic - Tierklinik Sattledt in Austria.

Dr. Brian Scansen

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Professor and Section Head, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University.

Dr. Maggie Machen-Lamy

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist and the owner of Coastal Veterinary Cardiology, FL

Dr. Eric Lindquist

DMV(Italy), DABVP, Cert. IVUSS, CEO of SonoPath

IVUSS President 2011, 2013, 2015/16. Veterinary Ultrasound/DX. Efficiency/Internal Medicine. Founder & CEO of

Enrich your Experience

Summit Highlights

  • 3-day in person seminar for:

    sonographers; general practitioner DVMs; interested in clinical cardiology.

  • 3 hour round table with

    Dr. Machen-Lamy; Dr. Modler & Dr. Scansen

  • Out-of-box discussions;

    intermediate to advanced veterinary medical concepts; clinical sonography; practical clinical content.

Your Itinerary

The Summit Schedule

Dr. Brian Scansen (North America)

Lecture Topics:

  • Radiographic Findings of Heart Disease – How the Cardiologist Evaluates Films
  • Cough – Common Complaint (Suggested Diagnostic Algorithm for the Work-Up of Cough)
  • Spectrum of Canine Heart Disease – What Diseases Do We See in Dogs?
  • Heartworm Disease – Eval, Diagnostics, Treatment
  • Systemic Hypertension – Causes, Treatments
  • Staging of Mitral Valve Disease – What Are the ACVIM Stages, What Diagnostics Needed at Each Stage, How We Classify Disease Stage
  • What is the Evidence for Treatment of MMVD? (review of literature, treatment plan at each stage) USA Approach
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided


Welcome Reception: 7:00pm

Dr. Peter Modler (Europe)

Lecture Topics:

  • Is this Cat a Cardiac Patient? A European Pragmatic and Practical Approach
  • Feline Cardiomyopathies: To Pill or not to Pill – What’s the Evidence?
  • The Different Faces of DCM – Suspicion, Diagnosis and Staging Recommendations
  • Weakness and Syncope: The Heart or not the Heart?
  • Right Heart Disease in Dogs: Congenital and Acquired
  • Is there a B2 + stage for MMVD? European Perspective
  • What is the evidence for treatment of MMVD? (review of literature, treatment plan at each stage) European Approach
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided
  • Dr. Brian Scansen:
    •  Classification and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (review of consensus document)
    • 3-Dimensional Imaging of the Heart – Cardiac CT, TEE to Understand Anatomy
  • Dr. Peter Modler:
    • European Cardiology Zebra Diagnoses – Multimodality Cardiac Diagnostics
  • Dr. Machen-LamyDr. Modler and Dr. Scansen: Round table with attendee participation
  • Breakfast and afternoon snacks provided

Make it a Vacation


Make Santa Monica a vacation away with your family. There are many sunny beach activities for everyone. The area is easily accessible from around the world with international airports nearby.

Hotel Accommodations:

Group Booking Rate Dates:

Le Merigot Santa Monica, CA
Start Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
End Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Group Booking rate:
$399+ (taxes not included)

Last Day to Book: Monday, June 5, 2023

Nearby Airports:

LAX – Los Angeles International Airport (30 min)
BUR – Hollywood Burbank Airport (40 min)
LGB – Long Beach Airport (40 min)
SNA –  John Wayne/Orange County Airport (60-90 min)

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20 RACE approved CE credits