Cardiology for Nonhuman Primate Veterinarians Webinar


Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 27th from 1:00pm-3:00pm Central Time for the Cardiology for Nonhuman Primate Veterinarians webinar. The cost is $115 for members and $175 for non-members. You can register now through the APV web page under Education & Resources:

This 2-hour live webinar will cover key concepts of cardiology and cardiac assessment in nonhuman primates (NHP). Speakers will review cardiac anatomy, physiology, and common cardiac models requiring NHP research. Next, attendees will review common diagnostic modalities including echocardiography (ECHO) and electrocardiography (ECG). The foundations of obtaining key images and reliable traces will be reviewed, allowing attendees to obtain high-quality diagnostics for accurate interpretation. Common ECHO and ECG abnormalities will be reviewed and correlated to model-associated morbidities and naturally occurring conditions. Finally, attendees will gain an understanding of gross and microscopic pathologic lesions associated with heart disease in NHPs. Case presentations will be utilized to correlate clinical signs with pathology findings. A live question and answer session will occur at the end of the webinar.

This program has been RACE approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.


  • Introduction to NHP Cardiology
    • Presenters: Philip Latourette, DVM, DACLAM, Chelsea Wallace, DVM, DACLAM and Cecilia Dyer, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    • Anatomy overview
    • Existing models - natural or experimental, new and old world NHPs
  • Diagnostics
    • ECHOs - basics of obtaining and interpreting ECHOs
      • Presenters: Philip Latourette, DVM, DACLAM, Chelsea Wallace, DVM, DACLAM and Cecilia Dyer, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    • ECGs - basics of obtaining and reading ECG, expected changes with anesthesia, cardiotoxicity, etc.
      • Presenter: Stacy Hosking, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
  •  Innovations in the field
    • Presenter: Stacy Hosking, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • Modulations complimentary to ECHO - Speckle, etc.
  • Pathology with Cardiac Disease
    • Presenters: Carolyn Hodo, DVM, PhD, DACVP and Martha Hensel, DVM, PhD,Dip. ACVP
  • Q&A 


Learning Objectives:

  • Review NHP cardiac anatomy and common non-human primates translatable models in cardiac research.
  • Become familiar with common cardiac diagnostic modalities with special focus on echocardiography.
  • Review waveforms and approach to ECG analysis.
  • Review the most common arrhythmias seen in non-human primates and learn keep features to recognize arrhythmias.
  • Gain an understanding of the common gross and microscopic pathology lesions of heart disease in non-human primates.
  • Correlate clinical signs of cardiac disease with pathology observed at necropsy through presentation of specific case examples.

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