Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Dr. R. Fontes-Carvalho, MD, PhD, FESC, Porto, Portugal
The Cardiac Imaging Quiz takes place on 8 December, 11:00–12:30, in room Mahler. Prof. Fontes-Carvalho tells us what to expect.
“We will do something that is not traditional at a congress but can be highly educational. First, we will show an image from a difficult case in echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography and give the clinical context. We will then ask multiple choice questions and people can vote, via the EuroEcho2016 app, on the correct diagnosis. We will then explain how to reach the diagnosis, and discuss any tips and tricks. Every case will end with a slide with a take-home message for clinical practice in cardiac imaging.
Why should people go to this session? Because of four reasons. First, it will be a highly educational session, as the idea is not only to show the case but also to explain how you could reach the correct diagnosis.
The second reason is that it will be highly interactive, with the audience voting and asking questions. It will be interesting for people not just to stand there watching, like a normal presentation, but to interact with the presenters.
Third, it will be a very practical session. Sometimes people say that presentations have a lot of theory but few things that are relevant to them. This session will focus on everyday clinical practice, using real cases.
The fourth reason is that it will, I think, be a funny session, not only due to the interaction but also because there will be some surprises that will engage and amuse the audience.
The quiz was inspired by similar sessions at the ESC Congress, which audiences really enjoyed and found educational. Plus, this kind of quiz is very well-suited to a cardiac imaging congress because, if you see an image of a strange or rare case, you never forget it!”
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