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Fun and education for everyday clinical practice

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!”