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The relationship between Brazil and EACVI – how is it developing?

Dr. Samira Saada Morhy, Medical Manager, Non-invasive Cardiology, Albert Einstein, Brazil

“The relationship between Brazil and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) really started back in 2008 and I really do believe that the partnership between EACVI and Departamento de Imagem Cardiovascular (DIC) will be a very fruitful and important way of bringing closer the European and Brazilian cardiac imaging world. The main focus of our relationship is exchanging experience and scientific knowledge in the echocardiographic field as well as creating the possibility of developing multi-center studies worldwide. Having and maintaining this relationship between Brazil and EACVI also brings along benefits such as the fact that we are organizing – since last year – sessions with the two societies in Brazilian meetings as well as setting up multi-center studies together. Looking further ahead, we are planning to hold a World Summit in Brazil in 2017 that will be a joint event organized by EACVI and ASE. I also hope that we can organize more physicians to visit European institutions in the near future and vice versa. We have a very important task for the following years with regards to this particular partnership between EACVI and Departamento de Imagem Cardiovascular as it is a key issue for us in terms of enhancing and growing the development of imaging and echocardiography and spreading it all over Brazil. The involvement of EACVI is absolutely crucial and part of our road map for the next years. We intend to have EACVI guidelines translated into Portuguese as well as to have endorsement manuscripts in specific areas such as Chagas heart disease. Other important areas concern educational initiatives such as professional formation for young researchers and collaborative research among overseas centers and universities. One example is well demonstrated by the infective endocarditis trial currently conducted by the group of Professor Gilbert Habib which involves many different countries.”