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What to expect for EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 in Lisbon?

Prof. N. Cardim, Multimodality Cardiac Imaging Department, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

“Reflecting the multi-modality nature of EuroEcho-Imaging and our Association, the major scientific topics next year in Lisbon will be on the use of multi-modality imaging in heart failure and in the cath lab (percutaneous valves and devices, closure of the left atrial appendage, of atrial septal defects and patent Foramen Ovale, among others). These major topics highlight not only the increasing role of echocardiography but also the importance of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, nuclear imaging (NI) and cardiac computed tomography (CCT) in modern cardiology. Several major projects will be presented at EuroEcho–Imaging 2017 in Lisbon including: preliminary results from EuroCRT, a key European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) project to detect which imaging parameters can identify responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy; the European Endocarditis Registry (EURO-ENDO), in which imaging plays a major role; and, the IMPROVED ICD study (scheduled to start in 2017) which aims to determine the potential incremental role of myocardial strain (with 2Dspeckle tracking echocardiography) over conventional methods in the selection of patients for implantable cardioverter defibrillators. All these will be discussed in EuroEcho- Imaging 2017 and complemented by major scientific advances on CMR, NI and CCT.

Lisbon is also a great venue!

The weather in December is usually nice and pleasant, Portuguese people are warm and friendly, we have excellent food, nice accommodation and an exciting nightlife. Lisbon has a vibrant cultural life, and the brand-new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is close to the venue. And, Portugal is trendy! We won the UEFA European Championship in 2016, and former Prime Minister António Guterres was elected Secretary- General of the United Nations. We also look forward to strong participation from Portuguese speaking countries. Join us for EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 in Lisbon next December!”