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“Next year, we will see something different,” says the EACVI President, Professor Thor Edvardsen (University of Oslo & Oslo University Hospital, Norway). “For a number of years, the EACVI have been working hard to integrate echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography under a single umbrella and to evolve into a true multimodality Association.
Just as we are working on bringing all the imaging modalities together to best manage our patients, so we are bringing together the different techniques into one congress. Next year, we are pleased to announce that a large unified multimodality congress, EACVI 2020, will take place in December in Barcelona, Spain.”
The planning process has already begun. “A multimodality patient-centred track will be the main focus of the Congress,” says Prof. Edvardsen. “Through the use of case studies and other approaches, a key aim of EACVI 2020 is for delegates have a better understanding of how information from different techniques can be combined to provide a bigger more comprehensive picture. We are getting ready for the future—the future of the EACVI and also the improved future of our patients—as we discuss how multimodality imaging can be used from early diagnosis to patient management and outcomes.”
During EACVI 2020, there will be sessions on multimodality guidelines and practical discussions on how to set up multimodalities within imaging departments and hospitals. For each separate technique, there will be basic and advanced sessions to enable delegates to deepen their experience on modalities that they are less familiar with.
As with other EACVI Congresses, there will also be cutting-edge scientific content and demonstrations of the very latest technology. “Representatives from each imaging technique will be looking to build a stimulating scientific programme, covering all modalities and aiming to appeal to both inexperienced imagers and to experts. The broad scope will also make EACVI 2020 relevant for colleagues of different cardiac specialties, not necessarily involved directly in imaging—we hope to have joint sessions with other ESC Associations and international societies, and to attract a wide range of healthcare professionals to join us in our journey,” explains Prof. Edvardsen as he concludes:
“We believe EACVI 2020 will be the world’s leading reference event in cardiovascular multimodality imaging. Please save the date, 9 – 12 December 2020, for a unique experience in Barcelona.”
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