Cardiologists, nuclear physicians and radiologists either in training or already sub specialising in cardiac imaging.
Directed at cardiologists, nuclear physicians and cardiac radiologists, this course will provide a basic grounding together with the opportunity to refresh knowledge of advanced topics for those already involved in the subject. The basic principles underlying scintigraphic and CT imaging will be explained, including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging equipment, image processing and radiation. Protocols for image acquisition, processing and reporting will be discussed. The value of radionuclide and CT imaging in different clinical settings will be addressed, including screening for coronary artery disease, acute and chronic chest pain and heart failure. Furthermore, the differences between the non-invasive imaging techniques will be discussed extensively including MRI and stress echocardiography. Every course day will include extensive case reviews, presented in the "read with the expert" sessions.
Course Directors: JJ Bax (NL), J Knuuti (FI), SR Underwood (UK)Faculty: F Bengel (DE), PJ de Feyter (NL), P Kaufmann (CH), E Reyes (UK), A Scholte (NL), S Schroeder (DE), HM Siebelink (NL)
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12:30-13:45: LunchChairperson: SR Underwood13:45-14:00: Introduction - SR Underwood 14:00-14:30: Radiopharmaceuticals - SR Underwood 14:30-15:00: Radionuclide imaging techniques, SPECT&PET - E Reyes 15:00-15:30: CT imaging techniques – S Schroeder
15:30-16:00: Coffee Break
Chairperson: J Knuuti16:00-17:00: Read with the Experts 1 - SR Underwood17:00-18:00: Read with the Experts 2 – O Gaemperli
Chairperson: HM Siebelink9:00-9:30: Stress techniques - E Reyes9:30-10:00: Diagnosis of CAD using perfusion scintigraphy SR Underwood10:00-10:30: Diagnosis of CAD using CT angiography PJ de Feyter10:30-11:00: Diagnosis of CAD by Echo and MRI – HM Siebelink
11:00-11:30: Coffee Break
11:30-12:15: Read with the Experts 3 - P Kaufmann; S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood12:15-13:00: Read with the Experts 4 - P Kaufmann; S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood
13:00-14:00: LunchChairperson: E Reyes14:00-14:30: Screening for CAD – P Kaufmann14:30-15:00: Imaging heart failure – JJ Bax15:00-15:30: Can imaging influence outcome in CAD? SR Underwood15:30-16:00: Evolving technology in radionuclide imaging – F Bengel 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:15: Read with the Experts 5 - P Kaufmann; S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood17:15-18:00: Read with the Experts 6 – P Kaufmann; S Schroeder; HM Siebelink; SR Underwood
Chairperson: P Kaufmann8:45-9:15: Myocardial viability, hibernation & innervation JJ Bax9:15-9:45: Molecular imaging – F Bengel9:45-10:15: Invasive imaging of atheroma - PJ de Feyter 10:15-10:45: Noninvasive imaging of atheroma - J Knuuti
10:45-11:15: Coffee Break
Chairperson: PJ de Feyter11:15-12:15: Stump the Stars - P Kaufmann; R Underwood; E Reyes12:15-12:55: Examination - SR Underwood12:55-13:00: Conclusion - SR Underwood
13:00-13:30: Finger Food & Back to the airport
Late Fees (30 days prior to the course)
Names Changes (72h prior to the course)
Requests received less than 6 weeks prior to the course date, remain subject to availability.
The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 2 months prior to the programme starting date. The ESC will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.
Location: The European Heart House - 2035 Route des Colles - Les Templiers - BP 179 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
This educational programme is accredited for CME Credit(s). Each participant should claim only those hours of credits that have actually been spent in the educational activity.
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European Society of Cardiology
European Heart HouseLes Templiers2035 Route des CollesCS 80179 Biot
06903 Sophia Antipolis, FR
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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