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EACVI Course on Cardiac Computed Tomography

22/10/2020 00:00 24/10/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Course on Cardiac Computed Tomography

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European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
Coronary CT Angiography
Computed Tomography
Computed Tomography: Technology
Coronary Calcium Score
CT Imaging of Structural Heart Disease


In light of the health situation related to COVID-19 around the world, we regret to inform you that the EACVI Course on Cardiac Computed Tomography, scheduled to take place from 22 to 24 October 2020 is cancelled.


Course Objectives

The programme encompasses a mix of interactive lectures, mock exam questions followed by an interactive review with the faculty, as well as a heavily hands-on practical session with image analysis on dedicated workstations performed directly by attendees.

It also includes the review of a number of clinical cases that will be certified and contribute to the logbook of cases to submit for ESC CCT certification.

Upon completion of this course programme, participants will be better able to:

  • acquire knowledge about cardiac computed tomography scanner physics, image acquisition techniques, premedication, administration of iodinated contrast media
  • get familiar with image artefacts and learn techniques on how to avoid them
  • gain hands-on experience with image post-processing and interpretation
  • learn how to assess coronary stenosis and atherosclerotic plaques
  • learn about the prognostic value of coronary calcium score and coronary CTA
  • understand the correlation between coronary CT angiography and invasive coronary angiography
  • learn functional coronary artery disease assessment techniques and when and how to use them (perfusion imaging, FFRCR)
  • interpret cases with congenital heart disease
  • acquire knowledge about CT imaging of structural heart disease
  • learn how to use CT for structural and coronary heart disease intervention planning

Target Audience

The course is designed for trainees and consultants, either cardiologists or radiologists  interested to learn practical skills in CCT.

Scientific Programme

Course Director: Pal Maurovich Horvat (HU)

Co-Directors: Marc Dweck (UK), Gianluca Pontone (IT)

Faculty members: Sarah Moharem-Elgamal (UK), Francesca Pugliese (UK), Alexia Rossi (IT), Oliver Gaemperli (CH), Manish Motwani (UK)

This programme may be subject to change.

Thursday 22 October

Time Title Speaker
09:00-12:00 Registration  
12:00-12:30 Lunch  
12:30-12:35 Welcome and Introduction Pal Maurovich-Horvat
12:35-12:50 Intro to ESC CTT Exam (questions’ structure,
scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls) 
Gianluca Pontone
12:50-13:35 Physics-basic principles of CT image acquisition Alexia Rossi
13:35-14:05 Premedication, contrast media administration,
safety and adverse reactions  
Manish Motwani
14:05-14:35  Tea/Coffe Break  
14:35-15:15 Artefacts and techniques on how to avoid them   Francesca Pugliese
15:15-15:45 Image interpretation, reading and reporting  Pal Maurovich-Horvat
15:45-16:15  Top 10 indications of CCT   Gianluca Pontone
16:15-16:45 Break  
16:15-17:30 Cases on workstations n1 – normal anatomy  
17:30-19:30 Cases on workstations with cath correlation n2 –
Indication: Atypical chest pain suspected CAD
20:30-22:30 Group Dinner at Hotel  

Friday 23 October

Time Title Speaker
08:30-09:15 Calcium score   Manish Motwani
09:15-10:00 Coronary atherosclerotic plaque assessment  Marc Dweck
10:00-10:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
10:30-11:15 Functional CAD assessment (perfusion, FFRCT) Gianluca Pontone
11:15-12:00 Revascularised patient   Pal Maurovich-Horvat
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-15:00 Cases on workstations n3 – Stent and CABG  
15:00-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
15:30-16:15 Aorta, pulmonary vessels, valve assessment  Marc Dweck
16:15-17:00 Plan structural interventions (TAVI) Oliver Gaemperli
17:00-19:30 Cases on workstations n4 – TAVI planning and structural heart  

Saturday 24 October

Time Title Speaker
08:30-09:15 Congenital heart disease Sarah Moharem-Elgamal
09:15-10:00 Extracardiac finding for cardiologists Alexia Rossi
10:00-10:30 Ask the Experts: free questions from attendees All
10:30-11:00  Tea/Coffee Break  
11:00-12:30 Cases on workstations n5 – Vascular and Congenital   
12:30-13:30 EACVI Exam questions and discussion  
 13:30 End. Lunch boxes and grouped transportation by bus from the European Heart House to Nice Airport  

Logistical Information


Recommended airport: Nice Airport

The European Heart House
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Registration and hotel accommodation

The registration fee includes:

  • Course participation
  • 6 months access to the 5 Tutorials on Cardiac CT
  • 2 nights' accommodation at Hotel Ambassadeur in Juan-les-Pins on 22 & 23 October
  • 3 Lunches, 1 dinner, 4 coffee breaks
  • Transportation from ESC-arranged hotels to the course venue
    Note: Transfer from the airport to your hotel or to the EHH on day 1 is at your charge.

Registration fees:

  • FEACVI & EACVI Silver Member below 40 years old, or in training, Nurse & Technician
    • Fees:  €600
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5
  • EACVI Silver Member
    • Fees: €880
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5
  • EACVI Regular Member and Non-Member
    • Fees: €1,080
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5

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Requests received less than six weeks prior to the course date, remain subject to availability.

The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its educational programmes up to 1 month 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.

Cancellation conditions

Up to three weeks prior to the course and upon receipt of a written cancellation, a full refund of fees will be processed.
In the event of the cancellation of a course by the ESC, the full registration fee will be refunded. The ESC is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.