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EACVI Course on Cardiac Computed Tomography

26/03/2020 00:00 28/03/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Course on Cardiac Computed Tomography 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


New EACVI Course on CCT: the course is designed for medical professionals, cardiologists and radiologists who are starting with cardiac CT practice or would like to refresh their knowledge with the latest evidence published during the recent years.

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Special offer: Register for the course and get 6 months access to the 5 Tutorials on Cardiac CT
The free access will be granted to all the participants to the course early February

Course objectives

The programme encompasses a mix of interactive lectures, mock exam questions followed by interactive review with the faculty, as well as heavily hands-on practical with image analysis sessions 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 program, participants will be better able to:

  • gain knowledge about cardiac computed tomography scanner physics, image acquisition techniques, pre medication, administration of iodinated contrast media.
  • get familiar with image artifacts and learn techniques 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
  • gain knowledge about CT imaging of structural heart disease
  • learn how use CT for structural and coronary heart disease intervention planning

Target Audience

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

Scientific Programme

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Course Director: Pal Maurovich Horvat (HU)

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

This programme may be subject to change.

Thursday 26 March

Time Title
09:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:35 Welcome and Introduction
12:35-12:50 Intro to ESC CTT Exam (questions’ structure, scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls) 
12:50-13:35 Physics-basic principles of CT image acquisition
13:35-14:05 Pre medication, contrast media administration, safety and adverse reactions  
14:05-14:35  Tea/Coffe Break
14:35-15:15  Artifacts and techniques how to avoid them  
15:15-15:45  Image interpretation, reading and reporting 
15:45-16:15  Top 10 indications of CCT  
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 27 March

Time Title
08:30-09:15 Calcium score  
09:15-10:00 Coronary atherosclerotic plaque assessment 
10:00-10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Functional CAD assessment (perfusion, FFRCT)
11:15-12:00 Revascularized patient  
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 
16:15-17:00 Plan structural interventions (TAVI)
17:00-19:30 Cases on workstations n4 – TAVI planning and structural heart

Saturday 28 March

Time Title
08:30-09:15 Congenital heart disease
09:15-10:00 Extracardiac finding for cardiologists
10:00-10:30 Ask the Experts: free questions from attendees
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 of course, 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
  • 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 :

  • EACVI Silver member below 40 years old, or in training, Nurse & Technician
    • Fees:  €600
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5
  • EACVI Gold & Silver Member
    • Fees: €880
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5
  • EACVI Regular Member and Non-Member
    • Fees: €1080
    • Name changes (72h prior to the course): €5

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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.

Cancellation conditions

Up to 6 weeks prior to the course and upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees, minus a 25% of administrative charge, will be processed. No refund will be granted if the cancellation is done less than 6 weeks before the course start date. 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.