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EACVI Preparatory course to certification in CMR

28/03/2019 00:00 30/03/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Preparatory course to certification in CMR European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance


The course is designed for trainees and consultants, either cardiologists or radiologists that want to get certified in CMR by the EACVI. The EACVI certification is the only process worldwide and there is today no other preparatory course.

Registration is now closed. The course is fully booked.

Register on the waiting list

Course objectives

This course is dedicated to helping in certification preparation. The programme encompasses a mix of interactive lectures, heavily hands-on practical with simulation scanning and image analysis sessions on dedicated workstations performed directly by attendees.

It also includes a review of clinical cases that can contribute to the logbook of cases to submit for ESC CMR certification.  

  • Review the principle of CMR physics
  • Review the role of CMR in acquired cardiovascular disease
  • Review the role of CMR in congenital cardiovascular disease  
  • Learn image analysis during hands-on sessions
  • Learn image interpretation during interactive read with the experts sessions

Target Audience

The course is designed for trainees and consultants, either cardiologists or radiologists that want to get certified in CMR by the EACVI.

Scientific Programme

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

This programme might be subject to change.

Course Director: Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci (UK)

Co-Director: Steffen E Petersen (UK)

Faculty: Jan Bogaert (BE), Bernhard Gerber (BE), Vivek Muthurangu (UK), Mark Westwood (UK)

Day 1 - Thursday 28 March

Time Programme
09:00 - 12:00 Registration
12:00 - 12:30  Lunch
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome and introduction - C. Bucciarelli-Ducci
12:35 - 12:50  Intro to ESC CMR exam (questions’ structure, scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls) -
S. E Petersen
12:50 - 13:35 Physics-basic principles and signal encoding - V. Muthurangu
13:35 - 14:05  CMR safety/set up/devices - M. Westwood
14:05 - 14:35 Tea/Coffee Break
14:35 - 15:15  Physics-basic and advanced pulse sequences/techniques - V. Muthurangu
15:15 - 15:35  Exam questions demo test n1 and discussion - V. Muthurangu
15:35 - 15:55 HCM and ARVC - C. Bucciarelli-Ducci
15:55 - 16:15  DCM, LVNC and transplant - S. E Petersen
16:15 - 16:35 Cardiac involvement in secondary disease - M. Westwood
16:35 - 17:05 Exam questions demo test n2 and discussion - C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, S. E Petersen, M. Westwood
17:05 - 17:35  Short break
17:35 - 17:45 Presentation of software by Medis
17:45 - 17:55 Presentation of software by Pie Medical Imaging
17:55 - 18:05 Presentation of software by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging
18:05 - 19:35 Cases on workstations n1 – Non-Ischaemic - S. E Petersen, M. Westwood, J. Bogaert
20:30 - 22:30 Group dinner at Ambassadeur hotel

Day 2 - Friday 29 March

Time Programme
08:50 - 09:10  CMR methodology and applications - S. E Petersen
09:10 - 09:30  Image quality/artefacts/scan optimization - V. Muthurangu
09:30 - 10:00 Exam questions demo test n3 and discussion - V. Muthurangu, S. E Petersen, M. Westwood
10:00 - 10:30  Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:50 CMR in Pericardial disease - J. Bogaert
10:50 - 11:20 Cardiac masses/tumors - J. Bogaert
11:20 - 11:50  Incidental non-cardiovascular findings - B. Gerber
11:50 - 12:20 Exam questions demo test n4 and discussion - J. Bogaert, B. Gerber
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
13:20 - 15:05 Cases on workstations n2 – Pericardial/masses/incidental - J. Bogaert, B. Gerber
15:05 - 15:35 Tea/Coffee Break
15:35 - 16:05  CMR in chronic ischemic heart disease - B. Gerber
16:05 - 16:35  CMR in acute coronary syndromes (infarction, myocarditis, TakoTsubo) -  C. Bucciarelli-Ducci
16:35 - 17:05 Exam questions demo test n5 and discussion -  C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, B. Gerber
17:05 - 18:30 Cases on workstations n3 – Ischemic - C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, B. Gerber

Day 3 - Saturday 30 March

Time Programme
08:30 - 08:50  Congenital sequences and specific lesions - V. Muthurangu
08:50 - 09:10  Aorta and pulmonary vessels - V. Muthurangu
09:10 - 09:30 Valves anatomy/pathology assessment - M. Westwood
09:30 - 10:00  Exam questions demo test n6 and discussion - V. Muthurangu, M. Westwood
10:00 - 10:30 Ask the Experts: free questions from attendees - All
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15 Cases on workstations n4 – Valve/Vascular/Congenital - V. Muthurangu, M. Westwood
12:15 - 13:00 Final Exam questions demo test and discussion - C. Bucciarelli-Ducci V. Muthurangu, M. Westwood
13:00 - 13:15  Feedback
End of course Lunch box 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
  • 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.