In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

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.

Register now

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)

Day 1 - Thursday 28 March

09:00-12:00   Registration

12:00-12:30   Lunch

12:30-12:35   Welcome and introduction 
12:35-12:50   Intro to ESC CMR exam 
                       (questions’ structure, scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls)
12:50-13:35   Physics-basic principles and signal encoding 
13:35-14:05   CMR safety/set up/devices 

14:05-14:35   Tea/Coffee Break

14:35-15:15    Physics-basic and advanced pulse sequences/techniques
15:15-15:35    Exam questions demo test n1 and discussion 

15:35-15:55   HCM and ARVC 
15:55-16:15    DCM, LVNC and transplant 
16:15-16:35    Cardiac involvement in secondary disease
16:35-17:05   Exam questions demo test n2 and discussion                 

17:05-17:35    Short break

18:05-19:35   Cases on workstations n1 –Non-Ischaemic 

20:30-22:30  Group dinner

Day 2 - Friday 29 March

08:50-09:10  CMR methodology and applications 
09:10-09:30  Image quality/artefacts/scan optimization 
09:30-10:00  Exam questions demo test n3 and discussion 

10:00-10:30   Tea/Coffee Break

10:30-10:50   CMR in Pericardial disease 
10:50-11:20    Cardiac masses/tumors 
11:20-11:50     Incidental non-cardiovascular findings
11:50-12:20    Exam questions demo test n4 and discussion 

12:20-13:20    Lunch

13:20-15:05   Cases on workstations n2 – Pericardial/masses/incidental 

15:05-15:35    Tea/Coffee Break

15:35-16:05   CMR in chronic ischemic heart disease 
16:05-16:35   CMR in acute coronary syndromes (infarction, myocarditis, TakoTsubo)
16:35-17:05   Exam questions demo test n5 and discussion 

17:05-18:30   Cases on workstations n3 – Ischemic  

Day 3 - Saturday 30 March

08:30-08:50  Congenital sequences and specific lesions 
08:50-09:10   Aorta and pulmonary vessels 
09:10-09:30   Valves anatomy/pathology assessment
09:30-10:00   Exam questions demo test n6 and discussion

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 

12:15-13:00    Final Exam questions demo test and discussion 

13:00-13:15    Feedback

End of course

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
  • 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

Not a member yet? Join the EACVI today.

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.