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EACVI Preparatory Course for Certification in CMR

29/09/2022 13:00 01/10/2022 13:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Preparatory Course for Certification in CMR

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance


This course is designed to help participants prepare for certification in cardiovascular magnetic resonance. The programme comprises a mix of interactive lectures and hands-on practical lessons with simulation scanning and image analysis sessions in which attendees will perform on dedicated workstations.


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Course objectives

The course programme includes interactive lectures, plus attendees will work on dedicated workstations to get hands-on practical experience with simulation scanning and image analysis.

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.

Course programme

Course Director: Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci (UK)

Co-Director: Steffen E. Petersen (UK)

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

This programme may be subject to change.

Thursday, 29 September (physics option)

Time Title Speaker
08:00-08:30 Registration  
08:30-08:35 Welcome and introduction Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
08:35-10:00 Physics: The basics of signal generation ; Spatial encoding Vivek Muthurangu
10:00-10:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
10:30-12:00 Physics: Tissue contrast ; Flow imaging Vivek Muthurangu

Thursday, 29 September

Time Title Speaker
10:00-12:00 Registration  
11:30-12:30 Lunch  
12:30-12:50 Intro to ESC CMR exam (questions’ structure,
scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls) 
Steffen Petersen
12:50-13:35 Physics-basic principles and signal encoding Vivek Muthurangu
13:35-14:05 CMR safety/set up/devices Mark Westwood
14:05-14:35  Tea/coffee break  
14:35-15:15 Physics-basic and advanced pulse sequences/techniques   Vivek Muthurangu
15:15-15:35 Exam questions demo test n1 and discussion Vivek Muthurangu
15:35-15:55 HCM and ARVC Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
15:55-16:15 DCM, LVNC and transplant Steffen Petersen
16:15-16:35 Cardiac involvement in secondary disease Mark Westwood
16:35-17:05 Exam questions demo test n2 and discussion C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, S. Petersen, M. Westwood
17:05-17:35 Break  
17:35-19:35 Cases on workstations n1 – Non-Ischaemic S. Petersen, M. Westwood
20:30-22:30 Group dinner at Ambassadeur Hotel  

Friday, 30 September

Time Title Speaker
08:50-09:10 CMR methodology and applications Steffen Petersen
09:10-09:30 Image quality/artefacts/scan optimisation Vivek Muthurangu
09:30-10:00 Exam questions demo test n3 and discussion V. Muthurangu, S. Petersen, M. Westwood
10:00-10:30 Tea/coffee break  
10:30-10:50 CMR in pericardial disease TBC
10:50-11:20 Cardiac masses/tumors TBC
11:20-11:50 Incidental non-cardiovascular findings Bernhard Gerber
11:50-12:20 Exam questions demo test n4 and discussion B. Gerber
12:20-13:20 Lunch  
13:20-15:05 Cases on workstations n2 – Pericardial/masses/incidental B. Gerber
15:05-15:35 Tea/coffee break  
15:35-16:05 CMR in chronic ischaemic heart disease Bernhard Gerber
16:05-16:35 CMR in acute coronary syndromes (infarction, myocarditis, Takotsubo) Chiara 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 – Ischaemic C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, B. Gerber

Saturday, 1 October

Time Title Speaker
08:30-08:50 Congenital sequences and specific lesions Vivek Muthurangu
08:50-09:10 Aorta and pulmonary vessels Vivek Muthurangu
09:10-09:30 Valves anatomy/pathology assessment Mark 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   
 13:15 End of course, lunch boxes and group
transportation by bus to Nice Airport

Logistical information


Recommended airport: Nice Côte d'Azur

Course venue:

The European Heart House (EHH - Maison Européenne du Coeur)
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Registration fees and hotel accommodation

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Two registration options are available:

  • Option 1 - The registration fee includes:
    • Course participation
    • Three nights' accommodation at Moxy Sophia Antipolis from 28 September to 01 October
    • Three lunches, one dinner, five 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.
  • Option 2 - The registration fee includes:
    • Course participation
    • Two nights' accommodation at Moxy Sophia Antipolis from 29 September to 1 October
    • Three lunches, one dinner, four 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 (including 20% VAT)  Option 1: Including extra morning of physics session Option 2: Without extra morning of physics session
Standard fee   €1,280 €1,080
EACVI Silver Member fee €1,080  €880
FEACVI & EACVI Silver Member below 40 years old, nurse, technician fee €800 €600

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Cancellation conditions

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

The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its educational programmes up to 1 (one) month before the programme starting date, in the event, there are fewer than 25 persons registered for it. In such a case, the full registration fee will be refunded to the registered participant, but the ESC shall not be liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.