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EACVI preparatory course to certification in CMR

Add to calendar16/11/20170:00 18/11/20170:00 Europe/Paris EACVI preparatory course to certification in CMR

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.

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
Non-invasive Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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.

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Registration closes on 31 October.



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.

Course Director: Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci (UK)

Co-Directors: Steffen E Petersen (UK), Sven Plein (UK)

Faculty: Marco Francone (IT), Massimo Lombardi (IT), Vivek Muthurangu (UK)

Thursday 16 November

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 – S. E Petersen
                       (questions’ structure, scoring of exam, common errors and pitfalls)
12:50-13:35   Physics-basic principles and signal encoding – V. Muthurangu
13:35-14:05   CMR safety/set up/devices – M. Lombardi

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. Lombardi
16:35-17:05   Exam questions demo test n2 and discussion – CBD / SEP / ML                    

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 – SEP / ML / MF

20:30-22:30  Group dinner

Friday 17 November

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 – VM / SEP / ML

10:00-10:30   Tea/Coffee Break

10:30-10:50   CMR in Pericardial disease – M. Francone
10:50-11:20    Incidental non-cardiovascular findings – S. Plein
11:20-11:50     Cardiac masses/tumors – M. Francone
11:50-12:20    Exam questions demo test n4 and discussion – MF / SP

12:20-13:20    Lunch

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

15:05-15:35    Tea/Coffee Break

15:35-16:05   CMR in chronic ischemic heart disease – S. Plein
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 – CBD / SP

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

Saturday 18 November

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. Lombardi
09:30-10:00   Exam questions demo test n6 and discussion – VM / ML

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 – VM/ML

12:15-13:00    Final Exam questions demo test and discussion – CBD / VM / ML

13:00-13:15    Feed-back

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 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 Hit Member (Silver member below 38 years old, or in training (below 40 years old),
    Nurses & Technicians)
    • 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 Ivory & 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.