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EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiography

05/10/2018 00:00 07/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiography European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
Transesophageal Echocardiography
3D Echocardiography


The programme will encompass a mix of lectures, case-based presentations, and hands-on sessions guided by the Faculty.

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Course objectives

This course is dedicated to doctors, either in training or consultants, interested in improving their knowledge and skills in 2D and 3D echocardiography. This course will also serve those who aim to obtain the EACVI certification in TOE.

The Course programme encompasses a mix of lectures, case-based presentations with multiple-choice questions, and two types of hands-on practical workshops: image acquisition and optimisation on TOE simulators; and image post-processing performed by attendees on dedicated workstations and guided by Faculty.

Upon completion of this course program, participants will be better able to:

  • recognise the main clinical indications for a TOE study
  • assess valvular and ventricular function using 2D and 3D TOE
  • understand the added value of 3D echo over conventional 2D and Doppler TOE
  • acquire basic skills in probe manipulation and 2D TOE image acquisition
  • optimise 3D TOE acquisition and analysis
  • integrate information from 2D and 3D TOE for patient selection and guidance for interventional procedures for structural heart disease

Target Audience

The course is designed for:

  • Echocardiographers interested in advancing their knowledge in 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography and improving their practical skills in image acquisition, analysis and interpretation
  • Cardiologists and non-cardiologists interested to achieve basic knowledge in main indications, acquisition, interpretation and added value of 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography (e.g. cardiologists in training, multimodality imaging specialists, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, critical care, emergency physicians etc).

Scientific Programme

Course Directors: Dr. Denisa Muraru (IT), Prof. Erwan Donal (FR), Prof. Bogdan A. Popescu (RO)

Faculty: Dr. Victoria Delgado (NE), Prof. Leyla Elif Sade (TU), Dr. Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben (GE)

This scientific programme may be subject to changes.

Friday 05 October

09:00-12:30  Registration

12:00-13:00  Welcome Lunch

13:00-13:15   Welcome and Introduction of the Course

Session I

13:15-13:45  Introduction to TOE: added value and clinical indications
13:45-14:15  EACVI recommendations on procedure, safety issues and reporting
14:15-14:45  Standard TOE views and image protocols: a step-by-step approach 
14:45-15:15  3D TOE imaging acquisition and display: a practical guide 

15:15 – 15:30  Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30  Hands-on sessions

Saturday 06 October

Session II

08:00-08:30  Left heart chambers 
08:30-09:00  Mitral valve
09:00-09:30  Aortic valve 
09:30-10:00   Prostheses

10:00–10:30  Coffee break

10:30–12:30  Hands-on sessions

12:30–14:00  Lunch break

Session III

14:00-14:30  Endocarditis
14:30-15:00  Masses and sources and embolism 
15:00-15:30  Acute aortic syndromes
15:30-16:00  Right heart

16:00-16:30  Coffee break

16:30–18:30  Hands-on sessions

Sunday 07 October

Session IV
08:00-08:30  TAVR
08:30-09:00  MitraClip 
09:00-09:30  ASD/PFO and LAA closure
09:30-10:00   Paravalvular leaks

10:00–10:30  Coffee break

10:30–12:30  Hands-on sessions

12:30  End of Course
Lunchbox 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 Mercure in Sophia Antipolis (Option 1 only)
  • 3 Lunches, 4 coffee breaks
  • Transportation from ESC-arranged hotels to the course venue (Option 1 only)
    Note: Transfer from the airport to your hotel or to the EHH on day 1 is at your charge.

Registration fees:

2 options are available:

  • Option 1 – Registration to the course + accommodation and bus transfers
    •    2 hotel nights
    •    Bus transfers
    Note: Transfer from the airport to your hotel or to the EHH on day 1 is at your charge.

  • Option 2 – Registration to the course only
    Please make sure to book your own accommodation. Transfers are not included in this option, you will, therefore, need to come to the EHH by yourself. Depending on the hotel location, you may take buses or taxis.

Registration fees (including 20% VAT) 
Option 1: Standard Registration
with accommodation and transfers
Option 2:  Standard Registration
without accommodation and transfers
Regular fee  
    700 Euros      495 Euros

EACVI Silver/Gold member (-20%)
    550 Euros     395 Euros
EACVI Silver member below 38 years old, below 40 years old in training, Nurse, Technician (-25%)     525 Euros      370 Euros


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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.