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EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiography

18/10/2019 00:00 20/10/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiography European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org true DD/MM/YYYY
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Echocardiography
3D Echocardiography
In-person
event

Summary

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



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NEW this year: the course will contain basic lectures (1 day) and advanced ones (1 day and a half). You can register for both basic and advanced courses, or only the advanced course.

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

An application has been made for the accreditation of this programme to EACCME for CME credits.

This programme might be subject to change.

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

Faculty Members: Nina Ajmone Marsan (NE), Maria Magdalena Gurzun (RO), Leyla Elif Sade (TR),
Jaroslaw Kasprzak (PL), Hani Mahmoud-Elsayed (UK), Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben (GE)

Friday 18 October - Basic Course

Time  Session
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome and Introduction of the Course - B. Popescu, E. Donal
09:10-10:40 Session I: Basics of Transoesophageal Echocardiography - Chairpersons: B. Popescu, E. Donal
09:10-09:40 EACVI recommendations on procedure, safety issues and reporting - B. Popescu
09:40-10:10 Introduction to TOE: added value and clinical indications (case-based) - J. Kasprzak
10:10-10:40 Standard TOE views, applied physics and image optimization - L.E. Sade
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00

Parallel hands-on sessions:

  • TOE simulators (Medaphor) - B. Popescu, L.E. Sade, E. Donal, M. Gurzun
  • Knobology and TTE hands-on (GE) - J. Kasprzak
  • Knobology and TTE hands-on (Philips) - H. Mahmoud-Elsayed
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Session II: Basic applications of transesophageal echocardiography - Chairpersons: J. Kasprzak, M. Gurzun
14:00-14:30 Mitral valve anatomy and function assessment - N. Ajmone Marsan
14:30-15:00 Aortic valve anatomy and function assessment - H. Mahmoud-Elsayed
15:00-15:30 Tricuspid and pulmonary anatomy and function assessment - L.E. Sade
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00

Parallel hands-on sessions:

  • TOE simulators (Medaphor) - E. Donal, L.E. Sade, M. Gurzun, H. Mahmoud-Elsayed
  • Knobology and TTE hands-on (GE) - B. Popescu
  • Knobology and TTE hands-on (Philips) - N. Ajmone Marsan

 

Saturday 19 October - Advanced Course

Time Session
08:00- 08:30   Registration
08:30-10:30    Session III: Advanced applications of 2D/3D transesophageal echocardiography - Chairpersons: E. Donal, H. Mahmoud Elsayed
08:30- 09:00          Advanced examination of mitral valve pathology - N. Ajmone Marsan 
09:00-09:30 Advanced examination of aortic valve pathology - B. Popescu
09.30-10.00 Advanced examination of valvular prostheses - L.E. Sade
10:00-10:30 Advanced examination of ventricular function and mechanical assist devices - J. Kasprzak
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00

Parallel hands-on sessions:

  • TOE simulators (Medaphor) - B. Popescu, J. Kasprzak, L.E. Sade, M. Gurzun
  • Workstations (GE) - N. Ajmone Marsan
  • Workstations (Philips) - H. Mahmoud-Elsayed
13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Session IV: Advanced applications of 2D/3D transesophageal echocardiography
14:00-14:30 Endocarditis - M. Gurzun
14:30-15.00 Masses and sources of embolism - B. Popescu
15:00-15:30 Acute aortic syndromes - E. Donal
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00

Parallel hands-on sessions:

  • TOE simulators (Medaphor) - B. Popescu, L.E. Sade, H. Mahmoud-Elsayed, N. Ajmone Marsan
  • Workstations (GE) - J. Kasprzak
  • Workstations (Philips) - M. Gurzun
19:30-21:30

Group dinner

 

Sunday 20 October - Advanced Course

Time Session
08:30-10:30 Session V: Role of 2D/3D transesophageal echocardiography in transcatheter interventions - Chairpersons: N. Ajmone Marsan, R.S. Von Bardeleben
08:30-09:00  TAVR - N. Ajmone Marsan
09:00-09:30 MitraClip - R.S Von Bardeleben
09.30-10.00 ASD/PFO and LAA closure - H. Mahmoud-Elsayed
10:00-10:30 Perivalvular leak closure - E. Donal
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Challenging Clinical Cases from the Faculty
12:45-13:00 Discussions and Conclusions
13:00 End of course and Lunch

Logistical information

Location

Park Inn Hotel Prague

Svobodova 1
128 00 Prague 
Czechia

Registration fees:

2 options are available:

  • Option 1 – Registration to Basic and Advanced Courses which includes:
    • Course participation
    • 3 nights' accommodation (17-20 October) at Park Inn Hotel Prague 
    • 3 lunches, 5 coffee breaks, 1 dinner
  • Option 2 – Registration to Advanced Course only which includes:
    • Course participation
    • 2 nights' accommodation (18-20 October) at Park Inn Hotel Prague 
    • 2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks, 1 dinner

Note: No transportation from the airport to course venue.

 


Registration fees (including 20% VAT) 
Option 1: Registration to Basic and Advanced Courses Option 2:  Registration to Advanced Course only
 
Regular fee  
    €1150    €950 

EACVI Silver member
    €950     €750 
EACVI Silver member below 40 years old, in training, Nurse, Technician     €750    €550 

 

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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.