The programme will encompass a mix of lectures, case-based presentations, and hands-on sessions guided by the Faculty.
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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:
The course is designed for:
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)
12:00-13:00 Welcome Lunch13:00-13:15 Welcome and Introduction of the Course – Denisa Muraru, Erwan Donal, Bogdan A. PopescuSession I13:15-13:45 Introduction to TOE: added value and clinical indications - E. Donal13:45-14:15 EACVI recommendations on procedure, safety issues and reporting - B.A. Popescu14:15-14:45 Standard TOE views and image protocols: a step-by-step approach - L.E. Sade14:45-15:15 3D TOE imaging acquisition and display: a practical guide - D. Muraru15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break15:30 – 17:30 Clinical cases: Cardiac chambers, Aorta, Pulmonary artery - E. Donal, L.E. Sade15:30 – 17:30 TOE simulator: Cardiac chambers, Aorta, Pulmonary artery - V. Delgado15:30 – 17:30 Workstations: LV quantification, RV quantification - D. Muraru, B.A. Popescu
08:00-08:30 Left heart chambers and aorta - D. Muraru08:30-09:00 Right heart chambers and pulmonary artery - V. Delgado09:00-09:30 Mitral valve - R.S. Von Bardeleben09:30-10:00 Aortic valve - B.A. Popescu10:00–10:30 Coffee break10:30–12:30 Clinical cases: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve - R.S. Von Bardeleben, L.E. Sade10:30–12:30 TOE simulator: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Left Atrial Appendage - B.A Popescu, E. Donal10:30–12:30 Workstations: Mitral Valve prolapse,Mitral Valve stenosis - D. Muraru, V. Delgado12:30–14:00 Lunch breakSession III14:00-14:30 Prostheses - L.E. Sade14:30-15:00 Endocarditis, masses and sources and embolism - V. Delgado15:00-15:30 Acute aortic syndromes - E. Donal15:30-16:00 Right-sided valves and congenital defects - B.A. Popescu16:00-16:30 Coffee break16:30–18:30 Clinical cases: Prostheses Endocarditis, Masses and Sources of embolism - B.A. Popescu, D. Muraru16:30–18:30 TOE simulator: Tricuspid valve, Pulmonary valve, Superior and Inferior vena cava - L.E Sade, E. Donal16:30–18:30 Workstations: Quantification of Mitral Valve, Tricuspid annulus quantification - V. Delgado, R.S. Von Bardeleben
Session IV 08:00-08:30 TAVR - V. Delgado08:30-09:00 MitraClip - R.S. Von Bardeleben09:00-09:30 ASD/PFO and LAA closure - D. Muraru09:30-10:00 Perivalvular leaks - E. Donal10:00–10:30 Coffee break10:30–12:30 Clinical cases: Structural interventional procedures, Congenital heart disease - E. Donal, B.A. Popescu10:30–12:30 TOE simulator: Transseptal puncture, MitraClip, TAVR, LAA closure - R.S. Von Bardeleben, L.E. Sade10:30–12:30 Workstations: Quantification of Aortic Valve, Left Atrial Appendage, Perivalvular leak - V. Delgado, D. Muraru12:30 End of CourseLunchbox and grouped transportation by bus from the European Heart House to Nice Airport.
Recommended airport: Nice Airport
The European Heart House
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
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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.
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.
This educational programme is accredited for 16 CME Credit(s). Each participant should claim only those hours of credits that have actually been spent in the educational activity.
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