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EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiography

Add to calendar20/10/20170:00 22/10/20170:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Teaching Course on Transoesophageal 2D and 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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The programme will encompass a mix of lectures, case-based presentations, and hands-on sessions guided by the Faculty.

Registration is now closed.

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)

Friday 20 October

09:00-12:30  Registration

12:00-13:00  Welcome Lunch

13:00-13:15   Welcome and Introduction of the Course – Denisa Muraru, Erwan Donal, Bogdan A. Popescu

Session I

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

15:15 – 15:30  Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30  Clinical cases: Cardiac chambers, Aorta, Pulmonary artery - E. Donal, L.E. Sade
15:30 – 17:30  TOE simulator: Cardiac chambers, Aorta, Pulmonary artery - V. Delgado
15:30 – 17:30  Workstations: LV quantification, RV quantification - D. Muraru, B.A. Popescu

Saturday 21 October

Session II

08:00-08:30  Left heart chambers and aorta - D. Muraru
08:30-09:00  Right heart chambers and pulmonary artery - V. Delgado
09:00-09:30  Mitral valve - R.S. Von Bardeleben
09:30-10:00   Aortic valve - B.A. Popescu

10:00–10:30  Coffee break

10:30–12:30  Clinical cases: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve - R.S. Von Bardeleben, L.E. Sade
10:30–12:30  TOE simulator: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Left Atrial Appendage - B.A Popescu, E. Donal
10:30–12:30  Workstations: Mitral Valve prolapse,Mitral Valve stenosis - D. Muraru, V. Delgado

12:30–14:00  Lunch break

Session III

14:00-14:30  Prostheses - L.E. Sade
14:30-15:00  Endocarditis, masses and sources and embolism - V. Delgado
15:00-15:30  Acute aortic syndromes - E. Donal
15:30-16:00  Right-sided valves and congenital defects - B.A. Popescu

16:00-16:30  Coffee break

16:30–18:30  Clinical cases: Prostheses Endocarditis, Masses and Sources of embolism - B.A. Popescu, D. Muraru
16:30–18:30  TOE simulator: Tricuspid valve, Pulmonary valve, Superior and Inferior vena cava - L.E Sade, E. Donal
16:30–18:30  Workstations: Quantification of Mitral Valve, Tricuspid annulus quantification - V. Delgado,
R.S. Von Bardeleben

Sunday 22 October

Session IV
08:00-08:30  TAVR - V. Delgado
08:30-09:00  MitraClip - R.S. Von Bardeleben
09:00-09:30  ASD/PFO and LAA closure - D. Muraru
09:30-10:00   Perivalvular leaks - E. Donal

10:00–10:30  Coffee break

10:30–12:30  Clinical cases: Structural interventional procedures, Congenital heart disease - E. Donal,
B.A. Popescu
10:30–12:30  TOE simulator: Transseptal puncture, MitraClip, TAVR, LAA closure - R.S. Von Bardeleben, L.E. Sade
10:30–12:30  Workstations: Quantification of Aortic Valve, Left Atrial Appendage, Perivalvular leak - V. Delgado,
D. Muraru

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  
    750 Euros      504 Euros

EACVI Silver/Gold member (-20%)
    600 Euros     354 Euros
EACVI Silver member below 38 years old* (-25%)
*or in training (below 40 years old), Nurses & Technicians
    562.50 Euros      316.50 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.