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08 - 09 October 2022

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course

Registration 

On-site hands-on registration (physical attendance): includes education on EchoPAC workstation and live scanning on vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probe, coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and advanced certificate of education with CME credits./ Cost: 500 euros
Virtual hands-on registration: includes education on virtual EchoPAC workstation platforms (remotely from your PC) and advanced certificate of education with CME credits./ Cost: 350 euros
- Join online registration: includes online attendance of the course with the ability to interact but not hands-on training and basic certificate of attendance with CME credits./ Cost: 150 euros

* registration does not include transfer from and to airport and accommodation.

Suggested hotel for Accommodation: Nikopolis Hotel (walking distance - 30m from the Hospital)

 

Certificate of Attendance
The certificate will be marked with 16 CME/CPD credits of continuous medical education from UEMS. The certificates will be send via email.

Welcome

4D Echocardiography is rapidly evolving giving new perspectives in the diagnosis and management of cardiac diseases. With the new 4D echo softwares and machines we can enhance our self-confidence and credibility in a wide spectrum of structural heart diseases. Starting with heart failure patients where accurately we can provide data about ventricular volumes and contractility and going further to valvulopathies where we can visualize and demonstrate in real time all the pathology. That way all diagnostic questions are more precisely answered and the management of these patients becomes easier.

Our hands-on intensive echo course aims at giving all the needed tools for everyday routine use of 4D echocardiography in our labs. All participants at the end of the course will learn how to acquire and analyze volumes and ejection fraction for left and right ventricle and be able as well to accurately demonstrate and analyze all valve abnormalities.

We are waiting for you either onsite in Thessaloniki or online, virtually to share experience and create memories.

See you in October.

COURSE PROGRAM

October 8th-9th 2022
1st Day: Chambers evaluation

08:00-08:30: Welcome: Connection of participants to EchoPAC

08:30-09:00: Basics of 4D echocardiography. How to apply the method in routine practice (lecture)
09:00-10:00: Workstation session I: Learn how to optimize my 4D images in EchoPAC
10:00-10:30: How to assess left ventricle and left atrium with 4D (lecture)
10:30-11:00: Live session I: LV acquisition and assessment
11:00-11:30: Coffee Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
11:30-13:30: Workstation session II: LV/LA assessment (Multislice, Triplane, 4D AutoLVQ, 4D AutoLAQ, AFI LA)
13:30-14:00: How to assess left ventricle with 2D AFI, triplane AFI Myocardial work, 4D strain (lecture)
14:00-14:45: Lunch Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
14:45-16:15: Workstation session III: LV assessment (triplane AFI-Myocardial work, 4D strain)
16:15-16:30: 4D Stress echocardiography. Feasibility and added value of the
method (lecture)
16:30-17:00: Evaluation of right ventricle by 4D echocardiography (lecture)
17:00-17:15: Live session II: RV acquisition
17:15-17:45: Coffee break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
17:45-19:00: Workstation session IV: RV assessment
19:30: Dinner


2nd Day: Valvular assessment/Transcatheter interventions
08:30-08:45: 4D Aortic annulus assessment – TAVI preparation (lecture)
08:45-09:30: Workstation session V: AoV analysis
09:30-10:00: Mitral valve assessment (lecture)
10:00-10:30: Coffee break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
10:30-10:40: Live session IV: acquisition of MV by TTE
10:40-13:00: Workstation session VI: MV analysis (4D zoom-full volume TTE and TOE, 4D AutoMVQ, Flexislice for VCA and MVA in mitral stenosis, Understanding DMR and FMR cases)
13:00-13:45: Lunch break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
13:45-14:30: 4D Tricuspid valve assessment (lecture)
14:30-15:30: Workstation session VII: TV analysis (4D zoom, Full volume, 4D AutoTVQ)
Transcatheter Interventions:
15:30-16:00: Assessment and guidance for ASD occlusion (lecture)
16:00-16:15: Guidance for PFO occlusion (lecture)
16:15-17:00: Coffee Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
17:00-17:15: Echo guidance for LAA occlusion (lecture)
17:15-17:45: Selection criteria and echo-guidance for edge-to-edge mitral valve
repair (lecture)
17:45-18:00: Challenging cases of TEER (lecture)

End of course

*** During the course 2 Vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probes will be available for hands-on practice on models from the participants. Live scanning will take part during coffee and lunch breaks.

 

PHOTOS

     
     
     

 
     
   

 

Bileaflet prolapse-barlow disease demonstrated with 3D TOE


3D enface view of mitral valve


 4D analysis of volumes and EF of left ventricle