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19 - 20 October 2024

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

Venue: European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Course Directors:
Prof Luigi Badano, Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Aim of the course:
This course addresses to all 4D echo users and aims at fully understand the best way to acquire and analyze patients using the 4D echocardiography.

Suggested hotel for Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Registration

-Physical attendance & 1 week participation at the echocardiography department of Interbalkan center (14-18/10/2024), restricted to 2 persons: includes education on EchoPAC workstation and live scanning on vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probe, coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 2 certificates, one from the course with EACCME® points and one from the hospital as fellowship program (1000.00)

-Physical attendance & 1 week participation at the echocardiography department of Interbalkan center (21-25/10/2024), restricted to 2 persons : includes education on EchoPAC workstation and live scanning on vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probe, coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 2 certificates, one from the course with EACCME® points and one from the hospital as fellowship program (1000.00)

-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 credits of ECMECs accredited by the EACCME® (500.00)

-Virtual hands-on registration: includes education on virtual EchoPAC workstation platforms (remotely from your PC) and advanced certificate of education with credits of ECMECs accredited by the EACCME® (350.00)

-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 with credits of ECMECs accredited by the EACCME® (150.00)


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

* Cancellation received after September 1st, no refund

For company/group registrations or in case of invoice, please contact us at
[email protected] and do not fill in the online form. The company registration service enables you to register your delegates and get an invoice.

Certificate of Attendance
The certificate will be marked with credits of Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (ECMECs) accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). The certificates will be send via email.

Organized by University of Milano

 

Course program

1st Day: Chambers evaluation
08:30-09:00 Welcome: Connection of participants to EchoPAC
09:00-09:30 Basics of 4D echocardiography. How to apply the method in routine practice (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
09:30-10:30 Workstation session I: Learn how to optimize my 4D images in EchoPAC | K. Benekos
10:30-11:00 How to assess left ventricle and left atrium with 4D (lecture) | L. Badano
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 Live session I: LV acquisition and assessment on GE E95 machine | K. Papadopoulos
11:45-13:30 Workstation session II: LV/LA assessment (Multislice, Triplane, 4D AutoLVQ, 4D AutoLAQ, AFI LA)
LV assessment | K. Papadopoulos
LA assessment | L. Badano
13:30-14:00 How to assess left ventricle with 2D AFI, triplane AFI
Myocardial work, 4D strain (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
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) | K. Papadopoulos
16:15-16:30 4D Stress echocardiography. Feasibility and added value of the
method (lecture) | L. Badano
16:30-17:00 Evaluation of right ventricle by 4D echocardiography (lecture) | L. Badano
17:00-17:15 Live session II: RV acquisition | K. Papadopoulos
17:15-17:45 Coffee break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
17:45-19:00 Workstation session IV: RV assessment | L. Badano
19:30 Dinner

 

2nd Day: Valvular assessment/Transcatheter interventions
09:00-09:30 4D aortic valve and annulus assessment – TAVI preparation (lecture) | L. Badano
09:30-10:00 Workstation session V: AoV analysis | K. Papadopoulos
10:00-10:30 Mitral valve assessment (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Live session III: acquisition of MV by TTE | K. Papadopoulos
11:00-13:00 Workstation session VI: MV analysis | K. Papadopoulos
(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)
13:45-14:15 4D Tricuspid valve assessment (lecture) | L. Badano
14:15-15:30 Workstation session VII: TV analysis (4D zoom, Full volume, 4D AutoTVQ) | L. Badano

How to plan and guide Transcatheter Interventions:
15:30-16:00 How to screen patients suitable for: PFO and ASD closure (lecture) | L. Badano
16:00-16:30 How to guide patients suitable for: PFO and ASD closure (lecture and workstation) | K. Papadopoulos
16:30-16:45 Coffee Break
16:45-17:00 How to screen and guide patients suitable for: LAA closure (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
17:00-17:30 Tricuspid regurgitation: which patient should be treated and what are our transcatheter treatment options? (lecture) | L. Badano
17:30-18:00 How to screen and guide patients suitable for: Mitral-TEER (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
18:00-18:15 How to screen and guide patients suitable for valve-in-ring and valve-in-valve interventions (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos

End of course

 

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.

 

PHOTOS

 
     
 
     

 
     
   

 

Bileaflet prolapse-barlow disease demonstrated with 3D TOE


3D enface view of mitral valve


 4D analysis of volumes and EF of left ventricle