3D echocardiography: meet the experts!

October 24-25-26, 2019

Comprehensive course on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography with specific focus on intervention for structural heart disease

Development of three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) has significantly expanded the impact of cardiac ultrasounds on our understanding and management of heart diseases in clinical practice. Transthoracic and transesophageal 3DE provide a more anatomically sound and intuitive display of cardiac structure anatomy as well as a more accurate quantitation of cardiac chamber and heart valve geometry and function. Furthermore, transesophageal 3DE has become pivotal in planning and monitoring interventional procedures performed to manage structural heart diseases both in the cardiac cateterization laboratory and in the operative room.
However, this relatively new echocardiographic modality requires further education and specific training in order to learn how to acquire good quality data sets, how to post-process and interpret them and to perform quantitative analysis using dedicated software packages.
To meet this new and expanding educational needs two European Institutions with large experience in 3DE and its clinical applications have joined their expertise to provide a unique dedicated course to colleagues who want to learn how to use 3D echocardiography in the routine of the echo lab and in the challenging environment of interventional cardiology for structural heart diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program the participants should be able to:
  • Learn how to acquire 3D echocardiography data sets using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
  • Understand cardiac anatomy to be able to post-process 3D echocardiography data set
  • Appreciate the added clinical value of using 3D echocardiography to assess the anatomy of cardiac structures and the pathophysiology of cardiac diseases
  • Implement 3D echocardiography in the routine of their echocardiography laboratories
  • Understand how to use 3D echocardiography to plan and monitor interventional procedures in the cath lab

Intended audience

This workshop is intended mainly for echocardiographers who want to learn 3d echocardiography or improve their skills specifically in the application of this imaging modality for interventions in structural heart disease.

Participant will have to specify whether they want to perform the hands-on sessions using latest version of Philips or GE echo machines and software.

Program highlights

  • Basic and advanced hands-on sessions
  • Interactive case studies with the experts
  • Live individual training on different acquisition modes using a “whole heart” phantom
  • Simulation of 3 interventional procedures (MitraClip, TAVR and Neochordae) with live transesophageal 3D echocardiography guidance

Duration

THREE DAYS

24-25 October - Congress
26 October - Interventions Track

Participants

LIMITED ATTEDANCE

24-25 October - 50 attendees
26 October - 36 attendees

Language

COURSE LANGUAGE

The whole congress
will be in English

Faculty

Nina Ajmone Marsan MD, PhD, FESC
Associate professor
Department of Cardiology
Heart-Lung Center
Leiden, NL

Luigi P. Badano MD, PhD, FESC, FACC
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Milan, Italy

Victoria Delgado MD, PhD, FESC
Associate professor
Department of Cardiology
Heart-Lung Center
Leiden, NL

Denisa Muraru MD, PhD
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Milan, Italy

Scientific Program

DAY 1 - BASIC TRACK
Clinical applications of 3DTTE
  • From 09:30 to 10:50
    Plenary Theoretical session
    09:00 Registration and introduction to the course
    09:30 Basic principles of 3DEchocardiography and different acquisition modalities
    09:45 Discussion
    09:50 LV geometry and function
    10:05 Discussion
    10:10 RV geometry and function
    10:25 Discussion
    10:30 Atria, interatrial septum and pulmonary veins
    10:45 Discussion
  • From 10:50 to 11:30
    Coffee break
  • From 11:30 to 12:45
    11:30 3DE for mitral valve: from TTE to TEE
    11:45 Discussion
    11:50 3DE for aortic valve: from TTE to TEE
    12:05 Discussion
    12:10 3DE for tricuspid valve: from TTE to TEE
    12:25 Discussion
    12:30 How to implement 3Decho in the routine of the echo lab
    12:40 Discussion
  • From 12:45 to 14:00
    Lunch break
  • From 14:00 to 18:00
    Dedicated hands-on session
    Knobology of 3D echocardiography and hands-on on pre recorded cases of 3DTTE and 3DTEE dataset
    14:00 (25PTs x 2 groups) Overview of the workflow of transthoracic/TOE 3D images acquisition: demonstration on a normal subject of the knobology and different acquisitions modes
    15:00 Hands-on on laptops equipped with pre-recorded cases
    • Orientation in the 3D dataset/Cropping tools/ data set optimization, artifacts and how to avoid them
    • Left ventricular quantification
    • Atria quantification
    • RV quantification
    • Mitral valve: anatomical orientation in the 3D data sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Aortic valve: anatomical orientation in the 3Ddata sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Tricuspid valve: anatomical orientation in the 3D data sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Valve regurgitation 3D quantification
DAY 2 - ADVANCED TRACK
  • From 09:00 to 10:30
    Plenary Theoretical session
    09:00 Aortic valve: anatomical assessment and key information for surgical and percutaneous procedures - quantification tools
    09:40 Discussion
    09:45 Mitral valve: anatomical assessment and key information for surgical and percutaneous procedures - quantification tools
    10:25 Discussion
  • From 10:30 to 11:00
    Coffee break
  • From 11:00 to 13:00
    11:00 Tricuspid valve: anatomical assessment and key information for surgical and percutaneous procedures
    11:40 Discussion
    11:45 Left atrial appendage and interatrial septal assessment: focus on percutaneous procedures
    12:15 Discussion
    12:20 How to implement 3Decho in the cathlab and operating room: from acquisition to heart team
    12:55 Discussion
  • From 13:00 to 14:00
    Lunch break
  • From 14:00 to 18:00
    Parallel dedicated sessions
    The 25 attendees of the group 1 and the 25 attendees of the group 2, will be divided into two subgroups (A and B). While subgroups 1-A and 2-A are attending the 1st hands-on session (2 hours), subgroups 1-B and 2-B will attend in parallel the 2nd hands-on session (2 hours). After 2 hours, the subgroups (both group A and B) will switch and attend the other hands-on session.
    14:00 1st hands on session:
    • Hands-on on laptops with pre-recorded cases
    • Mitral valve: anatomical orientation in the 3D data sets, 3D echo anatomy for percutaneous procedures
    • Aortic valve: anatomical orientation in the 3D data sets, 3D echo anatomy for percutaneous procedures
    • Tricuspid valve: anatomical orientation in the 3D data sets, 3D echo anatomy for percutaneous procedures
    • Valve regurgitation 3D quantification
    14:00 2nd hands on session: practice of the different 3DTEE acquisitions on whole heart phantom
DAY 3
INTERVENTIONS TRACK

2 groups of 18 people which will follow in parallel the theoretical session and the simulation session and will switch after lunch

  • From 09:00 to 12:40
    Theoretical session
    09:00 TAVR step by step: from patient selection to procedural guiding to patient follow-up
    09:15 Discussion
    09:20 TAVR: the view of the interventionist and challenging cases with new TAVR frontiers
    09:35 Discussion
    09:40 Mitraclip step by step: from patient selection to procedural guiding to patient follow-up
    09:55 Discussion
    10:00 Mitraclip: the view of the interventionist and challenging cases
    10:15 Discussion
  • From 10:20 to 10:50
    Coffee break
  • From 10:50 to 12:40
    Plenary Theoretical session
    10:50 Other MV procedures: Cardioband, Neochord, percutaneous MVR and PVL closure: procedural steps
    11:20 Discussion
    11:25 Tricuspid valve procedures: challenges and future options
    11:45 Discussion
    11:50 Non valvular procedures: left atrial appendage closure, PFO/ASD closure
    12:10 Discussion
    12:15 Virtual 3D valve visualization with hololens (divided in 2 groups of 9 people)
    12:35 Discussion
  • From 12:40 to 13:40
    Lunch break
  • From 13:40 to 17:20
    Practical session:
    Training on 3DTEE guiding using 3 different setups of whole heart phantom for simulation of transcatheter procedures:

    • Mitraclip
    • TAVR
    • Neochord

Registration package

Limited attandance available

3 DAYS
FULL

PACKAGE

Theoretical, practical course and Interventions Track
October 24-26

EARLY FEE
Until May 15
€ 2.196

MID FEE
From May 16 to September 30
€ 2.684

LATE FEE
Until October 19
€ 3.050

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2 DAYS PHILIPS
about GENERAL 3DE PRINCIPLE
and 3DTTE

PACKAGE

Theoretical and practical course*
October 24-25

EARLY FEE
Until May 15
€ 1.525

MID FEE
From May 16 to September 30
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until October 19
€ 2.196

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*Remaining seats available only for GE users

2 DAYS GE
about GENERAL 3DE PRINCIPLE
and 3DTTE

PACKAGE

Theoretical and practical course*
October 24-25

EARLY FEE
Until May 15
€ 1.525

MID FEE
From May 16 to September 30
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until October 19
€ 2.196

DOWNLOAD FORM

*Remaining seats available only for GE users

1 DAY
INTERVENTIONS
TRACK

PACKAGE

October 26

EARLY FEE
Until May 15
€ 1.525

MID FEE
From May 16 to September 30
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until October 19
€ 2.196

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Useful information

Congress venue

Gele Kegels Meeting Center
Kennedyplein 10-11
5611 ZS Eindhoven, NL

How to arrive

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The congress venue is 2 minutes walking from the Central Train Station of Eindhoven

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From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport railway station to Central Train Station of Eindhoven

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From Airport to Central Train Station of Eindhoven

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