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3D echocardiography: meet the experts!

October 25 - 27, 2018

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

25-26 October - Congress
27 October - 3DTEE in interventions

Participants

LIMITED ATTEDANCE

25-26 October - 50 attendees
27 October - 15 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
Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padua Medical School
Padua, Italy

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

Denisa Muraru MD, PhD
Researcher
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padua Medical School
Padua, Italy

Scientific Program

DAY 1 - October 25
General 3DE principle and TTE
  • From 09:00 to 10:45
    Plenary Theoretical session
    Current clinical applications of transthoracic 3D echocardiography
    09:00 Left ventricular geometry and function
    Luigi P. Badano (Padua, IT)
    09:15 Discussion
    09:20 Right ventricular geometry and function
    Denisa Muraru (Padua, IT)
    09:35 Discussion
    09:40 Mitral and aortic valve
    Nina Ajmone Marsan (Leiden, NL)
    10:00 Discussion
    10:05 Tricuspid valve
    Luigi P. Badano (Padua, IT)
    10:20 Discussion
    10:25 Atria
    Denisa Muraru (Padua, IT)
    10:40 Discussion
  • From 10:45 to 11:15
    Coffee break
  • From 11:15 to 12:25
    Plenary Theoretical session
    How to implement 3D echocardiography in clinical practice
    11:15 How to implement transesophageal 3D echocardiography in the routine of the echo lab? Define clinical indications and standard protocols; intervendor differences
    Nina Ajmone Marsan (Leiden, NL)
    11:45 Discussion
    11:50 How to implement a transesophageal 3D echocardiography in the operating room and in the cath-lab: from patient selection to monitoring the procedures. Organization, staff requirements etc
    Victoria Delgado (Leiden, NL)
    12:20 Discussion
  • From 12:25 to 13:40
    Lunch
  • From 13:40 to 17:40
    Dedicated hands-on session
    Knobology of 3D echocardiography and hands-on on pre recoded 3DTTE dataset
    13:40 Overview of the workflow of transthoracic/TOE 3D images acquisition: Demonstration on a normal subject of the knobology and different acquisitions modes (Multiplane, 3D zoom, full-volume and Color Doppler)
    14:40 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 quantitation
    • Atria quantification
    • Mitral valve: anatomical orientation of data sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Aortic valve: anatomical orientation of data sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Tricuspid valve: anatomical orientation of data sets, 3D echo anatomy
    • Valve regurgitation quantification
  • 17:40
    Welcome cocktail
DAY 2 - October 26
3DTTE
  • From 09:00 to 10:40
    Plenary Theoretical session
    Current clinical applications of transesophageal 3D echocardiography and glance in future developments
    09:00 Aortic valve: anatomical assessment and key information for surgical and percutaneous procedures
    Victoria Delgado (Leiden, NL)
    09:45 Discussion
    09:50 Mitral valve: anatomical assessment and key information for surgical and percutaneous procedures
    Nina Ajmone Marsan (Leiden, NL)
    10:35 Discussion
  • From 10:40 to 11:10
    Coffee break
  • From 11:10 to 12:55
    Plenary Theoretical session
    11:10 Left atrial appendage closure
    Luigi P. Badano (Padua, IT)
    11:40 Discussion
    11:45 PFO, atrial septal defect closure
    Denisa Muraru (Padua, IT)
    12:15 Discussion
    12:20 Tricuspid valve procedures
    Victoria Delgado (Leiden, NL)
    12:50 Discussion
  • From 12:55 to 14:10
    Lunch
  • From 14:10 to 18:10
    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.
    14:10 1st session: Guided morphological and quantitative analysis of pre-recorded 3DTOE data sets
    • Cases of Mitral regurgitation: primary versus secondary; application of quantification software
    • Cases of Aortic stenosis; application of quantification software
    • Cases of Tricuspid regurgitation
    • Cases of Left atrial appendage and PFO/ASD closures
    14:10 2nd session: Live individual training on different modalities of acquisition using a “whole heart” phantom
DAY 3 - October 27
3DTEE and interventions
  • From 09:00 to 12:30
    Wet lab
    Nina Ajmone Marsan (Leiden, NL); Victoria Delgado (Leiden, NL)

    Introduction on the simulated percutaneous interventions: review of the imaging steps necessary

    Introduction to the platforms

    Simulation of 3 percutaneous procedures with life Transesophageal 3D echocardiography guidance

    • Mitraclip
    • TAVR
    • Neochordae

  • From 12:30 to 13:30
    Lunch
  • From 13:30 to 16:00
    Cases presentation of “challenging cases”
    Customized discussion/Last burning questions
    Adjourn

European Accreditation

N° CMEs

The event “3D echocardiography: meet the experts! Comprehensive course on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography with specific focus on intervention for structural heart disease” will be accredited by the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS-EACCME®).

The Course is addressed to: Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery (Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Nurses and Sonographers)

Registration

Limited attendance

Select your course from the registration package below, download and fill the registration form up and forward it to:
info@3decho360.com

After send the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with the payment modalities
Registrations can be considered valid only after having received the payment and confirmation from the organizing secretariat. Registration forms without proof of payment will not be processed.

Registration package

Limited attandance available

3 DAYS
FULL

Theoretical, practical course and Wet Lab
October 25-27

Fully
booked

2 DAYS
about GENERAL 3DE PRINCIPLE and
3DTTE

PACKAGE

Theoretical and practical course*
October 25-26

9
Available seats

MID FEE
From May 16 to September 30
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until October 19
€ 2.200

DOWNLOAD FORM

*Remaining seats available only for GE users

1 DAY
WET LAB

PACKAGE

Wet Lab
October 27

Fully
booked

Useful information

Congress venue

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

For info send us an email!