3D echocardiography: meet the experts!

May 27-28-29, 2021

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

27-28 May - Congress
29 May - Interventions Track

Participants

LIMITED ATTEDANCE

27-28-29 May - 34 attendees
27-28 May - 14 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

Hani Mahmoud-Elsayed MBBCh, MSc, MD, FESC, FASE
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
University Hospitals Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Scientific Program

DAY 1 - 3DE: BASIC TRACK
Clinical applications of 3DE
  • From 13:00 to 15:00
    Plenary Theoretical session
    13:00 Registration opens
    13:30 3DE for cardiac chamber quantification: what do current recommendations suggest?*
    13:55 Discussion
    14:00 3DE for the aortic valve and mitral valve assessment in perspective of current European guidelines for VHD*
    14:25 Discussion
    14:30 3DE for the tricuspid valve assessment in perspective of current European guidelines for VHD*
  • From 14:45 to 15:00
    Coffee break
  • From 15:00 to 18:00
    Dedicated hands-on session
    Knobology of 3D echocardiography and hands-on on pre recorded cases of 3DTTE and 3DTEE dataset
    15:00 (25PTs x 2 groups) Overview of the workflow of TTE 3D images acquisition: demonstration on a normal subject of the knobology and different acquisitions modes
    16:00 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 - 3DE: 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 3DTOE 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 3DTOE acquisitions on whole heart phantom (wetlab)
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. 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 3DTOE guiding using 3 different setups of whole heart phantom for simulation of transcatheter procedures (wet lab):

    • Mitraclip
    • TAVR
    • Neochord

*This presentation will be based on ESC guidelines on VHD (2017) and on EACVI/ASE recommendations for the use of echocardiography in new transcatheter interventions for valvular heart disease (2011 and update 2016)
*This presentation will be based on ESC guidelines on VHD (2017) and on EACVI/ASE recommendations for imaging acquisition and display using 3DE (2012 and update 2014)
*This presentation will be based on the EACVI/ASE recommendations for chamber quantification document (2015)

Registration package

Limited attandance available

3 DAYS
PHILIPS

Basic, Advanced and Interventions track
PACKAGE

Theoretical, practical course*and Interventions Track
May 27-28-29

EARLY FEE
Until June 1
€ 2.196

MID FEE
From June 2 to November 1
€ 2.684

LATE FEE
Until November 2
€ 3.050

WAITING LIST REQUEST

3 DAYS
GE

Basic, Advanced and Interventions track
PACKAGE

Theoretical, practical course*and Interventions Track
May 27-28-29

EARLY FEE
Until June 1
€ 2.196

MID FEE
From June 2 to November 1
€ 2.684

LATE FEE
Until November 2
€ 3.050

SUBSCRIBE

2 DAYS
PHILIPS

Basic and Advanced track
PACKAGE

Theoretical and practical course*
May 27-28

EARLY FEE
Until June 1
€ 1.525

MID FEE
From June 2 to November 1
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until November 2
€ 2.196

WAITING LIST REQUEST

2 DAYS
GE

Basic and Advanced track
PACKAGE

Theoretical and practical course*
May 27-28

EARLY FEE
Until June 1
€ 1.525

MID FEE
From June 2 to November 1
€ 1.830

LATE FEE
Until November 2
€ 2.196

WAITING LIST REQUEST

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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