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ECHO Course 2018

3D/4D in clinical practice: standing alone or taking over traditional 2D views?

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you all for the EACTA Echo Course 2018 on Perioperative Echocardiography in Athens. The theme of the course for 2018 is based on: “3D/4D in clinical practice: standing alone or taking over traditional 2D views?”

The EACTA ECHO course will be held on June 23rd to June 26th, 2018 at the premises of the Medical School of the University of Athens in Greece.

The aim of this annual Echo Course is to educate Anaesthesiologists/ Surgeons/ Echo cardiographers/ Intensivists for the use of Echo in the Perioperative setting and Intensive care as a valuable and effective tool for safe and better outcomes.

The Scientific Programme follows the pattern of previous Courses: Basic, Advanced, Certification and Hands on Training. The Basic Course will give a concise insight to the fundamentals of echocardiography. The Advanced Course will focus on the use of 3D/4D in the clinical practice by comparing it to the traditional 2D echo. The Certification Course will prepare the candidates for the accreditation exam which will be held in the EACTA Echo Course 2018 for the first time. During the Hands-on course, the attendees will have live experience in cardiac and lung echo monitoring using simulators.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens in 2018!

Theofani Antoniou
Chair of the Local Organising Committee


Theofani Antoniou, Chair Stamo Matiatou Kassiani Theodoraki
Theodora Asteri Eleni Moka Christina Antzaka
Panagiota Rellia Anastasios Petrou Maria Vassili

Programme / CME credits

Please find and download the Programme for the EACTA Echo Courses 2018 (as of 28 May 2018)  here:

EACTA Echo Programme 2018 

CME credits
EACTA Echo Courses 2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum oft the following European CME credits (ECMEC®s):

Basic Course, 23 and 24 June 2018: 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®)
Advanced Course, 23 and 24 June 2018: 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®)
Certification Course, 25 and 26 June 2018: 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®)
Hands-on Training, 25 June 2018: 6 European CME credits (ECMEC®)

The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For details on EACCME recognition and further country listing please see www.eaccme.eu.

Information for Speakers
Please include this disclosure slide in your presentation at the beginning as the second slide of your presentation. This procedure is essential to ensure the integrity and transparency of the EACTA Echo Course 2018 scientific and educational programs.

Registration for ECHO Course 2018 in Athens, Greece will be available shortly.

Registration fees in Euro:

Hands-on Training - member 500 600
Hands-on Training – non-member 575 675
Basic Course & Hands-on training - member 900 1000
Basic Course & Hands-on training -
975 1075
Advanced Course & Hands-on training - member 900 1000
Advanced Course & Hands-on training - non-member 975 1075
by 15 June 2018
after 15 June 2018
Basic Course - member 525 625
Basic Course - non-member 600 700
Advanced Course - member 525 625
Advanced Course - non-member 600 700
Certification Course - member 425 525
Certification - non-member 500 600
Basic & Certification Course - member 825 925
Basic & Certification Course -
900 1000
Advanced & Certification Course - member 825 925
Advanced & Certification Course -
900 1000


Delegates’ registration includes:

  • Badge and congress documents
  • Participation in the Scientific Programme
  • Access to the exhibition
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Networking Reception (Basic and Advanced Course)


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy and processing of personal data
Registration can only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment or valid credit card details. In case of cancellation of participation until 25/04/2018, registration fees will be refunded. A handling fee of € 100,00 per person will apply. The registration is nonrefundable after that date. Name changes incur a handling fee of € 10.- per registration. In case of no-show or early departure no refund of registration fees will be made. The organizers will only accept request for refunds if they are in writing. Should you have any special requests for the processing of your invoice, kindly let us know when submitting your registration form. The re-issuing of an invoice incurs a € 10.- handling fee. Prices of sub-contractors are based on the current tariffs and VAT rate. All prices and details, beyond our control, are subject to change. For cancellations and amendments please notify the Congress Secretariat MCI Germany at [email protected].

  • Until 25 April 2018 – Full refund less a Euro 100 administration fee
  • After 25 April 2018 – No refunds


Collection of personal data
Your personal data will be kept also after the conduct of the congress, for statistical purposes and for the possible dispatch of information on future congresses within the relevant field. Your personal data may also be published in a list of participants, to be distributed to the congress participants. The information may also be distributed to certain companies and associations, operating in the relevant field, for possible distribution of information and offers directly from them.


Visa and Official Letter of Invitation
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest that you contact your local Greek Embassy or Consulate for instructions on visa regulations and application procedures. The participant is responsible for obtaining a visa if necessary. Official letter of invitation can be requested when registering. Please note that the letter of invitation will not be send before the participant have registered and paid the registration fee.

Please find the Partnership Opportunities for Echo Course 2018 here.

Binding Order Form

ECHO Courses are certified by the Hellenic Association for Pharmaceutical Companies.

For further information please contact:
c/o MCI Deutschland GmbH
Eric Beier
Markgrafenstrasse 56
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 20 45 9376
E-mail: [email protected]

Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 23, 2018 8:00 am
  • End Date
    June 26, 2018 6:00 pm
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