ECHO Course 2019

Back to the bedside, benefiting the patient


Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you all for the EACTA Echo Course 2019 on Perioperative Echocardiography in Gdańsk. The theme of the course for 2019 is: “Back to the bedside, benefitting the patient”.

The EACTA ECHO course will be held from June 22nd to June 25th, 2019 at the premises of the Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. The aim of the annual ECHO Course is to educate anaesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency specialists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, with the use of ECHO in the perioperative setting as a valuable tool for diagnostics and patients’ outcome improvement.

The Scientific Programme will comprise a wide spectrum of topics, from the basic to the advanced and extensive skills and knowledge. It will be divided into four courses:
– The Basic Course will give a concise insight to transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography.
– The Advanced Course will focus on the use of the essence of echo examination for clinical decision-making.
– The Certification Course will prepare the candidates for the accreditation exam, which will be organised at the end of EACTA ECHO 2019 Course in the same venue.
During the Hands-on Course, the participants will get familiar with the most advanced echo imaging during training on models and simulators. Experts in the field will share tips, tricks and experience with the participants.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our beautiful city of Gdańsk.

Romuald Lango
Chair of the Local Organising Committee

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE
HEAD: 

  • Romuald Lango, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Medical University of Gdańsk

MEMBERS: 

  • Olga Trojnarska Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Poznań
  • Marcin Fijałkowski, Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Maciej M Kowalik, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Rafał Pawlaczyk, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Gdańsk
  • Waldemar Goździk, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Medical University of Wrocław
  • Anna Goździk, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Wrocław
  • Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz, Department of Cardiology and Electrotherapy, Medical University of Gdańsk

CHAIRMAN OF THE EACTA ECHO SUBCOMMITTEE

  • Johan Bence, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom


RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONGRESS MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE EACTA EXECUTIVE OFFICE:

AIM Italy Srl
Via Flaminia 1068
00189 Rome – Italy
Phone: +39 0633053.319
Fax: +39 0633053.630
E-mail: eactaecho2019@aimgroup.eu


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CME CREDITS

The EACTA Echo Course 2019, Gdansk, Poland, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of the following European CME credits (ECMEC®s):

Basic Course, 22/06/2019-23/06/2019: 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)
Advanced Course, 22/06/2019-23/06/2019: 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)
Hands-On training, 24/06/2019: 6 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)
Certification Course, 24/06/2019-25/06/2019: 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit 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®s 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.

    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - F. Guarracino, R. Lango
  • 08:15 - 10:15 - Basic physics and views in echocardiography
    08:15 - 08:45
  • Basic physics of ultrasound - F. Guarracino
  • 08:45 - 09:15
  • Knobology, optimization of imaging
    parameters
    - J. Erb
  • 09:15 - 09:45
  • Basic TOE views - M. Fijałkowski
  • 09:45 - 10:15
  • Basic TTE views - L. Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 11:30 - Left ventricle and valves assessment
    08:00 - 08:45
  • The left ventricle - A. Vorster
  • 08:45 - 09:30
  • Aortic valve - B. Sobkowicz
  • 09:30 - 10:15
  • Mitral valve - T. Kukulski
  • 10:15 - 11:00
  • Tricuspid and pulmonary valves - Z. Gąsior
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • Assessing prosthetic valves - M. Nejthardt
    11:30 - 12:00
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - J. Bence, M. Gruchała
  • 08:15 - 10:00 - The Operating Room
    08:35 - 08:55
  • When should we change the operation plan due to intraoperative ECHO finding? - H. Skinner
  • 08:55 - 09:15
  • Little jets (Prosthetic leaks) when should we intervene? - J. Swanevelder
  • 09:15 - 09:35
  • Clinic Decision making in dynamic subaortic stenosis - P. Rosseel
  • 09:35 - 09:55
  • Diastolic dysfunction - are we sure we got it? - S. Treskatch
  • 09:55 - 10:15
  • Preload assessment - a step-by-step practical approach - J. Erb
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 10:00 - ECHO-intensive transcatheter procedures
    08:00 - 08:30
  • Standard ECHO for TAVI or only for TAVI complications? - S. Konstadt
  • 08:30 - 09:00
  • Beating heart mitral valve interventions - C. Mukherjee
  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • Beating heart tricuspid valve interventions - J. Ender
  • 09:30 - 10:00
  • How to manage complications in transcatheter procedures: Interactive case presentations - J. Ender, S. Konstadt, C. Mukherjee
    10:00 - 10:30
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - H. Skinner
  • 08:15 - 09:55 - From imaging to reporting
    08:15 - 08:35
  • Comprehensive TOE exam, measurements and normal values - D. Greenhalgh
  • 08:35 - 08:55
  • Know your ECHO machine and optimize - J. Erb
  • 08:55 - 09:15
  • Safety, indications and complications of TOE - H. Skinner
  • 09:15 - 09:35
  • EACTA/EACVI certification in adult TOE - J. Van Der Maaten
  • 09:35 - 09:55
  • How to write a comprehensive TOE report - R. Mosca
    09:55 - 10:15
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 09:45 - Cardiac pathologies and more
    08:00 - 08:25
  • Tamponade and pericardial disease - F. Guarracino
  • 08:25 - 08:50
  • Pathologies of the aorta - P. Rosseel
  • 08:50 - 09:15
  • Cardiac Masses - C. Mukherjee
  • 09:15 - 09:45
  • ECHO quiz with Q & A on pericardium and aorta - F. Guarracino, C. Mukherjee, P. Rosseel
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Coffee break

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Registration fees
Local VAT included
Early Bird Fee
from 19/03/19
to 13/05/19
Late Fee
from 14/05/19
and On-site
Basic Course - member 550 € 650 €
Basic Course - non-member 625 € 725 €
Advanced Course - member 550 € 650 €
Advanced Course - non-member 625 € 725 €
Certification Course - member 450 € 550 €
Certification - non-member 525 € 625 €
Hands-on Training - member 525 € 625 €
Hands-on Training – non-member 590 € 690 €
price starting from € 450
Combined fees
Early Bird Fee
from 19/03/19
to 13/05/19
Late Fee
from 14/05/19
and On-site
Basic & Certification Course - member 850 € 950 €
Basic & Certification Course - non-member 925 € 1025 €
Advanced & Certification Course - member 850 € 950 €
Advanced & Certification Course - non-member 925 € 1025 €
Basic Course & Hands-on training - member 925 € 1025 €
Basic Course & Hands-on training -non-member 990 € 1090 €
Advanced Course & Hands-on training - member 925 € 1025 €
Advanced Course & Hands-on training -non-member 990 € 1090 €
price starting from € 850

You would like to sponsor or have an exhibition at the EACTA ECHO Course 2019? We will be happy to advise you individually on the various sponsoring options.

Please use the contact details below.

AIM Group International - Brussels Office
Grensstraat 7
B-1831 Diegem
Belgium
Att.: Ana Freitas
Phone: +32 (0)2 722 82 30
Direct: +32 (0)2 722 82 38
Email: eactaecho2019.sponsor@aimgroup.eu

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