ECHO Course 2020

Welcome message from the local organizing committee

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology it is a great pleasure to invite you to EACTA Echo Course 2020, which will take place from Saturday June 27th to Tuesday June 30th at Herzzentrum Leipzig, in Leipzig Germany.

This year’s program is aimed at perioperative echocardiographers of all levels of expertise involved in the care of a wide spectrum of complex surgical patients. It showcases practical applications of all advanced perioperative echocardiographic techniques in everyday clinical scenarios by international experts in the field.

The new format was designed to maximize the degree of audience interaction and hands-on experience in all Basic, Certification and Advanced Courses.

The Basic Course adopts a flipped-class approach to provide the attendees an introduction to the basis of echocardiography. The pre-course reading material allows for 80% hands-on time. The four-to-one learners to instructor ratio, in groups of similar level of expertise, will maximise individual probe time. The groups are selected based on the pre-course test. The hands-on will be with live models and high-end transesophageal echocardiography simulators.

The Certification course introduces a new case-based format to fulfill the educational needs when preparing for the EACVI perioperative TEE exam but also serves as a comprehensive review of clinically relevant topics for the practicing echocardiographer.
An audience response system further enhances interaction and learning experience.

The Advanced course comprises 16 hours of LIVE transmission of intraoperative echocardiographyWorld experts will provide a practical demonstration of how to best apply new echocardiographic techniques such as 3D and strain, using all available platforms, in a series of real cases. These will include open surgical procedures, minimally invasive approaches and catheter-based interventions. Electronic question system allows immediate simultaneous interaction with the echocardiographers.

The re-designed social program will provide daily networking opportunities in the vibrant social environment that Leipzig is proud to offer.

Welcome to Leipzig.

Prof Dr. Jörg Ender, Herzzentrum Leipzig
Prof Dr. Jens Fassl, Herzzentrum Dresden
Dr. Massimiliano Meineri, Herzzentrum Leipzig

Contact us! eactaecho2020@aimgroup.eu

    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - J. Ender, J. Fassl, M. Meineri
  • 08:15 - 09:15 - The basics
    08:15 - 08:30
  • Basics Physics - F. Guarracino
  • 08:30 - 09:00
  • Basic TTE Views - J. Van der Maaten
  • 09:00 - 09:15
  • TEE Views - J. Bence
    09:15 - 09:45
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • 08:15 - 09:45 - Valves
    08:15 - 08:35
  • Aortic Valve - S. Moravkova
  • 08:35 - 08:55
  • Mitral Valve - J. Erb
  • 08:55 - 09:15
  • Tricuspid and Pulmonary valves - A. Mahdi
  • 09:15 - 09:45
  • Prosthetic valves - D. Bettex
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - J. Fassl
  • 08:15 - 10:20 - Basics and Essentials of Echocardiography
    08:15 - 08:45
  • Review of Ultrasound Physics - J. Erb
  • 08:45 - 09:05
  • Image optimization: know your echo machine - S. Sgouropoulou
  • 09:05 - 09:20
  • Storage and Reporting - H. Skinner
  • 09:20 - 10:20
  • Interactive Case presentation - J. Erb, S. Sgouropoulou, H. Skinner
    10:20 - 10:40
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 08:15
  • Welcome and Introduction - J. Fassl
  • 08:15 - 10:25 - Aortic Valve Session
    08:15 - 08:40
  • Aortic Valve - M. Seeberger
  • 08:40 - 09:00
  • Aortic Valve Pathology - J. Swanevelder
  • 09:00 - 09:25
  • Prosthetic valves evaluation - C. Mukherjee
  • 09:25 - 10:25
  • Interactive Case presentation - J.M. Seeberger, J. Swanevelder, C. Mukherjee
    10:25 - 10:45
  • Coffee break

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    08:00 - 09:00
  • Operation: AV Repair
  • Echocardiographer: Jean Louis Vanoverschelde / Mahesh Prabu / Nadeen Khalil
  • Moderator: F. Guarracino, D. Greenhalgh, J. Ender
    09:00 - 10:30
  • Operation: Transcath MVR
  • Echocardiographer: Burkhard Mackensen / Anna Flo
  • Moderator: F. Guarracino, D. Greenhalgh, J. Ender
    10:30 - 11:15
  • Operation: AV Repair
  • Echocardiographer: Jean Louis Vanoverschelde / Mahesh
    Prabu/ Nadeen Khalil
  • Moderator: F. Guarracino, D. Greenhalgh, J. Fassl

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    08:00 - 09:00
  • Operation: Surgical MVR
  • Echocardiographer: Alain Berrebi / Joerg Ender
  • Moderator: P. Wouters, H. Skinner, M. Swaminathan
    09:00 - 10:30
  • Operation: Transcath MVR
  • Echocardiographer: Massimiliano Meineri
  • Moderator: P. Wouters, H. Skinner, M. Swaminathan
    10:30 - 11:15
  • Operation: Surgical MVR
  • Echocardiographer: Alain Berrebi / Joerg Ender
  • Moderator: S. Shernan, P. Rosseel, J. Swanevelder

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For any inquire concerning registrations, please contact us at eactaecho2020.reg@aimgroup.eu

Early Bird Fee
until 31/12/2019
Normal Fee
01/01 - 31/03/2020
Late Fee
01/04/20 - on-site
Basic course - EACTA members 350 € 450 € 550 €
Basic course - non members 450 € 550 € 650 €
Advanced course - EACTA members 400 € 550 € 650 €
Advanced course - non members 500 € 650 € 750 €
Certification course - EACTA members 300 € 450 € 550 €
Certification course - non members 400 € 550 € 650 €
Basic + Advanced course - EACTA members 600 € 750 € 950 €
Basic + Advanced course - non members 700 € 850 € 1050 €
Advanced + Certification course - EACTA members 600 € 850 € 1050 €
Advanced + Certification course - non members 700 € 950 € 1200 €
Basic + Advanced course - reduced fee* 200 € - -
Advanced + Certification Course - reduced fee* 250 € - -

*reduced fees are available for participants with a yearly income of less than 30.000€ after tax and for registrars. A proof has to be mandatory uploaded during the registration process

Factory visit and dinner in “Porsche Leipzig” Factory - June 29, 2020

The automobile manufacture Porsche stands for high quality products made in Germany and represents German engineering performance all over the world. Successful car models like Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Panamera and Porsche Macan are produced in Leipzig. The dinner location has an exhibition of historic Porsche cars.
Don't miss the chance to network in an outstanding and impressive location.

Click here to register to the dinner

We look forward to share these moments with you!

The Congress venue is the Herzzentrum Leipzig (Strümpellstraße  39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany).

It is approx. 20 mins by taxi from the main railway station and 30 mins from Leipzig airport if you take a taxi.

Hotel rooms in different categories are available for EACTA  Echo 2020 participants; the reservation has to be made directly by participants and not through the Secretariat.
The hotel situation will be tight during the Course, therefore please proceed reserving the room as early as possible.

Please find below a list of the recommended hotels nearby with the related links:

Please refer to Booking.com for other options.

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Click here for a tourist guide of the city of Leipzig and for other useful information

Would you like to sponsor or to have an exhibition space at the EACTA ECHO Course 2020?

Please click here to see the sponsoring options.

For further information please contact:

Alessandra Santini
Project Leader –Congress Division
AIM Group International - MILAN OFFICE
+39 02 56601299
eactaecho2020@aimgroup.eu

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