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Postgraduate Course in Periprocedural Echocardiography 2024

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Dear Doctor

It is a real pleasure to announce the Postgraduate Course in Periprocedural Echocardiography to be held in London, 23rd - 25th of May, conceived by Zurich Heart House – London Heart House and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals.

The management of valvular heart disease has gone through a revolution since the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and now includes transcatheter edge-to-edge repair of the mitral and, more recently, the tricuspid valve, as well as transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve replacement procedures. All these interventions are heavily dependent on imaging modalities, both for diagnosis, indications, and periprocedural monitoring and guidance. This is particularly true for edge-to-edge repair of the mitral and tricuspid valves, but also for structural interventions such as the occlusion of paravalvular leaks, and closure of a patent foramen ovale or the left atrial appendage.

This impressive development in structural interventions for patients with valvular heart disease and other structural conditions has transformed imaging, particularly echocardiography. Indeed, such procedures require a new professional profile of specialized imagers with appropriate training and experience.

The 3-day Postgraduate Course in Periprocedural Echocardiography will address this unmet clinical need. It will involve state-of-the art lectures, interactive case presentations, and hands-on features for participants interested in imaging and valvular heart disease. The course offers a unique opportunity to become an expert in the area of periprocedural echocardiography.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and meeting you in London.

Your sincerely,

Thomas F. Lüscher
Ali Vazir
Alison Duncan


 

Programme Overview

London, 23.05.2024 - 25.05.2024
Venue: Royal Brompton Hospital

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Introduction
Imaging of structural heart disease and epidemiology of valvular heart disease
Live in a-box cases

Tricuspid Valve
Surgical, transcatheter, transthoracic, and trans-oesophageal assessment of tricuspid valve disease
TEER, TTVR, TEER
Live in a-box cases

Peri-Procedural Imaging for Circulatory Support
Echocardiography in ECMO, TTE, TEE
Devices in ICU: VA-ECMO, VV-ECMO, IABP, central circuits, short-term VADs

Mitral Valve Disease
Transthoracic and trans-oesophageal assessment of mitral valve disease, mitral regurgitation, and stenosis TEER and TMVR

Aortic Valve
Transthoracic, and trans-oesophageal assessment of aortic valve disease, TAVI, SAVR, periprocedural TEE for closure of paravalvular leaks

Hands-on Experience
Simulators and Workshops

Atrial Septal Defects
Management and trans-oesophageal echocardiographic assessment

Aorta
Transcather interventions and trans-oesophageal echocardiography for aortic syndromes

 

Pulmonary Valve
Transthoracic and trans-oesophageal assessment of pulmonary valve disease, transcatheter interventions, PAVI

Left Atrial Appendage
Left atrial occlusion and trans-oesophageal echocardiography for left atrial appendage

 

 

Scientific Programme

Day 1, May 23rd, 2024 (UK time)

Venue: Royal Brompton Hospital

 

08:30 | Coffee and Registration
09:00 Session 1: Introduction  
09:00 Introduction:  Imaging in structural heart disease - Course outline and objectives Ali Vazir, London, UK and Thomas F. Lüscher, London UK
09:20 Valvular heart disease and the rise of trans-catheter valve procedures Andreas Baumbach, London, UK
09:40 Panel discussion  

 

10:00 | Session 2: Mitral Valve - 1
Chairs: Ali Vazir, London, UK and Thomas F. Lüscher, London, UK
10:00 Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment for mitral valve disease- What do the 2021 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease recommend? When to consider MV intervention? Jeroen J. Bax, Leiden, The Netherlands
10:20 Transoesophageal echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve regurgitation- special considerations for TEER and TMVR Alison Duncan, London, UK
10:40 Panel discussion  
11:00 - 11:30  |  Coffee Break

 

11:30 | Session 3: Mitral Valve - 2
Chairs: Jeroen J. Bax, Leiden, Netherlands and Ee Ling Heng, London
11:30 Trans-oesophageal echocardiography step-by-step procedural guidance for mitral valve transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) Michel Zuber, Othmarsingen, Switzerland
11:50 Trans-oesophageal echocardiography step-by-step procedural guidance for mitral valve transcatheter mitral valvel replacement (TMVR) Alison Duncan, London, UK
12:10

Trans-oesophageal echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve stenosis - considerations for balloon valvuloplasty         The 2021 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease

Ali Vazir, London, UK
12:30 Panel discussion  
13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch Break and Interactive Industry Exhibition  

 

14:00 | Session 4: Live in-a-box Mitral cases
Chairs: Ali Vazir, London, UK and Jonathan Byrne, London, UK
14:00 Mitral TEER Ee Ling Heng, London, UK
14:20 Panel discussion  
14:30 Mitral TMVR Cesare Quarto, London, UK
14:50 Panel discussion  
15:00 Mitral Valvuloplasty Robert Smith, London, UK
15:20 Panel discussion  

 

15:30 | Session 5: Atrial Septal Defects
Chairs: Michael Rigby, London, UK and Alison Duncan, London
15:30 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) and inter-atrial septal defects – conservative management, surgical or transcatheter closure?  Michael Rigby, London, UK
15:50 Trans-thoracic and transoesophageal echocardiographic assessment of inter-atrial septal pathologies - consideration for transcatheter closure device Wei Li, London, UK
16:10 Panel discussion  
16:30 - 17:00 | Coffee Break

 

17:00 | Session 6: Pulmonary Valve
Chairs: Michael Rigby, London, UK and Kostas Dimopoulos,London, UK
17:00 Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiographic assessment and step-by-step guidance for pulmonary artery valve implantation (PAVI) Wei Li, London
17:20 Transcatheter pulmonary valve interventions Alain Fraisse, London, UK
17:40 Panel discussion  
End of day 1  

 

Day 2, May 24th, 2024

09:00 | Session 7: Tricuspid Valve - 1
Chairs: Michel Zuber, Othmarsingen, Switzerland and Robert Smith, London, UK
09:00 Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of tricuspid valve disease - severity and mechanism Victoria Delgado, Barcelona, Spain
09:20 Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of the right ventricle - using 3D imaging and strain analysis Julia Grapsa, London, UK
09:40 Transoesophageal echocardiographic assessment of tricuspid valve disease for TV interventions - case selection for tricuspid TEER versus TTVR Alison Duncan, London
10:00 Surgical and transcatheter intervention for tricuspid valve disease - update Francesco Maisano, Milano, Italy
10:20 Panel discussion  
11:00 - 11:30 | Coffee Break  

 

11:30 | Session 8: Tricuspid Valve - 2
Chairs: Francesco Maisano, Milano, Italy and Alison Duncan, London, UK
11:30 Transoesophageal echocardiography step-by-step procedural guidance for tricuspid valve TEER Ali Vazir, London
11:50 Transoesophageal echocardiography step-by-step procedural guidance for TTVR Jim Newton, Oxford, UK
12:10 Transoesophageal echocardiography multi-planar guidance for tricuspid valve TEER

Alexandros Papachristidis, London, UK

12:30 Panel discussion  
     
13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch break

 

14:00 | Session 9: Live in-a-box Tricuspid cases
Chairs: Francesco Maisano, Milano, Italy and Sam Dawkins, Oxford, UK
14:00 Tricuspid TEER Ee Ling Heng, London, UK
14:20 Panel discussion  
14:30 Tricuspid TEER- Complex disease Robert Smith, London, UK
14:50 Panel discussion  
15:00 Tricuspid TMVR Francesco Maisano, Milano, Italy
15:20 Panel discussion  

 

15:30 | Session 10: Aortic Valve
Chairs: Andreas Baumbach, London, UK and Mario Petrou, London, UK
15:30 Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of aortic valve stenosis                                                                                                         Rajdeep Khattar, London UK
15:50 Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of aortic regurgitation severity and mechanism Madelina Garbi, Cambridge, UK
16:10 Transoesophageal echocardiography assessment of aortic valve - step by step assessment for surgery or TAVI Aigul Baltabaeva, London, UK
16:30 Transoesophageal assessment for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) - what and how to assess?  TC Aw, London, UK
16:50 Panel discussion  
17:15 - 17:45 | Coffee break  

 

17:45 | Session 11: Aorta
Chairs: Victoria Delgado, Barcelona, Spain and Ulrich Rosendahl, London, UK
17:45 Surgical and transcatheter interventions for aortic dissection Christoph Nienaber, London, UK
18:05 Role of periprocedural transoesophageal echocardiography for transcatheter closure of paravalvular leaks Mehdi Eskandari, London, UK

 

18:25 | Session 12: Left Atrial Appendage
Chairs: Iqbal Malik, London, UK and Mehdi Eskandari, London, UK
18:25 Left atrial occlusion: Patient selection and indications                    Mehdi Eskandari, London, UK
18:45 Trans-oesophageal echocardiographic assessment of left atrial appendage - is there thrombus? Suitable for DC Cardioversion? Suitable anatomy for occlusion devices? Ali Vazir, London, UK
19:05 Panel discussion  
End of Day 2  

Day 3, May 25th, 2024

09:00 | Session 13: Periprocedural Imaging for Circulatory Support
Chairs: Fernando Riesgo Gil, London, UK and Ali Vazir, London, UK
09:00 Indications for extracorporeal circulatory support (ECMO and Impella) in cardiogenic shock - importance of echocardiography  Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK

 

09:30 - 11:00 | Session 14: Echocardiography (TTE and TEE) for circulatory and respiratory support devices: What to look for and report on for each device when on ICU?
9:30 VA – ECMO Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK
9:45 VV – ECMO Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK
10:00 Impella Francesca Fiorelli, London, UK
10:15 Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK
10:30 Central circuits Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK
10:45

Long-term VADs

Hatem Soliman Aboumarie, London, UK
11:00 - 11:30 | Coffee Break  

 

11:30 - 13:00 | Hands on experience for delegates
  2 workshops in parallel/ 45min each per group  
     
13:00 - 13:45 | Lunch Break
     
13:45 - 17:30| Hands on experience for delegates
  4-5 workshops in parallel/ 45min each per group  

The programme may be subject to change. 


 

General Information

Registration

Category  
Registration fees  
Regular fee GBP 750
Early registration fee (until April 15, 2024) GBP 650
Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <40 years (ID proof required)* GPB 550
Day Tickets GPB 250

*For the reduced registration (Trainees/Residents, Research fellows, Nurses, Students <40 years) please send a copy of your ID to Ms. Christine Lohmann at christine.lohmann@zhh.ch

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Please note that UK banks may charge high fees for international bank transfers. We therefore recommend payment by credit card.

Modification & Cancellation

All modifications or cancellations must be notified in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) to Zurich Heart House. For each modification requested by the participant, GBP 15 will be charged for administrative costs. In case of cancellation up to April 30th, 2024, deposits will be refunded less 35% for administrative costs. After this date, no refund will be possible.

Venue

Royal Brompton Hospital
Fulham Road, London SW3 6NP, United Kingdom

Organisation

Zurich Heart House, Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Dr. Ruth Amstein
Christine Lohmann
Hottingerstrasse 14, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 44 250 40 95, Fax +41 (0) 44 250 40 90


 

Accreditation

The Postgraduate Course in Periprocedural Echocardiography has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 22 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).


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