07 - 08 Οκτωβρίου 2023

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course

Venue: European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Course Directors:
Prof Luigi Badano, Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Aim of the course:
This course addresses to all 4D echo users and aims at fully understand the best way to acquire and analyze patients using the 4D echocardiography.


- On-site hands-on registration (physical attendance): includes education on EchoPAC workstation and live scanning on vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probe, coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner on Saturday night and advanced certificate of education with CME credits./ Cost: 500 euros
- Virtual hands-on registration: includes education on virtual EchoPAC workstation platforms (remotely from your PC) and advanced certificate of education with CME credits./ Cost: 350 euros
- Join online registration: includes online attendance of the course with the ability to interact but not hands-on training and basic certificate of attendance with CME credits./ Cost: 150 euros

* registration does not include transfer from and to the airport and accommodation.
* Cancellation received after September 1st, no refund

Suggested hotel for Accommodation: Nikopolis Hotel (walking distance - 30m from the Hospital)


Certificate of Attendance
The certificate will be marked with 16 credits of continuous medical education from UEMS. The certificates will be send via email.

Organized by University of Milano


4D Echocardiography is rapidly evolving giving new perspectives in the diagnosis and management of cardiac diseases. With the new 4D echo softwares and machines we can enhance our self-confidence and credibility in a wide spectrum of structural heart diseases. Starting with heart failure patients where accurately we can provide data about ventricular volumes and contractility and going further to valvulopathies where we can visualize and demonstrate in real time all the pathology. That way all diagnostic questions are more precisely answered and the management of these patients becomes easier.

Our hands-on intensive echo course aims at giving all the needed tools for everyday routine use of 4D echocardiography in our labs. All participants at the end of the course will learn how to acquire and analyze volumes and ejection fraction for left and right ventricle and be able as well to accurately demonstrate and analyze all valve abnormalities.

We are waiting for you either onsite in Thessaloniki or online, virtually to share experience and create memories.

See you in October.

Course program

1st Day: Chambers evaluation
08:00-08:30 Welcome: Connection of participants to EchoPAC
08:30-09:00 Basics of 4D echocardiography. How to apply the method in routine practice (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
09:00-10:00 Workstation session I: Learn how to optimize my 4D images in EchoPAC | K. Benekos
10:00-10:30 How to assess left ventricle and left atrium with 4D (lecture) | L. Badano
10:30-11:00 Live session I: LV acquisition and assessment | K. Papadopoulos
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
11:30-13:30 Workstation session II: LV/LA assessment (Multislice, Triplane, 4D AutoLVQ, 4D AutoLAQ, AFI LA)
LV assessment | K. Papadopoulos
LA assessment | L. Badano
13:30-14:00 How to assess left ventricle with 2D AFI, triplane AFI Myocardial work, 4D strain (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
14:00-14:45 Lunch Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
14:45-16:15 Workstation session III: LV assessment (triplane AFI-Myocardial work, 4D strain) | K. Papadopoulos
16:15-16:30 4D Stress echocardiography. Feasibility and added value of the method (lecture) | L. Badano
16:30-17:00 Evaluation of right ventricle by 4D echocardiography (lecture) | L. Badano
17:00-17:15 Live session II: RV acquisition | K. Papadopoulos
17:15-17:45 Coffee break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
17:45-19:00 Workstation session IV: RV assessment | L. Badano
19:30 Dinner

2nd Day: Valvular assessment/Transcatheter interventions

08:30-08:45 4D Aortic annulus assessment – TAVI preparation (lecture) | L. Badano
08:45-09:30 Workstation session V: AoV analysis | K. Papadopoulos
09:30-10:00 Mitral valve assessment (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
10:00-10:30 Coffee break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
10:30-10:40 Live session IV: acquisition of MV by TTE | K. Papadopoulos
10:40-13:00 Workstation session VI: MV analysis | K. Papadopoulos
(4D zoom-full volume TTE and TOE, 4D AutoMVQ, Flexislice for VCA and MVA in mitral stenosis, Understanding DMR and FMR cases)
13:00-13:45 Lunch break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
13:45-14:30 4D Tricuspid valve assessment (lecture) | L. Badano
14:30-15:30 Workstation session VII: TV analysis (4D zoom, Full volume, 4D AutoTVQ) | L. Badano
Transcatheter Interventions:
15:30-16:00 Pre-procedure assessment of PFO and ASD (lecture) | L. Badano
16:00-16:15 Intra-operative guidance for PFO and ASD closure (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
16:15-17:00 Coffee Break (Live scanning on Vivid E95 during the break)
17:00-17:15 Echo guidance for LAA occlusion (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
17:15-17:45 Selection criteria and echo-guidance for edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (lecture) | L. Badano
17:45-18:00 Challenging Mitral-TEER cases (lecture) | K. Papadopoulos
End of course

*** During the course 2 Vivid E95 machines with 4Vc probes will be available for hands-on practice on models from the participants. Live scanning will take part during coffee and lunch breaks.





Bileaflet prolapse-barlow disease demonstrated with 3D TOE

3D enface view of mitral valve

 4D analysis of volumes and EF of left ventricle