Kindly note that the programme will still be subject to changes.


Thursday, October 24, 2024

Room 1 - Main Programme

ESCR meets NASCI: Aortic imaging: What is new?

Moderators: P. Agarwal, Ann Arbor/US | R. Budde, Rotterdam/NL
Update on current guidelines
B. Wintersperger, Toronto/CA
Imaging of large vessel vasculitis
D. Litmanovich, Boston/US
Aortic aneurysms: Challenges and opportunities in imaging surveillance
P. Agarwal, Ann Arbor/US
Imaging after aortic interventional and surgical procedures
C. Loewe, Vienna/AT

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Opening Ceremony
Moderators: M. Pirnat, Maribor/SI | R. Salgado, Antwerp/BE
Welcome Address
M. Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR

Cardiovascular imaging: The past, present and future

Moderators: M. Pirnat, Maribor/SI | R. Salgado, Antwerp/BE
The early days of cardiovascular imaging (before 1980)
C. Peebles, Southampton/UK
Introduction of novel techniques (1980-2000)
L. Natale, Rome/IT
The new era of cardiovascular imaging (2000-2024)
K-F. Kreitner, Mainz/DE
What to expect in the future?
R. Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL

12:00-12:10 Break
12:10-12:55 Industry Symposium
12:55-13:15 Break

Noninvasive functional imaging of myocardial ischemia – which one is the best?
Moderators: N. Galea, Rome/IT | R. Manka, Zurich/CH

Stress echocardiography
D. Šuran, Maribor/SI
SPECT and PET myocardial perfusion imaging
A. Sauter, Baden/CH
Stress cardiac MRI
M. Pirnat, Maribor/SI
Stress perfusion CT
K. Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE
J. Weir McCall, Cambridge/UK

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

New cardiovascular spectral/photon-counting CT applications
Moderators: M. Eberhard, Zurich/CH | B. Velthuis, Utrecht/NL
Overview of spectral CT technologies
H. Alkadhi, Zurich/CH
Myocardial tissue characterization and ECV calculation
A. Esposito, Milan/IT
Coronary plaque assessment with spectral imaging
C.N. De Cecco, Atlanta/US
Stent evaluation with spectral imaging
T. Emrich, Mainz/DE
Novel contrast agents in spectral CT
S. Boccalini, Lyon/FR

16:45-17:00 Break

17:00-18:30 Update on valvular disease
Moderators: G. Cundari, Rome/IT | TBA
Clinical insight into the guidelines
D. Andreini, Milan/IT
MRI assessment of valvular heart disease
J. Lotz, Goettingen/DE
Arrhythmogenic mitral valve prolapse
M. Radike, Liverpool/UK
CT and MR evaluation of non-infective valvular dysfunction
D. Suchá, Utrecht/NL
Multimodality imaging in patients with endocarditis
R. Budde, Rotterdam/NL

Room 2 - Young Club for young (and not so young) radiologists

Basics of cardiac CT: One-stop shop?

Moderators: M. Gatti, Turin/IT | I. Žuža, Rijeka/HR
Cardiac anatomy
S. Jankovic, Nis/RS
Protocol and patient selection
M. Eberhard, Zurich/CH
Cardiac CT reporting – Report standardization
M. Dewey, Berlin/DE
CAD-RADS 2.0 pros and cons

N. Planken, Amsterdam/NL
Upcoming techniques
C. Luecke, Leipzig/DE

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Basics of cardiac MRI: Simplify complexity
Moderators: A. Buz Yaşar, Bolu/TR | J. Carvalho, Porto/PT
Protocol acquisition and patient selection
F. Catapano, Milan/IT
Functional and strain analysis
G. Muscogiuri, Bergamo/IT
MR mathematics: Volumes and flows
M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
Morphological analysis: Black-blood imaging and late gadolinium enhancement
S. Kovačić, Rijeka/HR
Parametric mapping in clinical routine
M. Halfmann, Mainz/DE

12:00-13:15 Break

ESCR Scientific Session 1
Moderators: M. Halfmann, Mainz/DE | TBA
Key-note lecture: ROBINSCA trial – preliminary results
M. Oudkerk, Groningen/NL

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

ESCR meets SCMR: New imaging insights into cardiomyopathies
Moderators: K. Ordovas, Washington/US | M. Pop, Targu-Mures/RO 
Update on phenotypic approach
A. Jacquier, Marseille/FR
Genetic basis of cardiomyopathies
B. Velthuis, Utrecht/NL
Hypertrophic phenotype
J. Moon, London/UK
Dilated phenotype
K. Ordovas, Washington/US
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
J. Bremerich, Basel/CH

16:45-17:00 Break

Common Topics – Breaking the ice
Moderators: E. Efthymiou, Athens/GR | G. Staskiewicz, Lublin/PL
ECG: What the cardiovascular radiologist has to know?
R. Manka, Zurich/CH
Imaging of myocarditis
A. Isaak, Bonn/DE
Cardiac imaging in heart transplant
D. Beitzke, Vienna/AT
Managing acute adverse events and complications in cardiovascular radiology
M. Tregubova, Kyiv/UA
Crossing borders, building futures: The impact of international cardiothoracic fellowships
L. D’Errico, Cambridge/UK

Friday, October 25, 2024

Room 1 - Main Programme

Imaging before and after interventional procedures
Moderators: T. D’Angelo, Messina/IT | J. Weir McCall, Cambridge/UK
TAVI in challenging cases
R. Salgado, Antwerp/BE
Transcatheter mitral valve procedures
Transcatheter tricuspid valve procedures
A. Palmisano, Milan/IT
Percutaneous coronary interventions
Y. Onuma, Galway/IE
09:30-10:00 Coffee Break
ESCR meets ASCI: Advanced imaging biomarkers for cardiovascular risk assessment
Moderators: S.Cheung, Pok Fu Lam/HK | M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
Coronary artery plaque analysis
W.-J. Lee, Taipei/TW
Carotid artery plaque assessment
L. Saba, Cagliari/IT
Epicardial adipose tissue
H. Lamb, Leiden/NL
Quantification of myocardial fibrosis
C. Kim, Gyeonggi-do/KR
11:30-11:40 Break
11:40-12:25 Industry Symposium
12:25-12:40 Break
12:40-13:10 Honorary Lecture
13:10-13:15 Break
ESCR meets ESTI: Where the heart and the lung meet
Moderators: A.R. Larici, Rome/IT | S. Ley, Munich/DE
Cardiovascular evaluation in lung cancer screening programmes
Assessment of cardiovascular invasion in thoracic malignancies
I. Hartmann, Puttershoek/NL | M. Sinay-Snoeren, Nijmegen/NL
Cardiotoxicity of oncological treatments
E. Mousseaux, Paris/FR
CT imaging in patients with pulmonary hypertension
N. Screaton, Cambridge/UK
14:45-15:15 Coffee Break
Lightning Session: Cardiovascular involvement in systemic diseases
Moderators: N. Lama, Athens/GR | M. Zagura, Tartu/EE
A. Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
K. Gruszczynska, Katowice/PL
Anderson-Fabry disease
J-N. Dacher, Rouen/FR
Systemic lupus erythematosus
J. Bogaert, Leuven/BE
A. Pepe, Padua/IT
Muscular dystrophy
F. Pontana, Lille/FR
Marfan syndrome
N. Galea, Rome/IT
16:45-16:50 Break
Interactive Session
M. Radike, Liverpool/UK | M. Tregubova, Kyiv/UA

Room 2 - ESCR meets EFRS: Cardiovascular CT and MRI technology

Advancements in cardiovascular imaging: Integrating CT and MRI technologies for enhanced patient care
Moderators: M. Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR | C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
Advanced practice and specialization in cardiovascular imaging: The EFRS perspective
N. Mekiš, Ljubljana/SI
Interprofessional education to enhance cardiovascular imaging
F. Secchi, Milan/IT
Research evidence in cardiovascular imaging to shape the future
M. Zanardo, Milan/IT
Optimising radiation dose and image quality in cardiac CT
M. Weber Kusk, Esbjerg/DK
Maximising the potential of CT and MR technologies for enhanced patient safety
N. Mekiš, Ljubljana/SI

09:30-10:00 Coffee Break

Innovations in cardiovascular CT imaging: Optimizing patient care through advanced technology
Moderators: M. Francone, Milan/IT | C. Martini, Parma/IT
Recent progress in Dual-Energy CT for cardiovascular imaging applications
D. Suchá, Utrecht/NL
New skills and competencies for radiographers working with Photon-Counting CT
M. L. Dijkshoorn, Rotterdam/NL
Integration of 3D-printed models in cardiovascular CT angiography
C. Martini, Parma/IT
Strategies for artefact reduction and cardiac synchronization in CT
M. Weber Kusk, Esbjerg/DK

11:30-13:15 Break

Progress in cardiovascular MRI: Unveiling novel techniques and applications
Moderators: F. Secchi, Milan/IT | M. Zanardo, Milan/IT
Emerging trends in cardiac MRI techniques: Development and novel applications
M. Francone, Milan/IT
Optimizing MRI sequences for tissue characterization techniques
I. Carbone, Rome/IT
Artifacts management in cardiac MRI
V. Silva, Porto/PT
Advanced image post-processing and workflows optimisation in cardiovascular MRI
M. Zanardo, Milan/IT

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

ESCR Scientific Session 2
Moderators: G. Cundari, Rome/IT |TBA

Saturday, October 26, 2024

Room 1 - Main Programme

ESCR Poster Session
Moderators: D. de Santis, Rome/IT | F. Secchi, Milan/IT
09:20-09:30 Break
Cardiac imaging in patients with arrhythmia
Moderators: A. Bulum, Zagreb/HR | L. D’Errico, Cambridge/UK
Identification of an arrhythmogenic substrate by multimodality imaging
G. Roditi, Glasgow/UK
Technical challenges and pre-procedural planning
H. Cochet, Bordeaux/FR
Peri-procedural imaging techniques
R. J. Holtackers, Maastricht/NL
Post-ablation imaging
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
ESCR meets EACVI: Artificial intelligence in daily pactice
Moderators: S. Petersen, London/UK | R. Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
AI in cardiac CT acquisition
R. Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
AI in cardiac CT post processing
M. Francone, Milan/IT
AI in cardiac MRI acquisition
R. Manka, Zurich/CH
AI in cardiac MRI post processing
S. Petersen, London/UK
12:30-12:40 Break
12:40-13:25 Industry Symposium
13:25-13:45 Break
Acute chest pain in the emergency department
Moderators: A. Deshpande, Leicester/UK | C.L. Schlett, Freiburg/DE
How to set up a 24/7 CCTA service?
C. Loewe, Vienna/AT
The role of radiographers
M. Zanardo, Milan/IT
Clinical evidence for the use of CCTA in the emergency setting
M. Williams, Edinburgh/UK
MINOCA: The role of cardiac MRI
J. Broncano, Córdoba/ES
15:00-15:05 Break
15:05-15:35 Closing Ceremony, Awards ceremony, Farewell
Moderators: M. Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR | R. Salgado, Antwerp/BE | M. Williams, Edinburgh/UK

Room 2 - Pediatric and congenital heart disease

ESCR meets ESPR: Advancements in pediatric cardiovascular imaging
Moderators: D. Devos, Gent/BE | T. Semple, London/UK
Real-time pediatric cardiac MRI
F. Pillekamp, Duesseldorf/DE
Expanding horizons: Invasive procedures and combined modalities in cardiac MRI
A. Secinaro, Rome/IT
Fetal cardiac MRI: Current status and future prospects
P. Caro Dominguez, Sevilla/ES
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Challenging diagnoses in CHD patients: Comprehensive evaluation and management strategies 
Moderators: P. Caro Dominguez, Seville/ES | M. Radike, Liverpool/UK
Revolutionizing surgical precision in CHD through advanced imaging
L. Galletti, Rome/IT
Coronary anomalies: From anatomy to functional assessment
R. Krishnamurthy, Columbus/US
RVOT dysfunction: Imaging’s role in interventional planning
T. Semple, London/UK
Aortic abnormalities: From the aortic valve to descending aorta
D. Devos, Gent/BE
12:30-13:45 Break
CHD: Interactive case-based learning
Moderators: I. Ivanac Vranesic, Zagreb/HR | Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Left-to-right shunts
S. Krupickova, London/UK
Tetralogy of Fallot
C. De Lange, Gothenburg/SE
Transposition of the great arteries
V. Bordonaro, Rome/IT
Bicuspid aortic valve
J. Stojanovska, New York/US