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JCDD Webinar | Advances in Echocardiography for the Assessment of Mitral Valve Disease

30 Apr 2021, 00:00

Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Development and Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Echocardiography
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1st JCDD Webinar

Advances in Echocardiography for the Assessment of Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral valve apparatus has a complex anatomy and function and a proper non-invasive assessment is crucial to understand potential dysfunction and plan customized treatment. Echocardiography plays a crucial role in this assessment, and novel advances in this imaging technique have allowed important steps further in understanding mitral valve alterations and in guiding treatment. In this webinar, all these aspects will be discussed with specific reference to the articles published within the Special Issue "Mitral Valve Development and Disease" of the Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease (JCDD).

Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan
Leiden University Medical Center,
Leiden, The Netherlands

Date: 30 April 2021

Time: 10:00 am CEST

Webinar ID: 898 1196 4464

Webinar Secretariat:

Chair: Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan

The following experts will present and talk:

Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan is a cardiologist, specialized in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and currently working at the Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands), where she is a Senior Academic Researcher. Her main research topic is the clinical applications of imaging in cardiovascular disease, with special focus on valvular heart disease (particularly for patients referred for trans-catheter interventions), cardiomyopathies and systemic disease. She is also the principal investigator of translational research projects in mitral and aortic valve disease. She has more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 42) and she supervised 14 PhD students (6 completed and 8 ongoing). She was awarded with the Research grand of ESC 2007, she is FESC for scientific excellence since 2016 and she was awarded with the Women Transforming Leadership Program ESC grant of 2019. She is in the board of EACVI as echo councillor and as chair of the Education committee (2020-2022); she was in the EACVI scientific initiatives committee (2018-2020), in the EACVI 2020 congress program committee and she is now a mentor for ESC and EACVI mentorship program. She is associate editor of the European Heart Journal and European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging; she in the Editorial Board of Heart and of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. She has been invited as a regular speaker to the main European and American international cardiology congresses and also to EACVI webinars, teaching courses and tutorials. She is the director of the course “3Dechocardiography: meet the experts” (endorsed ESC).

Dr. Francesco Faletra, Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino, Switzerland

Dr. Francesco F. Faletra is the Director of Cardiac Imaging Service of the Institute Cardiocentro Ticino, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Lugano (Switzerland). The Cardiac Imaging Service comprises Echocardiography, Computed Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Faletra finished his medical school at the University of Catania (Italy) and his speciality in Cardiology at the University of Milan. He starts his career as a young cardiologist at Centro De Gasperis Niguarda Hospital in Milan, where he completed his training in clinical, cat-lab and echocardiography. He continues his career as a Senior cardiologist and Director of Echocardiography service at the Niguarda Hospital until 2000, then he moved to Humanitas Hospital where he worked for 5 years as a Director of the echocardiographic laboratory. In 2005 he moved to the Cardiocentro Ticino, where he starts as director of Cardiac Imaging Service. In 2010 he participated at a three months stage in Cardiac magnetic resonance at Brompton Hospital in London. Doctor Faletra is the first author in more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and the principal editor in six books in English.

Dr. Mauro Pepi, University of Milan, Italy

Dr. Mauro Pepi is the Clinical Director of the Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Milan, ITALY. He has authored 310 full-length publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is very deeply involved in educational and research activities, with studies in different fields of cardiovascular diseases (Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathies, Prosthetic heart valve disease, Aortic dissection, 3D echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MR, Artificial Intelligence). Mauro Pepi is author of 18 Book Chapters and 19 Guidelines or Recommendations (of the ESC or EACVI or ASE or SIECvi).
He is President-Elect of the Italian Society of Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging (October 2019). His h-index is 47.



Time in CEST

Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan

Chair Introduction

10:00 – 10:05 am

Dr. Francesco Faletra

Multimodalities Imaging For Mitral Valve Anatomy

10:05 – 10:30 am

(with Q&A)

Dr. Mauro Pepi

Novelties in Transthoracic 3D Echocardiography

10:30 – 10:55 am

(with Q&A)

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan

10:55 – 11:00 am

Webinar Content

On Friday 30 April 2021, MDPI and the Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease organized their 1st webinar on JCDD, entitled "Advances in Echocardiography for the Assessment of Mitral Valve Disease".

The introduction was held by the Chair, Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

The first speaker to quick off this webinar was Dr. Francesco Faletra from the Cardiocentre Institute in Ticino, Switzerland and his presentation was entitled "Multimodalities Imaging For Mitral Valve Anatomy". Dr. Faletra is the Director of Cardiac Imaging Service.

The second presentation with the title "Novelties in Transthoracic 3D Echocardiography" was held by Dr. Mauro Pepi from the University of Milan in Italy. Dr. Pepi is very deeply involved in educational and research activities, with studies in different fields of cardiovascular diseases.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on JCDD, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Relevant Special Issues

Mitral Valve Development and Disease
Guest Editors: Dr. Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dr. Russell Norris
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021)

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