17 January 2019

08:15 - 08:30

Official opening

08:30 - 10:00

Session 1: Angina Pectoris in the Netherlands / NIZ report

Critical Assessment of Symptoms
Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Diagnostic Algorithms of Non Invasive Tests
S.E. Elias-Smale, MD, PhD (RadboudUMC)
The SCOTHEART Study : CTA as Firstline Test in Angina Pectoris
Prof. E.J. van Beek (University of Edinburgh) 

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:30

Session 2: Early Coronary Artery Disease Assessment

Identification of asymptomatics at increased risk: First results of Risk Or Benefit IN Screening for CArdiovascular Disease (ROBINSCA)
M. Vonder, PhD (UMCG)
An Imaging Based Cardiovascular Risk Score in a Scottish Population
Prof. E.J. van Beek, MD, PhD (University of Edinburgh)
The Role of Exercise Stress Electrocardiography in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain
D. Ties, MD (UMCG)
Non-invasive Imaging Algorithm in Acute Chest Pain
M.W. Smulders, MD (MUMC)

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:50

Session 3: Myocardial Perfusion Quantification

Synthetic Mapping
R. van Dijk, MD (UMCG)
CT Perfusion
Prof. R. Vliegenthart, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Imaging the Myocardial Ischemic Cascade
Prof. M. Oudkerk, MD, PhD(University of Groningen)
Quantitative Myocardial Nuclear Perfusion - Lessons we are Still Learning
E.V. Garcia, PhD (Emory University)

14:50 - 16:00

Session 4: Imaging the Woman's Heart

The Cardiologist's View: Imaging Options in Non-Obstructive Heart Disease
S.E. Elias-Smale, MD, PhD (RadboudUMC)
The Radiologist's View
Prof. B.K. Velthuis, MD, PhD (UMCU)
The Gynaecologist's View
B.B. van Rijn, MD, PhD (ErasmusMC)

18 January 2019

08:30 - 10:00

Session 5: Parametric CMR in Myocardial Disease

T1-/ECV-Mapping of Cardiomyopathies
Prof. H.J. Lamb, MD, PhD, MSc (LUMC)
T1-Mapping Stress Principles
R. van Dijk, MD (UMCG)
T2* Iron Quantification
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:30

Session 6: Machine Learning in Cardiovascular Imaging

Only Added Value of Machine Learning?
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Feasibility of CAD Identification
M. van Assen, MSc(UMCG/MUSC)
Opportunities and Challenges of Computerized DSS in Cardiac CT Imaging
P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD (Semmelweis University, Budapest)
Integrated Diagnostics - A Fruitful Liason
Prof. J.E. Wildberger, MD, PhD (MUMC)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30

Session 7: Coronary Plaque  Imaging

Coronary artery calcification – origins and pathologicial manifestations
Prof. A.C. van der Wal, MD, PhD (AUMC)
CT Plaque Progression: The PARADIGM Study
C. Celeng, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Imaging the Culprit Lesion with Computed Tomography
P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD (Semmelweis University, Budapest)

14:30 - 15:00

Session 8: EPOS Selected Poster session

15:00 - 16:20

Session 9: US Frontiers in Cardiac Imaging

Update on Coronary Artery Calcium Score
Prof. A.E. Stillman. MD, PhD (Emory University)
NaF PET in patients having diabetes mellitus or HIV
Prof. P. Raggi, MD, PhD (University of Alberta)
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Clinical Applications: Development of a Regulatory Framework in the US
C. de Cecco, MD, PhD (Emory University)
Future directions for photon counting CT
S. Ulzheimer, PhD (Siemens Healthcare)

19 January 2019

08:30 - 10:00

Session 10: Valve Imaging: Modality Indications

Ultrasound: Screening only?
M.J.M. Cramer, MD, PhD (UMCU)
CT: only Pre-Operative?
R.A. Salgado, MD, PhD (University Hospital Antwerp)
MRI: 4D Flow only?
R.N. Planken, MD, PhD (AMC)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00

Session 11:  Haemodynamic Significance of Coronary Stenosis

CT Assessment of Haemodynamic Relevance of Coronary Stenosis
R.A.P. Takx, MD, PhD (UMCU/St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein)
CT FFR in Multi Vessel CAD
C.A. Collet Bortone, MD, PhD (University Hospital Brussels)
Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG)

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Session 12: Spectral Imaging

Principles of Technological Platforms
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Clinical Applications of Spectral CT
M. van Assen, MSc (UMCG/MUSC)
Spectral Imaging Finger Printing
R.W. van Hamersvelt, MD (UMCU)

14:00 - 15:40

Session 13: Local Caribbean/South-American Session

Should CTA Routinely be Indicated before an Invasive Coronary Angiography can be Performed?
M.S. Bittencourt, MD. PhD (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo)

Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Population Screening – An Innovative Strategy to Reduce Premature Mortality in Curitiba -Brazil
R. Cerci, MD, PhD (Quanta-Diagnsótica e Terapia, Curitiba)

PCI in Aruba
C.F. Laclé, MD (Dr.H.E. Oduber Hospital Aruba)

Paradoxical Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Valve Stenosis
J.E. Lindeboom, MD (St. Elisabeth Hospital Curaçao)

Acute Aortic Syndrome - Diagnostic Update
J.C. Aldana, MD (Fundación Clínica Shaio, Colombia)

15:40 - 16:00

Closing Remarks, EPOS Award, and Closing of the Meeting

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