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SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin
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Know before you go

Badge pick-up and registration hours

Pre-courses: All Star Suites Foyer - 6th floor

Main Meeting: Hogan Mezzanine Foyer

Sunday 20 Jan | 7:30am - 7pm
Monday 21 Jan | 8am - 7pm

Wednesday 23 Jan | 8am - 4pm

Thursday 24 Jan | 7:30am - 6pm

Friday 25 Jan | 8am - 5pm


Exhibition hours

Hogan Mezzanine Foyer

Thursday 24 Jan | 8:30am - 4pm

Friday 25 Jan | 8:15am - 4pm


Social Event

Drinks reception

Thursday 24 Jan | 6pm - 7:30pm

GAA Museum at Croke Park


WiFi information

Complimentary WiFi is available. Join the network labelled 'Croke Park Wifi'.


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World leading experts in the field of cardiovascular CT from around the globe will discuss the current state of cardiovascular CT and the role it will play in 2019. Topics will include broadening clinical application, updates on technical optimization and discussion of current and future innovation and research in this rapidly evolving field.

SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin will explore all aspects of cardiovascular CT, including debates on areas of contention, with the aim of informing and educating participants on cardiovascular CT's strengths, weaknesses, and increasing clinical indications.

The objectives of this meeting are:

  1. To understand current best practices in cardiovascular CT in coronary artery disease, structural and congenital heart disease, electrophysiology and heart muscle and valve disease assessment.
  2. To be able to analyse whether cardiovascular CT is the most appropriate test to investigate cardiovascular pathology and be able to communicate the strengths and weaknesses of the technique compared with alternative imaging modalities.
  3.  To be aware of current research applications of cardiovascular CT that may impact on future clinical assessment.


Learn more about the venue


Sponsored Symposia

Thursday 24 January 2019 | 0800 – 0830
Building a Better Patient Pathway: NHS England and HeartFlow
Ed Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT, moderator
Derek Connolly, BSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCP

Philips Strike, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Sponsored by HeartFlow


Friday 25 January 2019 | 0800 – 0830
CardioGraphe – Challenging our understanding of heart disease
Patrick Donnelly, MD, MBBA, MRCP, FSCCT
Sponsored by GE Healthcare


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Submission is closed.


The SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin Program Committee welcomes submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field for poster sessions that will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 25.  Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register  for and attend SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin. All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT)


Key dates for the SCCT Winter|2019 abstract program

Sept. 15, 2018 Abstract submission opens
Nov. 5, 2018 Abstract submission closes
Nov. 26, 2018 Notifications sent to First Authors
Dec. 3, 2018 Abstract acceptance/decline deadline

Advanced Hands-on Cardiovascular CT Course (Level 2)

Sunday, Jan. 20 - Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 | Croke Park | Dublin, Ireland

The course material will cover the whole spectrum of cardiovascular CT and fulfil the complete didactic requirement for Level 2 verification/accreditation. This includes typical findings and artefacts in CCTA and more broadly includes cases of grafts, stents, structural and valvular heart disease, simple congenital, and difficult anatomic situations. Cases are selected to highlight specific teaching points.


Participants will have extensive exposure to interpretation of carefully selected coronary CT angiography datasets, including hands-on evaluation of 150 cardiovascular CT cases. Each participant will have their own individual workstation. In addition, attendees will be introduced to the basics of cardiac anatomy, acquisition protocols, CT physics, clinical use of cardiovascular CT and much more. Every CT case will then be reviewed, on a large screen, followed by discussion and viewing of invasive coronary angiography or other correlation as indicated.


Participants will be able to have these 150 cases and associated lecture content count towards the "Minimum Number of Mentored Examinations Interpreted" according to the ACCF/AHA Clinical Competence Statement on Cardiac CT and MR (Budoff et al, JACC 46:2005;383-402), which lists 50 cases of mentored examinations interpreted as a requirement for Level 1 training, 150 cases for Level 2 training, and 300 cases for Level 3 training.



Level 2 Course Program - Siemens


Level 2 Course Program -TeraRecon



Jim Stirrup, MD, MBBS, MRCP, FSCCT
Simon Padley, BSc, MBBS, FRCR, FRCP
Tom Semple, PhD
Olga Lazoura, MD
James Shambrook, BM, FSCCT
Ed Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT


Technologist/Radiographer Course

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 | Croke Park | Dublin, Ireland

This broad-spectrum training course, delivered by a highly experienced team, will provide technologists/radiographers with a complete understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of the acquisition of cardiovascular CT. This course will be delivered to participants through a series of lectures, small group learning and practical opportunities. The aim is to provide candidates with the knowledge base and practical skills to competently perform cardiovascular CT in their own workplace.


Topics covered include:

  • Cardiac CT Practical Considerations (the end to end patient journey)
  • Characteristics of Chest Pain and Coronary Artery Disease
  • Understanding ECGs
  • Pre-recorded Case Studies
  • Clinical Applications of Cardiac CT
  • Cross-sectional Cardiac Anatomy
  • Cardiac CT Perils and Pitfalls
  • Post Processing/Reporting
  • Virtual Reality Scanning - the future of training technologists?


Lizzie Shaw, RT
Natalie Gartland, RT
Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT)
Sally Copperwaite


 Technologist/Radiographer Program


Registration includes scientific courses, tea and coffee breaks, lunch and drinks reception. Non-member registrants are eligible for complimentary SCCT membership following the close of SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin.

For a limited time, technologists are eligible for complimentary membership through a grant from HeartFlow and the SCCT member rate for the Technologist/Radiographer Course..


Registration rates


SCCT 2019 Winter Meeting

SCCT member


€ 225*




€ 345*


Technologist/Radiographer Course

SCCT member


€ 90*




€ 205*


Advanced Hands-on Cardiovascular CT Course (Level 2)

SCCT member


€ 1,140*


Non member


€ 1,420*


SCCT Trainee


€ 795*


Non-member Trainee




 *Registration fees are charged in US$. GBP and Euro figures are provided for comparison purposes only and may vary with currency exchange rates. 


Cancellation Policy

The SCCT Winter | 2019 registration fee is partially refundable if you cancel your registration by 11:59pm EST on September 1, 2018. Any cancellation made by September 1, 2018 is subject to a $150 administration fee. Any cancellation after this deadline will not result in refund. 

The registration fees for all pre-program courses are non-refundable or transferable.


Cancellation of conference or meeting registration does not constitute a cancellation of your hotel room. Please be sure to handle both separately. 



SCCT has secured a discounted hotel rate at the Croke Park hotel for SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin attendees. Just across the street from the meeting venue, the Croke Park hotel enjoys a unique location with its convenience to the city center and all of its attractions as well as primary business parks.

To book you stay, please complete for following steps:

  • Use the link provided below to access the SCCT's special booking site.
  • Select "Book your stay" on the Croke Park Hotel site.
  • Select your dates of arrival and departure, the number of rooms you are requesting and the number of adults staying in each room. 
  • Select "Have a Code".
  • Enter to code BOOK190119 into the Group Code section.
  • Select "Find a Room"
  • Finalize you selection


Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to adn from the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services from nearby train stations.

Croke Park is well-served by public transport options - with Bus, Rail, DART and LUAS all bringing you within a 15 minute walk of the venue.

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. A number of services bring you quite close to Croke Park and many others will get you to the city centre from where the stadium is a 15 minute walk.

Bus Routes that serve Croke Park: 1, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31/a, 31b, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 42, 43, 44, 53, 123, 13

View route map and stop locations

Both the DART and LUAS networks provide an excellent service from many different parts of Dublin. In most cases 'park & ride' is available at various stations along the route. Take the Luas Red Line to Connolly Station and Croke Park is just a 15 minute walk (1.3km) from here. The stadium is a similar walking distance from both Parnell and Marlborough Luas stops on the Luas Green Line.

View the walking map






We’re grateful to Fáilte Ireland and Meet in Ireland for their support of this meeting.



Supported by RSM professionals.