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SCCT strives to give our community access to educational offerings designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians, technologists and other who interpret cardiovascular CT.  Education can be accessed through:

SCCT-run workshops       Co-sponsored events        Endorsed courses

 

SCCT In-person courses & training workshops

SCCT's educational offerings cover the full range of cardiovascular CT activities. Our in-person, hands-on courses and training workshops are taught by a diverse roster of  experienced and highly competent faculty.

Participants travel from all over the globe for access to the best training and the brightest minds in cardiovascular CT. They ask questions, enhance their skills and build relationships. Most importantly - they carry the momentum forward to their practice to deliver the safest and most effective outcomes.

Would you like to have your company associated with an SCCT Course or Workshop? Learn about sponsorship opportunities.

 

Virtual Coronary CTA Academy: Cases For Basic to Intermediate Users SOLD OUT

October 17 - 18, 2020
Online

This hands-on workshop is ideal for novice and intermediate readers or those looking for a refresher. The number of attendees is limited to allow for individual attention as needed from chairs Jeannie Yu, MD, MSCCT and Quynh Truong, MD, MPH, FSCCT.

This virtual-based, two-day course will provide a unique opportunity for participants to train on full CCTA imaging datasets of 50 cases and compare their interpretations to corresponding invasive coronary angiograms. Course participants will participate online in hands-on evaluation of CCTA cases (full imaging data sets, mimicking a real-world practice environment in which manipulation of 3 dimensional data sets is required for image interpretation).

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Virtual Comprehensive cardiac CT: CTP and CT FFR workshop

November 14, 2020
Online

This course us led by Carlo DeCecco, MD, PhD, FSCCT and Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT.

The one-day, hands-on course will focus on helping physicians enhance their performance in interpretation, reporting and clinical decision-making utilizing CT-MPI FFRCT in clinical practice.

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Virtual Structural Heart Workshop

December 12 - 13, 2020
Online

This course us led by Constantino Pena, MD, FSCCT, Juan Battle, MD, MBA, FSCCT and Jonathan Leipsic, MD, MSCCT.

Participants will learn how to perform and interpret CT for cardiovascular procedures involving all chambers and valves. Participants will learn how to use cardiovascular CT to optimize clinical outcomes in structural heart disease with a focus on procedure planning, device selection, and avoidance of complications. Percutaneous intervention in structural heart disease is rapidly changing the management of patients, and cardiovascular CT plays a major role in procedural planning. During this course you will learn from a multi-disciplinary, expert faculty using a hands-on, case-based approach. Learners will be able to practice and apply their skills on actual cases and interact with instructors one-on-one and in small groups.

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State-of-the-Art Cardiovascular CT 2020 (co-organized by SCCT UK IRC & BSCCT)

December 18, 2020
Online

Organised by the  SCCT UK International Regional Committee, in association with the British Society of Cardiovascular CT, this one-day virtual conference will look back at the progress made 2020 and ahead to the research driving tomorrow's clinical care.

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SCCT2021  
16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

July 15 - 18, 2021
Montreal, Quebec

SCCT2021 is designed to engage physician and healthcare professionals in a comprehensive exploration of the most current developments in the field of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, appropriateness criteria and clinical practice.

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What has SCCT done before? View our past workshops

 

Co-sponsored events

Co-sponsored events are non-SCCT run educational meetings and course that benefit cardiologists, radiologist and other healthcare individuals with cardiovascular CT education. SCCT endorses the educational program and faculty selection of these events.

Structural Heart Disease Catheter Based Therapies in 2020

Hosted by Cardiac Center King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital

October 29 - November 1, 2020
Online

This three day conference is dedicated to catheter-based therapies for structural heart diseases. It is run in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology’s Interventional Council (ACCIC), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). We are greatly appreciative to these renowned Institutions for their enthusiastic support and collaboration with us to produce this exciting program and outstanding faculty. The conference sessions will include live in a box presentations on the BASCILICA, and LAMPOON procedures, imaging as well as didactic session by leading world authorities on edge to edge mitral repair, transcatheter mitral valve implantation, edge to edge tricuspid repair and LAA closure amongst others. This will be an opportunity to engage with experts from across the globe that will be coming to you this October.

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Endorsed courses

Endorsed courses are non-SCCT run training programs that have been reviewed by the SCCT Education Committee to ensure a high level of quality. 

Would you like your course endorsed by SCCT? Apply online now.

 

United States

Cardiac CTA Live (50 Live Cases)
May 8-9, 2020
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler, Arizona

Description: 2 Day course with a minimum of 50 Live Cardiac CTA Patient Scans. An additional 100 CTA cases are available. 

Director: Roger Bies, MD

Faculty: Carter Newton, MD and Roger Bies, MD

Training Course Cost: $2,500.00 (discount code for 10% discount is scct2018)

Website           Reviews

 

 

Procedural Planning with Cardiovascular CT: Focus on TAVR and LAA 

December 13 - 15, 2019
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sponsor: Ochsner Clinic Foundation 

Directors: Homeyar Dinshaw , MBBS, FACC, FASE, FSCCT and Michael Winkler, MD, MSCCT, FICA

Faculty: Homeyar K. Dinshaw, MBBS, FACC, FASE, FSCCT; Michael Winkler, MD, MSCCT, FICA; J. Jeffrey Carr, MD, FSCCT 

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John Hopkins Cardiac CT Practicum: The Total Experience

Dates: 2020 September 14-18, November 9-13, December 7-11.

            2021  January 11 - 15, February, 11 -15, March  8-12, April 5-9, May 18-22 and May 24-28, June 21-24

Internet Live or In - person
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Director: Edward Shapiro, MD and Armin Zadeh, MD, PhD

Faculty: Faculty: Edward Shapiro, MD; Michael Blaha, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Brinker, MD; Paul Hees, PhD; Albert Lardo, PhD; Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD; Armin Zadeh, MD, PhD; Irfan Shafique, MD; Charles White, MD

Website           Reviews            Reviews - 2016 and prior

 

CT Angiography in Clinical Practice: Level I, II and III Certification
2019 Dates: January 21 - 25, February 18 - 22, March 11 - 19, April 15 - 19, May 20 - 24, June 17 - 21, July 15 - 19,  August 19 - 23, September 16 - 20, October 14 - 19, November 18 - 22
Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, Michigan

Sponsor: Rochester Medical Center

Director: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, Diplomat, Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT

Faculty: Pierre C. Atallah, MD, FSCCT; Carol Maffucci, ACNP

Website           Reviews       Reviews - 2018 and prior     

 

Innovation Health Services Cardiovascular CT: Intensive Level II Training Course and Introduction to 3D Vascular Angiography & CT-FFR

2020 Dates:  May 18-22, 2020, June 1-5, 2020, June 8-12, 2020, Sept 14-18, 2020, Oct 12-16, 2020, Nov 9-13, 2020, Dec 7-11, 2020, Jan 4-8, 2021,  Jan 18-22, 2021, Feb 8-12, 2021, Feb 15-19, 2021, March 1-5, 2021, March 15-19, 2021, April 12-16, 2021, May 17-21, 2021,  Sept 13-17, 2021, Oct 11-15, 2021, Nov 8-12, 2021, Dec 6-10, 2021

Sentara Heart Hospital Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and Advanced Imaging Center

Norfolk, Virginia

Sponsor: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Co-Sponsor: Sentara

Director:Mohit Bhasin, MD, FSCCT

Faculty: Mohit Bhasin, MD, FSCCT;  Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT

Contact: 888-784-4763 ext. 4 or education@ihsmd.org.

 

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Amery Academy/Cardiac CT Angiography Training and Certification
2019 Dates:
Cardiac CTA Level 1 (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
Cardiac CTA Level 2 (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
Cardiac CTA Level 3  (4.5 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9
CT Maintenance  (2 days): January 12, January 30, March 27, May 15, June 10, August 21, October 23, December 11
CT Technologist (2 days): January 12, January 28, March 25, May 13, June 8, August 19, October 21, December 9

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California

Sponsor: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Chairman: Amery Medical Academy; Director: Cardiac CT Core Lab and Physician Training Center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Director: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Chairman: Amery Medical Academy; Director: Cardiovascular CT Imaging at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Faculty: Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FSCCT, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Cardiac CT Training Certification
2019 dates: January 28 - February 1, March 25 - 29, May 13 - 17 
CDCRC Building – 2nd Floor 
Torrance, California

Description:  4.5 day Cardiac CT Level 1, 2 & 3; 2 day Maintenance of Competence/Refresher; 2 day Peripheral CT Course, 2 day CT Tech Course; Extended Fellowships and Mentored Independent Study (1-12 months) available.

Sponsor: Cardiac CT Core Lab and Physician Training at Harbor-UCLA, Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT

Director: Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT, Director, Cardiovascular CT Imaging, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Faculty: Matthew J Budoff MD, FSCCT, Director, Cardiovascular CT Imaging, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Jay Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor Harbor UCLA Medical Center (peripheral only)

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Cutting Edge Cardiac CT: Level 1, 2 & 3

CVMG of Southern California
Beverly Hills, California

Description: Five-plus day (Customize your own experience) Cardiac CT Level 1, 2 & 3.  Return to site for additional training when needed as part of your enrollment and maintenance.

Sponsor: Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and Harbor-UCLA on site at Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California.

Director:  Ronald P. Karlsberg MD, FSCCT, Clinical Professor of Medicine Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Faculty: Ronald P. Karlsberg MD, FSCCT; Matthew J. Budoff MD, FSCCT; Louise Thomson MBChB, FRACP; John Friedman MD, FSCCT

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Hungary

Budapest Level 2

2019 dates: Decemeber 9 - 13
Semmelweis University Hospital
Budapest, Hungary

DescriptionThe use of Multi-Detector CT (MDCT) for the diagnosis of various cardiac diseases has become increasingly important in recent years. This is mainly due to the introduction of high performance cardiac CT scanners to routine clinical use.Cardiac CT is a robust tool for the assessment of the cardiac and vascular anatomy and detection of coronary artery stenosis. Coronary atherosclerotic plaque characterization and percutaneous coronary intervention planning will have an important role in cardiovascular medicine in the near future. Experienced Cardiology and Radiology clinicians from Semmelweis University have organized a 4-day comprehensive cardiac CT training course to teach “state-of-the-art” cardiovascular MDCT targeting both Cardiology and Radiology colleagues who already have experience in cardiac CT imaging. 

Director: Pál Maurovich-Horvat, MD PhD MPH FSCCT, Béla Merkely, MD PhD DSc FESC FACC

Faculty: P. Maurovich-Horvat,  MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, B. Szilveszter, MD, A. Bartykowszki, MD,  Gy. Balázs, MD

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Israel 

Israel Heart 2020 conference
Expo Tel Aviv 
May 13-14, 2020

Description: The upcoming meeting will focus on innovation in cardiovascular medicine, while combining original scientific contribution and invited lectures divided into plenary and parallel sessions in the various subspecialties. We are very proud to be hosting a large number of distinguished, world-renowned international guest speakers and leaders from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), The American Heart Association (AHA), the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT), AFICARDIO (Franco-Israeli Association in Cardiology) and many more.

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Portugal

Porto CCT - a Level I course

2019 dates: October 24-26
Cardiovascular Academy – Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Rua do Campo Alegre, 830, 2º Andar,
Sala 8 4150-180 Porto

Sponsor: Faculty of Medicine; University of Porto / Portuguese Society of Cardiology

Director: Nuno Bettencourt, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FSCCT

Faculty: 
Physicians: Ana Almeida, Ana Catarina Faustino, António Miguel Ferreira, Bruno Figueiredo, Luciana Barbosa, João Abecassis, João Rocha, Luís Oliveira, Miguel Correia, Nuno Bettencourt, Nuno Ferreira, Pedro Gonçalves, Pedro Matos, Raquel Themudo, Ricardo Ladeiras Lopes, Rita Faria.
Radiographers: Carlos Muñoz, Daniel Leite, Diogo Santos, Ismael Alves, Mónica Carvalho, Wilson Ferreira

Website              Agenda                      

 


The Netherlands

Nijmegen Level 1 
2020 Dates: June 8 - 12

CWZ Hospital

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Description: 3 ½ day comprehensive cardiac CT training to teach “State of the art” cardiovascular MDCT targeting both cardiology and radiology colleagues who are not yet fully experienced in Cardiac CT. Minimum of 50 cases reporting during the course. This course is followed by a level 2 course. Attendance of both level 1 and 2 fulfill requirements for SCCT Level 2 registration.

Faculty:  P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, M. Winkens MD, .J.P Lamfers, MD PhD, Prof. L Hofstra MD, PhD

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Nijmegen Level 2
2019 dates: September 9 - 13
CWZ Hospital
Nijimegen, The Netherlands

Description: 4 ½ day comprehensive Cardiac CT training course with a minimum of 100 cases reporting during the course. The course is focused on Radiologists and cardiologists with previous experience in Cardiac CT. Together with the level 1 course (Dubai or Budapest) this course is sufficient for SCCT level 2 registration

Faculty:  P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD, MPH, FSCCT, M. Winkens MD, E.J.P Lamfers, MD PhD, Prof. L Hofstra MD, PhD

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Advanced Cardiac CT Course Level II
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Description: A 5-Day class offering 150 Cardiac CCTA cases. There is a variety of cases, which are appropriately diverse. Designed to meet the CCTA Certification Requirements for Level 2 CCTA of the SCCT. Classes begin on Monday with an introduction to the workstation cardiac software. As the hands-on course progresses, so does the case difficulty.

Directors: Ibrahim Danad, MD and Pranav Bhagirath, MD, PhD, Directors Amsterdam Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, The Netherlands. 

Faculty: Paul Knaapen. Interventional Cardiologist, Director Cardiac PET/CT and Professor of Interventional Cardiology, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Maksymilian Opolski, Interventional Cardiologist, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland. Dr Marco Götte, Imaging Cardiologist, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Mohamed Mouden, Fellow Cardiovascular Imaging, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands. 

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Singapore

Cardiac CTA Level 1 and Level 2 Course
Philips APAC Center

Description:Level 1 Cardiac CTA Certified Course for Radiologists and Cardiologists: The course is a peer-to-peer workshop intended for cardiologists and radiologists seeking elementary knowledge in all aspects of scanning and interpreting cardiac CTA. There is also a combined Level 1 & 2 Cardiac CTA Certified Course being offered.

Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff

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TAVR and Advanced Cardiac CT 2 day Workshop
Philips APAC Center

Description: This training (Level 300) seeks to provide comprehensive hands-on training in the use of CT in the pre-TAVR assessment and will cover how to perform the various measurements crucial for TAVI sizing. The role of CT in cardiac structural work will also be explored, including the use of CT in post TAVR complications; the role of CT in the assessment of Paravalvular leaks and in the assessment of the left atrial appendage for closure devices.

Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff

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United Kingdom

UK Cardiac CT Course
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom

Schedule: 

6-day combined Level 1 & 2 course, held twice a year.


Director: Dr. Tarun K. Mittal, MD, FRCR, FSCCT 

Faculty: Dr. Ben Ariff (Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College, London), Dr. Mini Pakkal (Cardiac Radiologist, Toronto General Hospital), Sue Edyvean (Physicist, Public Health England), Matthew Dunn (Physicist, Nottinghan University Hospital), Tito Kabir (Interventional Cardiologist), Toufan Bahrami (Cardiac Surgeon).

Website                      Reviews  

 

The London Cardiac CT Academy

2020 Dates: February 4 - 8                                                                                                                          Hilton London Tower Bridge                                                                                                                  London , United Kingdom

Description: The London CT Academy was founded in 2015 with the sole aim to provide expert level cardiac CT training to those seeking to further their experience in this imaging modality. It developed from a desire to create a new style of premier CT Academy which placed the emphasis on the learner and novel teaching methods. The underlying ethos of the course is to deliver teaching in an informative and interactive manner to enhance the learning experience for our delegates. For this reason, the London CT Academy was the first in the world to offer a Level 1 online CT course to all delegates as pre-course material prior to attending the on-site Level II Academy. This introduction enabled the delegates to spend more time on the workstations and to maximize their experience and learning from the on-site expert faculty.

Faculty:  Dr. Ronak Rajani, Dr. Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Dr. Ben Ariff, Dr. Peter Ball, Dr. Edward Barden, Dr. Arjun Nair, Dr. Ioannis Ntalas, Dr. Rebecca Preston

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