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Netherlands Hearth Days 2019

From January 17, 2019 00:00 until January 19, 2019 09:34
Categories: Conference


January 17 - 19, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to present the program for the 13th Netherlands Heart Days (NHD) from January 17 – 19, 2019 in Curaçao.

The annual NHD has proved its value as high level annual meeting in cardiovascular radiology as evidenced by both the returning number of regular participants as well as the increment of new ones from Europe, the entire Caribbean area, North and South America, and the last years also Asia.

The meeting is organized by the NHD together with the section Cardiovascular Radiology of the Radiological Society of The Netherlands, in close cooperation with the NASKHO (Netherlands – Caribbean Foundation for Clinical Higher Education).

This years' program covers topics on coronary plaque imaging, myocardial perfusion quantification, machine learning in cardiovascular imaging, and many more. On the last day, the traditional 'local' session will cover new developments in radiology and cardiology in these regions with speakers from the Caribbean and South America.

Young researchers again will have the opportunity to submit abstracts for the Poster Award Session. The abstracts, with only cardiovascular topics, will be rated by a jury and the 5 highest rated abstracts will be presented in a plenary oral session. The best presentation will be awarded with a Poster Award. The remaining accepted posters can be viewed on site.

Early fee registration is open until December 1, 2018.

We hope to welcome you in Curaçao in January!

Prof. T. Leiner
Prof. H.J. Lamb
Prof. M. Oudkerk

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:15 - 8:30 Official opening  
8:30 - 10:00 Sessie 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: Prof. E. J. van Beek, MD, PhD
      CTA as Firstline Test in Angina Pectoris (University of Edinburgh)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break  
10:30 - 12:30 Sessie 2: Early Coronary Artery Disease Assessment  
      Identification of Asymptomatics at Increased Risk: M. Vonder, PhD (UMCG)
      First results of Risk Or Benefit IN Screening for  
      CArdiovascular Disease(ROBINSCA)  
      An Imaging Based Cardiovascular Risk Score in a Scottish Prof. E. J. van Beek, MD, PhD
      Population (University of Edinburgh)
      The Role of Exercise Stress Electrocardiography in Patients D. Ties, MD (UMCG)
      Presenting with Chest Pain  
      Non-invasive imaging algorithm in chest pain M.W. Smulders, MD, PhD (MUMC)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break  
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 (UMCG)
      Quantitative Myocardial Nuclear Perfusion - E. V. Garcia, PhD (Emory University)
      Lessons we are Still Learning  
14:50 - 16:00 Session 4: Imaging the Woman's Heart  
      The Cardiologist's View: S.E. Elias-Smale, MD, PhD (RadboudUMC)
      Imaging Options in Non-Obstructive Heart Disease  
      The Radiologist's View Prof. B.K. Velthuis, MD, PhD (UMCU)
      The Gynaecologist's View B. B. van Rijn, MD, PhD (UMCU)

Friday, January 18 2019

8:30 - 10:00 Session 5: Parametric CMR in Myocardial Disease  
      T1-/ECV-Mapping of Cardiomyopathies Prof. H. J. Lamb, MD, PhD, MSc (LUMC)
      T1-Mapping Stres 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 P. Maurovich-Horvat, MD, PhD (Semmelweis
      Cardiac CT Imaging 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 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
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 C. de Cecco, MD, PhD (Emory University)
      Development of a Regulatory Framework in the US  
      Future directions for photon counting CT S. Ulzheimer, PhD (Siemens Healthcare)

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8:30 - 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
      MRI: 4D Flow only? R. N. Planken, MD, PhD (AMC)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break  
10:30 - 12:30 Session 11: Haemodynamic Significance of Cornary  
      CT Assesment of Haemodynamic Relevance of R.A.P. Takx, MD, PhD
      Coronary Stenosis (UMCU/St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein)
      CT FFR in Multi Vessel CAD C.A. Collet Bortone, MD, PhD
        (OLV Aalst)
      CFR vs FFR Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 - 14:00 Session 12: Spectral Imaging  
      Principles o 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 M.S. Bittencourt, MD. PhD (University of Sao
      Invasive Coronary. Angiography can be Performed? Paulo, Sao Paulo)
      Angiography can be Performed?  
      Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Population R. Cerci, MD, PhD (Quanta-Diagnsótica e
      Screening – An Innovative Strategy to Reduce Terapia, Curitiba)
      Premature Mortality in Curitiba - Brazil  
      PCI in Aruba C.F. Laclé, MD (Dr.H.E. Oduber Hospital Aruba)
      Paradoxical Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Valve J.E. Lindeboom, MD (St. Elisabeth Hospital
      Stenosis Curaçao)
      Acute Aortic Syndrome - Diagnostic Update J.C. Aldana, MD (Fundación Clínica Shaio,
15:40 - 16:00 Closing Remarks, EPOS Award, and Closing  
      of the Meeting  



Terms of cancellation:

Refund of registration fees less 30 % administrative charge will be granted for cancellations notified to the NNHD Office in writing prior to December 15, 2018. Replacement participants will be treated as new registrations and are thus requested to send a new registration form. After December 15, 2018, no refund can be made for cancellations. All refunds will be made after the meeting.

Accreditation 2019
Accrediation will be obtained from the NVvC, NVvR, and NVNG.

In 2018, these societies graded the NHD with:
The Netherlands Society of Caridology (NVvC) : 17 points
Radiological Society of The Netherlands (NVvR): 17.5 points
Society of Nuclear Medicine (NVNG): 18 points
Society of Internal Medicine of The Netherlands (NIV) members will be registered in GAIA. Accreditation will fall in the 25% limit of non-internal medicine education.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with the hours and percentage of attendance within 2 months after the meeting
In addition, all Dutch BIG-registered participants will be accredited by the organisers in GAIA to the number of sessions attended.

Social Program

Thursday 17 January 2019 from 17:00 - 19:00h

Our traditional Welcome Drinks at the Pool Bar of the Floris Suite Hotel, across from the conference location. Enjoy local drinks and snacks while chatting with your colleagues. This event is free of charge.

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to participate and please mention with how many persons.


Friday 18 January 2019 from 20:00 - ±22:30h

Conference dinner: more details will follow shortly

We hope to welcome many of you at one or both events.



For the third time, a Scientific Poster Session with Poster Award will be organized in which young researchers can submit an abstract on a cardiovascular (radiology) research topic.

Abstracts will be rated by a jury and the 5 highest rated abstracts will be presented by the submitters in a plenary oral session during the meeting on the condition that the first author will present the poster. The other accepted posters can be viewed on site via the digitale EPOS (Electronic Poster) system.
The best presentation will be awarded with a Poster Award of €500/$550.

Abstract submission:

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract with a maximum of 250 words in the attached format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract Template NHD2019 (please click on attachment at the bottom of the page)

Submission deadline NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Notification of general acceptance NOVEMBER 25, 2018
Notification of speaker selection LATEST END DECEMBER 2018
The winner of the Poster Award will be announced during the closing session of the meeting on Saturday January 19, 2019

Poster Award Winner 2018:
Marly van Assen from UMCG Groningen, The Netherlands/ MUSC, Charleston, USA
together with Chairs of the Jury, Prof. H.J. Lamb and Prof. T. Leiner.

Committees 2018

Executive Committee:
J.W.C. Gratama, MD, PhD (Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn)
Prof. H.J. Lamb, MD, PhD (LUMC)
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU, Utrecht)
E.J.K. Noach, PhD (UMCG, Groningen)
Prof. M. Oudkerk, MD, PhD (UMCG, Groningen)

Scientific Program Committee
Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG, Groningen)
J.P.M. van Heesewijk, MD, PhD (St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein)
Prof. H.J. Lamb, MD, PhD (LUMC, Leiden)
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU, Utrecht)
Prof. M. Oudkerk, MD, PhD (UMCG, Groningen)
Prof. U.J. Schoepf, MD, PhD (MUSC, Charleston)
Prof. A.E. Stillman, MD, PhD (Emory University, Atlanta)
Prof. B.K. Velthuis, MD, PhD (UMCU, Utrecht)
Prof. R. Vliegenthart, MD, PhD (UMCG, Groningen)

Local Organizing Committee NASKHO (Netherlands Caribbean Foundation of Clinical Higher Education)
R.C.M. Antonius,PhD
L. Baerecke
Prof. A.J. Duits, MD, PhD
E.I. Engelhardt
F.J. Faulborn, MSc
E.D.Th. van der Hoeven
J. Römer, MD
F.M.C. Simon, MSc