Midlands Echo*

BSE Exam Preparation Course

A two  day preparation course immediately prior to the transthoracic accreditation examination.

The faculty includes experienced BSE examiners.

The first day consists of a series of short masterclasses on the common and difficult topics in the BSE syllabus.

The second day is centred around two complete mock examinations, including video cases.  There is sufficient time for discussion of each question and most of the BSE syllabus will be covered in this format.

We will discuss relevant exam technique in addition to the exploring the BSE examination structure in detail.

A complete exam will be given to participants on the second day. Three further complete practice exams are available to the Day 2 participants to do at home in the run up to the exam

Details online at

Venue: Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Trent / London (TBC)

Duration: 1 or 2 (days)

Tuition Fee (inc VAT): Stoke: £240 per day / £420 both days

London: £260 per day / £450 both days

CME Credits: 1 credit per complete hour of actual tuition

Accommodation facilities: Available on request at extra cost



Dr Grant Heatlie, Midlands Echo, The Apex, 2 Sherifffs Orchard, Coventry CV1 3PP

Tel:    01782 675977

Fax:  01782 801820



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BSE/EACVI Transoesophageal Exam Preparation Course

A one-day course in Southampton.

BSE Transoesophageal Exam Preparation Course:

4th September 2015

This is a one day course which provides a series of lectures and exams. Practice MCQs and video cases under exam conditions will help the candidate prepare for the BSE TOE examination.

A series of lectures will also focus on the important topics from the BSE syllabus.

There is ample time for discussion of all topics with a panel of experts available to facilitate.

Course costs £175.00 excl. VAT

For more information please see Related Downloads (bottom-right of page).

Or contact us at:

Tel- 0870 246 1888
Fax- 01691 676 016

Cardiff Echocardiography Course*

Cardiff Echocardiography Course

A systematic approach to performing and reporting echocardiography.

Hilton Cardiff Hotel

This course is designed to teach a systematic approach to performing transthoracic echocardiography and provide a detailed framework to comprehensive echo reporting. Each topic is divided into Basic and Advanced sections. Delegates will revise and build upon a basic knowledge of clinical echocardiography and progress to an advanced level. Particularly in the Advanced sections, subject matter is illustrated using brief Case Studies.

9 BSE reaccreditation points

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Ealing Hands-On Course

A Hands on Training course taking place in London.

The full programme is available in the download area on the right.

For registration information contact: or

Midlands Echo*

Foundation Echocardiography

This course is intended for physiologists and physicians who are starting out in echocardiography.  No previous experience of echocardiography is assumed, however some previous scanning experience would be helpful.

The morning lecture course will cover the basics of cardiac anatomy and physics. The normal echocardiographic examination will be covered in detail before discussing echocardiographic findings in acquired heart disease and simple congenital heart disease. The applications of 2D, colour and spectral Doppler will be explored.

The afternoons are devoted to small group (5 participants maximum) practical scanning sessions with an expert echocardiographer assigned to each group.  Experience of scanning both normal volunteers and patients will be available.

Venue: Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Trent

Duration: 3 Days

Tuition Fee:  £780 inc VAT

CME Credits: 1 credit per complete hour of actual tuition

Accommodation facilities:    Available on request at extra cost

Further details at

Registration details:

Dr Grant Heatlie, Midlands Echo, The Apex, 2 Sheriffs Orchard, Coventry CV1 3PP

Tel:   01782 675977

Fax:  01782 801820




Hammersmith Echocardiology

A week-long course of contemporary echocardiography designed for cardiologists, cardiac technicians and general physicians with some previous knowledge of echocardiography.

This course is geared to those who want to improve their knowledge and keep up to date with the everexpanding ultrasound modalities. This intensive course will consist of lectures from worldwide experts and discussions on controversial subjects.

•  Resynchronisation therapy - what's new?

•  Live from the OR

•  Stress echo for the assessment of valve disease

•  Live demo - contrast echo

•  TOE imaging

•  3D echo in the real world

•  The athletes heart - the role of echo

•  Assessment of the right heart

•  State of the art assessment of mitral and aortic valve pathologies

•  Cardiomyopathies

•  Echo in coronary artery disease


Registration Information:

£650 for NHS/BSE staff £700 other

Please visit here for more information and to register.

PML event*

Introduction to Transoesophageal Echocardiography

Southampton General Hospital, Physiological Measurements Ltd. and Philips Healthcare are pleased to provide details of the latest Introduction to Transoesophageal course to be held at Southampton NHS Trust.

Introduction to Transoesophageal Echocardiography

12th & 13th November 2015

This two day course is aimed at trainees in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Anaesthesia & ITU as well as Echocardiographers to acquire basic knowledge in TOE, to have hands-on training on simulators and to have exposure to case studies on dedicated workstations.

  • Designed for beginners or operators with limited experience, but will also act as a refresher for more experienced Echocardiographers
  • Cover all the indications and applications of TOE
  • Discusses the use of 3D TOE
  • Includes workstation with 3DQ software run by the Phillips applications team
  • 2 mornings of lectures and 2 afternoons of hands-on training on TOE simulators and on dedicated workstations
  • Exposure to and analysis of several case studies

Course fee £325 excl. VAT.

For more information please contact us at:

Tel- 0870 246 1888

Fax- 01691 676 016



PML event*

Introduction to Transthoracic Echocardiography

Southampton General Hospital, Physiological Measurements and Phillips Healthcare are pleased to provide details of the latest Transthoracic Echocardiography course to be held at Southampton NHS Trust.

Introduction to Transthoracic Echocardiography: 15th & 16th May 2015

Aimed at anyone starting in Echocardiography, or wanting to have the opportunity to acquire valuable theoretically and practical experience in Echocardiography.

It will provide all delegates with:

  • Understanding of cardiac anatomy
  • Physics behind the imaging
  • Image acquisition
  • Control of the Echocardiography machine
  • Eight sessions of practical sessions with patients and healthy volunteers (maximum of four delegates to each station).

Course Cost: £550 excl. VAT

For more information please contact us at;

Tel 0870 246 1888

Fax 01691 676 016



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Manchester TOE Simulator Workshops 2015

There are six workshops planned for 2015.

The workshops will take place at the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester

Click here for the flyer and registration form

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Morphology and Echocardiography in Neonates and Children

Hands-On Interactive Morphology and Echo Course

This course will cover the fundamentals of morphology and echocardiography of congenital cardiac abnormalities, in a highly interactive style.

The course offers a fantastic opportunity for teaching by world-renowned morphologist Professor Bob Anderson.
An optional half day of hands-on teaching is included, from our experienced faculty with real patients.

Please click here for the course flyer and programme.

Please click here to register

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Philips Learning Centre

The Philips Learning Centre offers Health Professionals the opportunity to continue their professional development in an online learning environment. More than 300 self-directed, accredited learning activities from a variety of different authors are available.

Course content covers a variety of different clinical and department topics including:

- General and applied anatomy and physiology

- Patient-focused case studies

- Comprehensive imaging principles and applications

Different learning styles are accommodated by various learning methods including:

- self-directed courses

- case studies

- archived webinars

- multimedia tutorials

Each successfully completed echo module achieves 2 BSE re-accreditation points

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Royal Liverpool & QE Birmingham University Hospitals Hands-on Echo Course

This 4-day course is aimed at people who wish to learn the fundamentals of performing and reporting a transthoracic echocardiogram.

The course consists of lectures covering core topics in adult echocardiography and basic aspects towards BSE Proficiency Accreditation.    There is a significant hands-on component in small groups, delivered by experts in the field.  We will demonstrate both the normal anatomy and common pathology during the course.

People who would benefit from attending including cardiology trainees, cardiac sonographer in the early stages of their training and acute care physicians or anaesthetists who wish to develop the skills of basic echocardiography.

Course topics include: physics and instrumentation; assessment of the left and right ventricle; common valve lesions; pericardial disease and echo in acute emergencies.

Click here for the flyer and registration information


Organiser: Marketing & Event Management

Educational Director(s):
Dr. Rick Steeds, Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Vishal Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist and Dr. Adrian Chenzbraun, Consultant Cardiologist

Venue: Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9DA

Registration enquiries to:

Marketing & Event Management

Tel: 01954 200018


St George's logo*

St George's TOE Course

This course comprises two days encompassing the theoretical background and practical applications of transoesophageal echocardiography.

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April 2015

Michael Heron Lecture Theatre

St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road

London, SW17 0QT


For the full programme and registration information please view the download on the right.


Lectures covering all the major topics related to the subject are given by leading experts.  There will be opportunity for case study discussions, and plenty of examples will be demonstrated.

Carrie Victor-Smith
Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, St George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE

Telephone: 0208 725 5939 , Fax: 0208 725 3328

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TOE Simulator Workshop 2015- One Day Workshop

This one-day workshop is run by Cardiac Physiologists, both BSE Accredited in TOE and experienced in undertaking TOE procedures as part of the Structural Heart Disease programme at UHSM.

It is aimed at those who wish to learn more about TOE and to practice acquiring views on the Heartworks Simulator.

We cater for the complete beginner who wants to learn the basic views as well as those who have more experience as part of the TOE team and would like to extend their skills and knowledge.

There is also an extensive TOE library of real-life cases that will allow ample opportunity to discuss pathology during the course of the day.

A maximum of 4 delegates will be accepted onto each workshop day to maximise the time on the simulator.

Nottingham NHS*

Transoesophageal echo: Nottingham Refresher Course

The course is aimed at candidates preparing for the BSE/ACTA TOE examination with plenty of MCQs, video clips and interactive lectures.

Department of Anaesthesia

City Hospital Campus

Nottingham University Hospitals

NHS Trust




Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 55637

Fax: 0115 962 7713


September 2015


Dear Delegate

Thank you for expressing interest in our TOE refresher course.

It will be held in the Post Graduate Education Centre (PGEC), City Hospital Campus, Nottingham, on 3rd and 4th September 2015. The course has been approved for 10 Royal College CPD points and 3 BSE reaccreditation points. The course is aimed at candidates preparing for the BSE/ACTA TOE examination with plenty of MCQs, video clips and interactive lectures.

Places are limited to 12 delegates. Please return the application form and cheque for £250 payable to "Nottingham Anaesthetic Trust Fund" to secure your place on the course!

Directions to the City Hospital are on the following link:

If you plan to come by car it is best to enter through gate 4 off Edwards Road and park in the Purple pay‐and‐display car park.

The PGEC is located on the North Road, next to the City Side Restaurant. Click the following link for the map:

Accommodation is available from the Trust accommodation at City Hospital Campus at a cost of £30 per night. Please contact Mr Imran Asif via email or

0115 9691169 ext: 76249.

Kind regards

Rahul Basu (

Amr Mahmoud (

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Wythenshawe Introduction to Echo Course 2015

A hands-on 3 day echo course aimed at physiologists and clinicians new to echo wishing to improve their skills and level of understanding.


Organiser: University Hospital of South Manchester

Educational Director(s): Dr. Anita Macnab

Venue: The Education Centre, University Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT

Duration: Three  (days)

Tuition: £500 including VAT  (with reduction for early-bird registration)

CME applied for

Typical student numbers:  30

Accommodation facilities: local hotels


2014-15 dates: 27th - 29th April, 2015

Registration enquiries to Eileen McLaggan, Cardiac Diagnostic Centre Administrator

Tel: 0161 291 4643 Fax: N/A



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