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2nd Annual Intensive Exam Orientated Congential Echocardiography Course

Date: 2nd & 3rd October 2014

Time; 08.30 - 17.00

Venue:   The Draycott Conference Centre London SW3 6NJ

The Royal Brompton Hospital and PECSIG are running for the second year an intensive exam orientated congenital echocardiography course on the 2nd and 3rd October 2014 in London.  The course consists of training by experts with MCQs, video clips and top tips to enhance theoretical andpractical knowledge of congenital echocardiography.  Ideal for those undertaking the accreditation exam and also for individuals keen to enhance their knowledge to improve their clinical day to day practice (Optional Mock Exam).

Who should attend:

Paediatric cardiologists & trainees

ACHD specialists & trainees



Neonatologists with echo interest

Course Fee: £400 - please register early as places are limited

Feedback from the 2013 course: 100% of candidates said this CPD activity was relevant to their educational need. 100% of candidates reported the quality of education offered as being excellent or good. Successful candidates who have passed the exam following our course include paediatric cardiology trainees, echo technicians and consultant paediatricians.

Please find further details on the following website:

Please note this course is run independently and separately from the EACVI.

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3D Echo in Daily Routine

16th - 17th June

Rotterdam, The Netherlands



A mix of lectures and hands on sessions. Small groups offering an intense learning experience.

To register please contact:


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4D Echo - a hands on course

4th - 5th November

Moat House, Stoke on Trent.


The course will offer the opportunity to learn about and gain practical experience in 4D techniques from experts in the field. It will assume no significant previous experience of 4D. Data from both transthoracic and transoesophageal acquisitions will be included.

During the first morning course lectures will cover the basic principles relating 4D image acquisition, understanding and analysis of ventricular function and the normal mitral and aortic valves

The emphasis on the second morning is to explore the applications of 4D imaging. Lectures will include mitral and aortic valve pathology, myocardial mechanics (multi dimensional speckle and Tissue Doppler) and the role of 4D in structural cardiac interventions (including Mitraclip and TAVI).

Afternoons are devoted to small group transthoracic practical sessions using vivid7 scanners and Echopac off line analysis.

For more details please visit:

Tel:    01782 675977 Fax:  01782 801820 E-mail:

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5th West of Scotland Advanced Echocardiography Course

This interactive course offers a unique exposure to hands on experience in advanced echocardiographic methods such as live 3D, strain imaging acquisition and analysis.

For further information or reservations on any of these courses please contact: Jennifer Giddins

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BSE Exam Preparation Course

A one or two day preperation course immediately prior to the transthoracic examination.

The faculty includes experienced BSE examiners.

4th - 5th September 2014 to be held at Strand Palace Hotel, London

20th-21st September 2014 to be held at Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent


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


Dr Grant Heatlie

Fax: 01782 801 820


Physiological Measurements 2*

BSE Transoesophageal Exam Preparation Course

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

16th September 2014

This is a new 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 fee; £150 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

Physiological Measurements 2*

BSE Transthoracic Exam Preparation Course

19th & 20th September 2014

Physiological Measurements Ltd and Southampton NHS Trust are running a two day exam preparation course.

Aimed at cardiac physiologists, specialist nurses, doctors or other suitably qualified healthcare professionals that are about to take the BSE Adult Accreditation exam.

Course fee: £350 excl VAT for Two Days

For more information, or to book, please contact:

Tel- 0870 246 1888

Fax- 01691 676 016



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Cardiff Echocardiography Course 2014

A systematic approach to performing and reporting echocardiography.

Hilton Cardiff Hotel

Designed to teach systematic approach to performing transthoracic echocardiography and provide a detailed framework to comprehensive echo reporting. Each topic is divided into Basic andAdvanced 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

Ealing NHS*

Ealing Hands-On Course

A Hands on Training course taking place in London.

Click here for the of the Ealing Hand-On course flyer

Contact : Shahla Kaleen or Claire Turner

Telephone Number: 0208 967 5290 Cardiology Department



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Echotech 5th National Community Echo Workshop

Date: Friday September 26th 2014

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Sopwell House Hotel, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ

This workshop aims to provide CCGs with the know-how to commission quality assured, appropriate and fully integrated community based Echo services.

For more information and a complete programme for the day, please view the course document download.


There is no fee for this event and early registration is recommended.

Register on-line:

by email:

Register by text / phone:  07900 490 918

Please detail your name, position, organisation and email address.

Evelina 3*

Evelina Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease

Three day course in Transoesophageal Echocardiography of Congenital Heart Disease, delivered by the team from the internationally-renowned Evelina London Children's Hospital.

This comprehensive course is delivered by the team from the internationally renowned Evelina London Children's Hospital. With a different emphasis each day, it is aimed at cardiologists, anaesthetists and cardiac physiologists involved in the care of patients with congenital heart disease.


Course highlights

  • Hands-on simulator training
  • Coverage of major congenital lesions
  • Expert faculty leading small groups
  • Gain CPD points


To register your place online and choose your attendance for one, two or three days, please visit: TOE in Congenital Heart Disease Course.




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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.

Registration details:

Dr Grant Heatlie, Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, West Buildings, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6QG

Fax: 01782 801 820



Physiological Measurements 2*

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.

10th & 11th November 2014

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.

Course fee £300 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



Physiological Measurements 2*

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 (£550 ex.VAT)
May 9th & 10th 2014

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 is aimed at anyone starting in Echocardiography, or wanting to have the opportunity to acquire valuable theoretical and practical experience in echocardiography.

It will provide all delegates with:

  • Understand of cardiac anatomy
  • Physics behind the imaging
  • Image acquisition
  • Control of the Echocardiography machine
  • Eight practical sessions, where we will have a maximum of four delegates to each station, using real patients, real machines and qualified physiologists to ensure everyone has maximum opportunity to acquire the skills to acquire images.

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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Philips 3D Echocardiography in Structural Heart Disease, London

Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of dataset interrogation and interpretation. Interactive sessions in which participants can crop and orientate datasets with Philips' QLAB software on a wide variety of congenital defects. Plus evaluation session of left ventricular function and dyssynchrony and a demonstration of 3D acquisition.

For further information or reservations for this courses please contact: Jennifer Giddins at

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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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Probe Decontamination: Multidisciplinary Approach

Resonsibilities in relation to decontamination.

Keele Hall, Keele University

Designed to equip delegates with the knowledge to understand risks, provide information on protecting patients and staff from infection and to enable staff to identify resonsibilities in relation to decontamination.

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Speckle Tracking Technology, Leiden The Netherlands

Advanced training on acquisition, analysis and interpretation of strain and strain rate measurements obtained by 2D speckle tracking analysis.

For further information or reservations please contact: Jennifer Giddins at

St George's*

St George's TOE Course

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

Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course

London, St George's Hospital

April 3rd and 4th 2014

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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The Manchester TOE Simulator Workshop

A one-day workshop 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.

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

Caters 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.

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.

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Third Milton Keynes Advanced Echocardiography Course

3 days of interactive lectures, workshops & synopsiums with respected speakers from the UK and abroad.

?  Basics of contrast echocardiography

?  Clinical applications of contrast echocardiography

?  How to perform contrast echo

?  Tips, tricks and pitfalls of contrast echo

?  Basics of 3D echocardiography

?  Clinical applications of 3D echocardiography

?  Tips, tricks and pitfalls of 3D Echo

?  Basics of Deformation Imaging

?  Clinical applications of Deformation Imaging

?  Tips, tricks & pitfalls of Deformation Imaging

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W12 Conferences Hammersmith Hospital

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.

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Wales Echo Forum 10th Anniversary Edition

Thursday, May 29th 6:30pm - 9:15 pm

Wales Heart Research Institute

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XN

Target Audience:


Cardiac Surgeons

Cardiac Physiologists

General Practitioners

Invited Lecture: Professor John Chambers (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London) 'The argument for specialist valve clinics'.

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Wales Echo Forum: Valve Workshop 2014

Friday, May 30th 9:30am - 14:00 pm

Postgraduate Centre

Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road,


S Wales,

CF31 1RQ

Target Audience:


Cardiac Surgeons

Cardiac Physiologists

General Practitioners

Invited Lectures - Debates - Live Echo Scanning


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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



Categorised Courses


Transthoracic Courses

Foundation Echocardiography

West of Scotland Advanced Echo Course

Transoesophageal Courses

Introduction to TOE

St George's TOE Course

Manchester TOE Simulator Workshops

Hands on Courses

Philips Hands On Echo Course

Ealing Hospital Hands On Echo Course

Accreditation Preperation Courses

Paediatric Courses

Fetal Echocardiography

3D Courses

4D Courses

Stress Echo Courses

Online Courses

Philips Online Learning Centre

Other/mixed subject Courses