Welcome to the start of your journey through BSEcho 2020, our first fully virtual annual conference.

As 2020 has progressed, we have seen our members and the wider echo community go through a period of significant change. This has been stressful for everyone, especially those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have done our best to provide you with regularly updated guidance and online educational opportunities to facilitate your continued high standards of practice and allow you to navigate through the new world that we find ourselves in.

Whilst we would love to bring the community together again for BSEcho 2020, in the current climate it is neither feasible nor advisable. For us, the logical next step is to transform our annual conference, to ensure that it is accessible and appropriate for our members in the UK, as well as further afield. This decision has not been taken lightly, and much consideration has been taken to the impact this will have on you and your development. We believe that, given the uncertainty and concern about the future impacts of the pandemic, a virtual conference ensures we can offer you educational content you want and the opportunity to shape the conference to your own needs.

We're keen to emphasise that this is not a webinar, but a conference, with all that entails. As well as our educational content, incorporating live Q&A’s, you'll have access to:

  • Peer to peer networking
  • Abstract and poster presentations and 
  • Industry partners and additional learning opportunities

You will find further information in our FAQs, so take a look . Our team are on hand to make sure you have the best conference experience possible, so if you have a question which is not covered there, please get in touch.

I look forward to connecting with you virtually.

Best wishes,

Mr Keith Pearce
President, British Society of Echocardiography


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