Membership benefits

With almost 4,000 members in 30 countries, the British Society of Echocardiography represents the interests of professionals working across the entire field, at every stage of their career. By joining the Society, you gain access to a wealth of resources, services and benefits, as well as a unique opportunity to join an established and supportive community.

Educational resources

Members can draw from a vast collection of educational materials, including completely FREE access to:

  • The Heartworks TOE E-learning online course
  • All recorded presentations from previous BSE meetings
  • The BSE Core Knowledge website, which contains online training modules, lectures and the MCQ assessment for core knowledge in echocardiography
  • All members-only online resources, including the image library, protocols and guidelines, distance learning modules, and clinical cases
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Members are able to influence the Society by voting in council elections, attending and voting at the AGM, and standing for office.

The Society is the largest group affiliated to the British Cardiovascular Society, and has a seat on both the council and the executive committee. We are also an International Alliance Partner of the American Society of Echocardiography.

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Meetings and events

Our annual conference attracts around 1,000 delegates every year, with sessions for both advanced and general echocardiography, as well as a lively social, and a networking event.

Various other educational meetings are organised throughout the year in the UK and Ireland.

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All BSE members receive a print copy of our quarterly ECHO journal containing the latest news, views and case reports from across the field. Members also have online access to all previous editions of ECHO.

* International members will receive a digital PDF copy of ECHO journal emailed to them quarterly. 

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Membership includes eligibility for reduced indemnity insurance through FOCUS.

*Please note that we are unable to offer insurance coverage to those operating outside of the UK. 

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Accreditation is a widely recognised benchmark of quality in the UK and around the world. Members can currently apply for personal accreditation in:

  • Adult transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
  • Adult transesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
  • Community echocardiography
  • Adult critical care echocardiography
  • Stress echo accreditation
  • Level 1 emergency echo 

Departmental accreditation is also available to members. This is suitable for all echocardiography teams and is not limited to large or highly specialised departments.

* Please note that International Members are currently only able to complete the written parts of accreditation and are unable to undertake practical accreditation outside of the UK. If you would like more information on accreditation as an international member please contact [email protected] 

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The British Society of Echocardiography embodies a wide range of disciplines, so whether you are a clinical scientist, physiologist, cardiologist, anaesthetist, intensivist, nurse, or you work in the community, if your role involves elements of echocardiography, the Society is committed to representing your interests.

Become a member of the Society today from £70 a year.