I’m looking forward to hearing our guideline talks. This will be the British Society of Echocardiography's busiest year for guideline releases, with nine guidelines anticipated to be published this year! We are fortunate to have different working groups focused on providing practical ‘hands-on’ guidelines to help our members in their day to day practice. For the first time, working groups within the Society guidelines have included a mix of national and international experts. The Education Committee are grateful to our international colleagues for helping develop these guidelines for our members.  These include Professor Luigi Badano, Professor Tom Marwick, Professor Patrizio Lancelotti and Professor Christophe Tribouilloy. 

All new BSE guidelines released in 2020 will be presented by one of the lead authors. In addition to the BSE 2020 guidelines session on Saturday 10 October 2020, new guideline presentations also feature in some of the weekday sessions. The guideline presentations will include talks on right heart assessment, diastolic function, all valve guideline updates and also new practical cardio-oncology and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy guidelines. With such a variety of guidelines being presented, there’ll be something for everyone! 

Time Talk Speaker
9.55 am Welcome  
10.00 am Normal reference intervals Allan Harkness
10.20 am Mitral valve Bushra Rana
10.40 am Cardio-oncology Rebecca Dobson
11.00 am Aortic valve Liam Ring
11.20 am Diastolic function Allan Harkness
 11.40 am  Pulmonary and tricuspid valve Abbas Zaidi 
12.00 pm Question and answer session
 12.25 pm  Closing remarks and Investigator of the Year announcement Claire Colebourn 

Many, many thanks to all those who have contributed to these guidelines. I'm very much looking forward to our first virtual British Society of Echocardiography conference.

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